Vendor Spotlight

Shirley Bobo, Large private collection of Native American Jewelry. Lots of slabs, rocks and cabs for those rock hound folks. Sturee Tribal Village, You have seen her trunk show at the store this year now she will be here for Beadapalooza. Lisa from Sturee will have beautiful Afganistan gemstones, unusual tribal beads and metals, ancient […]

Vendor Spotlight – Artisans

Sparkle Lounge Jewels, Kim Ouelette will have her really cool soldered pendants and soldered deer antlers too. But remember they go fast. Set in Glass, Shawn Turner, Glass Lampwork artist will have her beautiful Lampwork beads here for you. She does beautiful, first quality work. Wild River, John Wild’s beautiful stone cabs will make you […]

Vendor Spotlight – Soul of Somanya

Soul of Somanya is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But the real action takes place in a town called Somanya in the Krobo region of Ghana, West Africa, where we are working hard to provide living-wage employment in the field of jewelry-making for young adults whose prospects in life are otherwise very grim. […]

Sparkle Lounge Jewels trunk show this weekend

Sparkle Lounge Jewels Trunk Show This weekend Saturday Dec. 12th 10-9pm Sunday Dec.13th 1:30-5:30pm Kim of Sparkle Lounge Jewels will be her this weekend. You may remember her fabulous components from Beadapalooza. She will have her soldered components, findings, and deer antlers. Come early for first pick. Her one of a kind pretties go fast. […]

Snowflake Saturday

Come see us before the Helena Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5th. We will be having a Snowflake Saturday.  Make and take a snowflake for $15 for each design.  Our teachers will be on hand to help you create your snowflake. Saturday night, we will be drawing for a birthday party for up to 10 people (valued […]

Beadapalooza Vendor Spotlight Sturee Tribal Village

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Sturee Tribal Village is  ethnic and tribal textiles, carvings, beads, jewelry, carpets and other crafts.  Most of the collection comes from Afghanistan and the region, but other areas of the world, especially Africa, are also represented.  The core of our business are the beads we bring in from Afghanistan. Hand-carved by artisans in Pakistan and […]

Vendors For Aug. 22nd and 23rd Beadapalooza 2015

  Great Vendor Line up this year! 1.  Soul of Somanya African Glass Trade Beads findings from Ghana Africa 2. Voyager Beads Pewter metal beads and findings in bags. $5.00 each or 10 for $40.00 3.  Sparkle Lounge Jewels Kim will be back with Handmade soldered components to add to your jewelry designs. 4. Nirvana […]

Beadapalooza Vendor Spotlight Dale Cougar-Armstrong

  Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is the Education Consultant emeritus for A die-hard rockhound, lapidary, and wire jewelry designer, instructor and author, Dale credits her mom for spurring the main interest that led to Dale`s chosen career. Her mother was an avid rockhound and many, weekend family adventures involved traipsing through the White Mountains of […]

Beadapalooza Vendor Spotlight

  Melody McDuffee Soul of Somanya Melody is back with all her great African Bead Strands and African Metal Beads and Findings Melody will also be teaching some classes that weekend so be sure and click on the black bar above and check out Melody’s classes and all the others too.     Check out […]

WE ARE BACK FROM NYC AND FOUND LOTS OF GREAT FINDS JUST FOR YOU I have over 100 lbs of great findings and chain being shipped to the store from the secret wholesale warehouse in NYC. some of the great things you will be able to have first pick at the preview party are……vintage stamped […]

Time to Tidy up after Beadapalooza Closed Tuesday March 17th 2015

Thank you for your support last weekend at Beadapalooza.  Now it’s time to get the Store back together.   We will be closed Tuesday  March 17th   to unpack and tidy up the store. Wednesday March 18th Is Hump Day Discount day. Spin the Camel Wheel of Discounts you can get 10%to 50% off your total […]

Latest Updates for March Beadapalooza 2015

  We will not have Hot Flash Friday Sale this Friday but we will be open. Remember the store will be closed March 14th and 15th but we will have plenty of store supplies down at Beadapalooza. List of Vendors for the March 14-15 show A Grain of Sand Beautiful unusual sterling, silver filled  and […]

