Our story begins over 30 years ago when Artistic Beads & Studio operated in Hollywood, CA as Artistic Hand Beading. For years famous couture fashion designers sought out our skilled beading and we were honored to serve iconic performing artists such as Michael Jackson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richi, Stevie Wonder; classic Las Vegas acts including Siegfried and Roy, Jubilee, Phantom of the Opera; and timeless designers Galanos, Bob Mackie, Nolan Miller and many others. My mother Stella Ruata, then owner and designer, has left her legacy to me in the form of countless, beautiful condition, out of production, vintage beads and jewelry making supplies. Come visit us on Historic Main Street in Placerville, CA and begin your own story with the art and fashion of beading.
The most amazing assortment of vintage and out of production beads, crystals and findings from the 30's - 70's. Most of our vintage beads are in mint to good condition. We also carry a assortment of modern and contemporary beads that is still growing!
We have friendly staff who are knowledgeable about beads and handmade jewelry. Our stock encompasses a vast array of gemstones, glass, plastic, crystal, bone, horn, stone, metal, ceramic and resin beads and components. If you are looking for a unique bead store you have come to the right place!
We will also be offering classes soon! Learn how to make your own beaded art, jewelry, and clothing!
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