About Us

Premium Bead

(formerly Silver Rose Beads and before that The Silver Rose)

The name changes follow the evolution of the business from its origin by  Sylvia Rose-Johnson as she progressed from designing in silver and gold for herself and friends to teaching silversmithing.  Then into selling her products as The Silver Rose.  This morphed into providing beading supplies needed by her students and customers to create their own unique designs resulting in the name change to Silver Rose Beads.  This was changed to Premium Bead to reflect the quality and breadth of merchandise provided.

Sylvia has been making and designing jewelry for about 60 years. She began making earrings and pendants from found pieces of nature in her late teens early 20's.  When she had the opportunity to take a certified jewelry making course in Navajo style - she jumped at the chance and took all the courses they offered. After completion of the classes she then became a teacher and had her classes certified. She continues making and selling jewelry and loves the creativity and continuous learning jewelry making affords. She did local markets and fund raisers for local volunteer organizations from Seattle Washington to Portland, Oregon.

We have raised $350,000 to date for charitable and non-profit organizations.  As technology and communications improve the world becomes smaller and smaller and we need to do our part!

World Wide Importers

We directly import an incredible line of hand picked precious, semi-precious beads and freshwater pearls for discriminating jewelry designers and collectors. We specialize in the rare and unusual stones that are difficult to find but worth the effort. We also offer collector quality mineral specimens and metaphysical healing gems from around the world.

Exotic hand picked gemstone beads with an emphasis on hand carved beads and exquisite fine jewelry. Free shipping on thousands of products including Sardonyx, Abalone, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Tourmaline, Apatite, Kyanite, Jasper, Topaz, Jade, Hemimorphite, Aquamarine, Lapis, Turquoise, Freshwater Pearls, Opal, Bone and Boxwood Beads - plus custom jewelry, mineral specimens and gemstones!

Artisan Jeweler

All of the jewelry we share is individually crafted. The design inspirations come from Nature and Animals and flows through the artists and into the jewelry. Sylvia Rose Johnson, Has Been Doing Silver And Gold Work For More Than 60 Years And Has Passed On Her Expertise And Creativity To All Of Her Children. Her Son Jason Johnson And Her Two Daughters Emily Rose Barnett And Amber Rose Johnson All Make Custom Pieces In The Premium Bead Studio.