Beads add an infusion of color and flair to otherwise dull wardrobes without forcing the wearer to fold a pocket square or answer a peacock's repeated requests to go the water park. Add less demanding vibrancy with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of beads and supplies at Beads of Paradise.
Beads of Paradise's experienced bauble-buffs outfit artists with a massive selection of beads and tools to design and create jewelry. Scintillating strands of 4-millimeter bicone Swarovski crystal beads ($12–$16) dazzle patrons with their variety of hues. Yellow 8-millimeter tiger-eye ornaments ($14) cast their predatory amber gaze across Japanese seed beads ($4.25/tube), which serve as a buffer between larger jewelry elements and Andre the Giant cameo lockets. The storefront is bedecked with a wide selection of natural gemstones ($16), iridescent crystals, and a range of specialty necklace-fillers. Pendants made from real leaves dipped in gleaming metals ($10–$45) shelter Mother Nature's beauty like a grizzly-bear linebacker. The shop's knowledgeable staff guides customers through the process of choosing a color scheme or the appropriate tool for any jewel-encrusted project.
San Buenaventura (Ventura)
1792 Callens Rd.
Ventura, California 93003