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
847-699-7959

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

Metals

Base metal


Wire: Artistic Wire® and Beadsmith® wire in many sizes and colors.


Chain: several hundred styles in seven finishes plus stainless steel. 


Findings: a vast selection of clasps, earwires, head pins, eye pins, crimps, crimp covers, jump rings, Snapeeze® jump rings, bead caps, cones and buttons.


Charms: we have lots!!!!!! Shoes, food, animals, crosses and rosary medals, Jewish symbols, Celtic symbols, Christmas, Halloween, letters and many more.


Beads: we have a large table filled with rounds, daisies, spacers, tubes, decorative rings, oval letters and a great variety of other shapes in base-metal and pewter.

 

Precious metal

Beads: a large selection of hand-crafted Bali and Thai sterling that was purchased when silver was less expensive and is still priced accordingly – quite a bargain in today's market. In addition, there are American- manufactured silver, vermeil and gold-filled beads, bead caps, cones, charms and letter cubes in 4mm and 5mm.      


Chain: gold-filled and sterling silver. 


Wire: sterling, silver-filled and gold-filled round wire (28-14 gauge) is available by the foot and ounce.


Findings: connectors, tubes, bails, crimp beads, crimp covers, head pins, eye pins, bead tips, and clam shells.


Ear wires: our selection of ear wires is spectacular with lever backs, studs, french ear-wires, in both sterling and gold-filled. We also have threaders and chandeliers.


Clasps: our inventory is the best in the area: hooks, toggles, lobsters and a lovely selection of classic box clasps with glass and stone in bezels. We have clasps in sterling silver, bronze, britanium, gold-filled, and vermeil.


Rings: our soldered rings range from the simple to large elaborate, open, split and Snapeeze® jump rings.