Bead in Hand - A DIY Jewelry Studio in Arts District!

What is Bead in Hand all about? What do you do?

We sell an extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies, including Czech & Japanese seed beads, glass beads, African beads, semi-precious beads, findings, tools & supplies. We also offer classes, parties and jewelry repair. We're a retail store with friendly & knowledgeable staff and room to “stay & play."

How long have you been in business?

23 years

Why did you decide to open in Oak Park?

The original owner lived in Oak Park in walking distance to this location. I have been the owner for 4 years, also in (a little longer) walking distance.

What would locals be surprised to hear about Bead in Hand? 

We have a "secret" door that leads to the hallway with the mail box. It's "secret" only because it's covered with inventory and looks like all the other walls.

Bead In Hand

145 Harrison Street

Oak Park, IL 60304