Ladybeads opened it doors in November 2011. It is a bead and gift shop that offers a range of services including bead and jewellery making classes, repairs, children’s birthday parties, ladies nights and monthly art exhibitions. To date Ladybeads has showcased over 15 local exhibitions and held numerous jewellery and bead making workshops, including internationally renowned glass artist Loren Stump, during the Adelaide leg of his world tour.

Ladybeads goal is to provide an inspiring creative space to support emerging through to established artists and artisans, giving them the opportunity to use the shop as a platform to display and sell their pieces to the wider public. By providing the environment to empower recent graduates and emerging artists we aim to continue to help energise the arts scene of Adelaide.  

Stocked with a wide range of local and imported beads and equipment, the store provides a family friendly atmosphere for people to learn jewellery making skills and techniques. The beads are sourced from countries all over the world and are carefully selected for their quality and uniqueness.

Ladybeads is owned and operated by local artist and bead aficionado Ashley Playfair, who has worked in the industry for the past ten years.

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