Classes & Events


Trunk Show: Jennifer Ponson Charms & Collectibles

We are excited to announce a fun upcoming trunk show! "Along The Way" featuring delicious charm creations by Jennifer Ponson. Saturday, April 1st. 10:00 am  -6:00 pm Shop these gorgeous found objects, stones, crystals and more, all turned in to vintage looking pendants. We are obsessed and can't stop picking out treasures for ourselves. The best news: she also does CUSTOM charms... so start putting together your stash of shells found on the beach, any stones/rocks with no hole, a piece of your...

New Orleans Moms Blog Easter Egg Hunt 2017

The Bead Shop is thrilled to be offering jewelry making at the 2017 New Orleans Moms Blog Easter Egg hunt. We will be offering 3 different sweet Spring styles, for ages 3 and up to create their own beaded bracelet. If you're joining the NOMB fun this year, come by our jewelry making table with your little one and let them make a bracelet with us! There are some tickets available for sale by some who cannot attend the date change: check the facebook group if you're interested: For...

January 2017 jewelry making classes & workshops

The Bead Shop  January Class and Workshop Schedule Sign up online at or Call us at 504-895-6161   Saturday, January 7 – 11:00-12:00 – Workshop: Stretchy Stacks Saturday, January 14 – 10:00-11:30 – Wire Wrapped Rings Saturday, January 14 – 3:00-5:00 – Beginners Jewelry Making Friday, January 20 – 3:00-4:00 – Workshop: Long Necklaces Friday, January 20 – 5:00-6:30 – Create-A-Cuff Saturday, January 21 – 9:00-10:30 – Leather...

TRUNK show time: Phil is coming!

Feb. 10, 11, 12th Join us in welcoming Phil back to The Big Easy! It's always so much fun to see what he has collected on his worldwide travels...lets see what he has this time! He’ll be driving over with his giant traveling bead mobile to display his huge assortment of natural shells, imported beads, findings, stones, pendants, carvings, and more! We’ll have tables and tables of beautiful trunk show inventory, covering the store…all at beautiful prices. This means you get to enjoy...

Gemstone Pop Up Shop Trunk Show

Toyo is coming!! Dec.  3rd  10-6 pm Dec. 4th  12-5 pm Toyo and his beautiful beads are coming to visit us, and we can't wait for you all to see all the pretties! Come shop this incredible Trunk Show with us all day Saturday and Sunday We'll be having a 20% off all gemstones SALE in the store as well!

African Beads and Imports Pop Up Shop!

Nov. 25th - Dec. 4th Samba is here! Stop by and see what treasures he has with him this time! Click on "Discussion" in the EVENT to see some preview pics of what he has brought this time! Samba arrived with some of his beautiful beads from all over Africa. Ethiopian metal, brass and glass from Ghana, Copal, Krobo glass beads, collectible beads, amber, embellished umbrellas, pure Shea butter, Dashiki's, baskets, Kente cloths, and more.You may have met him in Congo square at Jazz Fest - as he is there...

Small Business Saturday!

Join us to celebrate Small Business Saturday! We'll have a special 20% off SALE, and tote bag giveaways! Locally hand made jewelry outside, and an African Imports Trunk show!

Pearl Pop Up Shop Trunk Show!

Pearl Trunk Show! Friday Nov. 4th 10-6 Saturday Nov. 5th  10 -6 Sunday Nov. 6th 12- 5 Please join us as we welcome back Joe and his stunning pearls! He'll be set up in our trunk show room, with tables full of freshwater pearls!  Click on the event to see photos of what he brings with him. Baroque, high end, large hole, investment quality, and fun quality....he has pearls for every budget and taste. He did a wonderful show last time so he's heading back to see us! The Bead Shop 4612...

Da Beads Trunk Show! October. 22nd

Deb and Dave from Da Beads are on their way back to NOLA!!! Saturday, Oct. 22nd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

African Imports Trunk Pop Up Shop

African Imports Trunk Show! Saturday, Oct. 15th 10:00am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 16th 12:00pm - 4:00 pm