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Got beads? Tucson
Donate beads to charity.

DONATE BEADS TO CHARITY.. Bead donations gratefully accepted.

Donate beads to make one-of-kind handcrafted bracelets which raise money for animal charities

Beading Divas to the Rescue cannot do what we do (raise vast sums of money for animal charities) without hundreds of thousands of donated beads!

Whether you have a few strands, a box, a bucket, a barrel or a treasure chest of beads – we want them!  Do you know of a bead store going out of business? Let us know!

When dropping off beads, include your name and email so we can email you a donation receipt. Here are some local venues to drop off beads:

  • Silver Sea Jewelry, 330 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson 85705, 624-9954
  • Birdhouse Yarns, 2540 E. 6th Street, Tucson, 85716, 305-4187
  • CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85712, 323-3063
  • Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore, 3154 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Tucson 85716, 326-8533

IF YOU WANT TO MAIL BEADS, please contact us for our mailing address.

Beading Divas to the Rescue
Got beads?

On rare occasions or a really big stash, we will make special arrangements to pick up beads.

Where can you find beads?

Yard sales, estate sales, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, bead stores, on vacation, in craft stores, in your drawers, in your jewelry box (we also accept beaded jewelry that can be taken apart), ask your family and friends, bead stores, bead websites. Link to this bead page.

Some of our Tucson bead stores are: beadHoliday and Jay’s of Tucson

What kinds of beads can be donated?

A vast assortment of beads – wooden, metal, metallic, painted, clay, charms, glass, ceramic, turquoise, Lucite, gemstones, pearls, rhinestones, crystals, colorful, clear, painted, neutral, fillers, fiber, mesmerizing, funny, designer, sparkly, artful, vintage, spooky, natural, all colors of the rainbow beads, handcrafted, high quality plastic, funky, stones, larger seeds, hardware, have holes, buttons, etc. Please no Mardi Gras beads (they cannot be restrung).

Do you provide a donation receipt?

Yes, upon request one will be emailed to you.

Thank you and please help us spread the bead gospel. Just bead it!