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!


Base metal

rose-gold findings, lobsters, clasps, headpins, earwires and

two pretty styles of small chain

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

Chain: about 150 styles in nine finishes  (almost all of which are nickle and lead free).  Plus stainless steel. 

Findings: a vast selection of clasps, earwires, headpins, eyepins, crimps, crimp covers, jump rings, Snapeeze® jump rings, bead caps, and cones.

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.

Buttons: Big, small, shanks, 2-hole, funky, pretty. At least 75 styles.


Precious metal

Beads: a large selection of hand-crafted Bali and Thai sterling (and vermeil) 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 gold-filled beads and silver beads, bead caps, cones, charms and letter cubes in 4mm and 5mm.  

Chain: a limited variety of 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, headpins, eyepins, bead tips, and clam shells.

Earwires: our selection of earwires is spectacular with lever backs, studs, french earwires, 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, gold-filled, and vermeil.

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