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Artist Market & Bead Shop

French Quarter
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Address: 1228 Decatur Street, 85 French Market Place, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number:
+1 504-561-0046
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Great place to shop!

The Artist Market & Bead Shop is directly across the street from the Market and near the Old U.S. Mint. It has wonderful items all made by local artisians. From expensive to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Lil P
Poinciana, Florida
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Poinciana, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Artist Market & Bead Shop is directly across the street from the Market and near the Old U.S. Mint. It has wonderful items all made by local artisians. From expensive to inexpensive, you will find something for everyone in this delightful store. Nice to spend a extra dollars and purchase a handcrafted item instead of the junk sold in... More 

1 Thank Lil P
Estill Springs, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I was looking for some unique earrings in New Orleans. Went to the french mkt and they didn't have what I was looking for, so I went to this shop. They have Swarovski beads and the lady working offered to make my earrings for me, so we designed them in a few minutes! She was very reasonable, now I have... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

I loved the artwork in here. It had a good feel to it, great place to buy beads, great selection. interesting pieces

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New Orleans
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

My first visit I was greeted by a chain-smoking young man (and yes the show sells used clothes so go figure) and when I kindly mentioned that a lot of glassware was misidentified (eg vaseline glass instead of depression glass, the depression glass patterns completely mislabeled, etc) he started saying "F" this and "F" that and then told me his... More 

1 Thank AshtonNewOrleans
chesapeake, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

This little place was delightful, from the attending shop-cat, to the wonderfully helpful young man who went out of his way to help me find just the right beads for my project. They have beautiful beads and lots of other fun things to see. I recommend taking the time to walk through the entire shop. They have some very nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

It is interesting to be able to see the work of numerous local artists in one venue! I don't miss it when I visit NOLA, and often I make a purchase. One times I have been fortunate enough to meet the artist. Even if you just want to look, check it out!

1 Thank Kathy C
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stumbled upon this market and it is really cool to look through. It had a wide range of prices from very low to high. Beautiful items inside!

1 Thank LAwoman30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is the *one* shop I go to every time we visit NOLA. It is an artists' cooperative, where work is original, local, eclectic, and amazingly affordably priced. The French Market Flea Market has, sadly, changed over the years. Only worthwhile vendor this time was stained glass artist Peter Ewalt.

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New Orleans
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The staff is cool. But their prices are not. They want to sell their hemitite at the same price as their tigers eye. What's that about? They are just used to tourists with money to burn and who don't make their living off selling jewelry. If you're used to places in the New Mexico and Arizona area, you'll be disappointed.... More 

Thank Janet M

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