Fifteenth Street between Peoria and Lewis is home to a number of interesting shops and one is the Bead Merchant. The walls are covered with stands of glass beads in every size and color imaginable.
They have a variety of silver chain sold by length, and great bowls of silver charms to hang from them. You can buy tools for jewelry making and even take lessons on the art. I bought some silver a few years ago and used it to make charm bracelets for my granddaughters Hannah and Sarah.