422 S. Pineapple Ave • Sarasota, FL  34236

Welcome to, the home of Beauty & the Beads.  Nestled in historic Burns Court, Beauty & the Beads is Sarasota, Florida's, most artistic and elegant bead boutique.


Doing business on Pineapple Avenue for over twenty years, Beauty & the Beads is one of the oldest retail businesses in the area.  It is a design gallery offering design consultation and showcasing the one of a kind jewelry designs by art jewelry designer/owner Martha Nikla whose work has been recognized by the fashion industry, has appeared in books and magazines, and has been featured at galleries and museums throughout the United States.


Beauty & the Beads offers an eclectic collection of unusual, exotic beads & beading components to designers and collectors from around the world. The business caters both to those who want to purchase a finished piece of jewelry as well as to those who seek design consultation resulting in a customized piece.


Beauty & the Beads also offers beading classes limited to three students, ensuring individual attention and an exclusive opportunity to learn the art of beading.  Private classes are available upon request.

Photo by Shannon Soule