S&A Beads

235 Carroll St, NW
Washington DC  20012

Phone: (301) 891-2323

S&A Beads

History of S&A Beads:

Susan Hunter Silverman, the late founder of S & A Beads, began selling beads, jewelry-making parts, and gift items in the mid-1980s at open-air flea markets across the Washington area. She was a regular at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill and the Bethesda Farm Women's Market on Wisconsin Avenue. She took the business indoors in 1987 to a small store on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, and later to the shop's current home on Laurel Avenue. The "A" in S & A stands for Abraham, Mrs. Silverman's son, who has been an active participant in the business since its beginning. Abraham is a member of the Washington Bead Society and an expert on the antique African beads that make S & A Beads one of the most interesting bead stores anywhere.

Susan Silverman's eclectic taste for brilliant colors and diverse cultures was reflected in her jewelry design and in the items sold in her store. "The nice thing about bead stringing," she used to say, "is that you can get a beautiful result at the first attempt, unlike other crafts such as playing the violin." Her tradition of sharing her knowledge of beads and jewelry making is carried on today by the knowledgeable staff of S & A Beads, each of whom is a teacher and designer in her own right. You can click here to see designs by Cheryl Moody and Emily Silverman. If you are in the Metro DC area, click here to see our schedule of beading classes, or stop by the store for a consultation and have one of these talented women create a unique piece just for you.

www.beadstore.com | 301-891-2323 | #s_a_beads

6929 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, MD

Our store front location is changing stay tuned, for more information please call or email at orders@beadstore.com


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Founded: Susan, Abe, Larry & Emily Silverman
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Jewelry Store, Shopping & Retail

Hours

Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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Past Events

Art Hop 2018

Art Hop 2018
10:00 am - 04/28/2018

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Come celebrate Art Hop 2018 at S&A Beads. This marks the first year of Art Hop in our new space and features our in-house artists including Amy Abrams Designs,...

S & A Beads Grand Re-Opening!

S & A Beads Grand Re-Opening!
05:00 pm - 01/27/2018

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YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR GRAND RE-OPENING! Saturday, January 27th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 235 Carroll Street, NW Washington, DC 20012 301-891-2323 Join us at our...

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