A Little Bit About Art and Soul Beads
Welcome to Art and Soul Beads, starting as a family business in 2001, we have grown to be one of Louisville Kentucky's premier source of beads, jewelry supply, and instruction. Our retail and design studio in Louisville, KY specializes in finished jewelry and creating unique, one-of-a-kind experience in everything jewelry and fashion. We have regularly scheduled classes and provide open studio time every week. For the established designer we have wholesale beads on strands and supplies to keep your projects or jewelry business on focus.
Since 2001 Art and Soul Beads has built a reputation for providing our customers with the outstanding service, product, and experience. We offer an extensive collection of beads including natural stones, sterling silver, gold fill, gold vermeil, plated and basemetal components, chains and clasps, organic materials, cloisonne beads, vintage Lucite components, czech glass beads, metal working leather cording and much more!
Our store first started in Jeffersonville, Indiana where we were a Swarovski Crystal dealer travelling all over the country with Intergalactic Bead Shows. Around this time, one of our owners took a trip to New Mexico where she fell in love with homemade clay beads. With plenty of inspiration from her trip, Art and Soul Beads began to take a new route down the handmade, beaded jewelry path. The knowledge that our staff has about crafting these types of pieces is unlike any other. We love sharing anything and everything we know about jewelry making with our in person instruction and online courses.
Emily took over the bead store in 2010. When this change happened she made the move to Louisville, Ky. We found a great space at the Mellwood Art Center and opened up shop. Emily's main focus was spreading her knowledge on beads, and jewelry making to the entire city... But Why stop there? We found a knowledgeable web designer and created our e-Commerece business. Online became a major focus. We want to be able to reach as many people as possible with on main goal of inspiring jewelry makers with beautiful jewelry and the parts and pieces to make them.
As Our business grew we quickly ran out of space at our little shop at the art center. It was clear to us we were going to need to make some chances. We found a perfect space in one of Louisville's finest neighborhoods, Crescent Hill. Art and Soul Beads introduced a Louisville based clothing line by Betty Jefferies. It is our belief on trend clothing pair beautifully with our hand-crafted pieces.
We not only have an assortment of unique pieces already made, but we also have knowledge we want to share with you so that you can create pieces of your own liking. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing how-to-videos, style trends, and other related topics. If you enjoy our videos, make sure to join one of our classes where we offer one-on-one instruction from our owner Emily, four days a week. Stop by next time you are in Crescent Hill area and take a peep. We’d love to connect with you on social media or you can always visit us online at artandsoulbeads.com.