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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Holidays

Another GREAT experience is happening at the shop!

I am very pleased to announce that Virgins Saints & Angels has come to A Bella Bead Boutique.  If you have ever watched the TV show "Once A Upon A Time" you will have seen the stunning pieces now in our shop. 

Here we go again its "Girls Night Out" December 3rd purchase your tickets now!  Visit for all the details.  The first 100 Chicks in my door receive a FREE pair of custom earrings. Fun night filled with great gifts and stocking stuffers...... Let it snow!!!

Class schedules will be posted in January.

So shop till you drop!  

A Bella Bead
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy FALL Ladies!
Two more seats are still available for the crystal clay class tonight if any of you are interested.  Call 630-793-9700 to reserve for tonight's class.
Great new jewelry pieces have been added to the shop.  We have bracelet wraps, long chain necklaces, new rings, and new bangles!  I have also added Miyuki Seed Beads for my new friends at String Theory in Glen Ellyn.  If you are a knitter this store is a must to visit.
Everyday we are adding great string beads and new findings.  We carry brass, silver plate, copper, sterling silver, nickel.  For those of you that like to make your own spectacular pieces come into our shop and browse for great new beads and components.  
Check out the class schedule for our upcoming events.  Reserve your spaces today by calling
 630-793-9700 or visit us at :
Banyan Tree Mall
485 Main St. Unit D
Glen Ellyn, Il 60137

Tuesday, October 15, 2013




                                                      The NEW HOME of A Bella Bead

A Bella Bead Boutique had it's Grand Opening on Saturday night and it was a great turn out.  Really great family and friends turned out for a very important event in my life and I truly appreciated it.  It's has taken me 18 years to get to this point with A Bella Bead and I am loving every minute of it.
We are already booking the classes for October and November and they are filling up quickly.  Below you will find the information on the classes if anyone of you are interested.  We can set up more classes if you have 4 girls or more.  Call and speak to Sharon or Rita the Event Coordinator.
October 16th
Crystal Clay Pendant
All materials included
Clay, Pendant, Swarvoski Crystals, Crystal Clay Dust

October 21st
Basic Earring Class
All materials included
October 29th
Crystal Clay Ring
All Material Included
Ring size 2 weeks before class
$45.00 to $125.00

Sign up for our classes today!
Call 630-793-9700
A Bella Bead Boutique
Banyan Tree Mall
485 Main Street Unit D
Glen Ellyn, Il  60137
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 11-5
Wednesday 12-5
Thursday 10-9
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Good Day to ALL!

It's been a while since I have updated my blog and let me tell you why!!


A Bella Bead has opened a new store!  Yes, I have opened a shop in Glen Ellyn, Il and love what is all going on.  So many awesome things are being set up for A Bella Bead
and we really can't wait for all of you to see!!  There are NEW CLASSES coming such as
Resin Jewelry, Wiring, Stamping, Beading and still in first place Crystal Class classes!
There will be Girls Night Out, Margarita Mondays, Birthday Parties, Wine and Dine Night and those are just a few many more to come. 

OPENING DAY IS  OCTOBER 12st, 2013!!!!
Opening Day Hours:  9am to 5pm

A Bella Bead Boutique
485 Main Street
Banyan Tree Mall
Unit D
Glen Ellyn, Il  60137

So keep checking you emails and this blog to see what is in the works for A Bella Bead Boutique.  There will be a final update the end of the week. 
So we would love to see old friends and make new friends so stop by on Saturday Oct 1st and see what we are up to!

Until then I hope all of you have a awesome week!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Could not post this earlier because it was a surprise for my sister.  Made this Vintage Coco Chanel Button bracelet for her for her birthday!  Actually I made 2 and had her pick one for herself for a Birthday Gift.  Although her birthday was in January I had been trying to find all the components to make this for her.  She picked out the Stunning Gold and Sterling Silver one!  Awesome choice Sis!!
Happy Birthday, YOU are the BEST!!

Here are a  few others that I made.  If you are interested in them let me know by email.

The bracelet on the far left is made with Sterling Silver Sliders made with Mother of pearl inserts and Mother of Pearl Pearls all adorned with Bali Sterling Silver spacers and beads.  Beautiful!!!

The Bracelet in the middle is the one I made for my sister which is The Coco Chanel Vintage Buttons and Bali Sterling Silver round beads with Vermeil 14K overlay bead caps with 14K spacers, the clasps is also Vintage Coco Chanel Button with 14K overlay. 

The next one on the far right is made with Vintage Brass, Vintage Swarovski Crystals and a Vintage Mother of Pearl Clasp with spacers all in Sterling Silver.  The Beads are Blue Quartz's.

I am sorry the pictures do not do these stunning bracelets justice!!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hi Girls,

Just want to give you update on the last classes before WE all get busy with the summer activities!

