Is Dad "Old School"?


Is Dad "Old School"? By that we mean, is he most comfortable relaxing with a good book? Let's say he's working his way through "The Longest Day: D-Day June 6, 1944" maybe he'd like to mark his place with a unique, hand crafted bookmark. Nothing overboard, but something that speaks to his ma...

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"Crown Jewels" for Every(wo)man

Jun 7, 2019 – Jun 8, 2019

Theodore, of Janu Gems, is returning to BDC for Two Days Only, this weekend, Friday & Saturday. (No Sunday on this visit.)

As always, Theodore is bringing Natural Stones, Pearls, Coral, and even more, as well. He says, "In addition to all the Precious gems you know, I'll have Loose stones yo...

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Larry Hermsen "Silks of Asia" Trunk Show

May 17, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Dear Friend,
Just a reminder that I'm having final "Silks of Asia" sale of silks and other textiles. My collection of exquisite handwoven silks and other textiles from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), India and Japan will be offered at 30% off everything. If you've been to my sales in t...

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David V. Horste Lapidary Artist Trunk Show

Apr 19, 2019 – Apr 20, 2019

David V. Horste is bringing his Lapidary Gems to BDC for a 2 day Trunk Show this coming Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20. While David is a master at finding the beauty in all kinds of Natural Stones and Semi-Precious Gems, it is his creative eye that sees the delightful possibilities in what o...

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Nancy Gant's, "Simply Lampwork" Trunk Show @ BDC

Mar 30, 2019 – Mar 30, 2019

​​Nancy Gant’s “Simply Lampwork” Studio
will be at BDC Saturday, March 30th,
for ONE DAY ONLY . The last time Nancy visited
BDC was a little over 2 years ago,
and this is her only scheduled
appearance in Portland for the rest of 2019.

You may have met her on a previous visit,
and would ha...

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Kazuri Rose Trunk Show

Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019

Step away from commercially manufactured beads into the world of individually hand-crafted beads from Kenya. Kazuri means “Small & Beautiful” in Swahili. Kazuri Beads are the result of the vision of Lady Susan Wood, who was moved by the desperate poverty of women in Kenya.

So, in 1975, she purch...

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Janu Gems w/ Strands of Diamond Beads

Jan 26, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019

Popular Guest vendor Janu Gems returns to BDC this weekend, January 26 & 27, 2019.

Along with your usual favorites, Theodore is bringing

Blue Opal (dyed) & Ethiopian Opal Strands.

Red Spinel Bead Strands.

Chrysoprase Bead Strands.

Tsavotite Green Garnet Bead Strands.

Rose Cut Sapphires.

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Janu Gems Trunk Show @ BDC

Jan 26, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019

Precious, Semi-Precious, Natural Stones & Pearls. Theodore's First Visit to BDC in 2019, with Fresh, New items, including "A Girl's Best Friend."

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Beaded Jewelry Repairs

  • Re-stringing, Lengthening or Shortening, New Clasps, Toggles

    Free Estimates gladly. Cost based on Time & Materials, Labor is $30/ hr. Most less than 1 hr.


2 months ago
The employees here are absolutely wonderful people. They were both very genuine and excited to talk about everything in the store. We happened to wander in and were instantly in love with the place. They helped us with so many different things and were incredibly knowledgeable. We aren’t from the area and they gave us a lot of recommendations of places we should visit. They were very informative of many things and seemed to genuinely really love what they do. I’d recommend anyone to stop in and at least see what they have to offer.
- Stephanie P
3 months ago
I had a rainbow colored letter M on a necklace that I needed to replace because the bead broke. Since I got the original fimo clay alphabet beads from this store, I went back to ask if they had another one. They didn't have an M, but I can adapt a W, so my Morse Code necklace is still good.
- Laurie S
8 months ago
I'm not a beader (is that a word) but I occasionally need some sort of jewelry related item and this place always has what I'm seeking. Today I wanted a new leather rope necklace on which to hang a pendant. They had tons on the rack, but not one in black, in the length I wanted. The owner made me one, on the spot, to my specifications, with the type of metal clasp of my choice (from what she had in her stash). Super friendly and helpful. Looking around the place as she worked her magic, it's a bead wonderland. So many beautiful items to choose from! Great place.
- Kristin J

Our Experience is the Difference

Whether you want help to take a project from imagination to realization, or you have a favorite beaded piece that needs  repair or restoration,  our 40+ years of experience can guide you through the process. 

Maybe you'd prefer that we assemble the creation you have in mind, or perform a professional repair for you.  We can do it.

Fall in love with the colorful jewelry of your dreams. 

See your imagination come to life.  You can do it, and we can help.

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4848 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR 97206
United States

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