about us

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477 Congress Street Suite 9W
(Preble Street Entrance)
Portland, Maine 04101


10am – 6pm
7 days per week
(unless otherwise posted)




Let us host your private event.
Kids birthdays.
Night out with friends.
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Seed Beads and Two Holed Beads

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About Us

the details
Just steps from Monument Square, The Bead Hound is Portland's only downtown bead boutique

Founded in 2015, The Bead Hound is a full service bead store offering TOHO Japanese seed beads, Preciosa crystal, Czech glass, Czech Mates, cultured sea glass, semi-precious stones, sterling silver and gold filled findings, stringing supplies, and more. We offer informal instruction, classes, and private parties for both kids and adults, as well as jewelry repair.

Open 7 days per week. Stop in and shop, stay and work on a project at the work table, or just swing by to say hello to Alice, the friendly shop dog.

The Bead Hound is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland at Monument Square. You can find us on Preble Street between Z Fabrics and Little Ghost, across the street from Slab, or you can enter the iconic Time and Temperature building on Congress Street and enter through our interior entrance.

The Bead Hounds

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R.L. Slaughter

The Purveyor
Leigh has worked in the craft industry since he was 16 years old. With his extensive retail and costumer service experience and his love for crafts, he decided to open TBH in 2015 to provide a downtown bead boutique.
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The Hound
You may recognize Alice as she is the model for our logo. Prior to her modeling career, Alice had a short career on the race track. Lucky for her she was rescued and has found that she is much better suited for a life of sleeping and stealing pizza when no one is looking.


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