Beaton Creek Designs

Creative, hand-crafted designs in jewelry and more!

Specializing in unique fused glass, beaded and metal jewelry designs.  Wood crafts, fabric, and polymer clay items are also available.

At Beaton Creek Designs, each item is well planned and meticulously crafted.

Blue Bell Cafe’ & Country Store

The best of both worlds come together at the Blue Bell where you can find real home-style meals, tasty sandwiches,  or come in on a Friday for catfish, coleslaw, and hush puppies.  There is something for everyone…Shop in the gift store area featuring great gifts and products from local artisans, or enjoy one of Blue Bell’s famous burgers and other good eats.

Join in the Saturday Night jam sessions from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, dobro or even that recorder you tried to learn how to play in band!  Or just come and enjoy the great atmosphere and good company!

Blue Bell Cafe and Gift Store

8 Highway 298 East
Story , AR 71970 

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Mother Earth’s Treasures

We are beings in love with beings. Our creations contain the power of love. Caryol is a unique person who puts her heart’s creative force into the creation of each necklace. We have a very powerful desire to enhance the energetic development of all.  My facebook moniker is johngalt407 please friend me it is an extension of our quest to share positive.

Ouachita Mountains Pottery

Hand Thrown and Sculpted Pottery – Timeless Functional Pottery for your Home.

Debbie and her husband, Mike, live in the majestic Ouachita Mountains.  She is a retired educator who loves making beautiful pottery.  She expresses her creativity by making both traditional and unique pottery pieces for everyday use.

Debbie also provides classes for groups up to four people.

Her studio is open by appointment.  Call, text or email for appointment to visit the studio and gallery.

163 McGinnis Lane
Story, Arkansas 71970 United States

Wind n Wood

Wind n Wood is a wholistic learning center.  There are many projects that make up the center as it is a teaching garden, orchard, seasonal nursery, gift shop, truck-patch farm, rugged campground, private event venue, sanctuary, and our home.  It is a place to heal the earth and yourself, and extend that healing into the community and world.

Classes, Workshops & Intensives

Learn how to make soap, lotion, paper, beer, or even a mud oven.  Please visit our website to view the current course schedule.

Natural Herbal Creations

Wholesale: Spas, clinics, gift shops, and other businesses may purchase face masks, soaps, lotions, custom massage blends, creams, lip balms and more through the wholesale area of the site.  Small-scale custom formulation, private labeling, and branding are available, and Friday has a strong reputation of providing high-end, private-label supplies to the cosmetic industry since 1989.  Email for a wholesale application.

Retail:  A few of our products can be found on our website for retail sale, and many can be delivered to your home in Arkansas, or even your cabin, campground or lake-side tent!  We can make you a custom formulation of lotion, cream, or even your own signature perfume made with pure essential oils, natural absolutes, and rare attars.

Fresh Herbs & Produce

Restaurants and farmers-market vendors are welcome to pre-order herbs and hops for custom cultivation.  We have provided fresh Basil, Brewing Hops, Rosemary, Cilantro (Coriander), Parsley, Culantro (and other hard-to-find authentic flavors) to many top restaurants and micro-breweries over the years.  Let us show your chef or brewmeister the wide array of choices in flavors and aromas available!

Graphic & Website Design

Friday Gladheart, co-owner of Wind n Wood, is also the Chamber of Commerce’s local webmaster and graphic designer.  She offers many web services including domain registration, hosting, design, and more.  Contact your “Girl Friday” if you need a business card or brochure designed, or a great website built.

 

Wind n Wood

35 Wind N Wood Trail
Story, Arkansas 71970 United States

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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Great place for the whole family, where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals.

Wegner Crystal Ranch is 218 acres of nature’s beauty surrounded on four sides by the Ouachita Mountains. Spring water feeds our streams and ponds encouraging wildlife. The stone columns at our gate are built with our quartz crystal. On this ranch we dig, buy, and sell crystals and we invite you to participate. Our warehouse is four floors with over 10,000 sq. ft. of crystals from our mines as well as minerals mined in the United States and imported from around the world. It is surrounded outside by acres of crystals stockpiled for the future. Browse to your hearts conent.

