Our History

Island Cove Beads & Gallery opened its first full-service retail location in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida in February 2012.  Founded by Colleen & Roger Ewart and Sue Lennon, Island Cove's owners share a common mission - bringing together local artists in our seaside community to create a common space for artistic expression and creativity.

Island Cove Beads has since grown into a beautiful retail gallery featuring a generous selection of gifts, fine art, prints and gift cards, beads, pottery, fiber arts, natural soaps, jewelry, and beading instruction. We pride ourselves on featuring handmade products from more than 50 local artists. We offer a wide variety of classes in the arts of bead stringing, needle and thread beadwork, fiber arts, painting, wire wrapping, metal stamping, metal embossing and many more jewelry design techniques.

Our St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Bay area customers and clients seek a truly unique shopping experience. They're the type of clients who wish to indulge in creativity and foster relationships with fellow artisans too.  We welcome guests to sit down at our class table completely free of charge. Experience what it's like to learn at Island Cove, or to casually blend into our fun and friendly environment.

We are a family-friendly store that encourages people of all ages to indulge their creative side and sharpen their artistic skill.

Island Cove Beads & Gallery – Jewelry, Seaside Gifts, Decor and so much more!