OMG it’s October!!

Did you know another massive trunk show of lampwork glass started this week!?! Come see the difference from last week of soft glass to this week of hard glass called borosilicate. They are handmade by an amazing collection of glass makers right here in the US of A. If you know glass, you have to see and touch!

Have you checked out our October calendar of events? We have a lot new classes that will make perfect gifts for the holidays!


What a great turnout it’s been! The 2019 MLBS Mid Atlantic Bead Hop ends this today, 10/13. Remember to hand in your raffle tickets at the shop and be sure to leave your passport and remember to fill out your contact information on the back of your Passport before you turn it in!

Open normal store hours for Columbus Day Monday. Join us for open beading today to make something new or fix something broken. Plus you will get to check out our latest trunk show of handmade glass beads!


We are open normal store hours on Monday October 14th.  Join us for chainmaille or open beading and enjoy a design day!  See you there!










OPEN BEAD: Design, Create, Repeat

Join us in the joy of beading with a free play day! Bring something that needs repair, design something new, or just come for fun! Find a bead buddy or bring a friend!

Monday October 14th

Columbus Day Holiday

2:00 – 5:00ish

*BYOB: Bring your stash and lets play!

Another fun week of meeting new beaders from all over the Mid Atlantic! You still have time to join in on the fun of the Bead Shop Hop, just pick up a bundle at Star’s Beads to get started!  Get exclusive discounts, multiple raffles, special events and more, happening at over a dozen bead stores within a days drive! 🌟

Join us in celebrating the joy of beading and supporting local brick and mortar bead shops. You still have time to get in on the fun so grab your bundle at Star’s Beads, get your first stamp on your passport, enter the free raffle, and check out all the new goodies then continue on your journey of the best bead stores in the Mid Atlantic region. It’s fun, it’s different, and you have your chance to win at 17 different raffles and the chance at the grand prize of $500 worth of mad money!



Unicorne Beads are individually handcrafted in the USA by a network of highly skilled glassblowers. These beads are fashioned in a torch flame by a process called “lampworking”. Unlike most beads, which are made from ordinary or “soft” glass, Unicorne Beads are created from “hard” or borosilicate glass. Only the finest imported glass from Europe and the United States is used. Many of the colored glass is custom mixed. Borosilicate glass is worked at much higher temperatures than ordinary glass and then kiln annealed at over 1000 degrees which makes for a stronger more durable product. The higher temperatures are also responsible for the rich natural colors characteristic of Unicorne borosilicate glass beads.

See the fantastic array of colors and shapes for a limited time at Star’s Beads thru October 27th!

I feel better now! 🤣

Check out our bead pick of the week! Designed by lampwork artist Tennessa McLean, @abeadedgift.
These beads are not your typical lampwork look. These are rich with design, enhanced with subtle colors, and perfectly blended with natural earth tones. Be sure to come see our massive collection at the shop for another week!
Interested in learning more about the artist? Check out the FB Live where we go BTS with Tennessa.  She shows us her studio and gives us a LIVE demo of making a bead!

Guess who? It’s Kieu! 🌟 She’s back for a spontaneous stop to Star’s Beads. Kieu will be doing a pop up shop with her tools from The Urban Beader and offering a full line up of workshops that are great for all levels of metal workers! Get signed up now ☝️!

September 19TH – 21ST


HaNdMaDe LaMpWoRk

TrUnK sHoW

by TeNnEsSa McLeAn

Sept. 21ST – Oct. 6TH

Star’s Beads will be open normal business hours all Labor Day weekend!

Join us for open beading and free workshops. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring that broken jewelry and let’s enjoy a creative weekend! 🙃

Leftover Lariat

Love the look of a lariat?  Learn to make one with your leftovers!  Don’t have any?  We have plenty!

Drop in or stay all day.

Labor Day Monday

September 2nd (12:00 – 4:00)

FREE to learn, pay to play.

Guess who is coming to town next month? 🌟 Check out the September workshops to find out! It is now posted.

Doesn’t take much to help a small business…

Last week to check out the beautiful raku!

New stash of cording in over 100 colors just arrived! 🧡💛💚💜💙Perfect for knotting, macrame, and more!

Let’s have a fantastic and creative week!

Get ready! We are starting Therapeutic Thursdays!

Join us for open wellness hours with essential oil expert Lisa Lermitte every Thursday 10am-1pm at local artist hotspot, Star’s Beads in Vienna, VA.
Lisa is a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, essential oil educator, wellness coach and a mom of 4 beautiful children who inspired her dedication to whole body health and wellness. 
Services will include:
🌱 Personal Wellness Consult- sit down with Lisa with your health issues or goals and she will design a easy to follow essential oil protocol specifically for you.

🌱 Q& A- bring your EO questions, oils you have but not sure how to use, or any health issue you’re interested in knowing what oils to use for

🌱 iTovi Scan- let Lisa test your body’s responses to frequencies and provide you a customized list of essential oil recommendations. Cost: $10 or FREE for any of Lisa’s wholesale members.

🌱 Custom Blend Make & Take- make a custom blend using Lisa’s oils to address exactly what you want. Great to do after and iTovi scan! Cost: $10/roller bottle or spray.

Or just come out for some bead therapy and enjoy the company of some high vibing, wellness loving, fun people. Maybe make an aromatherapy bracelet, learn something new, never a dull moment and always a good time.

Follow the link to see what’s happening

@ Star’s Beads