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The Bead Strand has been serving the Ocala area for 12 years.  Our 4,000 sq ft location is adjacent to Barnes & Noble within 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 Portuguese Cork handbags, Snap It jewelry, Adajio earrings and many one of a kind handmade jewelry items. Our clothing boutique includes many top brands such as Tango Mango, Impulse, Liverpool Los Angeles, Ruby Road, Alfred Dunner and many more.


We provide a variety of classes in stringing, wire wrapping, weaving, and bead embroidery.   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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