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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be home enjoying food and family.

We will be open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10-6. 

Join us on Saturday to celebrate Small Business Day.  

We are a complete bead store with a fabulous inventory of semi-precious stone, Swarovski® crystals, glass beads, sterling, gold-filled and base-metal findings—everything you need and expect for making jewelry. AND, much much more: unique vintage glass, stone, horn, bone, Bali beads, and tribal beads.


This week marks our 23rd anniversary and the store is

crammed with treasures old and new.


We have so much stock that we are discounting much of our inventory to make room for new semi-precious stone,

Japanese seed beads and 2-hole beads.


Czech glass stands are 60% off.

Overstock colors & shapes of

Swarovski® crystals are 60% off.


Strands of fresh-water pearls are 40% off.


Many sterling toggle clasps are 40% off.



We repair bead jewelry.


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