The Portland Bead Society would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring our site.  We encourage you to support them.  Many of these members will be vendors at our Annual Bead Bazaar.  If you want to be listed here, see the Advertising page.

“It’s Raining Buttons!”

Celebrating the beautiful and creative history of the antique and modern button

The Oregon State Button Society Show and Sale
Friday May 5th, 10-5, and Saturday May 6th 10-4

Keizer Quality Suites,
5188 Wittenberg Lane NE,
Keizer, Oregon (North of Salem)

Free Admission and Free Parking

Button Collectors, artists and crafters, those with interests in fashion design, history, quilting, and sewing are invited to view thousands of buttons from the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth centuries, and beyond! Appreciate the workmanship and creativity, the social history and trends of the times, and their influence on the design of the delightful button.

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We are a 5013-c non-profit organization

Shipwreck Beads
The World's Largest Selection of Beads!

Shipwreck Beads has been family owned and operated since its founding in 1969. Shipwreck Beads is proud to offer the World's largest selection of beads. Specializing in Czech glass beads, Shipwreck also offers the largest selection of TierraCast Pewter, plus massive selections of crystal beads, gemstones, charms and more!

8560 Commerce Place Dr NE
Lacey, WA 98516

(800) 950-4232

Uroboros Glass
Glass making for people that love glass!

2139 N Kerby Ave
Portland, OR 97227 USA

(503) 284-4900

Wholesale and Retail Bead Source - Offering quality Handcrafted Ojime, Mala and Mirage Beads ~ Deity Pendants and Statuettes ~ Shimmerwings and Contemporary Silver Jewelry ~ Ethnographic Jewelry, Textiles and African Trade Beads.

For TIKA's Online Store and Show Schedule visit or call Julie at (800) 459-3669.

The Bead Chest and Kilim Rug Co.
Your source for African Beads. We specialize in trade beads of all kinds including a large selection of Mille Fiores, White Hearts, Chevrons, Sandcast, Dogan Donuts, Snake Beads, Bone & Metal Beads, and Recycled Glass. We also carry a unique line of Afghani Jewelry. Hard-to-find Items. Wholesale & Retail. Free shipping with orders $100 or more.

P.O. Box 3150
Santa Monica, CA 90408

(310) 829-9976


Glass seed beads size 11 to 24, exclusive Czech Molded beads, books, videos, colored thread and other innovative beading supplies. $3.00 for catalog, wholesale or retail. "No Minimum on Retail Orders" (Wholesale Orders - 1/4 kilo per bead, $100.00 min.) Bead sample cards.


PO Box 2840
Wilsonville, OR 97070-2840

(503) 625-2323
(503) 625-4329 fax

If you would like information on a Bead Society or Organization in your own area, please visit Lapidary Journal's Bead Society listing page where they have organizations listed by state.