But many want to dig their own crystals; it is a special experience. We offer a variety of options, attuned to the ability and interests of different “miners.” So consider Wegner’s as an amazing crystal museum, an opportunity to buy, or fulfillment of your desire to dig. Whatever your preference, please review our website and come on out. This is our most popular activity. This large 40 acre surface mine is regarded highly for its’ abundance of clear crystals that are suitable for jewelry. Quartz Crystal clusters, garden rocks and bigger points are also found here on a regular basis. Collecting at this mine is easy as picking up the crystals exposed on the surface, especially after a good rain. Or, for those who want a little more challenge and want to try their luck at hard rock mining, there are veins available to you throughout the mine site

This large 40 acre surface mine is our most popular activity and is regarded highly for its’ abundance of clear crystals that are suitable for jewelry. Quartz Crystal clusters, garden rocks and bigger points are also found here on a regular basis. Collecting at this mine is easy as picking up the crystals exposed on the surface, especially after a good rain. Or, for those who want a little more challenge and want to try their luck at hard rock mining, there are veins available to you throughout the mine site egarded highly for its’ abundance of clear crystals that are suitable for jewelry. Quartz Crystal clusters, garden rocks and bigger points are also found here on a regular basis. Collecting at this mine is easy as picking up the crystals exposed on the surface, especially after a good rain. Or, for those who want a little more challenge and want to try their luck at hard rock mining, there are veins available to you throughout the mine site.

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

82 Wegner Ranch Rd.
Mount Ida, AR 71957 

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Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

So you come to dig. We will give you a brief lesson on safety and let you know the places where you can and can’t go.  After all this is a commercial operational crystal mine.  You have to know the do’s and don’t’s of the mine.  If you have trouble getting your eye going on finding crystals we will also show you what to look for and answer any and all of your questions.
There are two picnic tables for you to rest and/or eat your lunch.  Some just use them to sit on and talk to other diggers.  Several friendships have been formed at the mine with people trading email address and business cards.  We even have a honeymoon couple show up on occasions that still come back to the mine for their anniversary.
We do also invite Rock and Mineral Clubs to the mine.  If there are several people in the club we will have extra people come to the mine to help.  These extra miners are to answer questions, and help carry buckets and/or rocks.
Then if you still want more crystal other than what you have found at the mine, we can help there also.  We do sell crystals at a wholesale price clean or dirty.  (We won’t tell anyone if you buy them dirty). 

Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

269 Cleo Circle
Sims, AR 71970 

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Real Earth Creations

Our rock shop is in the heart of “Crystal Country” in Mount Ida, Arkansas. We  specialize in quartz crystal and other minerals from the Mount Ida area and across Arkansas.  We also have a significant collection of rocks and minerals from across the Americas and around the globe, including petrified woods, fossils, agates and jaspers for cutting, faceting, or tumbling and numerous collectibles.  So whether you are a seasoned rock hound or a casual collector, lapidary or faceter, metaphysical healer or just looking for stones to keep you grounded and focused, we’ve likely got something that will interest you.

Real Earth Creations

3024 Hwy 270 E



Mount Ida, AR 71957 

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Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio

Whether you just want to look, get a special gift (perhaps for yourself), or just learn how to do it yourself, the Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio will fit the bill. Located on the square in downtown Mount Ida, the gallery and studio features the work of local artists and craftspersons with a variety of classes and workshops  held weekly.

 

Ouachita Artists Gallery and Studio

135 South West St.
PO BOX 1204
Mount Ida, AR 71957 

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Mount Ida Flea Market

We offer a wide variety of merchandise – striving for something for everyone in the family. Our collections include a huge display of cast iron, antiques, old and usable tools, dishes, collectible glassware, quartz crystals, costume jewelry, thousands of books and post cards, paper memorabilia, bottles, furniture, DVDs, fishing lures, McCoy knives and other knives, AR whetstones and more. Changes daily.

Located at 224 Hwy 270 West next door to Subway makes for easy on and off the highway. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00-6:00. Sunday 12:00-5:00. Other days you may catch us there or call for an appointment.

Mount Ida Flea Market

224 Hwy 270 West
Mount Ida, AR 71957