If you live in the DC metro area or nearby this is the place to go for bead suppies from gemstones to seed beads. Generally, has better pricing than other stores in the area. Huge showroom with an abundance of beads, including pricier ones at the counter. Classes are held here also on multiple subjects from basic stringing, wire working. PMC to off loom bead weaving. Staff is knowledgeable and very helpful (at least senior folks are). They seem to have high turnover among newer hires. Silver is priced too high here (for me), except for things like headpins and crimps. They provide a swarovski discount card that works well if you are a regular buyer of crystals.