About Us

Out on a Whim is a full service retailer of Beads and Beading Supplies established in 1986. About 10 years after opening, the store was moved to it current location, 121 E. Cotati Ave., in the charming town of Cotati, smack in the middle of the picturesque Wine Country of Northern California.

We pride ourselves on our huge selection of Japanese seed beads from size 3/0 to 15/0. We also carry many shapes of 2-hole beads, Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, a variety of stringing and bead embroidery supplies and tools, findings and charms. Recently, we’ve been adding stones, chunky glass, lampwork and more!

We offer many beading classes on demand. Let us know what you want to learn and when you’re available and we will schedule a class just for you!

We also offer expert repairs for most beaded jewelry.

Stop in when you’re in the neighborhood.
Our TEMPORARY HOURS (due to Covid-19) are Mon, Thu & Fri 12 – 5 Saturday 11 – 4; closed on Tues/Wed/Sunday.