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About Funky Pretty Beads

Our Mission

Funky Pretty Beads is an online bead store based in Portland, Maine specializing in unique designer beads from around the world. We hunt for the most unusual beads and curate them in a gorgeous selection to inspire your creative soul. 


We sell a wide variety of glass, gemstone, metal, ceramic, and shell beads in many shapes, colors, and sizes. We love finding super unique, WOW beads that are perfect for the focal point in jewelry designs. We also know how important spacer and other accompanying beads are when creating bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, so we carry lots of basic shapes like rounds, rondelles, and teardrops. We love having custom colors made, so you’ll find beads in our online store that aren’t sold anywhere else.


Many of our beads come from small family-owned factories and are made by master craftsmen. We carefully select each and every one of our beads to make sure they are high quality. About half of our beads are made in the Czech Republic where there is a long history of glass blowing and bead making. We also source glass beads from Japan and Africa, and we have a lovely collection of metal and ceramic beads from Mykonos, Greece.


We LOVE color and we seek to inspire and spread joy with our beads! We hope you enjoy browsing our collection. We can’t wait to see what you create!

My Journey

Deb Panish

About our Beads