I'm a beginning jewelry maker and this is the only shop I know of around that has lots of beautiful beads to choose from and they are helpful when learning to make the jewelry piece. They have trays to line up your beads for easy jewelry piece planning. Then you make the piece at the table they have. They will help you though I have had a couple experiences where they didnt seem to enjoy helping. But I didnt care, i was glad they helped me anyway because then I learned how to make that piece in the future too. The staff (and even the manager woman) aren't that friendly and it's not a place where they have bagged beads right out for you to purchase. However while I was making a piece, I did see 2 customers come in and special order cords, beads, and some clasps for making jewelry at home. So that is available I guess if that's what you are looking for.