Magpies will gravitate toward the shimmering host of funky-to-elegant beads (5¢ to $650), which are grouped in terra-cotta bowls and hang in strands from the walls. Sourced from around the world, the global theme continues with ethnic art from Africa ($200 and up) and silk scarves ($18 to $85) from Thailand that you can purchase along with bauble trimmings such as silk and leather cords (from $3). Introductory beading classes are held every Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30pm ($85). What’s more, if you’ve mangled the back of your favorite earrings, they offer jewelry repair services.
Beads of Paradise
|Venue name:||Beads of Paradise||Contact:|
16 E 17th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–7:30pm, Sun noon–6:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L to 14th St–Union Sq|