Friday Jul 19th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
We are a retail bead shop in Oak Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago with an extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies. We specialize in helping you find just the right color, size or shape bead (or other material) for your project.
Doris Weinbaum opened Bead in Hand in 1993 at its current location before there was an Oak Park Arts District. Over the years, many restaurants and arts related businesses have opened and the area has become a popular destination. In January, 2008, Doris moved to California with her husband, Mike, overseeing the business and communicating regularly with staff by phone and email.
Kim Humphrey became the new owner of Bead In Hand in March, 2012. Kim had been a regular customer since 1996, became a part-time employee in 2005 and store manager in June, 2010. Long time customers may notice furniture being rearranged, but the basics that make the shop so special will not change: the friendly and helpful staff, the amazing variety of beads and supplies, classes and parties for adults and children, and participation in the Kids’ Art Camps with other galleries and businesses in the Arts District.
I’m so glad I made the trek. The store is wonderfully arranged with what seems to be an endless array of beads, etc. The atmosphere was cozy. Our instructor Kim was awesome! She was thorough, patient and kind. I actually learned two bead weaving techniques. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn peyote stitch.
The class was a great experience. I learned so much and can not wait for the next class. The instructor, in my opinion, was clear, well prepared and helpful to all. As a former educator, I was impressed with her ability to adeptly handle all the students regardless of their experience level and needs. The beautiful wire wrapped pendants each of us was able to make (with guidance and help) is a testimony to the success of the class and instructor.
It was awesome, Fun and the technique was easier than I thought. The teacher was very patient and helped all levels of learning. I love my piece! Thank you!
Kate is very patient and we had a very good time in class.
This class was wonderful! Laurel was patient and clear in explaining the process, and my daughter and I both left with beautiful bracelets. I highly recommend this class!
My daughter and her friend loved it. They offer wonderful classes and no surprise that this one was as well. I just wish I was the recipient of her bracelet!
I had a great time. The instructor was patient and very friendly. Looking forward to see what classes are offered in the future.
Phyllis was outstanding Excelent
Amazing class! Instructor was super patient and I learned enough to start doing my own projects at home. Perfect beginner course.
I loved it. Very peaceful environment and Kim was a great instructor. I love my necklace.
Friday Jul 19th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Friday Jul 19th, 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Jul 20th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Jul 20th, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday Jul 21st, 11am - 1pm
Sunday Jul 21st, 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Jul 27th, 2pm - 5pm
Monday Jul 29th, 3pm - 5pm
Saturday Aug 3rd, 2pm - 5pm
Sunday Aug 4th, 1:30pm - 4pm
Tuesday Aug 6th, 3pm - 5pm
Monday Aug 12th, 3pm - 5pm
Saturday Aug 31st, 2pm - 4:30pm
Thursday Sep 5th, 3pm - 5pm
Saturday Sep 7th, 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Sep 14th, 2pm - 5pm
Sunday Sep 15th, 1:30pm - 4pm
Tuesday Sep 17th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday Sep 21st, 2pm - 5pm
Saturday Aug 24th, 2:30pm - 5pm