about

Madison Bead Company

THE HISTORY OF MBC
With the announcement of the Bead Bin's closing in 2013, it was the end of an era. Though, with every ending-- a new beginning! Meredith, who worked at the Bead Bin since 2005, decided to open her own bead store!  We strive to offer the same exceptional service beaders came to expect from the Bead Bin.  We are located just 1.3 miles east of where the Bead Bin used to be.


ABOUT US
We have about 1,300 sq. feet of beautiful, bright, and airy space next to Luigi's Pizzeria in the Sequoya Commons shopping center at the corner of Midvale and Tokay Boulevards in Madison, WI.  We have a class room, a kids area, and lots of great shopping space.  We have a great selection of beads and supplies, as well as some finished jewelry made by local artists.  We offer jewelry making classes aplenty, and we also provide some jewelry repair services for a nominal fee.



We carry a wide selection of beads and supplies:

  • Seed beads - sizes 15 through 6 in Czech and Japanese glass sold in tubes or on hanks
  • Specialty seed beads: 4x4 cubes, 1.8mm squares, Farfalles, Tila beads, Superduos, Rizo drops, and lots of Bugles in a variety of sizes and colors.  Drops, daggers, piggy beads, and spikes.
  • Czech pressed glass beads sold singly or in 8 inch strands
  • The largest selection of fire polished Czech crystal in the area!
  • Gemstones in many sizes and shapes sold singly or in 16 inch strands
  • Fresh water and Swarovski Crystal Pearls in several sizes
  • Wood, bone, horn, and other natural material beads
  • Swarovski Crystal beads in several sizes and shapes
  • Chain sold by the inch in dozens of different metals, shapes, and sizes.
  • Sterling silver, silver filled, and gold filled beads, findings, and wire
  • Genuine copper and brass beads and findings in shiny and antique finishes
  • Silver, Gold, and Gunmetal plated beads and findings
  • Tierracast(tm) silver, gold antique brass and copper plated pewter beads and findings made in the USA including a wide selection of charms and clasps, and their leather strap collection.
  • A selection of Vintaj brass beads, findings, and components.  Made in the USA.
  • Silk or nylon bead string in a wide variety of sizes and colors, Soft Flex brand beading wire in many colors, Stretch Magic cord, Craft Wire, Artistic Wire
  • Cording:  leather; cotton; linen; and rattail in lots of colors and widths. By the foot & on spools.
  • Fireline, Silamide, S-Lon and Nymo bead weaving threads; needles; beeswax; beading foundation and other bead weaving, looming and embroidery needs
  • Kumihimo supplies including plates, bobbins, string, beads, caps and cones.
  • A wide selection of tools because we are all tool geeks at heart.  Storage solutions, beading mats and boards, looms, pliers, mandrels, cutters, saws, bench blocks, hammers, files, letter and design stamps, Viking knit tools, polishing cloths, liver of sulfur, a variety of glues, ice resin,
    et cetera    et cetera    et cetera!!!
  • Books and magazines to purchase or peruse in the store.
  • Watch faces
  • Gift boxes and bags
  • MORE!!!