Touchstone Beads was founded in 2001 as a collaborative effort between Springfield Leather Company owner Kevin Hopkins and his daughter Molly. They combined Molly's passion for beads with Kevin's love for mineral rocks and fossils. What began as a modest 1/2 table display has grown into a 2500 sq. ft. sea of beads, strings, charms and more. Serving a vast clientele of beginner to professional crafters, Touchstone strives to be Springfield's premier craft source. Our unique atmosphere is full of passion, knowledge and materials to make your wildest crafting dreams come true. We have miles of thread, thousands of beads and crystals, both precious and semi-precious stones, learning materials, fossils, rocks, handmade jewelry, bags, shoes and much more. While our in-store offerings are much more bountiful than our online stock, we're proud to offer hundreds of beading and jewelry crafting supplies nationwide. Have a look around, follow us on social media and scroll down to view the monthly class schedule!

Class Schedule


Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in our newsletter and post weekly events on Facebook for attendees to use as reminders. To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223! Each class requires a $10 deposit. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited!

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Bead Stringing

April 1 - 10:00 a.m.
If you're new to the beading world, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of beading structure, as well as wire stringing, clasp options and attaching crimps. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 6

Wire Wrapping

April 8 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants for undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or craft plated wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4

Tree of Life

April 8 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn to make a lustrous pendant with wire and crystal beads. Wanda will be there to guide you through putting your spin on this popular design. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $20-$25 depending on the materials chosen..
Seat Limit: 6

Leather Wrapped Bracelet


April 15 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn to combine leather cord with round beads. Madeline will help you create a unique bracelet sure to impress your friends. A great class for beginners! A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen. Seat Limit: 5
Seat Limit: 5

Basic Beads and Wire

April 15 - 3:00 p.m.
A new beginner class taught by Wanda. Learn basic wire wrapping techniques while making a bracelet that features a beaded centerpiece and hook-eye clasp. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4

Macrame Wave Bracelet

April 22 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Madeline for her latest bracelet class. Learn to make this delightful bracelet using half-hitch macrame knot with hemp cord. The design uses seed beads and round metal accent beads. A $10 deposit is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $25-$30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5

Kumihimo

April 29 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jennifer for a lesson on Kumihimo, a Japanese style of braiding on a disc. You will learn to incorporate beads into a basic round eight-strand bracelet. A $10 deposit is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $30-$35 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5

Wire Wrapping

April 29 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants for undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or craft plated wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4