Beads & Things

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Location: 8 North Shafer Street, Athens

Contact: Jo Merkle

Phone: 740-592-6453

Beads & Things has offered a space for people to explore their creativity since 1990. They were picked Ohio’s Best Bead Store by Ohio Magazine in 2006 and 2007, since then the magazine has dropped the category. Maybe they thought Beads & Things would keep winning as they strive to offer friendly service and a unique experience. Whether you want to make jewelry, embellish textiles, find parts for fishing lures, make miniatures, collect rocks, find gifts, or even geocache!

They carry beads from around the world; old and new, gemstones, seed beads, glass, trade beads, organics, metals, and many more. They have tools and findings, and provide free instruction. You can pick out your beads, sit down, and they will show you how to create a masterpiece! Or get instructions from their web site.

Visit them and find incense, Tankas, prayer flags, sculptures, sarongs, bags, polished rocks, gemstone specimens, and other things to enlighten your senses. Beads & Things celebrates the world and your expression in it.

Keep up with new stock on their Facebook page and see more info on our web site. Please call if you have any questions, or even better, stop by for a visit! Map and directions are mapped out on their site. They would love to see where your creativity will take you!