Bead Heaven

★★★★☆
  • 5150 Main St

    Downers Grove, IL 60515

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  • 630-795-1986

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I am new to beading and have been in the store several times without running into the owner. The staff were always helpful and engaging. Today the owner was actually in and working at the station in the middle of the store. She had

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I am new to beading and have been in the store several times without running into the owner. The staff were always helpful and engaging. Today the owner was actually in and working at the station in the middle of the store. She had

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LOVE this bead store....friendly staff, and fabulous selection of beads. Staff are very knowedgeable about different stones, always willing to help with a difficult project and give advice. Classes are reasonable and very informative, and the quality and selection of the beads is great. Every month there is a new discount, which helps in this economy. I went in needing unique ideas for holiday gifts for my sisters, and not only did they have idea books to flip through, there were ready made gift ideas there, too! I highly recommend Bead Heaven!

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LOVE this bead store....friendly staff, and fabulous selection of beads. Staff are very knowedgeable about different stones, always willing to help with a difficult project and give advice. Classes are reasonable and very informative, and the quality and selection of the beads is great. Every month there is a new discount, which helps in this economy. I went in needing unique ideas for holiday gifts for my sisters, and not only did they have idea books to flip through, there were ready made gift ideas there, too! I highly recommend Bead Heaven!

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I am a professional beader, sell at shows and make custom orders, and I have not found a better bead store in the suburbs. What a selection - a lot of crystals, both Swarovsky and Chinese....venetian glass beads....buttons....findings in

3
★★★★★

I am a professional beader, sell at shows and make custom orders, and I have not found a better bead store in the suburbs. What a selection - a lot of crystals, both Swarovsky and Chinese....venetian glass beads....buttons....findings in

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I have been to the store on a few occasions for classes they offer - two were good but one was a rip off - too slow and they didn't allow you to make the items listed in the offering - it was supposed to be a necklace and earings but they only let you make one or the other, not both like was offered and paid for. The staff is iffy too - sometimes nice but others snobby. The bead selection is ok but extremely overpriced - any online shop is much less expensive.

3
★★★☆☆

I have been to the store on a few occasions for classes they offer - two were good but one was a rip off - too slow and they didn't allow you to make the items listed in the offering - it was supposed to be a necklace and earings but they only let you make one or the other, not both like was offered and paid for. The staff is iffy too - sometimes nice but others snobby. The bead selection is ok but extremely overpriced - any online shop is much less expensive.

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I'm not sure if B.B. was in the same store... But this place has got just about EVERYTHING you could think of. Seed Beads? Yes~ a whole wall of them plus tubes. Tools? Yup! 3 basketfuls of them- plus they'll special order what you need. Swarovski crystals? Only an entire Table full of boxes of Just Swarovski plus strands. The Czech beads are separated from the Semi-Precious; and the Pendants are mostly on a special table, highlighted by the register, which is a really large selection. And they have Tons of charms.. in Sterling and Pewter. They don't carry plastic beads for the most part, though... those you can go to Hobby Lobby for. Classes? Uh huh. I would definitely say they are light on books and magazines... But they have many idea books and lots of pre-made jewelry for ideas.
I, too, am a professional beader, selling to department stores and boutiques, galleries, and private clients. This place has so many unique items that I'm always excited to see what they've got in lately. (Closed Mondays, though..just so you know.)
They do Birthday parties and Ladies' Nights, too.
The people there are SO helpful and friendly~ it's Clean, Bright, Large, and the music is always upbeat!
I Do personally think it is Heaven. And Definitely worth a trip!
: D

4
★★★★☆

I'm not sure if B.B. was in the same store... But this place has got just about EVERYTHING you could think of. Seed Beads? Yes~ a whole wall of them plus tubes. Tools? Yup! 3 basketfuls of them- plus they'll special order what you need. Swarovski crystals? Only an entire Table full of boxes of Just Swarovski plus strands. The Czech beads are separated from the Semi-Precious; and the Pendants are mostly on a special table, highlighted by the register, which is a really large selection. And they have Tons of charms.. in Sterling and Pewter. They don't carry plastic beads for the most part, though... those you can go to Hobby Lobby for. Classes? Uh huh. I would definitely say they are light on books and magazines... But they have many idea books and lots of pre-made jewelry for ideas.
I, too, am a professional beader, selling to department stores and boutiques, galleries, and private clients. This place has so many unique items that I'm always excited to see what they've got in lately. (Closed Mondays, though..just so you know.)
They do Birthday parties and Ladies' Nights, too.
The people there are SO helpful and friendly~ it's Clean, Bright, Large, and the music is always upbeat!
I Do personally think it is Heaven. And Definitely worth a trip!
: D

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I have been to this bead store on 2 different occasions. I have yet to find anything in the store that appeals to me. There is a little bit of this and a little bit of that but nothing cool or exciting. Maybe that is because I am what you would call a "professional beader" who makes jewelry for friends and also sells at shows and have come to expect a certain level of selection & service from my bead stores.The first time I stepped in this store it felt like I am in an antique store. From the general appearance/displays to customer service everything seemed to be mediocre. Recently, I decided to give the store another shot and had a similar experience. I spent over an hour in this store but failed to buy anything that I would consider appealing. This is a first for me in last 3 years that I have walked out of a store with nothing. Here's my ratings (2 cents), based on what I was looking for during my visits:Seed Bead Selection - non-existent. Czech Glass Selection - barely average. Crystal/Swarovski - average, maybe. Semi-precious - Ok. Lampwork - didn't see any (did I miss it?). Pendants - I didn't see any. Tools - didn't see any. Books - didn't see any. Findings - Ok, perhaps. General Store Appearance - old & antiquated. Customer Service - non existent

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to this bead store on 2 different occasions. I have yet to find anything in the store that appeals to me. There is a little bit of this and a little bit of that but nothing cool or exciting. Maybe that is because I am what you would call a "professional beader" who makes jewelry for friends and also sells at shows and have come to expect a certain level of selection & service from my bead stores.The first time I stepped in this store it felt like I am in an antique store. From the general appearance/displays to customer service everything seemed to be mediocre. Recently, I decided to give the store another shot and had a similar experience. I spent over an hour in this store but failed to buy anything that I would consider appealing. This is a first for me in last 3 years that I have walked out of a store with nothing. Here's my ratings (2 cents), based on what I was looking for during my visits:Seed Bead Selection - non-existent. Czech Glass Selection - barely average. Crystal/Swarovski - average, maybe. Semi-precious - Ok. Lampwork - didn't see any (did I miss it?). Pendants - I didn't see any. Tools - didn't see any. Books - didn't see any. Findings - Ok, perhaps. General Store Appearance - old & antiquated. Customer Service - non existent

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If you're a bead-aholic, look no further. Bead Heaven is really a jewelry-maker's paradise. Prices here are a bit expensive, but you'll find similar prices at Bead with Me in Lisle. Parking can be an issue, as street parking is really the only option around the shop. Still, a great store with great stock.

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★★★★☆

If you're a bead-aholic, look no further. Bead Heaven is really a jewelry-maker's paradise. Prices here are a bit expensive, but you'll find similar prices at Bead with Me in Lisle. Parking can be an issue, as street parking is really the only option around the shop. Still, a great store with great stock.

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