Glitter and Gold

Beads-n-More This holiday season give a beautiful, handmade, keepsake

Established in 2005, Beads-n-More is a local custom jewelry shop that offers unique gift possibilities created from memorable moments.

Beads-n-More specializes in remembrance jewelry. The jewelry is made from beads crafted from flower pulp, preserved from a memorable occasion, such as a wedding, funeral, birth, bar mitzvah or prom. The flower pulp is mixed with clay and a glass base.

All beads are hand-rolled and are used to create an intimate piece of jewelry. Choices include rosaries, bracelets, watches, necklaces, earrings, tie tacks and cuff links. Bookmarks and key chains are also available.

Beads-n-More offers a large selection of beading supplies and an eclectic mix of beads. The selection includes, but is not limited to, Swarovski crystals in a large selection of colors, sterling silver, gold filled, plated metals fiber-optic cats eye, semi-precious stones and a multitude of fun glass beads. 

Beads-n-More also hosts private classes on beading and is the go-to venue for bead parties for birthdays, bunco clubs, church groups and Girl Scouts.
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District 23: the gift of sound


District 23 Boutique, with locations in Springfield and Rochester, Illinois, was founded by Michelle Tjelmeland to benefit the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF). After Michelle and her daughter regained their hearing from the use of cochlear implants, Michelle started the Foundation to help other people hear, too.

All proceeds from District 23 give people the gift of sound. During the holiday season, District 23 in Springfield and Rochester will be open seven days a week and will be decked out and stocked with gifts to check off your holiday lists.

“At District 23 we are known for unique clothing, fashion accessories, and gifts, which are all perfect items to give during the holidays,” said Michelle. The Rochester store carries and extensive line of Brighton and the Springfield location sells TOMS shoes.

During the holidays, District 23 will host various special events including gift-wrapping, visits from Santa, and hot chocolate while you shop. District 23 is a shopping experience with knowledgeable staff and a mission for helping others.

“Stop into District 23 Boutique for your holiday shopping, give the gift of sound this holiday season, and support our local businesses.” 


Are you Gypsy enough to be part of the tribe?

Gypsy Soul is an ever-changing boutique that strives for customer service. It prides itself on unique clothing and accessories. “We love to help our customers find just the right item to complete their look for whatever occasion they are attending,” said Sue Schwartz.

Gypsy Soul added two new stores to its family in 2016. Gypsy Tribe, a children's boutique filled with gifts for babies and the most adorable children's clothing and accessories, and across the parking lot at The Gables is Gypsy Dreamer. It's a fun and funky clothing store with a range of gifts LULULEMON ATHLETICA wear for men and women.

The holiday open house, for all three stores, will take place on December 2nd, which includes the Danielle Loftus day at Gypsy Soul. Danielle will be visiting Gypsy Soul and all three stores will give 10% of total sales to the Danielle Loftus fund.