Get to Know Us
In 1987, Chevron Trading Post & Bead Company (Chevron), was founded and opened its first beading supply store in Tallahassee, Florida. Though we served the Floridian community well, we soon caught wind of a city full of passionate crafters that could more fully utilize our growing array of jewelry supply. Ten years later, in 1997, Chevron’s flagship store relocated to join the “rejuvenation” happening in downtown Asheville, NC, that attracted a rich variety of retail locations featuring unique, progressive, and exceptionally artistic themes. We've been here ever since, fueling a passion for the art of jewelry and serving makers to help keep Asheville the creative haven that we fell in love with all those years ago.
We offer a massive variety of beads, in all manner of shapes, sizes, and materials. From glass to acrylic to gemstones, you're sure to find just the right beads for your next jewelry project. Aside from your staple seed, Czech, and Chinese beads, we also specialize in rare, vintage, and collectible beads. Through our close connection with traders from around the world, we've acquired a wide array of Venetian trade beads, ancient Neolithic beads, unique tribal jewelry, and many handcrafted, one-of-a-kind beads from skilled artisans. Over the years we've also expanded our selection of unique and worldly gifts to include antiques and collectibles, tribal art, local jewelry, paper star lamps, and an assortment of special treasures gathered from across the globe and right here at home.
We also provide a wide range of jewelry making workshops. Almost any type of jewelry skill you'd like to learn, one of our knowledgeable staff almost certainly has the expertise to guide you. Both regularly scheduled classes (which you can find on our "Workshops" page) and private classes are available. We love helping our customers learn new skils and gain an even deeper appreciation for the limitless art of jewelry creation!
Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
40 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA