Bead Street was established in 1992 by owner Eileen Barker. We
first opened in a small shop in the Eighth Street Marketplace, located in downtown Boise.
expanded into an 1800 square foot business located on the southwest corner of Cole and Ustick, right next to JoAnn's
Currently, we have grown into a 4000 square foot retail and mail-order business
with the largest inventory in the northwest. We owe this success to our wonderful customers - many of which have been
with us since day one.
Our staff includes trained professional bead artists, jewelry designers
and consultants, and nationally acclaimed beading instructors. We are ready to assist customers, provide training and
answer questions related to all aspects of beading and jewelry making. If you need help or are looking for something unique
please let us know.
Bead Street's owner, Eileen Barker is a 2012-2013 member of the Starman Trendsetters.
As a member, she not only gets to see the very newest beads manufactured in the Czech Repubic, she also is a member
of a group responsible for creating new designs utilizing these beads. Because of this, our customers are on the leading
edge of beading designs.
We are so grateful to be in this business, surrounded by wonderful
"beadaholics", and beautiful beads.
The store supplies beads, findings, books and supplies to designers,
bead artists, teachers and other bead stores throughout the U.S. Our bead inventory includes more than 1400 colors of
size 11/0 seeds beads, 450+ size 15/0 seed beads along with size 3/0, 6/0 and 8/0's. We have a hugh inventory of shaped
seedbeads including Cubes, Triangles, Bugles, Hex's, and Drops. Our 30 foot wall of Czech glass includes the standard
pressed glass shapes, as well as new items created by Starman, Inc. We have fire polish, semi-precious stones, freshwater
pearls, metals, mixed media supplies, lucite, fibers and buttons.
We are honored to be selected
to receive the very newest beads manufactured in the Czech Republic. As such, we have the largest selection of the 'Trends'
including the new CzechMates 2-hole beads including Triangles, Lentils, Bricks, Tiles and Daggers. We also carry all
of the Super Duos, a large selection of Twins, and Rullas and Rizos.
Check out our
blog to see what our fabulous customers have done with these beads. Their creations are very inspirational.
BEAD STREET ONLINE BLOG