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Bliss Beads Gallery

Let Bliss Beads be a place where your creativity can freely flow. Jewelry design and creation is so much fun and can be pretty easy to do, especially with a little help. The knowledgeable and creative staff at Bliss Beads are looking forward to showing you the ropes in making something truly unique and beautiful. Already a pro? Check out our large selection of supplies. Still a novice? Take a class for that extra bit of guidance.

If you're not so much into making, check out our cute store to shop the unique, contemporary jewelry, handcrafted handbags, scarves, up-cycled clothing, incense, art, and gift cards. You are sure to be inspired and have fun while browsing.

Check out what we offer below.

Unique and Quality Bead Jewelry Supplies

We offer beads from all over the world, including gem stones, shell and pearls, metal, czech glass, swarovski crystal, wood, bone, ceramic, artisan glass, wool, and beads turquoisemade of just about any other material that you can think of.

Quality Findings made from sterling silver, copper, brass, and gold plated silver. Our clasps, bails, earhooks, jumprings, chandelier components, headpins, and more range from the most basic and practical to irresitably decorative.

Our stringing supplies include cotton and leather cording, silk strands and ribbons, soft-flex and flex-rite beading wire, beading threads, memory wire, silver chain, pre-clasped neck wires, and more.


Jewelry Making Classes

Bliss Beads offers classes and workshops in bead jewelry design and creation, flamework glass bead making, silversmithing, and wire Lisa's classwrapping gems. Most of our classes are between one and a half to three hours long, but some of them meet more than once. Our teachers are experts at their craft, highly informative, and helpful. We have classes for all skill levels and ages, and they can be taken many times over. The studios at Bliss Beads are well equipped with a large selection of supplies on hand.

There are new classes scheduled every month. See the current schedule in the "Bead School" page. Please call, e-mail, or stop by the shop to sign up for a class.


Let our jewelry maker re-create your old jewelry so you'll wear it again, or utilize our repair services.


Consider a jewelry making party at Bliss Beads for the next girls night out, bachelorette party, baby shower gathering, mom's night, scout meeting, girl scoutschurch group activity, birthday celebration, sister's retreat, or any other event you can imagine. Of course, the guys are welcome and encouraged to join. We offer several project options at various prices, so call us for information and to schedule a party.

After your jewelry making party, enjoy your creations while having dinner or drinks at one of the great dining establishments in downtown DeKalb.

Check out our recepe for a ladies night out.

Flamework Glass Supplies

We have Effetre soft glass in many colors for sale at the shop. There are also some flamework tools available for sale.


Handmade Accessories Boutique

Bliss Beads proudly offers all kinds of handmade jewelry, scarves, hats, handbags, prints, pins, and more in our accessories boutique. These unique items are made by several of DeKalb and Northern Illinois' finest artisans.

Art Exhibits

There is a new fine art exhibit every month at Bliss Beads. Don't miss these opportunities to view works by northern Illinois artists who work in all kinds of media. See who is currently showing at the "Art Exhibits" page. Stop by to view the works during business hours. Join the gallery receptions to mingle and browse.

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161 E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-517-0164