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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 by the Bay! Walls and counters are
covered with beads just waiting for your inspiration! Wander through the tiny two-room shop into the secret garden and discover a tranquil oasis in the
center of down- town Morro Bay, full of easy-to-grow plants and miniature garden ac- cessories.
Even if you’ve
never bead-
ed, you will
want to try your
hand at a simple
bracelet or necklace,
or just collect some unique
beads for conversation pieces or later projects. A free-spirited (dirt free!) air plant or charmingly pot- ted succulents 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 stones, 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, stringing materials, and findings; every- thing you need to create your own jewelry and accessories. There are also plenty of handmade earrings, bracelets, and necklaces to take home as gifts for friends and fam- ily or a treat for you. We also do jewelry repairs!
The Garden carries succulents, air plants and house plants, pots,
fairy garden
supplies, and whimsical
garden art. There is also
a selection of crystals to enhance
your indoor or out- door spaces. Spend some
quiet meditative time at the gold- fish pond or pot your own plant
at the potting bench and create a miniature garden to take home! The Garden has its own website at
“It’s just a beautiful little spot
in the middle of town,” said Susan Stewart, who has owned and oper- ated the shop since 2006. Helen Edwards joined later to handle the garden side of the business, while Susan wrangles the beads. Be sure to get the Beads by the Bay frequent buyer card!
Beads by the Bay is located at 333 Morro Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more infor- mation call (805) 772-3338, or visit the website at or on Facebook.
              The ONLY Bead & Garden Shop on the Central Coast!
as well as succulents, air plants, crystals & miniature garden accessories
 333 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA
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