About us


We love beads. 

We love to shop for beads.

We love to touch beads, own beads, create with beads and watch the delight on the faces of others when they see, receive, or buy handmade jewelry made with gorgeous beads!

The Atlantic Bead Company was an idea that came to fruition when Christine retired to Halifax to continue her love of jewelry-making full-time. And “gasp”…there were no physical bead stores in the area!

After spending nearly a year of travelling back and forth to Quebec and Ontario to purchase her beads and supplies, it left very little time for working on her jewelry. As well, there was a burgeoning number of new jewelry-makers in the area creating some fantastic jewelry…and there was no place for them to shop except for online.

With her 10 years of jewelry-making experience, and 3 years of working in and teaching for a prominent jewelry and bead store in Ontario, Christine decided…(with the wonderful support of her partner, Stephane) that the HRM needed a place for local jewelry-makers to get their supplies and learn new skills.

The Atlantic Bead Company was born!

Since opening in March 2017, we have expanded twice to meet the growing demand for our products, and have now started an e-commerce store so that the rest of Atlantic Canada can shop with us as well.  But don’t worry! Unlike most other businesses that run exclusively online…our brick and mortar flagship location on Akerley Boulevard in Dartmouth will remain open to the public 3 days a week for retail shopping and online order pick-ups.

Our commitment is to provide the best quality gemstones, seed beads, findings and instructional classes to eastern Canada.

Visit us in store or online and see the difference that quality and variety can make for you and your jewelry creations.

Welcome, to The ABC!