Etsy Shop

HELLONice to meet ya!
We are so grateful that you have dropped by to check out our website. If you are ever in Michigan, we would truly love to have you visit our shop. If there is ANYTHING we can do to make your online experience better, please do not hesitate to let us know!

The People of BTLB:

Owners Cassandra and Christopher Spicer have grown up and lived in the Jackson area nearly all their lives. In February of 2013, they opened Beads to Live By in the downtown district. Christopher is a Real Estate agent for Good Earth here in Jackson, while Cassandra runs the day-to-day operations of the store. Also pictured, Sheila, Cassandra's mother who teaches and helps out at the store frequently.

Cassandra's love for teaching and helping other people create beautiful things, along with 16+ years of experience in the industry, makes this her DREAM job! She is a 2 year alumni of the Starman TrendSetters Design Team and has been published in three different bead magazines, twice internationally.

As in the bead world, she has also entrenched herself in the the local community. From boards and committees, to the 2015 publication "Artists in Jackson", her love for her hometown runs deep. For more information on some of these projects, follow the links below!

What We Carry:

Although an extensive list would be exhausting to read, you should know that some but not all of what we carry includes: hundreds of colors of Miyuki seed beads | an ENTIRE wall of Fire Polish beads in size 2mm up to 8mm | quality stones and pearls | lead and nickle free findings | many of the newest bead shapes | multiple hole beads | Swarovski Bicones, Pearls & Fancy Stones | Metal Seed Beads | many wire/metal working tools and supplies | ...

Have specific questions? Shoot us a message or call, you will find a full list of contact info on the "Contact Us" page!

What Our Customers Are Saying
"I have taken classes at quite a number of "bead stores" Cassandra and her "crew" are one of the best, to take instruction from".
- Jane W.

"Amazing owner! She is filled with so much talent and personality! Great selection of beads and great classes"!!
- Jill Nichols

"I absolutely love this store. Each time I visit, I'm greeted by the lovely Cassandra and sometimes her lovely mother is there creating beautiful works. This shop has everything you need to keep you stocked up and the creative juices flowing. If you haven't checked it out and your a bead crafter, definitely pay her a visit".
- Tricia J.

"Great place - nice people. My work took one of her bead making classes - very fun and great experience for team building or just hanging out with friends".
- Angela C.

"What a fabulous store to have in Jackson. Cassandra and her mom Sheila are the greatest. Nice assortment of seed beads".
- Lynn S.

"I love Beads to Live By for several reasons. First, they always have a wonderful selections of beads and the trunk shows are always interesting. Second, their designs are fun, their classes are always fun, and their patterns are very easy to follow with their clear directions and graphics. The prices are very reasonable too. Third, Cassandra and Sheila are always ready and willing to help in any way they can".
- Jean H.