Heliotrope Art Studio and Bead Store - When you walk into Heliotrope's bead store, it's like magic - wall to wall beads in every color, shape, and size as far as the eye can see. The shop owner is very knowledgeable and can help you find exactly what you're looking for every time. Mr. Marbles, the shop dog, can also help you find the right beads - well, at least the ones on the bottom row. FYI: Heliotrope is cash only. Keep up with Heliotrope on their Facebook page.
Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts - This locally-owned craft store has been around for some time and people love to stop in for every type of craft project. Busy Beaver sells everything from items you'd expect like yarn and beads to more unique offerings like glass and glass working supplies. Not sure how to get started? They also sell how to books on several crafting topics to help you get up to speed. Busy Beaver offers classes, too - check out their Facebook page for more info.
And if you're looking for ways to enjoy the DIY movement without having to make the crafts yourself, checkout the last Third on 3rd of the 2015 season Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Handmade Holiday is also just around the corner on Dec. 4 and 5 at the Old Yellow Cab Company building.
Whether you're crafting up a storm or someone who'd rather shop handmade, Dayton has you covered.