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The Bead Strand has been serving the Ocala area for 11 years.  Our new 4,000 sq ft location recently opened in Market Street, conveniently located just 1 mile west of I-75.  We have expanded the store to include North Central Florida's best selection of Miyuki and TOHO seed beads, crystal, czech glass, gemstones, and natural beads.  We offer findings in sterling silver, gold filled, pewter and copper along with plated metals in a variety of finishes.  We also offer other unique jewelry & gift items including Montana West handbags, Snap It jewelry, Adajio earrings and many one of a kind handmade jewelry items.


We provide a wide variety of classes in stringing, wire wrapping, weaving, polymer clay, glass fusing, metalwork and more.  Our class schedule changes monthly with new offerings from our experienced and knowledgeable instructors.  Special rates are available for large groups or parties and private instruction can be scheduled by appointment.  Please  contact us if you have questions about our products or classes.

About The Bead Strand

Mari Hellwege, ​

Store Owner

   Click below for a store view the Bead Strand, in Market Street at Heathbrook

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