Hana and Robin started the business sixteen years ago in a small unit in West End Arcade. Originally called The Bead Shop at the End of the Universe (inspired by it’s tucked away location & the Hitchhikers guide to The Galaxy) it grew quickly. The creative’s of Nottingham liked the shop so much that customers would queue outside on a Saturday because the shop didn’t have enough room to fit them all in!
Hana and Robin knew that they had to move somewhere bigger to deal with the high demand that they were experiencing. This led them to moving to Parliament Street, with a bigger space and more staff allowing the business to grow. Which led to the development of the workshops and mail order department that the bead shop is now famous for, but it wasn’t long before they out grew these premises too.
5 years on from their first expansion The Bead Shop took over all 5 floors of number 7 Market Street in the city centre of Nottingham, a stone’s throw away from the famous market square. The shop has been based here since June 2006, providing Nottingham’s creative folk with two floors full of beads, tools and all sorts of jewellery making supplies, as well as teaching a wide variety of workshops