About Beads by the Dozen

Catch the Excitement!

Mardi Gras-style beaded necklaces, once associated exclusively with seasonal pre-Lenten celebrations along the Gulf Coast, are now a bona fide national phenomenon. Indeed, from football games and theme parties to corporate events and even wedding receptions, from parades and festivals to just about any locale where the Spring Break crowd gathers, the festive strands have become a celebratory fashion statement.

While revelers everywhere have come to identify Mardi Gras beads with fun and frivolity, many companies and organizations have taken to using the colorful necklaces as an affordable, but successful, promotional item. Whether they're handed out on the floor of a trade show or sported at a company picnic, customized beads that incorporate logos and other customer-originated designs are, to be sure, a great way to promote brand awareness or flash team spirit.

In this dynamic and increasingly design-driven business, Beads by the Dozen offers low prices, extensive selection, hassle-free online shopping, superior customization expertise and outstanding customer service. Whatever your needs in beads, we look forward to serving you!

Hassle-Free Online Shopping

Shopping online at is convenient and safe. Simply browse our online catalog, add items to your shopping cart then send us your order with our one step checkout page. We accept all major credit cards.

We safeguard the integrity of our customers' personal and credit card information using secure, state-of-the the art technology. Beads by the Dozen will never give out your personal information. For complete details, read our security & privacy policy

Wondering if that package is on the way? After placing an order at, you can check its current status simply by logging in at our order status page. By visiting our UPS tracking page, you can even check to see when UPS will be knocking at your front door without ever leaving our website.

Custom Creations

Looking to create something truly special, such as a custom three-dimensional medallion pendant or a specially molded figure for placement around a necklace? Custom specialities are our speciality! Our design and manufacturing capabilities—utilized by companies like Coca-Cola, Disney, Universal Studios, Carnival Cruise Lines, Harrah's, Federal Express and Playboy Enterprises, as well as noted Mardi Gras organizations like the Krewe of Endymion and the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club—extend well beyond the usual imprinting services offered by suppliers of promotional products. Whether clients are providing their own artwork or tapping our experienced in-house design team, our track record in turning out custom special editions that are truly collectible, is unsurpassed. For more information about our customization services, click here.

Visit our Fabulous Showroom

Planning a trip to New Orleans? Be sure to visit the Beads by the Dozen showroom. Over 15,000 square feet of shopping showcasing everything from Mardi Gras beads, party decorations, Christmas items, plush toys to unique gift items and decorator accessories. A must stop for the serious reveler! For directions, click here.

Customer Service

We're here to help in every way. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. For contact info and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.