Since 1993, String Bead has been a Chico landmark. We've provided beads, jewelry making supplies, classes and so much more to our community. In 2006, Carole Witt bought the store and has since expanded, turning what once was just a quaint little bead store into a full fabrication shop.
Many will tell you String Bead is like a second home. Between all of the trunk shows, classes, and events, our shop is always filled with artists of all ages. Friendly clerks are available 8 hours a day, 6 days a week to assist in projects. Don't have the time or don't know how, we fix or make jewelry too!
We hand pick all of your Stones, Pearls, Shell, Coral, Wood, Horn, Bone, Amber, and any other one-of-a-kind items at trade show, like Tucson, Arizona Gem Show. We like to say, "We don't believe in it, We don't Sell it" We try our best to get the better quality items in our shop, we have one whole case to just Sterling Silver! Yet another thing that makes our store so special is that if you can't get to us, we come to you. String Bead teaches over 44 classes in Tucson, Arizona at the world's largest gem and mineral show. You can also find us at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show, and Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show.
Our Tucson soldering classes were published in Ornament magazine, and owner Carole Witt's cast bronze roses were featured in one of Christi Friesen's books.
We are proud to have served our community for the last two decades. Rain or shine, power or no power, fires or floods, String Bead has never been closed on any day other than Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Years, and 4th of July. We are here to serve you! Come see for yourself the extensive collection of beads, tools, chains and so much more that we have to offer. Visit www.Stringbead.com to see more details on parties, classes, events and everything that has made our store a Chico favorite for so very long. We look forward to meeting you!
Remember, from stringing your first bead to setting your first stone, String Bead is always here for you.