Quiapo’s Best Kept Secret: Wellmanson’s

I first heard about Wellmanson’s from an officemate who loves doing beads craft.   One day, she took me there and I was totally blown away with the many beaded items and jewelry materials / supplies available for sale.  It’s virtually a mecca for all those who love accessories.

Fast forward to 2011, I became a member of the Weddings at Work community and almost all brides-to-be who wants to do DIY stuff for their wedding were advised to check out the place.   I was one of those who did lots of DIYs for my own wedding but I did not visit Wellmanson’s – maybe because I really am not talented when it comes to beadworks.

But I’ve been meaning to go back there because I want to check out their ready-made accessories again.   And since I’ve been looking for the perfect Christmas gift to give to my nieces and more lady friends, I asked AJ if we can go to Quiapo one weekend.

We finally did so last Sunday, and armed with only P1,000, I challenged myself to find as many gift as I can for 4 tweenies and 3 ladies who, I know, are very much into bling-blings.

Now, let’s check out my hoard!  (sorry, but I’m keeping the prices secret, hehe!)

3 sets of bangles, for my nieces who are in their teens:

They reminded me of the bangles I saw at Forever 21, and I like it that they are stackable and can be combined with the others.     Here are more details of the bangles I bought:

I also saw bangles for the little princesses who already have a sense of fashion.   Colorful bangles with furry balls are what I got for them, including one with enamel coating:

For my fashionista friends, I got these cocktail rings that would surely make them stand out:

This white  elephant enamel bangle also caught my attention so I bought it for myself hehe!

Check out the details.   Love, love, love them!


Great finds, aren’t they?   I also picked some silk pouches for the accessories that will be given away as gifts.

I went to the cashier to pay and was happily surprised to find that all my items cost me only P720!   That left me with P280 – enough to buy packs of these special mongo hopia from Master Hopia!

My advice for those who plans to bring a car to Quiapo – park yours at SM Manila, walk a little to the direction of the Manila City Hall then take a jeep going to Quiapo.  It’s much safer for the car, and cheaper for you that way.

Wellmanson’s is located at Villalobos Street, Quiapo (the road leading to Plaza Miranda where the Quiapo Church is located).   For the months of November-December, they are open Mondays to Sundays:  9:30am – 6:00 pm (Mon-Sat) and 9:30am to 5:00 pm (Sunday).

 

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Comments

  1. says

    great finds at Wellmanson’s! 😉 admittedly, isa ako sa dumayo sa Quiapo nung umuwi ako sa’tin para bumili ng raw materials for the DIY wedding cord 🙂 i’m lovin’ the white elephant enamel bangle! ang posh! i’m more of a bracelet/bangle girl kasi. 🙂 these are really great as gifts, lalo na sa mga kikay!

  2. N@W Sis from Pangasinan says

    wow…i liked them…mahilig din kasi ako sa mga accessories eh…..ganda nung elephant design for you….cute cute…sosi..sosi…

    • says

      Hi Sandra! The last time we checked Wellmanson, the elephant enamel bangle is no longer there =( But do try to search at eBay, I found sellers selling the exact same thing too =)

  3. says

    Hi, I was searching the internet for beads store and I was led into this post of yours. Thanks for sharing! I agree Wellmanson’s is definitely a haven for craft-lovers. Your items were lovely, especially the white elephant 🙂

  4. Barbie says

    Hi! I have friends who’ve been there, and they said overpriced sa wellmanson’s. :)) Organized daw dun, and aircon. :> May mga mas mura daw if you walk further pa.

  5. Julie Balite says

    Great shop but beware about their computations. I was told by the assessor that they will be checking at the cashier the assessed items. Yeah right! they checked the number but not the punched price. I ended up paying 800 for 10 items which should cost 8 ea. The assessor punched in 80 instead of 8 :(. I only found out after I arrived in Ilocos.

  6. Dawn Alzaga says

    Hi! Ask ko lang if open pa rin ang wellmanson ng Sundays? I noticed kasi na 2011 pa yung blog m about dun.. Ty so much!! :))

  7. Scarlet says

    Yay, thanks for this! My friend said they also sell Swarovski crystals, so I’m going to Wellmansons tomorrow! How much Swarovski do you think I can buy with just 1,000? And, do you think they would celebrate Chinese New Year? Tomorrow’s my only vacant time, but the shop might be closed. 🙁 Thanks! 🙂

  8. peggy says

    hi, i used to sell accessories to maldita and other boutiques in manila but stopped last year. i have lots of wellmanson and imported beads and semi-precious stones that i want to sell and clearout at a discount. please check some of the pics at http://olx.ph/65541069 … thanks!

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