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244 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123140.683405 -73.992812
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
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WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! RUDEST EMPLOYEES! NEVER GO! EVER! – Not even worth a star. The headline says it all.
I love the Bead Box! The selection of beads is amazing--they really have stuff I don't think you're going to find anywhere else. And, even better, there's a big work table well-stocked with tools, and the staff is very helpful. The first time I came in with this big old button I wanted to make into a ring, and someone helped me for about an hour until we got it just right--even though all I was buying from them, at the time, was wire. I've been back a bunch of times since to work on projects and made gorgeous stuff. Such a fun way to spend an afternoon. Totally recommended!!
LOVE this place – I LOVE this bead shop. I've read some of the other reviews on here, and am SHOCKED they're talking about the same place. I particularly don't understand the last reviewed, complaining about the staff not notifying you about projects getting too pricey... all the bead prices are labeled, and they provide calculators to help you figure out what you're spending... how are the staff supposed to know what you consider to be too pricey?!? Oh well, it takes all types I guess.
Anyway, I've been coming here for years, and have always had a fantastic time. I'm an intermediate to advanced beader, but the staff has a great eye for projects, and has helped me with some great ideas. Naturally, they let you do your own thing, which is what I want, but I've heard they do offer classes for beginner and intermediate beaders. Though I've never taken any so can't speak to how good they are. Anyway, I love this place, and HIGHLY recommend it!
Should've went into to Manhattan.... – Reading the past reviews I can say that i agree that it is a good place to bring kids ONLY if they are being watched regarding cost since the staff will not notify you if a child is gettting too pricey. This place is not good for a beginner/Intermediate child OR adult. First off the staff is EXTREMELY unfriendly. They seem to not want to be bothered. I usually shop at the bead stores in Manhattan where they are very friendly . This place reeeeeeally pales in comparison and made me wish that I would've just taken the trip into Manhattan. Also, they are so unbelievably overpriced. I questioned my bill and so did another customer during the time I was there and I believe that is common place due to their quick & snappy response due to cost. When I got home to complete my project I saw that I was sold items that were not needed to complete it even AFTER I showed them what I was working on. I would never go back there. THE WORST BEAD SHOP I'VE EVER BEEN TO.
Wonderful birthday party – I recently held a birthday party for my daughter and nine of her friends at the Bead Box, and am so glad I did! The girls loved it, thanks in large part to the incredible staff, and the owner (who's name I believe is Erin). The girls can be a bit rambunctious, and the people there handled everything perfectly. I would have liked to have started the party a little earlier, but because the space is not very large, we had to book the party at 6:00 PM (we essentially took over the whole store).
And I would definitely book another party here. We've never had a party like this before, and it was a truly memorable experience. And because the girls all got to take something home with them, there was no need for extra goodie bags!
Unfriendly and unfair – I like to support local and instead of ordering online I bought an item from this store. They were very unfriendly and even when I spoke with the "owner" didn't get a pleasant response. I will never buy from them again and won't send any of my friends there either. Too bad since I am a local artist. Plus, their stock is SUPER over-priced.
Unbelievably friendly staff – I needed a gift for a friend, and decided to come in on a whim. The owner of the store was incredibly helpful and patient, and took the time to help me select a gourgeous assortment of beads, as well as some crafts materials. Suffice to say, my friend loved the gift. Will definitely be back.
From Amy629 – Bead Box is a friendly place stocked with millions of gorgeous things from which to make jewelry. I love that after picking out your beads, you can pull a chair up to the crafting table--thoroughly stocked with tools-- and hang out as long as you want, making pretty things. Plus, without being intrusive, the staff is really great about helping you complete your projects. Definitely 5 stars.
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