Agates, amethysts, and luminous glass beads come alive in the settings that The Colorado Bead Company’s jewelry instructors help students design— elegant yet whimsical loops of wire, antique-looking chains, earring hoops that recall delicate dreamcatchers. Classes bring out the jewelry artist in kids, adults, and even first-time crafters who get to experience the thrill of walking out clad in the necklaces they've just designed. The shop glistens with strands and packets of such exotic baubles as freshwater pearls, hypoallergenic beads, and Swarovski crystal beads, ready to be incorporated into a new project or used to make a pair of maracas sound classier. Shoppers browse in a bright, open space lined with huge windows, hardwood floors, and airy flower prints.
Rows of lofty wooden bookshelves sweep across $2 Buck Books, each packed with new and used books in a range of genres. Corridors of fiction and nonfiction books meander across the 4,000-square-foot shop, brimming with both hard and soft covers. The entire back corner of the store dedicates itself to romance novels, and a wall of children's books towers over child-sized chairs and tables. In addition to books, the store purveys a variety of DVDs, CDs, and records, along with Melissa & Doug children's puzzles. The store's exchange policy invites customers to trade in books or a sister's professionally bound diary in exchange for store credit, and its online Amazon store allows the shop to special order newer or rare selections.
Davey Jones Fireworks Superstore enhances any celebration with a symphony of light and sound. Since 1977, the shops has helped guests create pyrotechnic displays with their large selection of fountains, sparklers, and firework novelties. Their stock suits all ages and occasions, from the wedding confetti poppers that sprinkle the bride to assortments specially designed for kid's. For larger displays, staff can explain the difference between fountains, cones, and setting your oven on fire with forgotten cookies.
The team at Automotive Cosmedics orchestrates automotive makeovers that improve the look and performance of vehicles. More than 18 years of experience guide the techs’ hands as they apply window tints, bed liners, and paint-protection film to virtually every model of vehicle, from Hondas and Mercedes to solid-gold shopping carts. In addition to sprucing up cars with detailing and accessory services, the team helps autos recover from damage with dent and scratch repair.
Skeins of yarn form a colorful rainbow of shades from square cubbies lining the walls of Lamb Shoppe. Knitters can find all the materials and accessories, such as buttons or needles, necessary to carryout everyday projects or reanimate injured sock monkeys. Lamb Shoppe also provides a handful of classes and events for students to pick up new skills and create cool accessories.