For a little fun and spontaneity, let's focus on buying something tangible and beautiful: jewelry!!! Reading reviews about bead and gemstone shops in New York City yesterday, I found them very helpful.
Here is a list of three bead shops around here, the Princeton, New Jersey area, all nice for enthusiasts. They all have "findings" for making jewelry (a.k.a. "lapidary supplies").
1. Artful beads Studio and Workshop
7 Tree Farm Rd # 107
Pennington, NJ 08534
The most beautiful of the three shops with lovely painted furniture and thoughtful, complicated presentations behind glass. Fun to browse. Friendly atmosphere with helpful staff and lessons to sign up for. There are many beads, gemstones and findings with finished jewelry here, as well. Free parking. Attractive, quiet location in a new shopping area. Also close to coffee. My favorite, and most often visited.
2. Bucks County Beads
The Corners at Newtown Place Shopping Center
2 Cambridge Lane
Newtown, PA 18940
If there are any other similar businesses close to Princeton, please email me with information.
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