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What Our Customers Are Saying...

"I love their selection, they have a great variety of beads and reasonable prices. The staff at Midwest is among the friendliest and most helpful I have encountered in the area... I've taken numerous classes there.. and really enjoy them. They take pride in the attention they put toward the detail of the instructions given for the classes. They are also willing to help anytime I have a question!"

- Barbara W.

"As a new beader, I just want to thank you for being extremely helpful and laughing with me at my frazzleness. I just took my first class with Alice and made the Simply Chic bracelet and love it! Very impressed with all the employees. I can't say how impressed I am and how thankful I am for all the help I get from you!!!"

- Sherri

"I've been visiting other bead stores in our area and in other states. While I have enjoyed seeing them, I have yet to find one that is as friendly, informative and customer oriented as Midwest Beads!"

- Jean

"I love going to this store when I am in a bind with something I need or if I am looking for something in particular. They are right there helping me out. I really enjoy that store and it's close to home. People there are wonderful and I got to know them pretty well. Keep up the good work girls!"

- Mary D.

"I have been visiting them since they opened in the early 90s. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The store is arranged so that any particular stock you are looking for is easy to find (in a bead store this is absolutely essential!) I shop at other bead stores in the area as well, but I always come back to Alice and the gang at MWB."

- Pat R.

"Wonderful, friendly staff. Huge selection of beautiful beads, gems and findings. Loads of finished jewelry on display to be inspired by!!!!!!" - Lynn V. I am very happy with midwest beads. I told all my friends about you."

- Aletha S.
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  • LeaRn something new

    We offer an awesome selection of classes each season. All classes are taught by some of the finest local instructors around! Each season includes everyt- hing from the basics to more advanced topics including projects that will have you doing stitching, knotting, chainmaille & wire working..Most every season of classes will include several free classes as well.

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  • Create Beautiful Jewelry

    Whether it be jewelry for a new work wardrobe, night out on the town, special occasion, or simply just for everyday wear... Feel special in knowing the fact that you made it yourself! From selecting the right style of jewlelry to make to finding the right color combinations and findings to finish off your piece, we can and specialize in helping every step of the way.

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  • About Us

    For the history of MIDWEST BEADS, we must first begin with the history of Gary & Alice Lauber. Alice grew up in Sturtevant, WI, and Gary grew up in Wales. They met and married in 1990 when Gary was working as an assistant manager for Farm & Fleet of Sturtevant and Alice was a church secretary. A couple years after they were married, Gary was transferred to Iowa.

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