Just a hop, skip and a jump away from my beloved Root Cafe, is Argenta Bead Company. I have been wanting to go here for foreverrrrr, but I don’t get downtown too often. Now that I’ve been to Argenta Bead, my life is better… brighter…happier… okay, I’ll stop being overly dramatic. But seriously, my creative juices were recharged when I walked out the door! This is one of those places where your mind goes completely wild with all of the possibilities of things you can make. They have every shape, size and color you can imagine as well as the jewelry making supplies to complete your project. I could’ve spent hours in here, but I decided that it would be in the best interest of my bank account if I didn’t. If you are in or around Little Rock, you’ve got to get over here. So fun!!
Argenta Bead Company
1608 Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
They also make custom jewelry here! You can bring them something or buy beads from them and they will make you custom jewelry! How cool is that?
Here are the ammmmazing beads I got, I guess I was on a green kick!
I made this really cool two tiered necklace. These beads reminded me of vintage jadeite! Disclaimer: I am NOT a jewelry maker, I’ve got bracelets and a few necklaces I’ve made, but I’m a complete newbie here. It is definitely something that I’d love to explore though.
Using an eye pin, I strung my beads evenly divided on two eye pins. So I ended up with 2 strands of 12 beads each.
I then used my round nose pliers to make another loop on the other side of the eye pin.
I wanted the second tier to hang lower, so I trimmed my necklace down and used that piece of chain to attach to either end of one of the bead strands.
I attached the jump rings and voila! Below is the the finished tiered necklace and the other two beads I got for myself.
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