Founded in 1993, Alaska Bead Company offers a variety of beading and wirework items. The company specializes in a range of Japanese and Czech seed beads. It provides various crystals, fire-polished beads, gemstones and pearls. Alaska Bead Company also offers beading books, as well as beading and wire working tools. The company organizes more than 60 classes on several topics, including beading, off-loom bead weaving, and bead embroidery and crochet. It additionally arranges loomwork and polymer clay classes. Alaska Bead Company hosts bead challenges and trunk shows. With a facility of more than 4,000 square feet, the company has over 20 employees. It has a point-of-sale computer system to control its bar-coded inventory.