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!


November Birthstone: Topaz and Citrine

November we are all about the birthstones Topaz and Citrine! To win some extra points with your favorite Scorpio or Sagittarius, let them in on some cool facts about their birthstone!

Fun Facts:

-Topaz is often mistaken for Citrine.

-The most valuable Topaz is called Imperial Topaz and is red in color.

-Most Topaz comes from Brazil.

-Topaz traditionally represents friendship and faithfulness.

-Citrine is named after the French word for Lemon.

-Citrine is one of the most popular quartz gemstones.

-People sometimes wear Citrine because in the past people believed it promoted monetary fortune.

-Just like Topaz, most of the Citrine in the world comes from Brazil.


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

November 2nd- 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

November 9th - 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




Poinsetta Row Bracelet

November 16th - 10:00 a.m.
Learn how to embellish a basic right angle weave base with dragon scale beads to create flowers. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies starts at $25 depending on materials chosen. Does not include thread and needles.
Seat Limit: 5




Cabochon Wire Wrap

November 23rd - 3:00 p.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

Monthly Sale!


Chinese Crystal Bead Strands are 4 for $20 for the month of November!
See something you like? Call us at 1-800-668-8518!


Black Friday!


We will have a 30% off Black Friday Special on all semi-precious bead bracelets that will run through December! These gorgeous bracelets make perfect stocking stuffers!
See something you like? Call us at 1-800-668-8518!