Bobby Bead

★★★★☆
  • 2831 Hennepin Ave

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

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  • 612-879-8181

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Sat-Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Fri 11am-7pm
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Bobbybead is the largest Importer of Toho brand Japanese seed beads in Minnesota. They have a very large selection of these beads ranging in size from 15's up to size 6 and in a few cases even larger.

The store stocks a very large selection of beautiful handmade Balinese Sterling silver. There are beads, spacers, and findings of all types and styles in this beautiful hand-worked metal. These are available in single beads through bulk package sizes intended for professional and resale artists.

There is a large selection of Swarovski brand crystal beads. These are opulent beads of a very fine cut and polish made in Austria from fine crystal. If you need good color or style in a piece, check out these beautiful beads.
Bobbybead has an entire section of Antique Trade Beads. These beads are handpicked by the store expert from traders who bring them to Minneapolis from their native countries. Buy a beautiful piece of history with a strand of these beads.
The store stocks a wide selection of Bone, Horn and Wood beads. If you are looking for a more natural or organic look, you will find it easily in this section.
Bobbybead boasts a large section of plated metals charms and findings, as well as hand made brass and copper beads There are also one of a kind fine chains handmade from brass and copper. Do you like the look of Bali silver? Come see some of the one of a kind beads in brass and copper that compliment them beautifully.

The staff at Bobbybead is friendly and helpful. If customers need to learn some skills to make their own jewelry, the store offers weekend classes with an instructor to learn them. The floor staff is tasked with making sales and assisting in finding items among the huge stock of beads. Repairs and commissions are available at the discretion of individual employees who may take them on outside of work hours. The store is not involved in making repairs or creating commissioned works of art.

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★★★★☆

Bobbybead is the largest Importer of Toho brand Japanese seed beads in Minnesota. They have a very large selection of these beads ranging in size from 15's up to size 6 and in a few cases even larger.

The store stocks a very large selection of beautiful handmade Balinese Sterling silver. There are beads, spacers, and findings of all types and styles in this beautiful hand-worked metal. These are available in single beads through bulk package sizes intended for professional and resale artists.

There is a large selection of Swarovski brand crystal beads. These are opulent beads of a very fine cut and polish made in Austria from fine crystal. If you need good color or style in a piece, check out these beautiful beads.
Bobbybead has an entire section of Antique Trade Beads. These beads are handpicked by the store expert from traders who bring them to Minneapolis from their native countries. Buy a beautiful piece of history with a strand of these beads.
The store stocks a wide selection of Bone, Horn and Wood beads. If you are looking for a more natural or organic look, you will find it easily in this section.
Bobbybead boasts a large section of plated metals charms and findings, as well as hand made brass and copper beads There are also one of a kind fine chains handmade from brass and copper. Do you like the look of Bali silver? Come see some of the one of a kind beads in brass and copper that compliment them beautifully.

The staff at Bobbybead is friendly and helpful. If customers need to learn some skills to make their own jewelry, the store offers weekend classes with an instructor to learn them. The floor staff is tasked with making sales and assisting in finding items among the huge stock of beads. Repairs and commissions are available at the discretion of individual employees who may take them on outside of work hours. The store is not involved in making repairs or creating commissioned works of art.

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I decided to go check out Bobby Bead after my sister's friend recommended it.. wow. First, you have to pay for parking which is hard to find. When I walked in the door, no one said hello or made sure I knew how to pick things out.. their charts you write prices on were dirty. They had a good selection of beads, but they were cluttered and had COUNTERS in front of them.. I didn't know if I could go behind the counter or not, so didn't get to handle any of the beads. The prices were ok, but don't go there to get help of ANY kind.. The only time the girl talked to me was to tell me my total- then III had to ask her for a bag to put my beads in since they wouldn't fit in my purse. It was a waste of a trip.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to go check out Bobby Bead after my sister's friend recommended it.. wow. First, you have to pay for parking which is hard to find. When I walked in the door, no one said hello or made sure I knew how to pick things out.. their charts you write prices on were dirty. They had a good selection of beads, but they were cluttered and had COUNTERS in front of them.. I didn't know if I could go behind the counter or not, so didn't get to handle any of the beads. The prices were ok, but don't go there to get help of ANY kind.. The only time the girl talked to me was to tell me my total- then III had to ask her for a bag to put my beads in since they wouldn't fit in my purse. It was a waste of a trip.

Pros: selection

Cons: counters in front of the beads, dirty store, VERY rude staff

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Well when I walked in no said hi, They have never been nice but at least they use to have some beads. What happend? It 's stuff from 3 years ago!

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★☆☆☆☆

Well when I walked in no said hi, They have never been nice but at least they use to have some beads. What happend? It 's stuff from 3 years ago!

