About Us

"The Bead Shop" Queenstown, New Zealand, Established in August 2001. Our staff Ali, Eliott and Kris are fully trained and have years of experience in design to create something we hope you will love wearing. Ali West manages our beautiful Bead Shop in Queenstown and is fantastically talented in all areas of beading. She has also mastered the art of binding our New Zealand Greenstone/Jade, to give it the finish it so deserves.

We are very proud of the jewellery we make, and we hope that you will find the same passion for wearing one of our handcrafted pieces as we do in making them! Our beaded designs created onsite at The Bead Shop Queenstown are made and finished with every care to detail to ensure you have a piece of jewellery you will love to wear.

These necklaces, bracelets, earrings and so much more are all hand crafted by our fully trained staff at The Bead Shop. We take great delight in designing pieces for every occasion.

Our beads are constantly being up dated so that our hand crafted jewellery designs can be as unique as you! These include our own New Zealand Jade and Paua, as well as Pearls, Swarovski crystals, wood, bone, resin, Indian and Czech Glass, metals including sterling silver and semi precious such as turquoise, lapis, quartz, tiger eye, onyx, jasper, agates, labradorite, mookite and many more.

If you are looking for something different , casual classy or even fun … to brighten an outfit or add a little extra, then take a closer look we like to think we have it all!!  If not, come on in to the shop and create your own style or let us know what you want and we will try, with our years of experience and bead knowledge create it for you!