Wearing beaded jewelry can showcase personal taste while also providing backup currency during trips to deeply isolated Amazonian shopping malls. Prepare to barter beautifully with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of beads and personalized jewelry at Beadles' Chelmsford or Rockport locations.
Beadles leads customers of all ages to generous helpings of strands, bracelets, house-designed handmade jewelry, and decorative beads for a finger-storming session of personalized-jewelry creativity. Select from mountains of pewter beads ($0.25–$1.75), bracelets ($8–$12), and 16-inch turquoise strands ($10–$25/strand), or take a risk by laying claim to one of the store's mystery bags ($5), ideal for jazzing up a Clue-themed parent-teacher conference. Though hours of operation vary slightly each day throughout the week—check the website to get a read on when to pay a visit—discovering this accessorizing depot delivers a thrill no matter when you visit, much like stumbling, torch in hand, upon a dusty repository of ancient holiday brooches at midnight.
Handcrafted by its nimble-fingered staff, Beadles’ voluminous selection of handmade jewelry bursts at the seams of their 1,500-square-foot Chelmsford store. It features an epic spread of Swarovski crystals, acrylics, and kaleidoscopic glass, allowing browsers to purchase bauble ingredients by the piece or pre-assembled bracelets and necklaces. Crafters of all skill sets can put their purchases to use during free workshops or fashion their own custom creations during parties ideal for birthday girls, girl-scout troops, and newly chosen presidential nominees.