Welcome To Beadman Enterprises!

We are a family owned and operated bead business that prides itself on fast, friendly, and personal service. Over the years we built up a very unique inventory through the purchase of one-of-a-kind items, large job lots, and bulk inventory from going-out-of-business sales. We also directly imported a great deal of our inventory, including Japanese Toho & Miyuki seed and bugle beads.

As time moved forward, our business became on-line only and gradually transitioned and changed in nature. Currently, our inventory is made up of an eclectic and unusual blend of "older" new stock (especially LOTS of seed and bugle beads!), retro, antique, and vintage beads & findings, and includes many out of the ordinary or hard to find products.

So please...be sure to check out both our Beadman Enterprises (bulk) and Skiyou Treasures (individual and unique) products and let us know how we can best serve your bead needs!


Companion Website

At this moment, we also have a companion web site called Skiyou Treasures (www.skiyoutreasures.com). However, we are in the process of moving all the products from that website over to this website and they will eventually only be available here. Until that process is complete, you are still able to purchase items on the Skiyou Treasures website. We will keep you posted as to our progress.


Easy To Order!


  • Add your product to the cart.

  • There is no minimum order. However, there will be an additional $2.00 small order handling fee added on to product orders under $10.00.

  • Verify your cart and submit your order.

  • Once the Grand Total has been calculated, including shipping charges and any applicable sales tax and/or small order handling fee, we will e-mail you a printed invoice for your approval at which time payment will be due (or you also have the option to cancel the order at this point).

  • Pay exclusively through Paypal - it's free, easy, and secure. With PayPal you can use either your credit card, debit card, or an existing Paypal account to make payment.

  • Once PayPal has verified payment, your order will be scheduled for shipment and sent out as soon as possible, usually within 24-36 hours.



Hi! We're Jan and Leo Smith and together we own and operate Beadman Enterprises, a second-generation family business established in 1968. Back in 1968, it was a combination Native American handicrafts, jewelry and beads, and all around "curiosity" store called the Hobby Hunting Grounds located in Anacortes, Washington. Owned by my parents, Ken and Doris Howell, it operated on evenings, weekends, and during the summers. For five years, I helped manage the store and accompanied Ken and Doris on various buying trips. It was a fun time for me and I learned a lot about the family business. But after five years, I had no interest in permanently settling down to small town living or the family business. So I eventually moved to the greater Seattle area where I was extremely blessed to meet and later marry Leo. We bought a house in Edmonds, raised a family, and both worked full-time. Now flash forward to mid-1994 and surprise, surprise...I'm back to small town living, the family business, and finding myself loving every minute of it. And even more so, flash forward to the present and it's hard to imagine that Leo and I have continued on with this family business for over twenty two years now! And here's the rest of the story...