About Us

The Beaded Peacock (formerly Canal Street Gallery) is a bead shop located in cozy Winona Lake, IN. We sell handmade jewelry, fine art, and handmade goods from artists in Indiana and the midwest. The Beaded Peacock is located lakeside, in the Village at Winona. In business for 15 years, new owner, Lauren Peacock took over in 2014, reopening with a renewed vision and love of all things beads.

Our goal is to provide a haven for people to explore their creativity, and have a lot of fun with beads. We exist to instruct and supply various forms of jewelry making. All of the girls here make jewelry. We have a wealth of knowledge and we love to share it! Have a beading problem? A pattern you are tackling? Need a particular bead you can't find anywhere else? Need a custom piece of jewelry made? Want to take Grandma's necklace and re-make it into something you'll actually wear? These are the things we love to help with!

Not only do we have beads, but The Beaded Peacock is also a great place to find a unique gift or a piece of local art. We love supporting Indiana artists doing what they love. 



The ladies of The Beaded Peacock:

 Lauren Peacock, Proprietor

My love affair with beads began in 2006 with an online tutorial in peyote stitch. I was hooked as soon as I completed one project. Today seed beads are still my favorite, although I have a whole new appreciation for all sorts of beads. I took the leap into retail at an odd time in life. I was newly married and working as a pharmacy technician and working towards a second degree at IPFW. While on lunch at the pharmacy, my husband texted me a photo of a retirement sale the owner was having and suggested I go stock up on beads. In my mind, I didn't want to stock up, I wanted to run it! The very next day I sat down with the owner and so it began. It was a whirlwind of a first year. While re-opening the shop, I successfully completed a BFA in Graphic Design and I've got great girls working for me. When I'm not at the shop, I am at home or on the lake with my husband and our two kiddos (age 4 and 6). 

Sharell, Sales & Jewelry Making

We are so thankful Sharell came to work with us. She has a wealth of jewelry making skills and experience. A lot of the jewelry you will see in the shop has been made by her. We could not operate without her help and skills. When not running the sales floor, you can find her instructing a beadweaving class or two.

Sarah, Part-Time Instructor

Kayci, Part-Time Instructor

Kari, Part-Time Sales & Jewelry Making

Elizabeth, Part-Time Instructor