Curlew Bead Shop

A hidden gem of a bead shop….
4 South Main Street, Curlew, WA 99188
509-779-4271

Joann Tack in her shop.
The late Joann Tack in her shop.

Remember when you were seven years old? Somewhere in your neighborhood there was a home overgrown with vines and bushes, with winding paths that hinted of mystery and undiscovered treasure.

There is just such a place in the small ghost town of Curlew, Washington: a tiny jewelry bead shop that is nearly invisible to the casual passerby. Easily overlooked, the shop is situated along Long Alec creek, and sits on a parcel of land that includes a century-old railroad building, numerous workshops, a green house or two, a teepee, and a gypsy wagon. It is easily the most fascinating and affordable bead shop you are every likely to encounter.

Gypsy wagon welcomes visitors to the Curlew Bead Shop.
Gypsy wagon welcomes visitors to the Curlew Bead Shop.