are a traditional "mom & pop" bead shop. Our bead store in the Historic Fountain Square area of
Indianapolis focuses on the retail sale of beads and their related
products. This web site focuses on classes, schedules,
current events, and will highlight some of the best of our finished professional quality
hand-crafted necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Judy Champa,
co-owner, designer and bead enthusiast is our featured jewelry artist. All the jewelry items featured here are
one-of-a-kind artistic creations. You can be assured that
whichever items you purchase, they will be unique!
Champa is the inspiration and creator of the bead
jewelry that we sell. Many years ago, Judy suffered a number of
physical disabilities that prevented her from working at her chosen
profession as a children's photographer. Restricted by her
physical and medical ailments, she began experimenting with numerous
types of craft activities. She made porcelain faces, designer
sweatshirts, and variety of other crafts. A few years ago she
found a passion for beading and began crafting beautiful, professional
quality bead jewelry. In the fall of 2009 we started exploring an
opportunity to buy out and open our own bead shop. Heirloom
Classics, Inc. is the fulfillment of that dream. We opened for
business in late March of 2010.
has spent the past quarter of a century managing retail stores for
RadioShack, Cord Camera and Revol Wireless. He is responsible for
the administrative, retail and management aspects of the business.
Your Own Personal Jewelry Concierge Service
Not everyone wants to make their own jewelry. So, Judy will custom
manufacture jewelry from your image, sketch or description. She
will help you find the appropriate beads, create a layout, design or
pattern, and have your "one-of-a-kind" masterpiece ready in just a few
days. This will be a "classics piece of jewelry that you can
wear with pride and distinction, then, pass it on to your children or
grandchildren as an "heirloom". We call that an "heirloom
Ed Champa Bio
Ed & Judy Champa
Heirloom Classics, Inc.
1311 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Indiana Bead Society
The Indiana Bead
Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of
beading as an art form.
Their mission is to actively pursue the
education, sharing, and networking of beading and to preserve the
heritage of the art of beading.
Their current membership brings
together many individuals interested in the history of beads and
beading, collecting beads, making beads, and using beads in jewelry
pieces, wearable art, and displays.
Memberships are available in
three categories: Individual, Family and Business.
the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
on the button to go to the Indiana Bead Society web site
We give a
discount on all purchases (excludes custom work, tools and classes)
Society members. Simply show your membership card at checkout.
8 2011 by Ed Champa,
Heirloom Classics, Inc.