About Us

My Beads – Since 2003!

My Beads Brisbane Glass BeadsMy Beads is based in Brisbane, Australia. Our retail shop is located on Brisbane’s northside at Sandgate (just follow Sandgate Road or the M1). The business began in mid 2003 as an online-only bead shop with an aim to bring high quality gemstone beads (and other natural beads) to Australia at direct-import prices.

Due to the rapidly growing business and the need for staff, in 2008 we opened our shop at Brighton which was originally more of a place to pack orders than a retail store! But, without any initial advertising our wonderful customer base found us and our retail store began to flourish. In 2010 we gave the store a much needed cosmetic overhaul with our customers experience specifically in mind; we installed custom design cabinets and pull-out bead drawers to really display the beauty of our beads.  In 2022 we made the move to our bigger shop at Sandgate – mostly much more storage (wooo!). These days the shop has a lovely group of regulars and we run classes every fortnight so that everyone can get together and create! Check out our upcoming classes, click here!

Gemstone Beads

Gemstone Beads specialists

Pastels! Rose Quartz, Morganite, Blue Lace Agate, Chalcedony and Amethyst

We started small, stocking mostly hard to find gemstone beads and freshwater pearls – and to this day gemstone beads remain our specialty.

We now stock a massive range of gemstones; everything from chip beads (at our famously low price of just $4.00 per strand!) to the standard round beads (in polished, faceted and matte finishes). We also love to hunt down the unusual and hard-to-find shapes, but these will almost always be of limited supply! Our range is of stone types is growing – at present we stock approximately 70 different stone types; from the common like Amethyst or Rose Quartz, to the more rare like Morganite, Apatite, Malachite and Moonstone. We are always open to suggestions and our range will continue to grow until, well, we have every stone type (one can wish!).

We have been working with our trusted Gemstone suppliers for many years, and 100% stand by our quality and authenticity. Any stones that have been dyed or stabilised have been labelled as such. We are passionate about gemstones, just like you! Here at My Beads, we LOVE beads. They are our life and it brings us great happiness to be able to make them part of your life too. Thank-you for reading about our journey, we appreciate it! While your here, why not check out our Facebook Page to see our most recent content and upcoming events!

Photos of our store!

Gemstone Beads and Pendants

Gemstone Pendants & Connectors

Beadsmith Tools

Beading Tools by Beadsmith

Gemstone Chips

Gemstone Chip Beads $4.00 per long strand!

Beading Wire

Beading Wire, Thread and Cords

Silver beads and spacers

Huge range of metal beads and findings

Lampwork Glass Beads

Beautiful handmade glass beads

My Beads Brisbane

Wood bead stand

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