Walking into the Tao Yuan bead store in Sham Shui Po is like entering a real-life Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory!
Stepping inside you slip into a colorful wonderland filled with hundreds of jars of every sort of bead imaginable.
For craft enthusiasts this place must be heaven. For people with no interest in beads whatsoever, it’s both an eye-opener and an Instagram moment!
Walking through the aisles, there are row after row of jars filled with beads of all types. You can find bright colored plastic beads, metal beads, wooden beads, gemstones, ceramic beads, or other beads made of natural materials. The selection is impressive!
Near the front desk you pick up a basket, and for many of your purchases, the beads will be priced according to their weight. Each jar has a marking with the price listed on the side. There are also bags of beads pre-priced on shelves scattered around the shop.
Material to string the beads with is located near the checkout counter, and includes dozens of different choices. It’s a very fun place to look around and get ideas!
If you ever wanted to make a necklace or a bracelet, this is an excellent place to start.
They also have an online catalog that you can check out here.
The quick scoop: amazing place to browse, great spot to pick up a new hobby, awesome selection of beads, fun place to make yourself (or someone special,) a unique gift!
This area of Sham Shui Po is easily accessible by MTR.
Take exit C2 of the Sham Shui Po MTR station and walk along Kweilin Street until it intersects with Yu Chau Street. Next, turn down Yu Chau Street, and look for number 261 – it’s nearly on the corner.
Tao Yuan Fashion Beads
G/F, 261-263 Yu Chau Street
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
p.s. Yu Chau street contains similar shops that can offer additional variety and price comparisons. Take an afternoon and you can explore!