June 19th  --------- Crystal Clay Class
                                   Making Pendants and Key Chains and Rings
                                  Tavern on North in Villa Park @ 5;30

June 21st ----------Basic Wine Cork Class
                                  Tavern on North in Villa Park @5:30

June 24th ---------Crystal Clay Class
                                  Making Pendants and Key Chains and Rings
                                 Tavern on North in Villa Park @5:30

IF you are interested in attending any of these classes I have listed above, please contact me @ ASAP for seating.


I truly hope ALL of you have a GREAT and SAFE SUMMER!!!
Sharon and Rita


Monday, June 3, 2013

Wine Cork Necklace Class and Class Schedules for June


A Bella Bead had its Wine Cork Class at Tavern on North Friday night.   What a great place to have a get together.  I can't thank Jamie and Abe enough for all their help in setting up my classroom and food.  They made sure we were all taken care of.  Check it out sometime, great food and very nice people.
Tavern on North
105 East North Ave.
Villa Park, Il
WOW!!!! What a awesome class of girls we had.  If you missed the class you also missed all the great fun we had!!  Raffled off jewelry from A Bella Bead and Chocolatier aprons from Chocolatier Wine Company that hosted the wine tasting event.   EVERYONE had their creative thinking cap on with how they could do another wine cork necklace.  The girls are asking for another class!   So I post a class schedule with the information and cost of each class. 

We had a great guy by the name of Vincent that hosted the Wine Tasting from Chocolatier Wine Co. HE made tiramisu out of this incredible Chocolate wine they carry!!!  Unbelievable and awesome!!  I understand he sold many bottles of this chocolate wine.  LOL, I know I bought one! 

Here are some pictures of some of the girls in class and the last picture is what they made.

I have June 21st set for the next Wine Cork Class at Tavern on North in Villa Park, Illinois.
Class seats are already being reserved, so if you are interested in the class do not wait to make your reservations!
NO classes in the month of July!  Rita and I are on VACATION!!!!
To enroll in any of these classes please email your seating requests to:
Sharon at :
Rita at :
Your name/ names of people attending the class
Your contact information: email address and phone number to reach you at.
ALL YOUR MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE CLASS FEE.  Any add-on's or changes are a extra fee.
Wednesday--------June 5th    Basic Necklace---------$40.00 Class Closed Filled
 This is the Basic Necklace Design two strands and focal pieces added.
Wednesday-------June  12th   Earrings and Wire Wrap Bracelet-----$40.00
Wednesday------June 19th     Crystal Clay Ring OR Crystal Clay Bangle
                                                                 OR Crystal Clay Key Chain----$50.00
Below are Key Ring Designs that you can make. 
Below is the Crystal Clay Ring that comes in many colors to choose from!! Have fun and make-up your own design!
Friday------------June   21st   Basic Wine Cork Class---------$35.00
                                                     Bling Wine Cork Class---------$50.00
 Below is the Basic Wine Cork you will make in the class

Below is one of the many different styles of the Bling Wine Cork Class

Below is Bling Wine Cork Class  use your imagination to create these fun pieces!!

Wednesday------June 26th    Chain Link Bracelet-----$35.00
Friday-----------June 28th     Crystal Clay Pendant-------$50.00
This pendant class is awesome!  Everyone loves this class and enjoys the different colors and shaped crystals they can use. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

One of my Jewelry Displays
A couple of Vintage compacts!

A picture of one of our rooms in Urban Chic Home

Another great room in Urban Chic Home

Just one of many LaLaLoopsy necklaces for my younger clients

Crystal Clay Bracelet
Sold these at the Glen Ellyn Christmas Walk in downtown.
Wine Cork Necklaces.  Doing a Class on these on May31st and June 21st, 2013


Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi Girls

The Wine Cork Class for May 31st is full.  The response to this class has been overwhelming.  So I will be opening up another day for another class.  This class will be the second or third week in June.  So visit  for future  class schedules. The Wine  Cork Class  fee will  remain the  same $35.00 for the basic Cork  Necklace.
Thank you all! 

May 22nd the Crystal Clay Class is Filled.
Check back for new class schedules.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just adding a few new items that were made this week.  They will be in the shop on Monday along with a few more new items.  Check them out at Urban Chic Home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Have a Awesome Weekend!!

Wine Cork Necklace that will be offered in the Wine Cork Class on May 31st.  Seating for this class is almost filled! Check out the Wine Cork Class information below or email me @
Pearl choker is stunning
Looks really awesome with jeans!
Five gold braided chains and small, med and large pearls along with Bling added.  Made for Julia to wear to Peters and Melanie wedding.  It is Beautiful!!
Vintage Chains with Rosary Chain and Pearls with a vintage pin added as the focal.