Bead Weaving ~ Resources
Beads, tools and other supplies are available at most craft shops, local bead stores and from many Internet stores. Internet stores may appear cheaper, but keep shipping costs in mind. Beware of inexpensive beads sold at chain stores that may be poor quality. Irregular beads are not good for beadweaving, but may be fine for stringing projects.
10% discount with SCA ID
7575 W. Washington Ave, Ste 131
Las Vegas, NV 89128
10% Senior Discount before noon
1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Ste 160
Henderson, NV 89012
Nevada Gemstones (no seed beads)
3280 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Bass Pro Shop (by Silverton Casino)
(Fireline, thread burners/cutters, storage boxes)
8200 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Note: Discount Beads, Sweet Beads and Williams Costume Shop are now closed.
These websites include free tutorials, patterns and other information. Some also sell beads and supplies.
Informal instruction is available for new beaders free of charge at our group meetings. Classes are also offered at local bead stores including Bead Haven and Bead Jungle. Some classes are free, but the store may expect you to purchase your supplies there. See their websites for schedules and details.
Bead Charts and Calculators
Delicas (size 11/0) have about 230 beads per gram. To convert Delica Bead Count to Grams, divide the bead count by 230.