I always have a great time when I go into Originals, Barbara, Anna and Autumn are always kind and professional and they love what they do! I think that makes a difference than someone paid hourly and does not care. I Have taken several classes that I enjoyed and learned from in an intimate environment where Barbara is accessible to help. I would strongly recommend this shop to anyone new to beads and chains or people that have been doing it for decades. Easy to find on Bittere at the Alley shopping mall. The store is very clean and well organized and they know everything about what they are doing, can not say enough on how great they are.
Ann Pearce Jewelry Designs is a beader's delight. The bead wall is a feast for the eyes filled with pearls and gemstones. There are sterling silver findings as well as gold-filled , copper, and bronze. You will find all you need to create incredible beaded jewelry. Ann is a very talented silversmith who creates amazing enhancers to add to the custom made jewelry made in the store. Come in for a visit that will delight your senses and get you hooked on beading!!!
What a wonderful place and the prices of thier beads are the best I have ever seen. As good as the shows. They have a wonderful selection of beads. I have been to bead boys several times and every time the staff greets me and offers to help me if I need it. Twice I have asked for help and found that they really know what they are doing. I have been in every store in San Antonio and bead boys is by far the best.