Bead Cruise 2008: A fun and exciting beading trip. Heather Powers and Bev Herman are the perfect hostesses and bring you the most talented instructors and artist together for a wonderful beading memory!
My local bead shops here in Wisconsin. They are well worth the visit when your in the area.
Knot Just Beads:If Kim doesn't have what your looking for she will find it for you. Great vintage beads and crystals. Great classes.
Funky Hannah's:The Funky staff at Funky's are great. Amanda the owner not only brings in international teachers, she has now opened a hot shop for glass blowing classes also.
Bead Needs: Paulette a former editor at Bead and Button knows her way around beads and her shop has some wonderful beadsd and classes.
Below are links to amazing artist and inspiration
Cynthia Rutledge:The most amazing bead artist.
Nancy Meinhardt's Studio: Her Highland Park, Il bead shop is open only until March 2008.
Laura McCabe:Inovative and talented young bead artist.
Sheri Sherafini:One of the most talented bead artist I've met.
Bead Creative:Nancy Eha, bead artist and quilt creator.
Charlene's Beaded Jewerly: Check out her Peruvian work!
Claire's Passion: Ceramic faces for sale!
Barbara Elbe's Beaded Images: See her beautiful designs and books!
Charlene Hughes: Check out her new book Beadin' With Beady Boop. Amazing designs!
Buy The Kit:Thousands of kits available
Crystal Creations: A wonderful bead shop in Floria.
Beads By Blanche: A charming bead shop owner and store in New Jersery.
Creative Castle:My favorite shop in California and the first one I ever taught at in 1998.
Creative Destinations:A beautiful shop in Mesa AZ
Auntie Beads: A large selection of beading supplies. An amazing assortment of Swarovski Crystal Beads as well as Seed Beads and free online instructional beading videos.
Cartwright Sequins The best Sequin and vintage button site on the web!
Jewerly Supply Good bead source
The Wig Jig Site: A must have for all jewerly makers/beaders.
Walsh Brothers: Walsh Brothers,links for amazing items.
Bead Babe: Bead Artist Against Breast Cancer and amazing bead items.
Instruction and information
The Beadwrangler's Fiber Junction: So much to see at this site, Oh just go look yourself!
Bead Works Books: Red Ventlings on-line bead bookstore.
About.com Beads: Paula Morgan leads this wonderfully informative site.
Bead & Button: The best Bead Magazine
Beadwork Magazine The Best Bead Magazine