We love what we do!
Rhinestonz & Beads is an internet based family business located in New Plymouth, New Zealand. We love what we do and pride ourselves on our service and extensive product knowledge. Although we're an online shopping site we do welcome your personal contact by phone or email, so please feel free to contact us directly with any enquiry you may have.
So, how did it all start?
Born out of a love of colours, costuming and beautiful embellishments, our business has taken a natural upward progression since 1986 when (trading as Leotards Unlimited) we mailed out our first price lists of fabrics, sequins, rhinestones and trimmings to a handful of dedicated 'dancing mums' all around New Zealand who were sewing costumes for their daughters. As word of mouth spread (no websites or email in those days) our database of faithful clients grew along with our range of products and services.
Rebranding the business in 2001 as "Rhinestonz", we went global with our first website and rapidly became recognised by clients, suppliers and competitors worldwide. We even had favourable mention in The New York Times in an article entitled "In search of the perfect button".
In 2004 we began selling beads on Trade Me, NZ ‘s most popular online trading site, developing our bead inventory and rapidly expanding our standard stock lines. Our 15,000 + cumulative positive feedbacks reflecting our customer service philosophy; friendly, helpful service and quality products ‘on hand and ready to go'.
Still going strong in 2012...
We've come a long way in 26 years but our original 1986 commitment to quality, service and value for money still remains our first priority.
We look forward to being available to assist you in any way we can.
LET US TAKE A MOMENT TO SHARE A FEW THINGS FROM OUR HEART - things that makes us special & unique for our clients...
1. You get a sense of 'being on the team' from the moment we answer your call or reply to your email.
2. We genuinely like all our clients as people.
3. New clients are welcomed like old friends.
4. We think our products are the best thing since sliced bread & we make it our business to be experts about them.
5. We're operationally slim & procedurally slick - fast service, fast results, fast delivery.
6. No question is a dumb question.
7. Everyone on the Rhinestonz & Beads team has good ideas - and we like it like that!
8. You'll always get friendly, helpful, specialist advice - for free.
So jump right on in! We'll be happy to help!
We belong to...
The NZ Retailers
Association, the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce and we're Affiliate members
of the NZADT.
Our products have been used ...
On Costumes and Leotards for TV, Film, Stage and Cabaret, Ice and Roller Skating, Synchronized Swimming, Gymnastics, Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, Salsa, Ceroc, Marching and Baton Twirling, Circus, Competitive Aerobics, Cheerleading and Bodyscuplting ...
On clothing for Bridal Wear and Accessories, Beauty Pageants, Equestrian Competitions, Christmas Parades and the Guinness book of records ...
Our rhinestones and beads decorate 'Faberge' Eggs, Designer Clothing, Horse Tack, Animal Collars, Candles, Mirrors and Photo Frames, Phones and iPods, Quilts, Art Works and Home Decor ...
Our clients include Textile Artists, Scrapbookers, Nail Artists, Jewellery, Clothing and Costume Designers, Florists, Cake Decorators, Events Industry Organizers, Hairdressers and Make-up Artists ...
If you use our products in other ways not mentioned here we'd love to hear from you.