I travel all the way from Miami (over 70 miles) for this bead store because it isn't just a bead store for me it is an escape from reality. While you are there it is just about the beading. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I have been to bead stores in Miami and Broward and they don't hold a candle to this place. The classes are fantastic and they also offer support afterwards to help you finish your projects. They have the largest variety of beading materials and then some, no other store compares, I know because I've been to all the others. You do have to put your purse in a locker, which is great, because it leaves both hands free for better shopping. I love this place, just wish they were closer to me.