Bella Beads Marquette, MI

Have you ever lived in a town that was just absolutely craving a bead store with quality gemstone beads? I have for the last few years. Marquette, MI is a town that is flourishing with artist and people striving to create their own handmade items. Almost all of the people I know are somehow involved in a form of the arts. Art and Design is the currently one of the largest majors (possibly the largest) at Northern Michigan University. I would say that one out of five people likes to make beaded jewelry. Marquette had a few places to get beads, but there were no stores strictly dedicated to beads.

There is now an awesome store at 323 West Washington called Bella Beads. Owner Leila Martin is well educated on the subject of beads, and is also able to help with gemstone selection. Many gemstones are labeled and there is quite a variety. She also has a wide selection of findings in copper, sterling silver and other metals. She also has all of the handy pliers and stringing materials you would ever want.

She is currently obtaining more local handmade jewelry including a wide selection of my pieces. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in, I suggest that you should as soon as possible! She has many workshops available including a few that I am teaching. I think that this new store will offer an outlet that many jewelry artists from the area will enjoy for a long time.

Jacobs Falls Copper Harbor, MI

Jacobs Falls Copper Harbor, MI



Filed under Business Tips, College, Hand Crafted Jewelry, Jewelry Business, Jewelry Making, My Environment, Workshops

3 responses to “Bella Beads Marquette, MI

  1. This is a very good shot of Jacob’s Falls, Beth. When my article comes out in Health and Happiness next month it will be in part set at this location! I will check out the Bella Beads website, too. –Kim

  2. Thanks Beth for the nice article about my store! I wanted to add that your workshop’s consistantly are getting the most positive comments! I love working with you and know that anyone taking your workshop would not be dissappointed! – Leila Martin

  3. Thanks Leila! I am always hearing great things about your shop from people in the community! I am probably going to stop in this afternoon to pick up some hot pick beads for a commission!

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