Artisan bead shop Austin Bead Gallery will open Dec. 1 at 8440 Burnet Road, Ste. 100A, Austin. The shop offers vintage and contemporary glass beads, semi-precious strands and a variety of other beads as well as classes for jewelry makers of all levels. Customers can also browse a gallery of jewelry crafted by local artists. 512-454-0001. www.austinbeadgallery.com
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.