Bead + Fiber has been the heart and soul for patrons seeking crafting materials as well as a safe-haven for learning the art of Craft, since first opening its doors to the SoWa Community in October of 2008 by founder, Andrea Garr. In 2009, Larissa approached previous owner, Andrea, about interning for her when Larissa began an entrepreneur-based Senior Project at her high school in Swampscott, Massachusetts. With the encouragement of her family and friends, her goal of being a brick-and-mortar “Business Owner” became a reality!
Under new management, Larissa Callahan has been carrying on the spirit of the company. With a commitment to the business, she is constantly growing to best serve her her loyal customers and newcomers!
Home to specialized crafting needs, Bead + Fiber hand picks quality items such as beads, yarns, crafting materials, tools and hand-made products. We also offer the opportunity to utilize our materials in various classes we offer, taught by well-trained instructors, throughout the year. (Please see Classes page for a detailed schedule)
Come on in and see what we are all about. Let’s start making today!
What We Offer
We've created a welcoming environment for our customer to explore the different facets of craft. We invite all who come to our workplace with the desire to explore their inner creative. With our well-trained Artisan’s and handpicked materials, we offer the best customer experience for you to become an “artisan!” Ask one of our trained makers to assist with your creative needs today.
Please visit our “Classes & Events” page for a compatible list of the different classes we offer on-site as well as our “maker-studio.”
We offer small repairs done by our well-trained staff. From broken clasps to restringing, we aim to help save your most sentimental pieces. To save you time, please email our repairs department, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a picture and description of the work needed to be completed. We will provide a quote for the time and materials needed for each repair.
- Re-stringing = $1 per inch
- Knotting = $2 per inch
- Gluing fee - $3
- Clasp Attachment (new materials) = $5
- Soldering fee = $10
**Please note. We do not handle pieces with small, intricate beads/seed beads.