From Our Editors
Sisters Jackie Martin and Eileen O’Brian-Tobaygo joined creative forces with Chantelle Martin, daughter and niece, to devise the Bead Hive, a fully equipped supply hub for any and all crafter’s bead needs. The shimmery walls of the Bead Hive reflect a large stock of seed beads ($2+ per vial), Delica beads ($3+ per vial), dazzling crystals ($4.50+ per strand), opulent pearls, Pandora-style beads with pewter ($3.75) or sterling silver ($5.50) cores, and more. Knowledgeable and friendly sales associates field bead-related queries while ushering prospective glass-globule buyers toward specialized beading pliers ($8.75+), and Czech glass designs ($2.50+ per strand). A variety of findings are available to keep restless strands and pendants from migrating south for the winter. Accessory artists can stock up on supplies to hoop and loop patterned beads into necklaces, earrings, and pizzazz-seeking Rolodexes just in time for the holidays.