Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Tuesday until 8:00 pm. Closed Sundays
1942 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018

a bit off the beadin' path but well worth the trip!


Are you ready?

Our holiday jewelry ideas are on display.

Red and green Artistic Wire and Beadsmith Craft Wire

 is on sale at 25% off

New: stone strands

Beautiful labradorite briolettes

Fancy new skulls

Japanese seed bead colors.

 Bali sterling beads and bead caps at great prices.

Wonderful elements from Indonesia and India

The construction is almost over!


Our 50% off sale of over-stock Swarovski® continues. We have added

filigree-encrusted 13mm & 8mm beads, selected pearls, 4139 (cosmic round bead), and 4439 (open square bead). We will continue to add more styles but as specific stock diminishes those items are removed from the sale.

Look for our webstore with vintage Swarovski® crystals.

40% off strands of Czech glass beads*

Our Czech glass strand inventory is so large, we are running out of room.

We have hundreds of colors and shapes from which to choose.

Come in and stock up.

*exclusions apply: does not include fire-polish, 2-hole beads & trade beads

In addition, vintage nail heads, cut beads and seed beads are also 40% off.


 One-dollar bags of glass beads--buy 5 for $3.00.

 Magazines from 2014 and back now 25% off.

Books on wire have been added to our books at 40% off.

Help us clear our overcrowded shelves.


Looking for hard-to-find and vintage Swarovski® crystal? Check out our NEW Etsy

store that features our complete stock.

To view our webstore on a cell phone scroll to the bottom and click classic site.

As we add to our overstock sale,

we continue to buy new inventory and restock.

Browse through our pages for detailed information.

If you have questions, please contact us.

Not an experienced beader? Come in and pick out what you like and
we will make the jewelry for you to pick up later.

We also repair beaded jewelry.