BEAD WORLD is a unique store in downtown Palatine, IL. They feature a fine selection of traditional & ethnic pieces, old and new, as well a lots of beads! They have semi precious stones, Swarovski Crystal, freshwater pearls, wood, bone, and other natural material beads, a great selection of glass from the Czech Republic, vintage German beads, fiber optic beads, sterling silver beads, findings and clasps in silver, 14K gold filled, copper, base metals and way too much to mention! They have a large selection of Indonesian glass beads as well, which are also available wholesale to qualified buyers. They specialize in custom made bead jewelry. After seeing a need for such a place in the area, they opened their store. And they've been serving the northwest Chicago suburbs with diligence in everything relating to beads, jewelry, piercing & collectibles since 1994. THEY HAVE EXCELLENT REVIEWS!!