Our Gem is a place for everyone to call a place of: Inspiration, a place for beading therapy, fun-time with ladies night out, a place to bring your jewelry for repairs, custom design/special orders, and bringing you beads and jewelry from all-over-the-world, where men can purchase a special gift for that special someone.
Our Boutique will continue to bring you beautiful jewelry of fair trade that gives opportunity & hope for a great cause.
Bonita Bead Boutique was founded in 2005 by Ann & Anita Tristan twin-sisters. After several years of working under consignment at the Toledo Museum of Art, the Tristans set out on their own, selling their jewelry at specialty stores at one-stop trunk show. Now, as business owners, they sell their own custom made jewelry and jewelry from artists from all over the world, and now host trunk shows at Bonita Bead Boutique, giving local artists and beaders the opportunity to showcase their work.
Of course, the Tristans' own work will be displayed regularly in their boutique. They also restore and repair old pieces of jewelry, and take special orders for proms, weddings or other special occasions.
It is a full service bead shop that offers unmatched, extensive selection of: vintage beads/treasures, gemstones 8"-16" strands, Czech glass, trade beads, findings, tools, stringing materials-cords, leather, chain along with loose beads, ready-made jewelry and accessories.
It doesn't matter if you're a beginner, intermediate, or expert crafter, BBB is an invaluable resource. We can teach you basics of stringing, knotting, and wire work techniques.
Can a store be more than just a place to buy supplies? Absolutely! Our staff is always on hand to answer all of your questions about what products are best for your projects.
We are a family oriented brick-mortar bead and jewelry boutique located in Arrowhead Park District in Maumee. We originated in Historic Uptown Maumee since 2005. Bonita Bead Boutique was the first retail store in Maumee that offered their guests creativity and imagination with the jewelry they wanted to make. BBB also offers classes, jewelry repair service, fine jewelry repair, watch repair and hosts parties.
Bonita Bead Boutique, the store name is a nod to the Tristan's cultural origins. “Bonita” means beautiful in Spanish. Our goal has always been to bring you rare beads, jewelry, classes, to educate you about technique, and encourage you to experiment and design with beads.
We accept walk-in or mail-in repairs from all over the U.S. Bring in your broken or over-worn piece of jewelry.
We can assist you with custom and/or repairing. No fee for jewelry consultation. Learn more about our jewelry repair.