Bargain hunters, beware: if you want lots of beads or findings, and cost is important, Bathing Beauties may not be the place for you. However, if you desire a dizzying array of unique beads from around the world, you'll definitely want to stop in. They have an incredible selection of beads made of vintage glass, stone, metal, bone and yes, even plastic. Plenty of examples of beaded jewelry are displayed around the shop to give you ideas. Classes are offered after hours, and if you can't wait to get home to make your vision a reality, BB offers free use of a toolkit to assemble your beads on the spot. Be sure to sign up for their mailing list, as you'll get advance notice of sales, and sometimes, a 'thank-you' gift at the holidays. You could probably spend less for ready-made earrings, but the fun of making something uniquely yours is worth the extra cost.