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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Tree of Life


January 6 - 10:00 a.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.
THIS CLASS IS FULL

Basic Stringing

January 6 - 3:00 p.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.
THIS CLASS IS FULL

Puffy Heart Necklace

January 13 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn this challenging, 3D variation of right-angle weaving. This class is not for beginners. Previous weaving classes/experience is required. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies starts at $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen, not including needle and thread.
Seat Limit: 5

Wire Wrapped Pendant

January 20 - 3:00 p.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 $20-$25 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4

Basketweave Earrings

January 27 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jeff for a lesson in basketweave style leather stamping. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will cover the cost of the entire class. Mallets, stamping tools and finishes will be provided for use. You are welcome to bring in tools of your own. Leather must be purchased at SLC.
THIS CLASS IS FULL

Pearl Knotting


January 27 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn the time-honored technique of stringing pearls with silk thread. Knotting between each pearl protects the pearls, and gives the finished strand a soft, delicate drape. Excellent for beginners. A $10 fee is required to register. Total estimated cost of supplies starts at $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5

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