Star's Clasps offers you stunning, unique designs created by artisans all over the globe. Our mission is to provide the largest selection of clasps, precious metal and plated chain, jewelry components, and beads in the country! All available through our secure and convenient online catalog or visit us at a trade show near you.

We support fair trade and work directly with the many creators of our designs to ensure the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Let us show you how a clasp can transform your jewelry into an even finer work of art!

Traveling?  Our brick and mortar location is right outside the Washington D.C. area in a fun town called Vienna.  We offer a mountain of of beading supplies and the largest array of classes in the area.  You can find more information at Star's Beads or through FaceBook.

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BSGW - Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Bead Society of Greater Washington will host their 56th Semi-Annual Bead Bazaar this weekend (November 10-11, 2012) at BOHRER PARK.

Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Saturday from 10AM – 5PM
Sunday 11AM – 5PM

The proceeds from the Bazaar help fund the the BSGW’s educational and outreach programs, lecture series and other activities.

A new feature at this bazaar will be the presence of a well-known vendor with a 35-year career specializing in Wire Wrapping. Bring your beads, cabochons & pendants to be made into jewelry.

Since 1984, the Spring and Fall Bead Bazaars have grown to include up to seventy vendors from around the world offering beads and findings, ancient, antique and tribal; tools and equipment; contemporary designer jewelry and books. Bead related demonstrations on various bead making techniques are presented.

Don’t forget to bring your “mystery beads”. The Society’s experts at the Bead ID table will identify them without charge. The selection at the Society's Book Store offers a wide variety of books on beads and beadwork: history, culture, design, crafts, techniques, and ‘how-to’ books with great gift ideas.

Please click here for more information and a discount coupon.

BABE! 2012 - Oakland, California

Just getting out of the wrath of Sandy to head to sunny Califonia!

Come join us for THE BEST BABE! EVER.

The largest bead show on the west coast, with over 150 artists and exhibitors showing handcrafted, vintage, ethnic or carefully selected beads, gems, stones, findings, jewelry making tools and completed jewelry.

Combined with beading classes and jewelry-making workshops where talented instructors help you learn to make great jewelry. Bead stringing, bead embroidery, wirework, metalsmithing, torch enameling, metal clay, polymer clay, glass kiln and more, BABE! has a technique class for every jewelry maker.

November 3-4, 2012
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Plus three days of exciting classes, November 2-4, with nationally known artists.

NEW! Check out our FREE demonstrations from our Artist Instructors and Exhibitors.

For more information, please visit

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