I had heard the cleverly named Bead Me Up was the be all and end all for the artsy, DIY crowd, so I had to check it out. What could it be about this little shop that had everyone jumping for beddazled joy? Well, just about everything, as I came to find out. Bead Me Up is in a shared space with the imported, eclectic jewelry of Eastworld. One side of this little shop houses pre-made necklaces, earrings and bracelets while the other side contains in-shop produced items… along with the tools to make it all yourself! Strands of beads create a mosaic on the walls and cubbies of single, glossy beads turn tables into stained glass windows. On a tight budget? Fret not, my in-debt, minimum wage friends! Bead Me Up is very reasonably priced and, on top of that, there is a different storewide sale every month. If you don’t see anything you like and don’t feel like you have the artistic prowess to make it yourself, Bead Me Up also does custom orders. Maybe you have a bracelet given to you by that special someone and, oh-no! It’s broken. Guess what? They also do jewelry repairs. This store really does have something for everyone and every price range, so be sure to check it out!
Bead Me Up is located at 127 Vista Circle off of Vineville Avenue.