Retail store hours:
- Mon: 11am - 5pm
- Tues - Sat: 10am - 6pm
- Sun: Closed
Since 1991, Caravan Beads has been teaching customers to make beaded jewelry. Lots of people who visit us start out believing that they aren’t artistic enough to learn to put a piece of jewelry together. About a half an hour later they are making earrings and necklaces for their friends and family.
Learn to make jewelry any time:
Because we believe that teaching beading is the best way to keep happy customers coming back to the store, we teach all basic beading techniques for free every day we’re open. Our helpful staff offers FREE help learning basic techniques during regular store hours.
Come in and learn to make earrings and necklaces, get help choosing the right cord, and learn how to attach clasps or bend wires to make earrings. You can also repair or redesign beaded jewelry that you bring from home.
We have several work tables where you can sit down to design and make a project, and there is always someone on hand to help attach a clasp or answer any questions you may have.
In the store:
You can walk around our retail store with a Virtual Tour from Google Maps. We have a large selection of Japanese seed beads, Miyuki Delica
beads, Swarovski crystal, semi-precious strands, African and natural
beads, clasps and findings, beading tools and all the things you need to
make beaded jewelry.
Looking through our selection of books and magazines you can learn more about making jewelry, and be inspired by the latest ideas in beadwork. Select from our many sizes of silk and nylon thread, leather and satin cord, hundreds of styles of chain, flexible beading wire or artistic wire for wrapping and making links. You will also find a selection of tools, needles, storage containers and gift boxes to choose from.
You can stop by and make jewelry in the bead store at any time, but we also offer workshops for the customers who want a more structured learning environment or who want to tackle some more challenging projects.
Workshops are held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, and we offer free instruction so you pay only for the materials to make the project.
Link to the Workshop Schedule
Kids' Birthday Parties:
Spend an hour with us as we help your birthday group create jewelry they will treasure forever. We offer a variety of projects for each child to exercise their creativity and learn new skills. Our kids parties cost $12 per child, and include the staff and supplies for your party.
A deposit of $20 is required when making your reservation; this fee secures the party table and a staff person to assist your group. In case of cancellation, this fee is refundable with 24 hours notice.
We ask our patrons to save cake and snacks for home.
Adult, Bridal, Holiday, and Corporate Parties:
Reserve the store (after hours) for your own group or
special event. We will allow snacks and drinks for groups of responsible
The cost is $20 an hour per staff person, we recommend 2 helpers depending upon the number of guests and their experience level.
Our staff will help you create beautiful and unique projects with your friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
If you have additional questions or wish to make a reservation, please call the retail store at 207-761-2503 x 211.