A creative delight for beads, gardens, and the imagination
Step into a magical space of color and creativity at Beads on the Bay! Every wall and counter is covered with beads just waiting for your inspiration! Wander through the shop into the secret garden and discover a tranquil oasis in the center of downtown Morro Bay, full of easy-to-grow plants and miniature garden accessories.
Even if you’ve never beaded, you will want to try your hand at a simple bracelet or necklace, or just collect some unique beads for conversation pieces or later projects. A mystical-looking air plant or charmingly potted succulent may turn out to be exactly what that empty space in your own garden, studio, or living room needs.
The bead selections include semi-precious stones, Czech glass, seed beads, pearls and trade beads from many countries in Africa and around the world. Beads by the Bay also has charms, tools, stringing materials, and findings; everything you need to create your own jewelry and accessories. There are also plenty of handmade earrings, bracelets and necklaces to take home as gifts for friends and family or a treat for you!
The Garden carries succulents, air plants (Tillandsia) and white sage (in season), pots, fairy garden supplies and beautiful garden art. There is also a growing selection of crystals to enhance your indoor or outdoor spaces! Spend some quiet meditative time at the goldfish pond or pot your own plant at the potting bench and create a miniature garden to take home! The Garden even has its own website at www.morrobaygarden.com.
“It’s just a beautiful little spot in the middle of town,” said Susan Stewart, who owns and operates the shop along with Helen Edwards. Stewart is the bead specialist while Edwards handles the garden.
Be sure to get the Bead frequent buyer card! Don’t forget to check the sale baskets!
Beads by the Bay practices recommended Covid-19 sanitation protocols and ask customers to be aware of respectful social distancing. Masks are required for anyone who has not been vaccinated and may be required for all visitors.
Beads by the Bay is located at 333 Morro Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call (805) 772-3338, visit the website at morrobaybeads.com or on Facebook. You can also send an email to email@example.com.