Alaska Bead Company

The Alaska Bead Company

The Beader's Bead Store

in our Anchorage Store

Alaska Bead Company

At ABC, we pride ourselves in being "The Beader's Bead Store." We carry a full selection of beading, wirework, and metalsmithing items at all times so that our customers don't have to go to several stores to find everything they need for one project. When we are out of a normally stocked item, we will backorder it for our customers and then call them when the item is back in stock.

We specialize in Japanese and Czech Seed & Bugle Beads; Delicas; Various Glass Shapes (e.g. Tila Beads, Magatamas, Triangles, Cubes, Peanut Beads, Superduos, etc.); Swarovski Crystals; Czech Pressed and Fire-Polished Beads; Semi-Precious Gemstones; Wire; Sheetmetal; Beading and Metalsmithing Tools, Books and Supplies; Charms; Fossilized Ivory Beads; Findings & So Much More!

Each trimester, ABC offers over 60 classes that cover basic beading, bead embroidery, off-loom bead weaving, wirework, metalsmithing, precious metal clay, bead crochet, loomwork, and more. Our classes are taught by Linda Myers, many talented local guest teachers, and up to five celebrity guest teachers we fly up from the Lower 48 each year.

To keep our customers stimulated we put out "New Beads" every Sunday, host bead challenges, and feature trunk shows. But even with all this, ABC wouldn't be the store it is today without our wonderfully talented and friendly staff members who truly make Alaska Bead Company, "The Beader's Bead Store"!

The History of Alaska Bead Company

Alaska Bead Company got its start in 1993 when owners, Mark and Jonisue Minor moved from the California Bay Area to Eagle River, Alaska for a more serene lifestyle. Once in Alaska, they stumbled upon a small Anchorage findings and bead store going out of business that they quickly purchased.

Mark and Jonisue learned the business in the first year and then expanded into a 2000 square foot store in early 1995 at which time they hired their Store Manager, Linda Myers, who is still managing the store today and teaching a repertoire of over 75 beading, wirework, and metalsmithing classes.

In 2002, ABC doubled their size to over 4000 square feet and implemented a Point-of-Sale computer system to control their bar-coded inventory. In 2008, ABC launched their website and on-line store. While loading new inventory items into their on-line store is a painstakingly slow and time-consuming endeavor, they continue today to add to their webstore as often as they can.

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Alaska Bead Company : 2217 E. Tudor Rd, Suite 7, Anchorage, AK 99507
907-563-2323 . Toll Free 888-946-2323 .
HOURS: M-F 10-7, Thurs 10-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5