Bead Shop Hop 2017

Bead Shop Hop 2017 is right around the corner.  This is the largest hop of its kind in the United States!  You don’t want to miss this!

It runs for the three weekends (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) following Labor Day.

Click here on Brochure 2017 for more information.



Good news!  Well, for me anyway.  Starting July 10, we will be closed on Sundays AND MONDAYS through Labor Day.  Don’t get used to that, though.  For Shop Hop (beginning September 8), which runs for three consecutive weekends – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays – our hours will be as follows:  Fridays 10:00a – 7:00p, Saturdays 10:00 a – 7:00p, and Sundays 11:00a – 5:00p.  However, you can contact us for an earlier start on Sundays.  We just ask that you shoot us that request at least one day prior.  As always, thank you so much for supporting our small business!!

The Old Switcharoo

We just switched two classes as follows:

Wire Working:  Caged Beads is now on Saturday, August 12

Wire Working:  Cool Cabs is now on Saturday, August 19

Teachers Still Wanted!!

ATTENTION!! If you’ve ever been interested in teaching jewelry classes, now is your chance! I’m looking for teachers – bead weaving, wire working, metalsmithing, chain maille, et al!  If you know someone who may be interested, or you’re interested yourself, please email Joleen at

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