Eureka! Beads Cheltenham
Cheltenham: 1295 Nepean High, Cheltenham VIC 3192 ph (03) 9584 1678
Toomuc Valley: 222 Toomuc Valley Road, Toomuc Valley via Pakenham VIC 3810
open 11am to 2pm, weekdays (closed weekends)
TOOMUC VALLEY remains CLOSED, Click & Collect available
6TH AUGUST UPDATE: You guys know the drill, we are in lockdown 6.0 and so the shop is closed to visitors again. Click & Collect remains available for people who live close to one of our shops (contactless 24/7 from Toomuc, pickup 1pm to 2pm weekdays from Cheltenham). Orders are still being posted out daily, so jump online and have a look around! We will hopefully be reopening around Nov 4th, restrictions pending.
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 update this page with any changes - please check back or call us on (03) 9584 1678. Our shop has hand sanitiser available as you walk in the door. We highly recommend using it, and practicing social distancing whilst in our shop. If you are unwell please follow medical advice and self isolate. We have a sign in register as you enter the shop - please fill out your details (or use the QR code to access the online register) - this will only be used in the event that contact tracing is required. Masks are mandatory in small shops in Melbourne, so please continue wearing one in our shop, particularly if the shop is busy.
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 Cheltenham (weekdays 11am to 2pm) or Toomuc Valley (contact free - details will be emailed to you) to pickup. If you're not comfortable using the internet for your order, you're welcome to ring us on (03) 9584 1678 with your order, but please have SKU numbers ready to make it quicker and easier for everyone.
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.
That's right! As well as our extensive online shop, we also have a Victorian shop front. 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.
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 jewellery making products.
Window hangings overlooking the entrance to Eureka! Beads. 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 Friday and our bead friendly staff are always willing to help.
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 a bridal store, 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 Aultun. 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.
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