Monday, August 24, 2009

The Bead Merchant


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.

4 comments:

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Que voilà un endroit qui doit être le paradis des jeunes femmes, des jeunes filles, des fillettes et des bricoleurs d'art !
Cela existe aussi chez nous, dans de plus grandes villes que mon "bled" !
Bonne journée et bisous.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What a lovely shop to browse round.
One has to assume they get enough customers in to continue their business.

Anne

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have been there and it is good to browse the selections. I made an Episcopal rosary. worth

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

What a lovely shop! I would have loved browsing as a teen, I made my own jewelery.