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Handmade Mala Necklace, Made by Emily Silverman

$200.00

Beautiful handmade Mala necklace, with dark wood beads, Chinese turquoise beads, hematite spacers,  and newly-made black and white eye beads.  The center bead is a large carved bone Buddha head.  The wood beads on the necklace feature the traditional 108...


Lava, African Brass, and Turquoise Necklace

$300.00 - Sold Out

This necklace was crafted by store co-owner Emily Hunter Silverman.  She used a bold combination of materials, including carved black lava beads, Chinese turquoise, and large Ashanti brass medallions.  Quite a show-stopper!    Necklace measures 24 inches long.  The back of...


Prehnite & Amethyst Necklace

$195.00

Necklace is 25 inches in length. Colors include silver, purple hues, translucent brown and the naturally oceanic teal of the prehnite stone. Made with Sterling Silver, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst and hand crafted by our own Emily Silverman. The wearer of...


Chrysoprase Earrings & Necklace Set

$300.00

This remarkably stunning necklace was strung and designed by our own Emily Silverman, store manager and artist. The necklace features slightly graduated Chrysoprase beads and rare detailed sterling silver daisies. The earrings are made with the same beads and sterling silver...


Antique Coral and Sterling Silver Necklace

$1,250.00

This necklace was crafted by store co-owner Emily Hunter Silverman. She used antique coral, sterling silver and vintage paisley plaque pieces. Necklace measures 18 inches with a Bali silver toggle clasp. Antique coral beads vary in size and shape and...


30 Days of Earrings!

Psst! Come closer. I have a secret to whisper. Your ears are bored. They are getting tired of the same pair of earrings, every day, week after week, every outfit, sometimes year after year. Oh we know you’ve loved them...


Finished Jewelry Catalog

In Store Artist: Cheryl       In Store Artist: Emily   In Store Artist: Carlista   In Store Artist: Lisa In Store Artist: Kim Jewelry Set Necklaces Earrings Bracelets Rings


Bead Parties for Adults

$100.00 - Sold Out

Bead Parties: Workshop | Class Fee: $35 per person | 6 - 12 persons Supplies: Students can purchase supplies at a 10% discount and/or arrange to have the instructor bring additional supplies if the workshop will be held outside of...


About Us

Our Store We are located at 235 Carroll Street, in Washington, DC.  After a six-month renovation, we are re-opening at our new space on October 1, 2017!   Our new store is approximately twice the size of our old space,...


Our Tribute to the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision!

Only in Takoma Park, MD do merchants festoon their shop windows with commentary on judicial decisions. S & A Beads (www.beadstore.com) has composed a beaded tribute to the Supreme Court June 26 marriage equality decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, in its...


Republic Beaded Lamps by S&A Beads

  The big news in Takoma Park, MD these days is the opening of the Republic Restaurant, a place for fine dining and lovely décor, just a few doors down from our shop. S & A Beads is proud to...


Snow Day!

We were able to open today but only for a few hours thanks to the intrepid Lisa O‘Brien, who usually walks or bikes to work at our shop at 6929 Laurel Avenue. She is our snow person, living within walking...


Beading Classes at S&A Beads!

Jewelry Craft Classes at S&A BeadsWe offer a wide variety of jewelry-making classes that are sure to be fun and inspiring regardless of your previous training in jewelry-making. Participants range in age from 9 to 90, and come to class...