About JBC Beads

JBC Beads was founded over 25 years ago. The business started with a bead, a vision, and a truck. Our founders traveled across the entire United States from one trade show to another creating a ruckus through their wide selection of quality gemstone beads, freshwater pearls, cinnabar, porcelain, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and findings.

Our showroom started in the small town of Lisle, IL and since has moved to a large space in Downers Grove, IL, a mere 17 miles west of Chicago. Our business was built by family and has maintained this close family feel to this day. If you place a call to our showroom, you may discover that you’re speaking to the owner. By shopping at JBC Beads either via telephone, website, fax, or e-mail, what you will find is that you’re receiving a truly customized beading experience.

As technology has grown, we have developed this new beading platform which we hope will revolutionize your experience and make it as convenient and flexible as possible. This website is powered by beads. If you have an idea, let us know and you just may see your idea become a reality on our website.

For telephone orders, our showroom manager, Susan, will not only take your order, but will provide recommendations and ideas to enhance and support your creativity. She will be there for you every step of the way. Susan and our entire staff are here as your personalized beading shoppers.

After your order is taken, the care doesn’t stop there. All orders are PACKED BY A BEADER. We inspect and HAND-PICK to ensure the quality of each item. We hope to provide a beading experience where you never have to question quality.

Website prices and quantities cannot be used in our physical retail location (showroom).


“Huge selection of beads, gems, findings and more! Prices are amazing!”

– Lisa P.

“Great selection and they know their inventory, which is vast. A great resource!”

–  Julie S.

“They have authentic Swarovski beads and gem stones.”

–  Shyara D.

“Awesome place for all your beading needs.”

–  Lillie G.

“Great variety and fair prices!”

–  Laura B.

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