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classycrafter
« on: December 27, 2005 09:01:27 PM »

Hello! Just wondering if any members in Missouri know of any good bead shops?? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005 06:54:57 AM »


Hi classycrafter!
Sorry, I'm not in Missouri... but until someone answers who 'is' there, maybe the following link (to a page which lists some 30 Missouri bead shops, w/ brief comments) will give you some ideas: http://www.guidetobeadwork.com/localstores/states/MO.zip.html

Also, next time you're in a fairly large bookstore:
Check the back pages of a couple of bead/jewelrymaking magazines (such as Bead & Button,for example) for state-by-state beadshop listings.
Of course those would be only the shops which paid for that ad listing, but as you'll see, a great many shops all over the country do list there.
In fact, that was the *only* way I fiiinally discovered the two shops closest to me ... well, 'closest' out here in The Rural Wilds=about a 40-mile drive 1-way, lol..but anyway..
Although I had lived here about 3 years by that time, for some strange reason I had never seen a single local ad for them, never had found them in any Yellow Pages, etc-etc. Until I stumbled upon those B&B listings, it was as if those 2 places didn't even exist (or ..didn't wanna be found..!?! ).
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005 07:03:00 AM »

there is one in U. City Loop...the quality of the beads are good but a bit pricey...I think that its call Zumi Beads...I'm not so sure
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005 07:03:10 AM »

Thanks for the adivice!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006 11:37:50 AM »

Lady Bug Beads on Big Bend in StL is insanely good...pricey, but good.

http://www.ladybugbeads.net
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2006 01:34:42 AM »

There are a couple of bead shops on Main Street in St. Charles, one I have checked out and the other I haven't...they may be kind of pricey, though, as some things on Main St. tend to be.  I think there is a store at St. Louis Mills, off hwy 370, that is called Earth, Wind, and Fire, or something like that and they have many semi-precious beads and lots of other neat items that could be used in bead crafting, jewelry and such. Feathers, shells, things like that.  And of course, Hobby Lobby, which is the best craft place around for general arts/crafts, if you watch the sales. It is off of 70 at the Cave Springs exit in St. Peters, but I think there is now one in South County also now.  I hope this helps!  TishaLee
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2006 08:12:30 AM »

Hobby Lobby is at 44 & Lindbergh. I would call it Crestwood/Sunset Hills, but they like to say they are in Kirkwood.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2006 08:43:30 AM »

Thanks everyone for these great suggestions!! I will have to go around and do some pricing on the different shops.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006 03:18:19 PM »

You might also try looking through the ads in the Riverfront Times.  I remember seeing ads for beading places in there.  I usually go to Ben Franklin Crafts in South County on Tesson Ferry (across from St. Anthony's Hospital) and Schaffer's Hobby Store on Gravois near where it meets Lindbergh (South County). 

If you don't mind the drive, there is also The Bead Place in Fairview Heights/Swansea, Illinois. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2006 07:21:13 PM »

As a side note, the Ben Franklin in Old Orchard/Webster doesn't have nearly the amount of beads the South County one does, so if you are going to go to one of the shops, make the trip to SoCo.
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