Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Curious Baubles is located at 4541 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616.
We are in the Old Pabst building on the corner of Prospect and Seiberling. Our door is on Seiberling.
What is included with the price of designing your own jewelry?
The price of your DIY piece includes any beads, charms, and pendants from the Bead Bar that realistically fit into your design, any wire and hardware required to finish the piece, and sizing and professional finishing of your piece. You can find the list of prices here.
What if I don't know how to use tools or put on a clasp?
No problem. We put on all the hardware for you. All you have to do is design the piece. We do the hard stuff.
I have metal allergies. Are your findings nickel and lead free?
Absolutely. The findings we use to finish your jewelry is the same we use to finish our own. The plated hardware is either stainless steel or brass.
We also have sterling silver available.
Where do you get your beads, charms, and pendants?
Most of the components available to use on the Bead Bar are from preloved costume jewelry that has been cleaned up and taken apart. That's why there are so many unusual, beautiful, and curious bits and baubles.
Do I need an appointment to design my own jewelry?
No. At this time we have space available all day. Just come on in whenever we are open and design your unique accessories.
Although larger groups may want to call ahead of time, just in case.