Oldest Bead & Mic-O-Say Store in the Greater Kansas City Area!   Since 1978

To contact us:



11022 E. Winner Rd

Englewood Station Arts District

Independence, MO 64052

Phone 816-252-5622

Business Hours:

Monday through Saturday

12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM

Third Friday each month

12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM

Joni, Annie, & Kara in front of the Beads!

About Us & Contact Us

Come and shop at the

“Oldest Bead Store”

in the Greater Kansas City Area 

Servicing our customers since 1978!


     We are located in the Englewood Station Arts District, in Independence, 11022 E. Winner Road. 1-1/2 blocks West of Sterling on the North side of Winner Road.  Three Trails is the oldest bead store in the Greater Kansas City area.  We are a full service bead,  jewelry making, teaching, and Mic-O-Say store serving our customers since 1978! 

Three Trails Trading Post History

      The Trading Post was started by Ron & Vicki Stegner in 1978.  They wished to provide quality beads and items needed for regalia for the Mic-O-Say and Order of the Arrow programs in Boy Scouting.  They built a great business!   Kara Paris has owned the shop and serviced the community since 2001, continuing to provide quality beads, supplies, and  service.  Kara being a Teacher brought the jewelry classes to the Trading Post when she bought it in 2001.

      Meet the girls that take care of the shop!  Mascouten and Saskatchewan, sister cats, are our resident mousers!  Duchess is the smaller but bossier of the two dogs. We have one boy in our lives, Baxter. All of these wonderful pets are taken care of by Dr. Davinne Glenn of the Veterinary Center of Liberty, visit their web site!