Bead Store hours:

  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • 11:00am to 4:00pm.


  • Please call the warehouse with any questions: 207-761-2503 ext. 1

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Since 1991, Caravan Beads has been supplying stores, artists and hobbyists with jewelry-making supplies. We specialize in Japanese seed beads and Delica beads made by Miyuki.

In the store:

You can walk around our retail store with a Virtual Tour from Google Maps. We have a large selection of Japanese seed beads, Miyuki Delica beads, Swarovski crystal, semi-precious strands, African and natural beads, clasps and findings, beading tools and all the things you need to make beaded jewelry.

Looking through our selection of books and magazines you can learn more about making jewelry, and be inspired by the latest ideas in beadwork. Select from our many sizes of silk and nylon thread, leather and chain, flexible beading wire or artistic wire for wrapping and making links. You will also find a selection of tools, needles, storage containers and gift boxes to choose from.

Tools and Classes

Check out our schedule of upcoming classes, and learn how to attach clasps or bend wires to make earrings. You can also start learning beadweaving or take a Guest Artist Workshop through the Museum of Beadwork.

We have several work tables where you can sit down to design and make a project, as well as a wide variety of kits and take-home projects that you can work on while at home.

The Museum of Beadwork is a registered 501c3 Nonprofit organization located adjacent to our storefront.

Kids Party

Beading Class Examples

Team Building with Beads

Kids' Birthday Parties

During our one-hour parties, your birthday group can create jewelry they will treasure forever. We offer a choice of projects for each child to exercise their creativity and learn new skills.

Pre-payment reserves the party table and a staff person to assist your group. In case of cancellation, this fee is refundable with 48 hours notice.

We ask our patrons to save cake and snacks for home.

Beading Workshops:

We offer monthly classes for the customers who want a more structured learning environment or who want to tackle some more challenging projects.

Link to the Workshop Schedule

Private Classes, Showers and Corporate Parties

Reserve the store (after hours) for your own group or special event. We allow groups of responsible adults to bring their own snacks and drinks.

The cost is $75 per person including materials for most classes. Let us know if you have a special project in mind, or if you are choosing from one of our regular class offerings. Most classes are 1-2 hours.

Our staff will help you create beautiful and unique projects with your friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

If you have additional questions please call us at 207-761-2503 x1.