Zhender's gives a free family style chicken dinner during your birthday month. That's something we really enjoy.
An then we visit Bead Haven.
Bead Haven is a wonderful bead shop that carries everything. So much eye candy! There are metal elements, clasps, fire polished beads in all sizes, colors, shapes...there are seed beads in all sizes and colors, Swarovski crystal, gemstones, beading fibers, tools, books, and so much more that I can't even name. Then there's the big bead bowl. After I have picked out all the yummy stuff I want, we sit down at the big bead bowl and sift through to see what we can find. This time I was looking for tear drops, cubes, hearts, and larger unusual shapes for pendants.
I finally treated myself to some rivolis that I plan to bezel with bead woven seed beads.
If you are ever in the area you simply must stop at Bead Haven. I always spend way too much money there, but how could I resist?!
Another favorite in Frankenmuth is Rapunzel's. She offers beautiful yarns of many types including Alpaca, Mohair, Cashmere, and of course Wool. There is so much to look at in this store! There are beautiful gifts of jewelry, knitting needles, crochet hooks - did I mention yarn? She is right next door from Zhender's so while you are waiting for your table you can shop the beautiful pieces in her shop.