Beadapalooza March 14th and 15th Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight:   Sparkle Lounge Jewels.  Artisan components by Kim Ouellette. This will be Kim’s first Beadapaloosa as a vendor!  Kim has added a line of components to her handmade business. Kim has been working steadily soldering pendants, forging clasps, creating links, bitty bottles and making etched metal dangles.  These are great handmade components to enhance […]

Today’s March Beadapalooza Update and Vendor Spotlight

Lots of new updates today. Vendor Spotlight today: A Grain of Sand Unique Sterling Silver, Silver filled and pearl clasp.  We have not had her items in a while and they are First Quality Clasps.  I have been buying from her for years and have always wanted them here for Beadapalooza.  Their clasps have vintage stones, Buttons and […]

More Vendors for March Beadapalooza

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Check with us everyday for more updates. New Vendors Added: Ckoop Beads Enameled copper beads and components. Cherry Tree Beads Lots of great Big hole beads gemstone beads in Matte and faceted finishes   Lots of Great classes are listed in our class section for Beadapalooza too.  Remember if you sign up for a Beadapalooza […]

March 2015 Beadapalooza Classes

Exciting classes are being posted in our class section for March Beadapalooza. Keep checking the  link above periodically for more classes.  Reserve your spot and sign up on line or in the store. Remember all classes will be held at the new Beadapalooza location and not at the Bead Biz. Samples of the classes […]

Beadapalooza March 2015 Vendor List

  Save the date Beadapalooza 2015 March 14th and 15th  2015 August 22nd and 23rd  2015 10-6 both days Preview Party Friday night March 13th  7-9pm for anyone who signs up for Beadapalooza Classes.  Beadapalooza is now twice a year!! The event has gotten to big that we have move the event down the street […]

Holiday hours for 2014

    50% off Clearance Sale All regular priced merchandise excludes consignments, Trunks show items and Knotty do it all boards. Bead Biz Holiday Hours 12/24/14 11-1pm Closed Christmas Day 12/26/14 11-6pm 12/27/14 10-6pm 12/28/14 12:30-5:30 pm 12/29/14 Closed 12/30/14 11-6pm 12/31/14 11-6pm We will be closed Jan. 1st-8th for inventory We will reopen Jan. […]

Soul of Somanya Trunkshow and Classes Oct. 11th and 12th

Soul of Somanya Trunkshow and Classes by Melody Mcduffee Oct. 11th 10-6pm Oct. 12th  1:30-5:30pm We are happy to have Melody back with Soul of Somanya.  Stop by this weekend and support this worthy cause.  She will have beautiful African trade beads and Jewelry made by the Krobo Tribe in Ghana Africa.  You can click […]

September 9th-September 2014 Sale

Help Lora Celebrate Her Birthday  September 9th-September 13th Come Spin the Wheel all this Week and get 10%-50% off  Come celebrate with Lora September 9th -September 13th. This excludes all trunkshow and consignment items. Don’t Forget to sign up for Classes  You can now sign up for classes and pay  directly on our website. Click […]

Big Bead Truck Load Sale

Big Truck Load Sale with  Phil from Voyager Beads July 3rd 11am-8:30pm  (stick around and watch the Helena Fireworks from our parking lot) July 4th 11am-6pm Remember  Phil with all his fabulous shell, horn and bone beads from Beadapalooza! Well, he is making a special stop just for us.  He has some great new finds […]

June 2014 Newsletter and Class Calendar

    June Newsletter 2014 We will have a booth at the Alabama Quilters Symposium June 5th-7th at Bumpus Middle School 6055 Fleming (or Flemming) Parkway Hoover, AL 35244 All facilities are handicap accessible Check out our  Kid Classes this month We has decided to try  some kid classes this summer. We will be […]

April 2014 Class Schedule and Newsletter

  April Newsletter 2014 Normal Hours of Operation Sun. 1:30-5:30 pm Mondays  Closed Tues. 11am-6pm Wed. 11am-6pm Thurs. 11am-6pm Fri. 11am-6pm Sat. 10am-6pm These are our Business selling hours unless you are scheduled for a class earlier or later than our normal hours above. “By Appointment time” with Lora $25.00 an hour.  Schedule time with  […]