Our Store Hours:
Monday Thru Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sundays: Noon to 4pm
Create Beautiful Jewelry
We offer an awesome selection of classes each season. All classes are taught by some of the finest local instructors around! Each season includes everything from the basics to more advanced topics including projects involving stitching, knotting, chainmail & wire working. Most seasons will include several free classes as well!
Learn Something New
Whether it be jewelry for a new work wardrobe, night out on the town, special occasion, or simply just for everyday wear... Feel special in knowing the fact that you made it yourself! From selecting the right style of jewelry to make to finding the right color combinations and findings to finish off your piece, we can and specialize in helping every step of the way.
MIDWEST BEADS were founded by Gary & Alice Lauber in 1997. Alice grew up in Sturtevant, WI, and Gary grew up in Wales. They met and married in 1990. A couple years after they were married, Gary was transferred to Iowa. It was in Iowa that Alice began beading and selling her finished jewelry and the story of Midwest Beads begun. Read more...
"Jewelry Is The Most Transformative Thing You Can Wear"
- Iris Apfel
Planning A Wedding?
We can help with all your bridal jewelry needs. Wedding parties & showers, bride and bridesmaid's jewelry & mother of the bride's jewelry. Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and glass beads combined to not only make statement pieces for your wedding, but can also be very suitable for that special night out. Stop by and check us out! Bring your ideas, magazines and clippings with you and we will do our best to make them.
Workspace Always Available
Can't Wait To Bead? Start beading TODAY! Stop in anytime during store hours & learn how to string a bracelet with our expert assistance. Work tables, tools & a kit with all the materials are waiting for you! Choose a kit, work with our staff to select & design a project, or maybe even work on a class from last week that you were not able to attend. Feel free to work on your own projects as well!
We're happy to add repairing your beaded jewelry to our list of services. Whether it's Grandmas favorite piece that was handed down... or a newer piece you purchased last week. We will be happy to take a look at it and let you know if we can complete the repair, how long and how much the repair will cost. For most repairs, we will ask for the piece to be left with us... Oftentimes, we maybe able to complete the repair while you wait.
Life Is To Short To Wear
Department Store Jewelry
Birthdays, Scouts & Groups
Want to do somethings special for your children birthdays, fulfilling Girl Scout Jewelry Making Badge classes, or just a simple Mother / Daughter day out to bond with your precious child? Give us a call! We'll be very happy to help you plan out your special event. We have many options that are age appropriate and easy for the non-beader.
Kits, Patterns & More
We have dozens of pre-designed kits just waiting to becoming your next masterpiece! Grab a kit and go - or - feel free to sit and string in the store. Most kits are rated at the beginner level and are easily completed in a short amount of time. We also have many non-kitted patterns to spark your creativity as well. Come and take a look!
Ladies Day / Night Out
Whether it's a friend from out of town, social or work group... there's always a fast and fun project that is available for any skill level. Grab a friend or friends and come on in to make that special pair of earrings, bracelet or necklace that will strengthen the bond between you and your friends. Give us a call and we will reserve a place for you.
Our Specialty Is Getting
New Beaders Started
Give The Gift Of Beading
Our Gift Certificates are available in three popular dollar values and make a great gift for anyone who loves beads or our finished hande-made jewelry
A new wardrobe deserves new accessories! We offer a large selection of ready made finished hand-made jewelry you can wear out the door.
Free Earring Demo Offer
Stop in for a FREE demo on how easy it is to make your own earrings. In only a minute, we can show you how a basic pair of earrings are made... and... best of all, you get to keep the earrings!
"Jewelry Is Like The Perfect Spice. It Always Compliments What's Already There"
- Diane Von Furstenberg