Chic Beads

★★★☆☆
  • 10678 Los Alamitos Blvd

    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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  • 562-431-6332

About Chic Beads

Hours
Tue - Fri, 11am - 6pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, Mon, closed

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I love this store. I have had the owner make things for me for Christmas presents (and for myslef) and she does such a great job. It is nice to go in and pick out anything you want and poof there it is.
Also, they have classes which I would love to take. Great store, and really nice people.

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★★★★★

I love this store. I have had the owner make things for me for Christmas presents (and for myslef) and she does such a great job. It is nice to go in and pick out anything you want and poof there it is.
Also, they have classes which I would love to take. Great store, and really nice people.

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The owners are unfriendly to the majority of the customers my self included. The store is closed most times I try to go. I don't understand how they keep their business open because they seem to have a horrible business model.

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The owners are unfriendly to the majority of the customers my self included. The store is closed most times I try to go. I don't understand how they keep their business open because they seem to have a horrible business model.

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I've spent many hundreds of dollars there, been in many times, and still must agree that this couple exude a weird vibe.

Once I asked the gentleman if they would fire my silverclay pieces and he responded "We do it for our friends. I might do it for you if you were a friend." I joked, "Well what do I need to do to become a friend?" and then added that I would be 'quite willing to pay for the service if it were reasonable'. But he never responded with a price or an interest in this. It was awkward.

Today I called to see if they had an item in stock. She answered that they did, but not in the color I prefered. I asked the price of the one she had and she said, "I'm sorry, we don't discuss prices over the phone."

Whaat!?? I'd like to know before I get in my car and drive. I'll drive elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've spent many hundreds of dollars there, been in many times, and still must agree that this couple exude a weird vibe.

Once I asked the gentleman if they would fire my silverclay pieces and he responded "We do it for our friends. I might do it for you if you were a friend." I joked, "Well what do I need to do to become a friend?" and then added that I would be 'quite willing to pay for the service if it were reasonable'. But he never responded with a price or an interest in this. It was awkward.

Today I called to see if they had an item in stock. She answered that they did, but not in the color I prefered. I asked the price of the one she had and she said, "I'm sorry, we don't discuss prices over the phone."

Whaat!?? I'd like to know before I get in my car and drive. I'll drive elsewhere.

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Paranoid and mostly motivated by money, money, money. Owner stands there with arms crossed looking for terrorists to rip them off. Since clients have to pay for everything in their store, you are watched like a hawk to make sure you do not use one single bead that is not theirs. Incentive card is minimal to the amount of money one has to spend there. Yes, if you forget it, forget it! If you spend $500 and forgot to mention the card, just come back another time for a puny discount when you only spend $25. Stick around if you have beaucoup bucks to throw away and don't care. Definitely a boutique bead store not for the practical or passionate beader who needs to purchase a lot of materials regularly.

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★★☆☆☆

Paranoid and mostly motivated by money, money, money. Owner stands there with arms crossed looking for terrorists to rip them off. Since clients have to pay for everything in their store, you are watched like a hawk to make sure you do not use one single bead that is not theirs. Incentive card is minimal to the amount of money one has to spend there. Yes, if you forget it, forget it! If you spend $500 and forgot to mention the card, just come back another time for a puny discount when you only spend $25. Stick around if you have beaucoup bucks to throw away and don't care. Definitely a boutique bead store not for the practical or passionate beader who needs to purchase a lot of materials regularly.

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The owners of Chic Beads, Los Alamitos, have treated my entire family like family. The classes are awesome! Most of all, after
numerous visits, both owners and employees alike go out of their way to be EXTREMELY helpful and kind. They will go way out of
their way to accommodate their customers. They have an incredible variety of beads, crystals, and anything the avid jewelry maker might need. I am proud to recommend this store to ALL!
Lori Scott, Los Alamitos, CA

5
★★★★★

The owners of Chic Beads, Los Alamitos, have treated my entire family like family. The classes are awesome! Most of all, after
numerous visits, both owners and employees alike go out of their way to be EXTREMELY helpful and kind. They will go way out of
their way to accommodate their customers. They have an incredible variety of beads, crystals, and anything the avid jewelry maker might need. I am proud to recommend this store to ALL!
Lori Scott, Los Alamitos, CA

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It is too bad that such nice people can let their paranoid behavior get the best of them. You can tell that the owners (a married couple) are very nice people but they have no marketing or clue the damage they are doing. I had heard very bad things about the store at another class but I had no idea that this was the store. The person discussing the store said she felt so bad about the store that she would not even divulge the name. When I had my experience I realized that this was the store she was talking about.

1.After signing up (and PAYING) for a class the owner refused to take the sample out of the glass case to show me. So I paid for and signed up for a class that I could only see from afar. The owner said she could not SHOW it as it was a teacher SAMPLE and it would not be fair.

2.They have a store incentive card. I forgot mine and they refused to make note of it or give me a NEW card for my $80.00 purchase. I should have not made the purchase and waited until I had my card because the owner said I needed the card.

3.All your supplies for a class must be purchased from the store. How stupid is that? Don??t they know that before a student walks out they will buy, buy, buy?especially if they enjoyed their project.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is too bad that such nice people can let their paranoid behavior get the best of them. You can tell that the owners (a married couple) are very nice people but they have no marketing or clue the damage they are doing. I had heard very bad things about the store at another class but I had no idea that this was the store. The person discussing the store said she felt so bad about the store that she would not even divulge the name. When I had my experience I realized that this was the store she was talking about.

1.After signing up (and PAYING) for a class the owner refused to take the sample out of the glass case to show me. So I paid for and signed up for a class that I could only see from afar. The owner said she could not SHOW it as it was a teacher SAMPLE and it would not be fair.

2.They have a store incentive card. I forgot mine and they refused to make note of it or give me a NEW card for my $80.00 purchase. I should have not made the purchase and waited until I had my card because the owner said I needed the card.

3.All your supplies for a class must be purchased from the store. How stupid is that? Don??t they know that before a student walks out they will buy, buy, buy?especially if they enjoyed their project.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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The store not only has a very large selection of do it yourself jewelry, they can also host your little girl's birthday party. They do give classes on jewelry making will all the supplies needed there. This is a very unique idea for a little girl's dream party.

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★★★★☆

The store not only has a very large selection of do it yourself jewelry, they can also host your little girl's birthday party. They do give classes on jewelry making will all the supplies needed there. This is a very unique idea for a little girl's dream party.

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