Abacus Beads opened for business in March 1991 with a shop on High Street in Belfast city centre. In June 2003 the shop was moved to McAuley House in Castle Street, a more central location, and in 2015 we expanded to the adjoining unit. We were the first bead shop in Northern Ireland and are proud to say that we're still going strong!
For anyone who hasn't been in a bead shop before just imagine a 'pick and mix' for jewellery making! Everything needed for making costume jewellery is stocked, from the beads, findings and threadings to the tools and books for inspiration. Our product lines are reviewed on a regular basis to keep up with current trends and seasonal colours.