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!

Be sure to check out our class schedule !!
We also offer expert repairs for most beaded jewelry.

Stop in when you’re in the neighborhood. We are open Mon – Fri 10 – 5 (till 7 on Thursday) and Saturday 11 – 4.