Beads and Things


Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

8 North Shafer Street
Athens Ohio, 45701

740-592-6453
beads45701@gmail.com

In 1990 Jo Merkle opened "Beads and Things" in one room of her house with little more than seed beads, a few gemstones and stringing material. She was soon joined by Phil Berry and the two grew the shop by adding more beads, mineral specimens and folk arts sourced from their travels around the world. Come and explore! We offer free instruction from fun and talented staff to help you realize your creative potential.

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