Welcome to Crystal Bead Bazaar
'It's all about the beads!'
Crystal Bead Bazaar is your one stop shop in Pittsburgh for beads. We are full service, with the accent on 'service'.
I opened in June of 2003 as a result of being frustrated by not being able to find the specific beads I needed without having to resort to on line ordering. Some things one just needs to see in person!! I knew that there must be others who felt that way, too.
Now I have the pleasure of traveling and buying beads for my customers. My aim is to provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for all, no matter what skill level, to share in the camaraderie of beading. I offer beading classes to all skill levels, so whether you have never strung a bead in your life, or are looking to make something more intricate than you usually do, you are coming to the right place
We offer a wide selection of everything you need for creating beautiful beaded jewelry, and some things that you didn't even know that you needed! Crystal Bead Bazaar offers the Tri-State Area's best selection of high quality Miyuki seed beads and Swarovski Elements.
Stop by and see what we have to offer. I promise that you will not be disappointed!
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OPEN BEADING NIGHT
Join your friends at Crystal Bead Bazaar every Thursday night for a session of open beading. Bring what you are currently working on, that technique that has you stymied, or shop for a new project. You can always find some help or an opinion here, especially on Thursday nights!
We will be looking for you!
November is ramping up to be a busy month at CBB.
First, we are pleased that our own local celeb, Miss Sherry Serafini, is gracing us again with a class. Her Shibori Cuff class last month filled so quickly, Sherry has given us a second date. Check out our Classes page for all the poop.
We will be teaching two new kumihimo classes, with permission, from the new Kalmbach book,"Kumihimo, Basics and Beyond". These special classes will be taught by our house kumi expert, Carolyn Oliver. Even if you know how to do kumi, these projects should peak your interest.
Trunk Shows!!!! Trunk Shows!!!! Trunk Shows!!!!
First, our great friend, TOYO FENG will be hauling in his hoard of gemstones for a ONE DAY SHOW on Tuesday, November. 19th. Just in time for the big holiday season, Toyo has an incredible array of the highest quality beads at very good prices. Don't miss out on this last opportunity this year to see Toyo.
On Saturday, November 23rd, SANJAY will be bringing his glimmering line of Sterling to our store. Sanjay deals in ready made silver earrings, bracelets for both women and men, and an incredible selection of chains.
We end our busy month with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We ask you to skip the malls and shop local stores this holiday shopping season. Avoid the crowds and join us for cookies and cocoa, smiles and specials.