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!



NEW ITEM

Palm stones are now available online! Choose from labradorite, septarian, chrysophase, blue calcite, petrified wood, fluorite, stromalite, blue apatite, polychrome jasper, carnelian, orbicular jasper and rhodonite. The selection is swiftly growing and you can find even more of these stones in our retail showroom. Click the image below to browse the online selection.



Class Schedule


Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in our newsletter and post weekly events on Facebook 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. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited!

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Basic Beading

April 6th - 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
Classs is full




Basic Wrapped Charm Bracelet

April 10th - 3:00 p.m.
Join Jennifer and learn to make a basic wrapped charm bracelet with various charm beads. In this class, the students will learn the basics of stringing and wire wrapped loops. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated cost of supplies starts at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5

Kumihimo Bracelet

April 13th - 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




Basic Beading

April 20th - 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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