The COVID-19 impact on 

The Bead Place:

With uncertain times ahead, we’re planning to do what we believe is our responsibility to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. We’ve discussed our options with our families, our employees, and some of you, our customers and friends. We’ve decided to temporarily limit our business hours to online and phone order shopping only after the close of business Wednesday, March 18th. We would be happy to ship items directly to you. Please message us on Facebook or Instagram, e-mail us at, or call us at (618) 222-0772 to place an order. Orders placed via our website will be processed as usual however please allow extra time due to USPS delays.

As for classes, we are currently suspending and rescheduling classes, workshops, private groups, room rentals, and parties through the end of April. If you are registered for a class and haven’t yet heard from the instructor, please call or e-mail us.

To keep things fun and exciting, and frankly to keep us in business during this trying time, we will likely be offering online trunk shows, online video workshops, and online Knit-A-Longs. Please make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for the scoop. We’ll do our best to help you stay crafty and inspired if you’re stuck inside for a while.

As always, we appreciate your support and understanding. We hope to reopen with regular hours as soon as we can safely do so, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Stay safe, stay well, and stay creative.

Free Workshop this month:
Saturday, 3/28/20 12pm-3pm

  We're located at 5500 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208!  We're right next door to Lumber Liquidators and directly across the street from Russell Stover.  We hope to see you soon!
Do you like luxury beads and fine yarn?  Bring your creative self to The Bead Place!  We're a full-service bead and yarn shop offering classes, custom designs, repairs, parties, and group events.  We've had the absolute pleasure of being your local St. Louis area bead and fiber store for 14 years and we want to thank all of our wonderful customers (and employees) for being a part of our family.  Come play with us!

Just a few of the bead selections we carry in store:

C-Koop Beads, Klew Beads by Karen Lewis, Green Girl Pewter, Lisa Peters Art, Clay River Beads, Xaz Beads, Off Center Productions, Lisa Kan Lampwork, Diane Hawkey beads, Marsha Neal Porcelain, TierraCast, Vintage Filigree by Kabela, Vintage Brass by Cathy J, Patti Kampmann Lampwork, Larry Hesterberg Lampwork, Dichroic Glass by Connie Cunningham, Kazuri Beads, Delicas, Miyukis, Matsunos, Jablonex Czech seed beads, Cool Earthware Pendants and shawl pins, Diva Disks, Design Stamps for Metals, Frabjous Fibers felted baubles, PMC3, Hand painted Peruvian Ceramics, Barefoot Trade Beads, Unicorne Beads, Mirage Beads, Hill Tribe Thai Silver, Soldered Frames by Linda Lickenbrock, Beaded Toggles by Linda Biermann, Recycled Glass, American Trade Bead Society Glass by Harold Williams Cooney, JoAnne Zekowski Lampwork, Julie Miller Glass

Are you out of town and unable to visit our store?  Call us or e-mail us and we'd be happy to help you with your selections of these items!  Please understand that most of the artisan pieces are one of a kind and sell quickly so we are unable to list them in our web store.  We are always more than happy to photograph our current selections and mail your favorites to you!

Store Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10-7pm

Saturday 10-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm

Online Support: 24/7!