About Us | PotomacBeads
Our Story

Creating Happier & Better Lives through crafting & community

As a child, Allie Buchman always wanted to become a teacher.  Teaching is about helping people to try something new, and accomplish something great.  With her husband Nathan, Allie founded PotomacBeads and began a journey that has educated millions of people around the world in jewelry-making.  


 

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"People are naturally more creative than they think. By exploring new outlets for that creativity, they become more fulfilled and have a sense of accomplishment and pride. PotomacBeads loves helping our community unlock their creativity!"   

- Allie Buchman

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Creating Better Lives

Allie and the team love to help you learn.  It gives us so much joy to see customers pick up something new, and make something incredible.  

Making & creating brings happiness.  Creativity brings spice to life, and staying active helps people live longer.  You can also find friends when joining thousands of other beaders the PotomacBeads community.

Giving Back

Every sale at PotomacBeads also provides beads to the Embera people of Colombia. They use the beads provided by PotomacBeads & PotomacBeads customers to create beautiful handcrafted jewelry that supports and feeds hundreds of families!

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  • Learn from thousands of step-by-step video tutorialsbetter beader episodes, or from jewelry-making kits

  • Shop from a limitless assortment of different jewelry-making supplies, beads, tools, wire, crystals, and more.

  • Join the community with thousands of other beaders on Facebook & Twitch, including live projects on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

    We hope you find new friends in the PotomacBeads community, and look forward to enhancing the creativity in everyone!

    - Nathan & Allie Buchman
    Founders, PotomacBeads