April's Meet & Munch takes us to A Bella Bead (http://abellabeadstudio.blogspot.com/), a charming bead store in Glen Ellyn. Open since October 2013, the store offers beading supplies for jewelry making, including loose beads, strand beads, clasps, findings, Swarovski crystals and lamp beads.
Owner Sharon Dotson will offer a short demo of her Crystal Clay class (doesn't that sound intriguing?) after which we will network. If you have a broken piece of jewerly Sharon can evaluate it to see if she can fix it, or she might show us how to fix a piece ourselves.
The store also offers handmade jewelry for special occasions. A Bella Bead also provides a venue for beading classes, such as Resin Jewelry, Wiring, Stamping, Beading and Crystal. You can come in and fix jewelry at open table sessions, or throw a private BYOB party.
Join us as we learn more about beading and spark our creativity with sparkly, colorful jewelry accoutrements.
A Bella Bead Boutique
485 Main Street
Banyan Tree Mall
Glen Ellyn, Il[masked]http://abellabeadstudio.blogspot.com/