BEAD DREAMS is the best bead store in Stockton. Hundreds of choices, wall to wall beads of all shapes, sizes, and colors. If you are a fan of Swarovski Crystals, you will be richly rewarded. 2X AB crystals are plentiful, prices are fantastic, and the service is wonderful. Everyone will feel welcome in the atmosphere of helpfulness, advice, and many samples of the work of instructor Debra Staehle. Debra, who has twenty years of beading experience, teaches classes on beading for the beginner to the experienced. If you need repairs for your jewelry, that service is also available. Her work has been on the cover of a magazine, Bead and Button. The owner of this gem of a store is Enola, and this is her third successful bead store. However, please do not confuse this store with Beads Plus. which was mentioned in another review. The only thing they had in common was Debra. When the fans of Debra's work and valued experience found out where she was, we took our business to BEAD DREAMS.
I have been beading for over 20 years, been in more than 70 bead stores, and this is one of the best stores I have visited. The selection of seed beads is as the store title says, a dream. The choice of Delicas alone is worth a trip. I found some seed beads that I can't even find on the internet. The choice of crystals will make your eyes sparkle. I found a pair of vintage crystals that were like nothing I have ever seen. It took an hour to get there from where I live, but it was worth it. When my friends and I got home, we already started planning for our next trip. Don't miss this store! It is a jewel! Sue
I live in San Antonio, TX, previously lived in Stockton and needed a birthday gift for my sister Mary Anne. I called the store and Deborah helped me to purchase a gift certificate over the phone! Turns out, when I called my sister to tell her about her present, she got excited about it and also that she has taken classes that Deborah has taught. Thanks, Deborah, for your assistance in giving my sister a most perfect birthday present! I can't wait to visit your store when I'm in town.