Pros: They have seed beads

Cons: The staff could care less

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I have made three seperate trips to this store and each time have been treated extremely rude! In addition to the staff telling my shopping party that they closed at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday NOT once did they ask us if they could help us find anything to perhaps speed our shopping process along. In addition, on my next trip I received help from someone that didn't appear to know anything. I would've been more help to the other guests and i came in off the street! Finally, what I am most displeased about is there return policy that no one can ever tell you about and always seems to have a loop hole. The wouldn't even give me store credit for the merchanside and it was 3 days old! I would recommend spending your hard earned dollars at The Bead Monkey or Bead Gallery, actually anywhere but here! I will NEVER set foot in Bobby Bead again!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have made three seperate trips to this store and each time have been treated extremely rude! In addition to the staff telling my shopping party that they closed at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday NOT once did they ask us if they could help us find anything to perhaps speed our shopping process along. In addition, on my next trip I received help from someone that didn't appear to know anything. I would've been more help to the other guests and i came in off the street! Finally, what I am most displeased about is there return policy that no one can ever tell you about and always seems to have a loop hole. The wouldn't even give me store credit for the merchanside and it was 3 days old! I would recommend spending your hard earned dollars at The Bead Monkey or Bead Gallery, actually anywhere but here! I will NEVER set foot in Bobby Bead again!!

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This is the only place I shop for beads and beading accessories. They have a huge selection of every kind of bead you can imagine, and prices are pretty reasonable. They have monthly sales on featured beads, so it is easy to find a great deal frequently. The staff are experienced and are always willing to help you with the project you are working with.

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CONS: The parking is a little inconvenient-only meters and few parking spaces.

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★★★★★

This is the only place I shop for beads and beading accessories. They have a huge selection of every kind of bead you can imagine, and prices are pretty reasonable. They have monthly sales on featured beads, so it is easy to find a great deal frequently. The staff are experienced and are always willing to help you with the project you are working with.

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CONS: The parking is a little inconvenient-only meters and few parking spaces.

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Bobby Bead has a great variety of beads in all shapes and colors; most likely you will find approximately what you were looking for. Its a good idea to have a project in your mind already rather than going just to look too much temptation to resist. The only thing is that their pricing does not seem that great to me but its not terrible either. Check it out yourself.

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★★★★☆

Bobby Bead has a great variety of beads in all shapes and colors; most likely you will find approximately what you were looking for. Its a good idea to have a project in your mind already rather than going just to look too much temptation to resist. The only thing is that their pricing does not seem that great to me but its not terrible either. Check it out yourself.

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My wife likes to make jewelry, and I have to say Bobby Bead in Uptown has one of the best selections in Minneapolis. You can get tubes or strings of beads of different quality, ranging from plastic/glass seed beads, to Austrian crystal and gemstone beads. They have got everything related to beads jeweller which you could think of. They have the string, wires, clasps, hooks, beads etc. This shop is not even too expensive. If you like to make jewelry, you should definitely check it out.

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★★★★★

My wife likes to make jewelry, and I have to say Bobby Bead in Uptown has one of the best selections in Minneapolis. You can get tubes or strings of beads of different quality, ranging from plastic/glass seed beads, to Austrian crystal and gemstone beads. They have got everything related to beads jeweller which you could think of. They have the string, wires, clasps, hooks, beads etc. This shop is not even too expensive. If you like to make jewelry, you should definitely check it out.

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Bobby Bead has so many beads it is unimaginable. All the beads can be used to make necklaces, bracelets or whatever. This is a great place for any bead lover...your'll be surprised with everything they have! The prices aren't too bad, I definitely think everything is worth it. Gotta check it out!

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★★★★★

Bobby Bead has so many beads it is unimaginable. All the beads can be used to make necklaces, bracelets or whatever. This is a great place for any bead lover...your'll be surprised with everything they have! The prices aren't too bad, I definitely think everything is worth it. Gotta check it out!

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This Uptown location specializes in imported beads, especially Balinese silver. They offer a variety of exotic glass, bone, and silver beads as well as findings, charms, and a schedule of classes. Prices are a bit on the high side, mostly because they carry a fairly high quality selection of materials.

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★★★★☆

This Uptown location specializes in imported beads, especially Balinese silver. They offer a variety of exotic glass, bone, and silver beads as well as findings, charms, and a schedule of classes. Prices are a bit on the high side, mostly because they carry a fairly high quality selection of materials.

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This is The Best bead supply store I have ever been to! Novelties, glass, stone, metal, carved - they have every imagineable bead! If you are not into beadwork (or learning how to), if you go to this store you will be! I could easily spend two hours here just looking.

PROS: Fantastic assorment of beads!
CONS: Parking is a little tricky in busy part of day!

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★★★★★

This is The Best bead supply store I have ever been to! Novelties, glass, stone, metal, carved - they have every imagineable bead! If you are not into beadwork (or learning how to), if you go to this store you will be! I could easily spend two hours here just looking.

PROS: Fantastic assorment of beads!
CONS: Parking is a little tricky in busy part of day!

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