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!



Class Schedule


Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in our newsletter for attendees to use as reminders. To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223! Each class requires a $10 deposit, unless otherwise stated. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited!

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Basic Beading

March 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
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Wire Wrapped Cabochon

March 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 platedcraft wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated cost of supplies start at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
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Wire Wrapped Cabochon

March 21st 10:00 A.M.

Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants with undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or platedcraft wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated cost of supplies start at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
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Kumihimo

March 28th 10:00 A.M.

Join Jennifer for a lesson on Kumihimo, a Japanese style of braiding on a disc. You will learn to incorporate beads into a basic round eight-strand bracelet. A $10 deposit is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $25 depending on the materials chosen.

Seat Limit: 5

 

Outstanding Ethiopian Opals

Come see our unfinished Ethiopian Opals! A few facts about beautiful opals: they are the birthstone for October. They are a soft stone- diamond is the hardest and opal is one of the softest. They have the ability to absorb water, also known as the hydrophane effect.

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