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Reisterstown, MD, United States
A practicing attorney who is trying to find the time to develop a small business designing, making and selling handmade jewelry.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Scottsdale Bead Supply

For all of you who don't know me, I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and lawyer who happens to love to designing and making jewelry.  Because of my job, I travel to Phoenix, AZ every other week.  On one of my earliest trips a few years ago, I discovered a wonderful bead store, Scottsdale Bead Supply, and I'm poorer because of it.  They do sell wholesale so that helps a bit but I've spent a ridiculous amount of my hard earned money there.  When you look at it like that, it seems a bit depressing.  I could have been saving that money or giving it to charity...think of all the people I could have helped.  Oh, but think of all the beautiful jewelry I've been able to create.  Now, it doesn't seem like such a waste of money.

I visit Scottsdale Bead Supply on just about every trip to Phoenix.  The store itself is gorgeous.  They have an amazing supply of gemstones in cuts and styles that you just won't find at your average bead store.  Here is a picture of what I purchased last week when I was there.

I didn't do too much damage.  But, getting back to Scottsdale Bead Supply, they have amazing handmade silver findings.  In addition, they have a whole line of findings made from Old World Bronze.  Here is a picture of a carnelian necklace I made using Scottsdale Bead Supply's Old World Bronze findings.  I love it!

Scottsdale Bead Supply also stocks Swarovsky Crystals, fire polished Czech beads, seed beads and other beading supplies.  In addition, the staff at the store is made up of accomplished jewelry designers who can provide guidance on any stones or techniques that you haven't used before.

The owners of the store run a gallery right next door where you can enjoy seeing their very beautiful custom designed jewelry and other treasures.

If you ever find yourself in Phoenix or Scottsdale with a bit of free time, I encourage you to visit Scottsdale Bead Supply (address below).  You won't regret it!

If you have a favorite bead store that you think is special, regardless of where it is, I'd like to hear about it.  Please send me note or make a comment.

  • 3625 N Marshall Way
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
  • T: 480-945-5988
  • F: 480-945-4248

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