Alexander's Bead Bazaar

★★★★☆
  • 6307 Roosevelt Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98115

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  • 206-526-8909

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I went to Alexander's for the first time yesterday. Had so much fun I didn't want to leave! The proprietors were great - fun to talk to and very helpful. If you are looking for unique, this is the place. Their offerings are completely different from the other (very few) bead shops in Seattle and I like them too. Beautiful gemstone bead offerings and lots of great bargains.

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★★★★★

I went to Alexander's for the first time yesterday. Had so much fun I didn't want to leave! The proprietors were great - fun to talk to and very helpful. If you are looking for unique, this is the place. Their offerings are completely different from the other (very few) bead shops in Seattle and I like them too. Beautiful gemstone bead offerings and lots of great bargains.

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Large selection of medium-to-low grade gemstones, really good selection of super cheap tiny freshwater pearls but beware the super unfriendly owner! She's so unhelpful and acts annoyed if you interrupt her incessant talking to her

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★★★★★

Large selection of medium-to-low grade gemstones, really good selection of super cheap tiny freshwater pearls but beware the super unfriendly owner! She's so unhelpful and acts annoyed if you interrupt her incessant talking to her

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The moment I walked in I noticed the amazing choice in music. It was relaxing and created a perfect environment for exploring the store. The two young women, a blonde and brunette, were so genuine in their happiness to help me. Their beautiful smiles were very welcoming and their auras were so pleasant and pure. They helped me in a non-clingy or "salesperson" type of way. I felt like an old friend of theirs.

After just browsing I started to ask questions and they answered them politely and adequately. They were well informed.

The best part was that they specialized in gemstones. They had the largest and highest quality collection of gemstones that I have seen, which both the blonde and brunette knew every answer to my questions that I had about them.
The other amazing part was that the girls there were kind enough to show me how to make an outstanding, gorgeous pair of earrings and a matching necklace.

All in all, it was an amazing experience and it is now my favorite bead store. I recommend everyone, from jewelry making newbies to experienced pros, to go to this shop for all of your beading needs!

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★★★★★

The moment I walked in I noticed the amazing choice in music. It was relaxing and created a perfect environment for exploring the store. The two young women, a blonde and brunette, were so genuine in their happiness to help me. Their beautiful smiles were very welcoming and their auras were so pleasant and pure. They helped me in a non-clingy or "salesperson" type of way. I felt like an old friend of theirs.

After just browsing I started to ask questions and they answered them politely and adequately. They were well informed.

The best part was that they specialized in gemstones. They had the largest and highest quality collection of gemstones that I have seen, which both the blonde and brunette knew every answer to my questions that I had about them.
The other amazing part was that the girls there were kind enough to show me how to make an outstanding, gorgeous pair of earrings and a matching necklace.

All in all, it was an amazing experience and it is now my favorite bead store. I recommend everyone, from jewelry making newbies to experienced pros, to go to this shop for all of your beading needs!

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I have ALWAYS been treat with courtesy and professionalism at this establishment. I drive over 20 miles to get to this store but if I need unique, higher quality beads, findings and great help and ideas, this is where I go. As for anyone with children that had a bad experience, I used to work retail and in a store like this unless you have your child in your arms you should not take them. Besides the fact that they have a lot of stuff that kids may want to touch and shouldn't there are many small beads that are choking hazards and it makes a store owner very apprehensive.

5
★★★★★

I have ALWAYS been treat with courtesy and professionalism at this establishment. I drive over 20 miles to get to this store but if I need unique, higher quality beads, findings and great help and ideas, this is where I go. As for anyone with children that had a bad experience, I used to work retail and in a store like this unless you have your child in your arms you should not take them. Besides the fact that they have a lot of stuff that kids may want to touch and shouldn't there are many small beads that are choking hazards and it makes a store owner very apprehensive.

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This bead store has an amazing amount of beads and stones to choose from. The strings of semi-precious stones look like they could be used as jewelry with no other work. It is easy to spend more time than you intend to just browsing. That said, if you bring in the younger set they will be watched like a hawk, so it is an interesting experience to let them choose pieces to use in a craft project.

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★★★☆☆

This bead store has an amazing amount of beads and stones to choose from. The strings of semi-precious stones look like they could be used as jewelry with no other work. It is easy to spend more time than you intend to just browsing. That said, if you bring in the younger set they will be watched like a hawk, so it is an interesting experience to let them choose pieces to use in a craft project.

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The owner of this store is the rudest, most vile and unprofessional shopkeeper I have ever met. I had been warned by friends that the owner was an angry "I get off on having a minuscule amount of power within the realm of my bead store" kind of person, but I needed something. I was shopping at Whole Foods so it was convenient. First off, she glares at you if you bring a child into the store. Never mind that I have a little girl whom is so well behaved that glares are completely unwarranted. Then the owner said that children are not really welcome and would I mind holding my child's hands so she wouldn't touch anything? It got worse from there. Beadworld on Roosevelt is up the street and the people there are kind and helpful. It is never worth it to give your money to someone like the owner of Alexander's. Her negative energy emanates from her like a black cloud. She should be ashamed of herself.

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The owner of this store is the rudest, most vile and unprofessional shopkeeper I have ever met. I had been warned by friends that the owner was an angry "I get off on having a minuscule amount of power within the realm of my bead store" kind of person, but I needed something. I was shopping at Whole Foods so it was convenient. First off, she glares at you if you bring a child into the store. Never mind that I have a little girl whom is so well behaved that glares are completely unwarranted. Then the owner said that children are not really welcome and would I mind holding my child's hands so she wouldn't touch anything? It got worse from there. Beadworld on Roosevelt is up the street and the people there are kind and helpful. It is never worth it to give your money to someone like the owner of Alexander's. Her negative energy emanates from her like a black cloud. She should be ashamed of herself.

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great gemstone selection!!! best in seattle, maybe even best on the west coast. blows any gem show out of the water. the people are knowledgeable, just ask and they'll share...insider tip: ask to see the antiques at the back of the store. they're amazing!

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★★★★★

great gemstone selection!!! best in seattle, maybe even best on the west coast. blows any gem show out of the water. the people are knowledgeable, just ask and they'll share...insider tip: ask to see the antiques at the back of the store. they're amazing!

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Like a giant treasure chest, the walls sparkle with rainbows of gemstones! Everyone was very friendly and helpful in this wonderland of eyecandy.

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★★★★★

Like a giant treasure chest, the walls sparkle with rainbows of gemstones! Everyone was very friendly and helpful in this wonderland of eyecandy.

Pros: service

Cons: parking

 

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