~it all began with one little bead.

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Shop local, shop small.

Buttercup Beads is a full service bead store and Artisan Gallery nestled in a warm country setting. 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 also shop from the comfort of your home in our online store.

We also host adult and children Bead Parties, Mommy, Daddy & Me make & takes; Jewelry repairs and redesigns, and of course, finished Artisan Jewelry for every occasion. Stop in today!


Please Help Keep us Afloat During the Covid19

As you know, our physical store is temporarily closed during the Covid19 Crisis. Please help keep us afloat by purchasing a Gift Certificate online. During our temporary closure, earn an additional 20% in beads FREE with your purchase with our new Buttercup Bead Bucks!  Indicate in the comment section if you want us to hold them at the store or mail to you. It's our way to thank you for your continued support. 

Check out the Certificate Page

Denominations of $25 - $150. with additional 20% in bonus bead bucks now until we reopen! Thank you so much everyone!

jewelry making classes at buttercup beads

Jewelry Classes & Workshops

     Our jewelry making Classes are friendly and fun!  We focus on everything from basic to advanced jewelry making techniques in most every medium. We'll keep you on the cutting edge of design and product because our instructors are not simple store clerks, but true artisans proficient in their craft. 

Check out our class descriptions .  Also check out our  classes and events calendar  for currently scheduled workshops and events.  Classes are popular - so hurry and reserve your seat today! 

 Don't see what you're looking for? Request a class just by calling the store - 484-524-8231

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Let your creativity blossom at Buttercup Beads!

jewerly repair services at buttercup beads.

Jewelry Repair Services

Here at Buttercup Beads, we can fix most every type of jewelry at very reasonable prices. We offer pearl knotting, 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. Call the store or stop in for more information.  484-524-8231.

jewelry parties

Adult & Children Bead Parties

 Our Ladies Night Out and Kid Bead Parties are always fun!   Host your party at the store where the selection of beads is right at your fingertips.  Our kid bead parties will keep the mess out of your home, while still providing a great learning experience in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. 
A perfect outlet for kid Birthday parties, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Sport and Dance teams, as well as 

Woman's Night Out parties,  Red Hatters, Holiday, Team Building  and Bridal Parties - or any special occasion or nothing at all.  Guests can design their own jewelry or schedule a private group class.  Call the store for more information - 484-524-8231.

Get your sparkle on at Buttercup Beads!


Kid Parties

Brownie & Girl Scouts

Brownie & Girl Scouts


Treat your little bead fairies to a special occasion party at the Buttercup Garden - there they can string simple projects to wear home by end of party.  They will string their designs on a necklace, and we'll finish the closures for them.   $15. per guest.  Ages 5 and over, minimum 6 guests - maximum 12.  Due to space constrictions, these are drop-off parties only. One or two adults are required to stay at the party to help with supervision.  $35. non-refundable reservation fee required to hold the date, which is then credited back to you at the end of the party.  Call early to save your date and for more information.  484-524-8231

Brownie & Girl Scouts

Brownie & Girl Scouts

Brownie & Girl Scouts


Girl Power Rules!

Scout leaders - hold your next Scout Meeting at Buttercup Beads!  Earn a creativity patch with a kid friendly jewelry making project. 

5 kid minimum. $15 for simple stringing project.  Your scouts will wear their creation home. Older age group class options also available.  $35. Deposit due at time of registration to hold the date.  Call the store for more information. 484-524-8231

Family Play Dates

Brownie & Girl Scouts

Family Play Dates


Spend some quality time and encourage creativity with your child with a little make and take project at Buttercup Beads.   Create a simple piece of jewelry to wear home within an hour.  $15. /project, or a'la carte bead choices - the choice is yours.  Just call ahead to let us know you're coming. 


Ladies Night Out

Private Group Lessons

Family Play Dates


Why not pack up a goodie basket and plan a fun-filled two hour bead party featuring a little food, maybe a little wine, and of course, some good friends - You and your friends can enjoy each others company and share a few laughs as your bead your pretty little hearts out. Great too for corporate outings and team building.   No Experience needed - you and your friends design and string a necklace, and we do the finishing!  $15 per person + materials. 4 to 10 guests. $35.00 non-refundable save-the-date fee required, which is then credited back at the end of the party. Call early, to reserve your date.  


Open Beading Nights

Private Group Lessons

Private Group Lessons


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.  Call to save your seat!

Private Group Lessons

Private Group Lessons

Private Group Lessons


Schedule a private group jewelry making class with any of our instructors. Perfect for holiday gift giving, family outings, Bead Societies, Corporate outings and team building. Call the store for more information. 484-524-8231

~the idea that went to seed.

"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."

 ~Rusty Berkus

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.

Through Buttercup Beads, Andrea hopes to provide a unique social setting where enthusiastic beaders can come to hone their craft as well as their creativity, under the guidance of some very excellent teachers and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.  

Andrea, and everyone at Buttercup Beads welcomes you to become part of their beadazzled community.