MA Bead Stores:
Lush Beads, 122 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA. NEW! A full-service bead store that stocks Czech glass, semiprecious stone, Swarovski crystal, Miyuki seed beads/drops/cubes, sterling and gold-filled findings, stringing materials and tools, books, and more! Classes beginning in June. www.lushbeads.com
Lily's Beads, Route 2A (Colonal Spirits Plaza), Acton, MA. NEW!
Beauty and the Beads, Main Street, Winchester, MA. Awesome prices on Swarovski crystal as well as sterling/GF findings. www.beauty-and-the-beads.com
Crystal Blue Beading Company, 565 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA. THE source for seed beads, Czech glass, and books. www.crystalbluebead ing.com
Ancient Moon, 117 Galen Street, Watertown, MA. Great source for freshwater pearls. Also offers other semiprecious stone beads. www.ancientmoon.com
Vintage Vogue, Main Street (Route 2A), Ayer, MA
The Bead Hive, Main Street, (Route 2A), Ayer, MA. www.beadcircus.com
Stoneworks, 11 Pleasant Street, Dunstable, MA. Lovely selection of higher-end semiprecious stone beads. www.storystone.com/stoneworks.html
Tatnuck Bead Company, 1099 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA. Decent all-purpose bead shop. Owner is very friendly.
Albion Beads, 20 Albion Street, Wakefield, MA. Nice selection of dagger and drop beads.
Play Time, 283 Broadway, Arlington, MA. Eclectic art and craft store with beads in the basement. A good place to go "scrounge around" for treasures.
Owner, Lush Beads