call for all your needs
to spot an imposter
-is in a 120 year old historic general store-
925 East Front Street Traverse City, MI
Jewelry, Artifacts, Decor, Fossils & Curiosities of all kinds
just east of downtown we make it worth the stop come in check us out
is One of the Oldest - Most Loved - Bead Shops in Michigan.
"each" staff member has at least 18yrs of bead jewelry making knowledge
In beads we Carry Swarovski crystal beads, Bali Silver Beads,
Vermeil, Czech Glass Beads, Bone Beads, Vintage Beads,
Semi-Precious Stone Beads, & all of the clasps one could want.
At some of the best prices
"people travel hundreds of miles to drool and fall in love with all we have"
"artists plus designers shop with us for fun, profit, great selection, & our expert staff"
"we have one of the greatest collections of stone beads & pendants "
For something Local try the
We have in the shop
Many Types of Beads
Silver Pendants plus jewelry
Polished samples & Polishing kits
as of june. 2012 more sterling pendants (these four are sold, but more are in)
(Professor Nawbin's kit is made for the folks who want to polish their own Petoskey Treasures)
Leland Blue (Bluestone)
a Local Beach Stone and Recycled Art all in one
( a stone that is found around Lealnd, Mi on the beaches that is not a stone but a glass by-product of an Iron Factory
over 100 years ago that was cast off into Lake Michigan)
-Sterling silver Bluestone Pendants (slides) new Items May. 2012 -
--------new beads as of late January 2012--------
an up-cycled piece of historical waste
over sprayed paint scraped of walls and racks from the 1950's to 70's golden age of car paint booth spray - cars are no longer pained in this way
once destin for a landfill this was saved by a worker a Ford auto plant over 30 years ago keep in a box & recycled by our artists at Nawbin into wearable art
(these three are sold, but more are in stock, at least 30 to choose from)
Our Ancient and AntiqueTrade Beads from the far reaches of the globe Africa, Asia & the South Pacific
showcases are filled with Antiques & Oddities from the four corners of the Earth
We Also Have
Bead Jewelry Classes,
Bead Art Supplies,
Sterling wire 8ga thru 28ga,
& all manner of other tools.
tools for the professional or beginner in all kinds of Arts: Jewelery, Metalwork & Lapidary
what our Visitors say
"Great selection of beads and many other rarities. One trip to Nawbin is never the same as the last - the inventory is always changing - and some pieces are museum-worthy. Also, the owners are very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. I always stop in when I'm in Northern MI."
Catherine - Chicago,IL (posted online)
"They have such a great selection of bead here! They were around long before the bead craze started a few years back and I'm sure they will stay long after. I love that they have such diversity of beads. I adore the Native American ones the best. They also have great prices."
"Creative crafters beware, Nawbin's just might be the place for you! There's a nice and wide selection of buttons, beads, stones, clasps, and other crafty goodness."
Sara Lynn P.- Toronto, ON Canada (posted online)
Sarah - Taylor, MI
As of May 2010 we here at Nawbin got the full stock of a bead shop that was open from 1969 until1979, then stored in a basement for over 30 years.
Well over two tons of beads
2000 pounds of vintage seed beads
size 2° to 22° (in limited Colors)
10s of thousands of wood beads all kinds
(yes, even 1970's Macramé)
and over 1600 strands of 100 to 300 year old trade beads - this is a once in lifetime event
925 east Front st
Traverse City, MI 49686
GPS Coordinates 44° 45' 50.98" N 85° 35' 59.78" W
IF YOU LIKE THE SHOP PLEASE BECOME A FAN ON
Open Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sundays - are by chance please call ahead