"It all began with one little bead..."
After 13 wonderful years as a brick and mortar store, we have decided to close the physical location and move our bead shop entirely online due to the Covid19 Pandemic. Please bear with us as we shift to this jazzy new online bead stores business model. There are so many wonderful things yet coming your way!
We strive to bring you high-end and unusual findings for all of your creative jewelry making needs. We specialize in hand lamp-worked beads, focal pieces by local artists; Bead kits and tutorials, as well as bring you a beautiful array of Japanese Toho & Miyuki seed beads, Sterling Silver findings, Swarovski, Czech & Chinese crystals, Semi-precious stones, Freshwater Pearls, and a whole garden of exciting glass beads just waiting to be picked. We also sell most every tool and accessory you might need for your own bead box or special project. Now you can shop all your jewelry making supplies from the comfort and safety of your home!
While we are in the process of stocking the website, there may be beads you urgently need. We have a solution for you!
Now you can shop an entire inventory of thousands of beautiful Czech glass beads, Toho Seed Beads, Buttons & Findings just by going to our partnered site - Viralbeads.com
The only way to complete your order is to Use Store Code: BUTTERCUPBEADS at checkout. Your purchases will support Buttercup Beads as well as give you a complete inventory of exciting beads in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
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Currently all of our jewelry classes are on hold
due to the pandemic.
We are planning virtual online classes as soon as we are finished transitioning to an online venue. Our jewelry making classes are friendly and fun! We focus on everything from basic to advanced jewelry making techniques in most every medium.
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Let your creativity blossom at Buttercup Beads.
Here at Buttercup Beads, we can repair most every type of beaded jewelry at very reasonable prices. We offer pearl knotting, custom wire wrapping, stretch cord repair, re-stringing, & earring repair. We can add extenders, change out clasps, resize, and even re-purpose and redesign. We do not however, appraise, solder, or stone set gemstones.
Email us for more information. Andrea@buttercupbeads.com
Once I get the home store all organized and it is safe to be in crowds again - we can continue our Open Bead Nights. It will be good to see everyone again! Come join the gang with your unfinished bead object (UFO) or start a new one in the company of friends at our FREE open beading nights. First Friday's of the month. 6-8pm.
All private and group lessons are currently on hold due to Covid19. We will resume once it is safe to be in a close setting again.
Virtual classrooms are in the plans and coming soon!
"There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential."
The concept of Buttercup Beads went from bud to bloom by Owner/Artist and Lampworker, Andrea Mazzenga, RN - mostly due to years of personal frustration at the lack of local bead stores along with the need to travel long distances outside her hometown to purchase quality findings and materials for her projects. Andrea has been beading and creating beautiful artisan pieces for many years. She has progressed from simple stringing to complicated bead weaving, to making her own clasps and findings, to Lampworking beads for her jewelry designs.
Along with her nursing career, she enjoyed a successful home based business selling her wares both nationally and internationally. In 2007, she decided to leave medicine to open Buttercup Beads and has enjoyed the adventure. She is extremely grateful to her loyal customer base whose purchases and enthusiasm for her work through the years have inspired her to grow and cultivate her abilities. She has taught various beading techniques both privately and publicly and is personally responsible for addicting more than a few of her students to the wonderfully relaxing craft of beading. She has taught her classes at Bead Fest and the International Gem & Jewelry Show, as well as had her work published in both Beadwork and Bead & Button Magazines numerous times over the years.
Although our physical store is now closed, Andrea hopes that the new virtual Buttercup Beads 2.0 will still provide a unique online setting where enthusiastic beaders can come to hone their craft as well as their creativity.
Andrea welcomes you to become part of her online beadazzled community!