Argenta Bead Company [Little Rock, AR]

Argenta Bead Company [Little Rock, AR]

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!!

Visit Argenta Bead’s Website Here

Argenta Bead Company

1608 Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas  72206

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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?

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Here are the ammmmazing beads I got, I guess I was on a green kick!

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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.

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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.

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I then used my round nose pliers to make another loop on the other side of the eye pin.

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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.

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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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Thank you for reading!

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The Root Cafe [Little Rock, AR]

The Root Cafe [Little Rock, AR]

I’ve kinda had writer’s block…  After radio silence for a few weeks, I’ve figured out what to write about.  It all happened when we went out for brunch today at my new favorite place and I was like “duh, write about how amazing this place is”.  Thank you to the brunch Gods at The Root Cafe for the inspiration.

We came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago.  At the time I didn’t really know a lot about this place, but I am so happy this is where we decided to eat!  When I walked in, the first thing I noticed was the laid back atmosphere.  Everyone is super friendly- patrons and staff.  I tried the Spicy Bahn Mi sandwich (minus jalapeños), which I’m now referring to as “my soul mate sandwich”.

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They source most of their ingredients from Arkansas farms.  You can actually see exactly where the ingredients come from!  See?  Here’s a map, right on the wall when you walk in:

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The decor is so cute.  It’s super eclectic and I think those wrapped tables are the bee’s knees!

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Lot’s of areas to eat outside, if you are into that sort of thing.  I’m not.

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This place is bumpin’, so be prepared to wait in line for a bit.  I promise it is worth it and it goes pretty quickly.  I had the biscuits and gravy this morning and it was delicious.  My husband had an omelette and it was freakin’ good.

Hey Root Cafe, if you are reading this, can I have a barrel of whatever dressing you put on your salads?  I could seriously drink it with a straw.

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We also grabbed some blueberry jam on our way out.  We just tried it on some buttered toast and it’s so yummy!  My husband is sort of a jam connoisseur and it got his stamp of approval.

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All in all, it’s a great place to be.  Everyone is happy to be there, the food is fresh and delicious and it’s a fun/ laid-back atmosphere.  Go.

Info:

The Root Cafe:: 1500 Main Street:: Little Rock, AR.

www.therootcafe.com

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Thanks for reading!

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