Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
My name is Joy Moore and I am the owner of The Bead Couture. I have over twenty four years of experience with beads and jewelry design.
I opened my own shop in 2008 after previously managing a bead shop in Memphis for 14 years. I am a full service bead shop that carries gemstone, fresh water pearl, metal and glass beads, seed beads, chain, tools, findings, beading supplies and much more.
I am a metal and fabrication artist, working in copper, brass and sterling silver. I use many techniques in my jewelry artwork including soldering and fabrication, metal folding, wire work, knotting, resin, and cold connection.
The inspiration for my designs come from my natural surroundings, the stones and other materials I use, my ever increasing knowledge of the many fabrication techniques I have learned over the years and my deeply held spiritual beliefs.
I have lived in Memphis, TN. since 1982 and graduated from Memphis State University in 1986 with a degree in Home Furnishings Merchandising. I enjoy books and of course, jewelry. My earliest memories of making art, are of helping my father in his wood working shop and with his leather work. My parents were always the biggest supporters of my endeavors and I owe them my deepest gratitude for their support over the years.
My true calling in life was to be a jewelry artist and I hope you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I love making it.