Sadly, the hobby shop closed down a few years ago. I am pretty much limited to finding specialized parts online. There is a Michael's here however. But it is at least 45 minutes away. (I moved my family WAAAAY out in the country. I didn't want Kayleigh going to one of the city high schools. Many parents advised me that they are way too rough.) I've gone through the craft section at Walmart though. They didn't have any beads anywhere near small enough. I will try Michael's after work tomorrow.
P.S. Someone just sent me this thread
that has an amazing build of this very kit.
I don't think I want to go that
overboard. I don't have either the patience or the tools necessary . . .