There is absolutely no shortage of incredible boutiques in Charlotte, but some stand out from the rest for their uniqueness.
Beads Inc. started out with two teenage sisters who had vivid imaginations, a knack for design, and a lot of creativity. Christine White and Anne Todd turned their passion, jewelry making, into a business, selling their first pieces in their mother’s interior design studio. Small beginnings led to a lot of growth, a loyal following, and what is now considered one of Charlotte’s first jewelry design studios.
From glitzy gemstones to elegant pearls, the studio has thousands of pearls and jewelry to choose from. It can take hours to properly consider all of the options, which take up two entire floors, wall to wall! Fortunately, something is sure to grab your attention pretty quickly.
Once your eyes get used to all the glow in one spot, it’s time to start your project.
You don’t have to be a professional to create your own unique piece in the store. Whether you are enjoying a fun girls’ night out or exploring your jewelry making skills, the relaxed atmosphere and communal craft tables will make you feel right at home. With the help of one of the skilled shop staff, you can create a colorful masterpiece in no time. If you’re having trouble figuring out exactly what look or style you’re looking for, they’ll be happy to help or give you suggestions. Beads Inc. also offers several informative – and free – jewelry courses suitable for all skill levels. Think of silk wrapping, flower making, wire wrapping, etc. And fair warning, once you start creating your own jewelry, it can be hard to stop.
If you’ve got it all figured out in jewelry making, this will be your paradise. From clasps and chains to wire cutters and metal stamping tools, they sell all the supplies you could possibly need to craft just about anything. (Consult the online store here.)
Not in the mood to start from scratch? Or maybe you’re not feeling too creative? Don’t worry, the store also offers gorgeous ready-to-wear pieces in all shapes, sizes and colors. From lariat style necklaces to tiered necklaces, there is absolutely no shortage of options for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the professionals at Beads Inc. also offer jewelry repair options. Those broken necklaces and bracelets that you put away and haven’t worn in years? Dust them off and let the Beads staff fix them. They can handle everything from tying your favorite bauble necklace to saving a precious family heirloom.
From creating custom pieces to hosting private events, Beads Inc. is a Charlotte treasure to explore. See for yourself – Beads Inc. is located at 339 Circle Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Call (704) 334-1110 or visit pearlsinc.com for more information.
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