Federal Way, Washington
Featured in the November 2004 Issue

Federal Way, WA is home to one of the premier billiards stores in the state. The newly remodeled and expanded Beads & Billiards store houses over 400 cues ranging in price from $40 to $1000 representing all of the top brands. These brands include names such as McDermott, Viking, Joss, Lucasi, 5280, Stealth, Scorpion, Action, Players, Vintage, Axiom, Hampton Ridge, Cuetec, Dufferin, as well as some custom cues. Opening eight years ago with only an 800 square foot shop and a limited number of cues & supplies the owners, Courtney & Jessi Nester, have expanded their business to not only a larger storefront but also an extensive website. is one of the most used billiard sites on the net.

While all the inventory may seem intimidating at first, the friendly and knowledgeable staff soon puts even the most novice player at ease. In addition to a staggering cue supply the store carries more then enough accessories to equip any league player. Any product not in stock may be quickly & easily obtained by special ordering. The owners always go the extra mile to provide services often not found elsewhere. They are fair, honest, and never try to sell you something you do not need. Featured items include a number of time-tested products created by Beads & Billiards including the Original Pocket Chalker, the Qfile, the QClaw, and Todd Custom Cues.

Todd Custom Cues are hand crafted by Jessi. These cues combine the creativity of the artist with exotic woods & materials from all over the world. Fine cue repair is available on site & includes tips, shaft cleaning, ferrule replacement while you wait. Jessi has provided repair services to a number of repeat customers from around the country so that no matter where you live, topnotch service is as close as your mailbox.

While it may seem odd beads and beading supplies with cues and billiard products, the combination works well and is a lot of fun for the owners as well as the customer. A comprehensive selection of glass, crystal, bone, and metal beads as well as books and other beading products are available in a light filled, no pressure environment. A growing inventory of dart supplies such as flights, dart sets, cases, tools, shafts may very well be the next area of expansion for this already successful business. Beads & Billiards is located at 29408 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA. (253) 945-1888 as well as online at

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