Touchstone Beads

Touchstone Beads was founded in 2001 as a collaborative effort between Springfield Leather Company owner Kevin Hopkins and his daughter Molly. They combined Molly's passion for beads with Kevin's love for mineral rocks and fossils. What began as a modest 1/2 table display has grown into a 2500 sq. ft. sea of beads, strings, charms and more. Serving a vast clientele of beginner to professional crafters, Touchstone strives to be Springfield's premier craft source. Our unique atmosphere is full of passion, knowledge and materials to make your wildest crafting dreams come true. We have miles of thread, thousands of beads and crystals, both precious and semi-precious stones, learning materials, fossils, rocks, handmade jewelry, bags, shoes and much more. While our in-store offerings are much more bountiful than our online stock, we're proud to offer hundreds of beading and jewelry crafting supplies nationwide. Have a look around, follow us on social media and scroll down to view the monthly class schedule!


About the Header:

September we are all about the birthstone Sapphire! To win some extra points with your favorite Virgo or Libra, let them in on some cool facts about their birthstone!
Sapphire Facts:

-Sapphire not only comes in blue, but nearly any range of colors. The only exception is ruby, which is red sapphire.

-Sapphires are exceptionally strong gemstones, almost as strong as diamonds, because they come from the corundum mineral family. Because it's so hard, the tech industry uses sapphires in their products to help prevent scratching

-Sapphires are not found in just one region in the world like some gemstones, but all over, in places like the United States all the way to Australia.

-Princess Catherine's engagement ring, also worn by Lady Diana, features an 18-carat sapphire

-The world's largest Sapphire (polished and cut) weighs over 61k carats!

-Back in the middle ages, people ground up and used Sapphire as a way to ward off poison, as they felt it could cure illnesses.


What We Offer

Touchstone Beads has just about all you need for your jewelry making purposes, as well as fun items for your home! We offer an even larger variety of items (especially gemstones!!) on our showroom floor, so give us a call (1-800-668-8518) if you can't find what you're looking for. We probably have it! In the meantime feel free to hang around and explore down below!.



Class Schedule


Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in our newsletter and post it here online for easy access! To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223! Each class requires a $10 deposit. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited!

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Beginner's Basic Beading

September 7th - 10:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of beading structure, as well as wire stringing, clasp options, and attaching crimps. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies starts at $15 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4




Cabochon Wire Wrap

September 14th- 10:00 a.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants with undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or plated craft wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated Cost of supplies starts at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4




Russian Spiral

September 21st- 10:00 a.m.
All Skill Levels!

In this class, the students will learn the Russian Spiral stitch. It is a basic, but very versatile stitch. With it, you are able to create ropes, bracelets, and many other jewelry pieces. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go towards the purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost starts at $20, not including needle and thread.
Seat Limit: 5




Cabochon Wire Wrap

September 28th- 10:00 a.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants with undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or plated craft wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated Cost of supplies starts at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4

Item Highlights!


Here we highlight what's going on this month in our showroom by highlighting new items and letting you in on our in-store monthly sale! See something you like? Call us at 1-800-668-8518!








New Item Highlight:


We are proud to present our newest acquisition: Authentic African Masks! These things are amazing and must be seen in person! Prices range from around $90-$130.















Touchstone Monthly Highlight:

All of September
Our Hand-Painted Mandalas and feathers are absolutely gorgeous! Come grab these beautifully painted and crafted works by authentic Navajo artists! Prices range from $8-$15 and come with their own hand signed certificate of authenticity!









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