Talisman is the BEST bead shop in this area. The people are creative jewelry artists who share their knowledge and enthusiasm and answer all of my questions. I like the abundance of beads displayed on the walls, in the drawers, and on the tables. I like that the shop is small and cozy. I can find any beads I desire, or good substitutes, by myself or with their knowledgeable and generous help. They give me great suggestions and never make me feel rushed. That is a plus, because I am a marathon shopper when it comes to beads. I heartily recommend Talisman as the "Go To" store for wonderful beads and jewelry making supplies.