07/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to almost every bead store in the SF bay area, and Bead Inspirations, located in Alameda is one of my faves. Yes, it is on the small side, however, the store is thoughtfully laid out and very inviting. Staff is friendly, yet they allow you the freedom to browse and familarize yourself with product. When asking for help, staff is personable and knowledgeable.
Stop by this little gem of a store, you be suprised as to what they have to offer.
Also, check out their classes. From basic stringing to Kumihimo braiding. Nice variety.