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 Morro Bay
Beads by the Bay is a craft and garden wonderland
A creative delight for beads, gardens, and the imagination
Step into a magical space of color and creativity at Beads on the Bay! Every wall and counter is
covered with beads just waiting for your inspiration! Wander through the shop into the secret garden and discover a tranquil oasis in the cen- ter of downtown Morro Bay, full of easy to grow plants and miniature garden accessories.
Even if you’ve never beaded, you will want to try your hand at a simple bracelet or necklace, or
just collect some unique beads for conversation pieces or later proj-
ects. A mystical looking air plant or charmingly potted succulent may turn out to be exactly what that empty space in your own garden, studio or living room needs.
The bead selections
include semi-
precious stone,
Czech glass,
seed beads,
pearls and
trade beads
from many
countries in
Africa and
around the
world. Beads
by the Bay also
has charms,
tools, string-
ing materials,
and findings;
everything you
need to create
your own jew-
elry and acces-
sories. There
are also plenty
of handmade
earrings, bracelets and necklaces to take home as gifts for friends and family or a treat for you!
The Garden carries succulents, air plants (Tillandsia) and white
sage (in season), pots, fairy garden supplies and beautiful garden art. There is also a growing selection of crystals to enhance your indoor or outdoor spaces! Spend some quiet meditative time at the goldfish pond or pot your own plant at
the potting bench and create a miniature garden to take home! The Garden even has its own website at
“It’s just a beautiful little spot
in the middle of town,” said Susan Stewart, who owns and operates the shop along with Helen Edwards. Stewart is the bead specialist while Edwards handles the garden.
Be sure to get the Bead frequent buyer card! Don’t forget to check the sale baskets!
Beads by the Bay practices recommended Covid-19 sanitation protocols and ask customers to be aware of respectful social distanc-
ing. Masks are required for anyone who has not been vaccinated and may be required for all visitors.
Beads by the Bay is lo-
cated at 333 Morro Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay. Open Mon- day through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Satur- day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation call (805) 772-3338, visit the website at or on Facebook. You can also send an email to morrostrands@morrobay-
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