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Create Beautiful Jewelry
We offer an awesome selection of classes each season. All classes are taught by some of the finest local instructors around! Each season includes everyt- hing from the basics to more advanced topics including projects that will have you doing stitching, knotting, chainmaille & wire working..Most every season of classes will include several free classes as well.Read More
Learn Something New
Whether it be jewelry for a new work wardrobe, night out on the town, special occasion, or simply just for everyday wear... Feel special in knowing the fact that you made it yourself! From selecting the right style of jewelry to make to finding the right color combinations and findings to finish off your piece, we can and specialize in helping every step of the way.Read More
For the history of MIDWEST BEADS, we must first begin with the history of Gary & Alice Lauber. Alice grew up in Sturtevant, WI, and Gary grew up in Wales. They met and married in 1990 when Gary was working as an assistant manager for Farm & Fleet of Sturtevant and Alice was a church secretary. A couple years after they were married, Gary was transferred to Iowa.Read More
"Jewelry Is The Most Transformative Thing You Can Wear"
- Iris Apfel
Planning A Wedding?
We can help with your bridal jewelry. Brides, wedding parties & showers, bridesmaid's jewelry & of course mother of the bride's jewelry.
Swarovski crystal, crystal or freshwater pearls and glass beads can be combined to not only make statement pieces for your wedding, but it can also be very functional for that special night out. Stop by and check us out to see how we can help. Be sure to bring your ideas, magazines and clippings with you.
Workspace Always Available
Can't Wait To Bead? No need to wait for a class! Start beading TODAY!
Stop in anytime during store hours & learn how to string a bracelet with our expert assistance.
Work table, tools & a kit with all the materials are waiting for you! Choose a kit, work with our staff to select & design a project, or maybe even work on a class from last week that you were not able to attend.
Feel free to work on your own projects as well.
We're happy to offer repairs of beaded jewelry to our list of services. Whether it's Grandmas favorite piece that was handed down... or a newer piece you purchased last week. We will be happy to take a look at it and let you know if we can complete the repair, how long and how much the repair will cost. For most repairs, we will ask for the piece to be left with us... Oftentimes, may be able to complete the repair while you wait.
Handmade Jewelry Makes Great Gifts
We always have a large selection of finished jewelry available for purchase.
Great for birthdays. special occasions or just because!
Life Is Too Short To Wear
Department Store Jewelry
Birthdays, Scouts & Groups
Birthdays, Girl Scout Jewelry Making Badge classes, Mother / Daughter day out? Give us a call. We'll be happy to help. We have many options that are age appropriate and easy for the non-beader. Just give us a call & we can help select a special day & time for your event.
Kits, Patterns & More
We have dozens of pre-designed kits just waiting to be turned into your next masterpiece! Choose a kit to grab and go - or - feel free to sit and string in the store. Most kits are rated at the beginner level and are easily completed in a short amount of time. We also have many non-kitted patterns as well.
Ladies Day / Night Out
Whether it's a friend from out of town, social or work group... there's always a fast and fun project that is available for any skill level. Grab a friend or friends ans come on in to make that special pair of earrings, bracelet or necklace that will strengthen the bond between you and your friends.
Our Specialty Is Getting
New Beaders Started
Give The Gift Of Beading
Our Gift Certificates are available in three popular dollar values and make a great gift for anyone who loves beads or our finished hand-made jewelry.
A new wardrobe deserves new accessories! We offer a large selection of ready made finished hand-made jewelry you can wear out the door.
Free Earring Demo Offer
Stop in for a FREE demo on how easy it is to make your own earrings. In only a minute, we can show you how a basic pair of earrings are made... and... best of all, you get to keep the earrings!
"Jewelry Is Like The Perfect Spice- It Always Compliments What's Already There"
- Diane Von Furstenberg
Testimonials From Our Customers
"I love this place & the employees!"
- Tasha D.
"Got the help I needed to make a beautiful necklace today. Hope to return soon to make another. Wonderful place!"
- Suzanne B.
" This is my home away from home! So peaceful & relaxing."