Visit Root's Beads (formerly Island Beads) on the Oregon Coast for the best selection of beads and findings to meet all your beading needs.


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Root's Beads

3150 Fogarty Ave., Depoe Bay Oregon 97341

(on Highway 101 at Lincoln Beach, just two miles north of Depoe Bay).


Open daily 10:00-5:00




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Wire Wrapping Stones & Beads, 2nd Edition

This is an updated, expanded version of our first wire wrapping book, with more photos and more explanations of technique variations.   136 color photos illustrate each technique step by step.  Techniques include wire wrappings beads with a hole, free form stones, and flat stones such as cabochons and donuts.

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Beaded Ornament Covers:

 A Beginner's Guide


If you are new to beaded ornament covers, then this is the book for you.  Chapters 1 and 2 cover all the basics you need to know, from selecting thread and needles, to picking a suitable ornament, to basic stitch patterns used frequently.  The projects in Chapters 3 through 7 are all designed for beginners, with each one getting a little more technical than the last so you can build your skills as you work your way through the book. 

Step by step color photo illustrations take you through each projuct, showing what the piece should look like as you work.

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Beaded Ornament Covers, Book 2

This book contains five new ornament cover designs, all fully illustrated with 178 color photos, detailed instructions and material lists.

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Handmade, not Homemade:

A Bead Stringing Guide

Beginner to more advanced level. Over 200 color photo illustrations demonstrate stringing techniques including working with flex wire, leather, stretchy, nylon and silk.  Also includes a chapter on multistring techniques for necklaces and bracelets, plus chapters on fancy techniques to try once you have mastered the basics. 

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Beaded Ornament Covers Book 3

Five more new designs are presented in Book 3 with detailed instructions.  All are fully photo illustrated in color to show you each step along the way.  These designs are a bit more detailed than those in the beginner's guide and Book 2, so if you have never done ornament covers before you might want to start with the beginner's guide before you tackle this one. 

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Thai Hilltribe Silver

Root's Beads has a wonderful selection of Thai Hilltribe Silver, with over 350 styles to select from. Whether you are in need of tiny Thai hilltribe silver bells or drops, or large Thai hilltribe silver flowers, leaves or accent pieces, we have them with Thai Hilltribe Silver clasps to match.

We buy our Thai hilltribe silver directly from the source in Thailand, assuring you the highest quality and silver content. The beads are all hand made by the Karen Hill Tribe peoples under a government sponsored program. Don't be fooled by imitation Thai hilltribe silver being produced in factories with lower silver content using similar designs.We have temporarily removed our Thai silver from the website until silver prices stabalize.

  • Gemstone Beads
  • Fresh Water Pearls
  • Miyuki 15/0, 11/0, 8/0, and 6/0 seed beads
  • Thai Hilltribe Silver beads and findings
  • Supplies, tools, needles, threads, etc.
  • Delicas (Japanese cylinder beads)
  • Beading Books
  • Czech 10/0, 13/0 charlottes, and Super Duos
  • Czech fire polish and pressed glass
  • Venetian, Chinese and Japanese glass
  • Wood, bone, and horn beads
  • Stone chips
  • Miyuki Bugle beads; 1.8mm, 3mm & 4mm cubes; size 10/0, 8/0, & 5/0 triangles, 3.4mm drop beads, 10/0 twist hex beads
  • Toho 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads, 11/0 triangles, 8/0 hex beads, and 3mm magatamas
  • Carved stone pendants, donuts, faceted gemstones
  • Charms in sterling and pewter
  • Findings in sterling, gold fill, copper,  antique brass, antique copper, gunmetal black, silver plated brass, and gold plated brass.
  • Books, and much, much more

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  • Bigger and better!  We have expanded our location on the Oregon coast to better serve our customers and be able to extend our product lines.

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    Now you can find the same beautiful merchandise no matter how you remember our name.

  • We have been adding lots of new merchandise to the site. We'll get the pictures all on as time permits.  If you've seen something in the store that you don't see on the shopping cart, just drop me an email and we will get it on there. Stock on hand is updated daily on everything on the site so there shouldn't be a problem with merchandise being out of stock unless someone else just got the last one.

  • If you order $100 or more you get free USPS shipping within the United States.
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  • Your privacy and security are very important to us. 
  • Your personal information is never sold or shared with any third parties and is only retained as needed to process your order.
  • We hope that you will be delighted with your order, but if a return is necessary a credit refund will be issued promptly for merchandise purchased online and returned in the original saleable condition. Unfortunately we cannot refund shipping charges. No returns or exchanges on unsealed stringing materials or books.