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!


50% off over-stock Swarovski®--includes hundreds of colors,

sizes and shapes.

As specific stock sells, items may be removed from the sale.


25% off strands of fresh-water pearls.

40% off strands of Czech glass beads*

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

Many colors and shapes from which to choose.


 *exclusions: fire-polish, 2-hole beads, trade beads.


Old magazines and all books are 50% off.

Check our sale table for additional items.


Of course, we constantly add stock: seed beads, semi-precious stone beads, 2-hole beads, metal beads and findings, new Swarovski® and much more.

We repair bead jewelry.


Our Etsy store has Swarovski® diagonal cubes,  vintage Swarovski® and rare vintage Czech nail heads.


Exciting bead news
Joyce Scott was awarded a MacArthur grant which carries with it a $650,000 stipend. Her 3-dimensional improvisational bead work is amazing is. She has had shows at the Baltimore Art Museum and New York's Museum of Art and Design, to name a few. The now defunct Bead Society of Greater Chicago brought her in several times so some of us "oldies" have had the pleasure of meeting and studying with her.

For more 3-dimensional bead work, artist Liza Lou won a MacArthur grant several years ago.

Both artists are definitely worth an internet search.