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!


Welcome to 2018

Celebrate the New Year and your bead lust by coming to bodacious beads instead of shopping online.

We have great service, great knowledge, great prices and a

wonderful selection! In fact we have so much merchandise we

have deep sales.

Stem the tide of stores closing and take advantage of what has always made bricks and mortar shopping the best way.

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.



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.