Toomuc Valley & Cheltenham
Toomuc Valley: 222 Toomuc Valley Road, Toomuc Valley via Pakenham VIC 3810 ph (03) 5941 1671
Cheltenham: 1295 Nepean High, Cheltenham VIC 3192 ph (03) 9584 1678
Both shops open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays & Public Holidays)
MONDAY 1ST JUNE COVID-19 UPDATE: Both Toomuc Valley & Cheltenham stores are CLOSED. Online orders are still being processed and sent via Australia Post. Order cut off time changed to 12pm (MIDDAY) AEST due to Australia Post changes. Click & Collect now available - pickup from Cheltenham on weekdays (11am to 12pm) or Toomuc (contact free - details will be emailed to you).
Please be aware that Australia Post is currently experiencing significant delivery delays due to limited flights, social distancing requirements and increased parcel volumes. They have temporarily suspended their "Express Post Guarantee" of next day delivery within the Express Post network. Express Post still available, but parcels may not be delivered next business day every time.
COVID-19 UPDATE: As I'm sure you're aware, we're currently in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, which is severely affecting the way we do life. We fully support any and all efforts to stop the spread and flatten the curve. We will be updating this page as the situation develops - please check back daily and if you're thinking of heading into our stores, give us a call on (03) 5941 1671 to confirm we are open. Both of our shops have hand sanitiser available as you walk in the door. We highly recommend using it, and practicing social distancing whilst in our shops. If you are unwell please follow medical advice and self isolate.
If you need beading supplies, there is no need to leave your house. We pack internet orders every day - if you get your order in before 12pm we will have your order sent that very same day. We also have Click & Collect from Cheltenham and Toomuc Valley - this allows you to take your time picking out your order from the comfort of your own home, then we will email you when it's ready to collect, so you can just swing by the shop to pickup. If you're not comfortable using the internet for your order, you're welcome to ring us on (03) 5941 1671 with your order, but please have SKU numbers ready to make it quicker and easier for everyone.
That's right! As well as our extensive online shop, we also have two Victorian shop fronts. Our original store is situated in Toomuc Valley (near Pakenham) and is a treasure trove of crafty goodness. It is from our Toomuc Valley store that all of our orders are picked, so if you see something on the website, it will be available from our Toomuc Valley shop (although we might need to dig it out for you!).
Our Cheltenham shop is situated only 1 kilometre from Southland, on the Nepean Highway. Our huge showroom features over a thousand styles of glass beads, and a 25 metre wall of findings. We regularly hold classes at our Cheltenham shop. Note that stock at our Cheltenham shop varies from what is available on the website/Toomuc Valley - be sure to ring ahead if there is something in particular that you're after. If it's not available at Cheltenham, we can always get it sent across!
Eureka! Beads has now been running for over 30 years - we started out specialising in glass - leadlighting, glass blowing, carved glass art - and our shops reflect our progression in this medium. Whilst our emphasis is now on beading (predominantly glass beads), our shops feature many of our other beautiful creations. Visitors to our shops can find a huge range of glass beads, metal beads, an extensive range of findings needed to complete their projects, semi precious beads, magazines, pendants and more. Also on display are some of our glass creations - blown glass bowls, vases, paperweights, leadlight lamps, etched glasses and plates, and a range of completed jewellery. Above all, we have a team of friendly staff full of ideas, ready to give you a hand to choose out your beads and jewelry making products.
Window hangings overlooking the entrance to Eureka! Beads Toomuc Valley. Photo courtesy of Phil Morrison.
Our vibrant selection of red beads. Photo courtesy of Phil Morrison
Pop in and visit, we are open Monday to Saturday and our bead friendly staff are always willing to help.
Directions to our Toomuc Valley shop
Our Toomuc Valley Store is located just out of Pakenham, in South East Melbourne. An easy drive from Melbourne, with plenty of parking available. We are only 45 minutes south east of Melbourne - take the Monash Freeway towards Warragul, and take the Officer turn off. Continue on the highway (through all the traffic lights) until you reach the outskirts of Pakenham. Turn left on Toomuc Valley Road just before Pakenham. Eureka! Beads/The Glass Shoppe is 2 kilometres down on the right hand side.
Directions to our Cheltenham shop
We are only 19 kilometres south east of Melbourne, just 1 kilometre south of Southland Shopping Centre. Eureka! Beads is central to many local suburbs including Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Prahran and St Kilda. We are well serviced by public transport and major roads and are located in a strip of shops including an aquarium, bridal store and an opportunity shop, just down the road from Merryday cake supplies shop. We are located at Shop 3A, 1295 Nepean Highway, just by the corner of the Nepean Highway and Centre Dandenong Road. The closest train station (Frankston line: Cheltenham station) is about a 5 minute walk from the shop.
Parking is available in a few places close by to our shop. Behind our shop we have several parking spots available. The entrance to this parking is via a narrow laneway just up from our shop – between the bridal store and the opportunity shop. Enter from the service lane in front of our shop. Street parking is available in the service lane in front of our shop (half an hour parking) and in the service lane on the opposite side of the Nepean Highway, in front of the Police Station/Church (2 and 4 hour parking). There is more street parking available in the area, most of it is 2 hour parking. Most parking is unrestricted of a weekend, and very plentiful.
CODE RED & EXTREME Fire Days
Our original 'country' shop is located in picturesque Toomuc Valley, which is a beautiful rural area, with plenty of wildlife and trees in the surrounding areas. Those of us that work at the Toomuc store live further in the surrounding hills, in communities where fire preparation is an important part of life. As such, we have decided that we will now be closing our Toomuc Store on CODE RED & EXTREME Fire Danger Days.
This does not affect our Cheltenham store hours at all, but may affect the speed in which we get internet orders to you (we pack all of our orders from our Toomuc store). We will advertise any closures on our website and on Facebook - if you're ever unsure if we are open on a particular day, please call us before coming out on (03) 5941 1671.
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