In short, theres everything you need to create your own fabulous piece of jewelry and thats just the front room. Walk down a hallway toward the back and theres another long room stuffed with even more beads and beaded designs, and behind that is a workroom/classroom where proprietress Sompong Payne hosts classes on how to create some of the beautiful works arrayed throughout the store.
Payne is a Thailand native whos been making jewelry for fifteen hears; her passion for beads and beaded jewelry led her to open this Lakewood bead mecca. She collects beads from all over the world (along with various jewelry styles you wont find anywhere else) and prices them at a steal; she even regularly offers discounts on the (already cheap) strands. Sompongs Beads & Jewelry is open daily at 8791 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood; call 303-232-1811.
March 23-31, 2009