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Make + Create

What do you wish to make today?

The DIY or do-it-yourself movement has become a worldwide phenomenon with everything from clothing, to jams & jellies, to greeting cards and leather journals. Creating handmade jewelry has been a logical next step for many people looking to save money without having to eliminate quality from their lives.

Here at Blue Door Beads we have created a “make & create” environment where customers of all ages can select beads, have a seat at the in-store worktable, design their jewelry, and create finished pieces. Customers are welcome to bring their supplies and bead collections from home and/or take advantage of the wide selection of product we carry. Pliers are available to use free of charge.

Worktable is first-come, first-serve. Basic assistance is available, and if you need more support, we can offer repair services for a fee. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Please check with staff before dropping off kids & leaving.

Beading is easier than you may think. Even if you only pick out one bead, we will inspire you to create something new. Anyone can do it, you just need to know what you like! We help take the pressure off so you can enjoy designing and wearing your new jewelry. Start simple and when you’re ready to expand your beading skills, ask us about our wide variety of classes for all levels.

Visit our blog to check out our photo gallery of customer projects!

In the Store

Beads

  • gemstones
  • semi precious & precious stones
  • wood, bone, & horn
  • African & Indian beads
  • glass, loose & strands
    • artisan lampwork
    • Czech
    • vintage
    • sea glass
  • precious metal & plated
  • Miyuki seed beads
    • 4mm Square, 8/0, 6/0
    • delicas
    • magatamas
    • peanut
    • bugle beads
  • mood beads
  • acrylic & vintage acrylic
  • freshwater pearls
  • shell & mother-of-pearl
  • Kazuri, porcelain
  • Green Girl Studios


  • seeds and nuts
  • lucite
  • resin
  • Lilly Pilly



Findings

  • Vintaj
  • Tierra Cast
  • Nunn Designs
  • Sterling Silver  
  • Gold Filled
  • Rose Gold
  • plated
  • bookmarks

Wire

  • Craft Wire
  • Artistic Wire
  • Beadsmith wire
  • Sterling Silver, Fine Silver, and Gold Filled
  • Solid brass wire
  • Soldering wire

Cord

  • SoftFlex
  • KO
  • S-lon
  • hemp
  • nylon
  • silk
  • Chinese knotting cord
  • deerskin flat cord
  • rat tail
  • suede
  • leather
  • waxed linen
  • waxed polyester
  • waxed cotton

Chain

  • sterling silver
  • silver-filled
  • silver-plated
  • gold-filled
  • gold-plated
  • matte gold
  • solid copper
  • copper-plated
  • Vintaj nickel-free brass
  • rhodium-plated
  • brass-plated
  • gun metal
  • matte black
  • rhinestone/cup chain
  • stainless steel
  • 5 colors of ball chain


Tools

Glue

  • Diamond Glaze
  • Hypo-Cement
  • E-6000
  • Zap-A-Gap

Cutters & Pliers

  • Glitterline
  • Tronex
  • Beadsmith
  • Wubbers
  • Specialty Cutters

Other Supplies

  • Sizzix BigKick
  • kumihimo accessories
  • metal stamping sets
  • hammers
  • bench blocks
  • pickle pot
  • Handy flux
  • Nature's Touch pickle
  • third hand
  • titanium soldering picks
  • silver paste solder
  • metal sheet
  • books
  • dapping sets
  • patina gel
  • bead storage boxes & tote bags
  • bead boards
  • butane torches
  • butane
  • beginner tool kits
  • beading looms
  • beading needles
  • Vintaj patina paints

Unique Items

  • watch faces
  • vintage fishing lures
  • Scrabble pieces
  • colorful feathers
  • vintage buttons
  • Amber teething necklaces
  • glass bottle rings
  • sterling zodiac charms
  • miniature bottles
  • tassels
  • bezel sheets
  • finished jewelry