Foremost Focal Bead News


Congratulations to the 2015 Bead and Button Show New Artists!     


Julie DeFeo - Glass
Cecily Maples - Ceramic
Kari Asbury - Ephemera
Anastasija Urbanski - Polyclay
Tracy Bell - Antique metal

Sandra Walton - Hand painted beads

You'll see their work at The Art of the Bead Booth 1200 in Milwaukee!

The Art of the Bead

is looking for a new home!

First we want to thank our loyal customers for sticking with us as we make major changes to our website.

In an effort to offer you a better shopping experience, The Art of the Bead is looking for a new home.  You won't find us on Etsy, at least not yet. We are checking out the myriad of possibilities available to find the best way to offer our wonderful artists' work to you.

  Although the shopping cart will not work on this site, you can still shop TAOTB. Just email

and we'll see that you get your favorite artist's work.

Once we have decided on a new website, we will announce the opening with a huge sale. Keep checking our Facebook page for special offers.  Thank you for your interest in TAOTB!


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! 

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

There's a new kid in town...

To see even more artist-made beads go the

Artisan Component Marketplace

Dobzie Wood and Marla's Mud have shops there as well as many other great artists.  Check it out!


Show Schedule

March 15th

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

Bead Bonanza

10:00 - 5:00

Southfield MI

June 5th-7th

Bead and Button

Milwaukee WI

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.