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THE ATLANTA BEAD SOCIETY


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ATLANTA BEAD RESOURCES


This is where our members and the public can find bead store information including hours of operation, store description, directions to the store, their telephone # and a listing of special events at the store (sales, trunk shows, classes, and guest speakers). In the future we will probably include a link to their web site and or their e-mail information.


Bazillions of Beads By Shoshanna: A good source for beads and beading supplies. The store is located at 620 Medlock Road in Decatur Georgia. The telephone number is 404/329-1988


The Bead Basement: 2 Macon Street, Suite B, McDonough, GA 30252
Marsha Farmer, Owner
 
The Bead Basement is a good supplier for sterling silver and all other types of beads, including a vast selection of handmade beads.  Introductory lampwork classes take place every month, different bead classes and parties also available.  The Bead Basement will soon be a source for Delica's and Japanese seed beads (February 2004) and features Jewelry designed by it's own customers!  The Bead Basement is as unique as it's building, located in the basement of the 100 year old clay plaza right on the historic McDonough square.  Store hours Tues.-Wed 10-6, Thurs. 10-4, Fri 10-6, and Saturday 10-5.  Parties welcome to advance book on Sunday and Monday.  Call 770-914-9817 for more info.


Beads By Design: Classes, beads, findings and beading books are all available at Beads by Design. Please call them to find out about upcoming classes. Beads by Design is located in Marietta. Beads By Design is open Monday thru Saturday 10-6 and Tuesday 10-8.Their telephone number is 770/425-3909.


Beadazzles: Many beautiful beads are available at Beadazzles. Beadazzles is also a source for Delica beads. Please call and check their class schedule, they frequently feature classes taught by prominent bead artists. Beadazzles is located at 290 Hilderbrand Drive N.E, in Sandy Springs. The telephone number is 404/843-8606.


Beads & More, Inc.: Located at 1730-B Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA. Beads & More offers a 10% discount to all active ABS members. For more information about the store and classes offered, contact Sarah Chang at
(770) 512-0680.


Brina Beads: Brina Beads sells beads, findings, designer and custom jewelry. "We offer a vast selection of beautiful beads from around the world," says Sabrina Davis, owner of Brina Beads. "In our large craft area, classes and parties allow customers to tap into their creative side, while spending time with friends or family."  Brina Beads offers a casual and fun atmosphere where customers can find a special gift or the perfect necklace to complete a new outfit. Brina Beads hours are Monday- Saturday from 10:00AM-6:00PM. Brina Beads is located at 3231-A Cains Hill Place in the heart of Buckhead.

For more information about Brina Beads, contact Sabrina Davis at (404) 816-8230 or look on their web site at:

www.brinabeads.com



Cohen Company: Cohen Company formerly only sold items used by jewelers. They are now expanding the items they carry to include items that will be of interest to beaders. They have a large selection of bali silver an semi- precious stones and beads. They are located at 5269-15 Buford Highway, Pinetree Plaza Shopping Center, In Doraville, Georgia 30340. Their telephone number is 770/451-8238.

E-mail Address:
billc@cohencompany

The web site address is:
www.cohenbeads.com

 
The Colorstones; 6395 Spalding Drive, Suite C, Norcross, GA 30094-4228 (intersection of Spalding Drive and Holcomb Bridge Road); Phone:  770-441-2600 Owner: Pakorn Thanyawatpokin;  Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
The Colorstones is a full service beading store. The Colorstones offers a large selections of genuine gemstone beads at wholesale prices.  The Colorstones also offers beading classes, jewelry findings, beading tools and supplies, beaded jewelry repairs, custom bead works, commission order, etc. 



Fired Works: (Linda vonSeggern is the owner), has a wide selection of Czech glass and quality silver plate plus much, much more. Fired Works is a great source for beginners as well as advanced beaders. Call for a schedule of classes. Fired Works is open Sundays! There is a 10% discount for active ABS members. The store is located at 603 Atlanta Street Roswell, GA 30075 (on the historical square, next to the Public House restaurant). The telephone # for Fired Works is (770) 641-9833.



Just For Fun: has gold and silver square and round wire, jewelry casting supplies.wax patterns and many kinds of jewelry making tools. They also have an extensive catalog. Just For Fun is located in Pinetree Plaza at 5269 Buford Highway in Doraville Georgia. The telephone # for Just For Fun is 770/455-1871.

 
Laughing Spirit Designs; 35-D Nacoochee Way, Sautee, GA 30571; Phone: 706-878-7811; Owner: Barbara Liabastre Johannaber.  Atlanta Bead Society members receive a 10% discount - just let Barbara know before she writes up your receipt.
 
Laughing Spirit Designs has some of the best handmade lampwork beads available, including a large selection of flame worked beads from talented artists within the USA and Australia..  The shop also features lampwork beads handcrafted by Barbara in her Atlanta studio.
 
The shop is located in the Sautee Nacoohee Valley - North Georgia - at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 255 (near Cleveland and Helen)  From Cleveland, GA, take Highway 75 heading towards Helen.  Before reaching Helen, turn right on to Highway 17 (Indian Mound and Gazebo).  The bead shop is 2 miles on the right, just past the Greenstone Soap Company and across from the Old Sautee Store.



Rocks, Relics and Beads: features a variety of rare beads and findings. They are located at 5419 Highway 129 North. in Cleveland Georgia.On weekends they are open noon to 7pm. During the week give them a call at 706/865-6932. The e-mail address for Rocks, Relics and Beads is, rr7beads@yahoo.com .


Stones: has a good selection of precious and semi-precious stones. They also have many pieces of hand crafted finished jewelry. Stones has regular classes on basic bead stringing and advanced jewelry design. Stones is located at 955 Main Street in Stone Mountain. The telephone # for Stones is 770/469-5536. The e-mail address for Stones is:

stonesjewelry@mindspring.com

Please visit Stone's web site at:

www.stones-jewelry.com




NATIONAL BEAD RESOURCES


Happy Mango: A good national source for trade beads and pre- Columbian beads.

http://www.happymangobeads.com/page/page/606632.htm


Beads of Bali: Beads of Bali is a great national source for bali beads, silver findings and soon will carry rudraksha beads, manik manik beads. ojime beads and batik motif wooden beads.

http://www.beadsofbali.com


Renaissance Beads Online Catalog:

http://www.renaissancebeads.com/bead-catalog.htm

Offering Czech glass beads, seed beads, crystals and much more. Beading kits for all levels. Free beading patterns. Owner: Ali Parker, info@renaissancebeads.com.


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