Love this shop!
Only Ewe is located in a beautiful refurbished building next to Milton's Restaurant in Crabapple. Elyse is the owner and an expert knitter and teacher. I am in the midst of taking a class and although I've knit for years I am learning some invaluable new skills. She has gone out of her way to order special yarns for me for my projects and her husband, Bill, is great,too. If you love to find great yarns and lovely people to help you out, you need to check out Only Ewe and Cotton, too!
The service here is wonderful. They classes are excellent. Like all small stores they will not be able to always match the selection and price of beads on the internet, but it is worth it to shop here. You will get great ideas and can learn new techniques. Don't want to bead but love beaded jewelry,etc? They sell handmade goods here as well. Stop by, it is a great shop!
When you're looking for something different
The bead bug has a wide variety of items in a small space. Their prices can be high, but if you don't like shopping the internet this is sometimes the only place you can find an item. Not a great selection of gems or pearls, but lots of findings and charms, swarovski crystals you buy singly (one at a time), czech glass, and a great selection of seed beads down to size 15. The seed beads are all good prices, and that's the main reason I shop at the Bead Bug.
Great framing experience
I took 2 diplomas and a picture to get framed. They walked me through the process and were very patient while I chose frames. No high pressure. Good prices. Reasonable turn around. Overall a good experience.