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!


Our 50% off sale of over-stock Swarovski® continues. 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.
All freshwater pearls are still 25% off.


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

 Magazines from 2014 and back now 25% off.

All books are 40% off.

Be sure to check out our sale table for additional items.

Our Etsy store has diagonal cubes.

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.

Exciting bead news
Joyce Scott has been awarded a MacArthur grant which carries with it a $650,000 stipend. Her 3-dimensional improvisational bead work has been amazing for years. 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 also won a MacArthur grant several years ago.

Both artists are definitely worth an internet search to see their amazing work.

As we add to our overstock sale,

we also 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.