Foremost Focal Bead News

We are proud to announce the

Bead and Button New Artists!

Chris Fisher - Glass

Heather Behrendt - Glass

Susan Kaplan - Polymer Clay

Ema Kilroy - Metal

Diana Mains Welte - Ceramic


Thanks to all the artists who submitted their work.  We appreciate all the talented artists who make the beautiful focal pieces for our customers.  Good luck to all the artists in their endeavors!


NEXT SHOW - Northern Michigan Bead and Jewelry Show, Saturday April 12th in Cadillac MI.  We'll be at Cadillac Junior High School right on the banks of beautiful Lake Cadillac.


Make your plans!

The Art of the Bead

will once again be at the

Bead and Button Show

June 5th - Registrants Private Preview Sale

June 6th-8th - Bead and Jewelry Marketplace

See you in Milwaukee!


We hope you appreciate our artists as much as we do.  If you use an artist's bead in your design, please make sure that the name of the artist is included.  Let's give them the recognition they deserve! 

We're slowly but surely updating out website.  There will be a change in the look of the store and each artist will have their own page. The bead descriptions are streamlined and photos and bios of the artists will be available for your information.

The new web address is and the new email address is  You can still order while we work on the website.

Remember to like us on Facebook and check it out - Bead of the Week is back at 50% off!


Show Schedule

April 12th

Northern Michigan Bead and Jewelry Show

9:00 – 5:00

Cadillac Junior High School

Cadillac MI

June 5th-8th

Bead and Button Show

Wisconsin Center

Milwaukee WI

October TBA

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

Bead Bonanza

10:00 - 5:00

Southfield MI

Watch for more to come!

Looking for something new and fun to do?

If you live in the greater Portage/Kalamazoo area, The Art of the Bead offers a fun afternoon or evening for you and your friends.  Learn how to make jewelry in the comfort of your home!

We'll bring all you need to make a piece of jewelry while offering you and your friends a great time together.

If you're interested, email us at for details.