I hope you had a lovely holiday, merry and bright, or silent night, depending on your taste. I personally spent it learning to install insulation and drywall – which is considered a family activity around here. Picture me at my computer right now, half of my office is missing a ceiling, and the other half is the old ceiling, which is a world contender for ugliest ceiling ever – daggerous stalactites and pseudo-tudor fake black beams. The kind of room that makes you say – “we’ll have to renovate that.” Note to everyone: Do not move into a room in a new house that you intend to renovate. Not unless taking a decade or two to get around to the renovation is an acceptable time frame. Anyway …
We have nothing new this week – we’re giving the gals in the back room a break from packaging. We do have some lovely, lovely, deeply wonderful stuff coming up in the new year, mid-January. Oh – so wonderful! In the process of cleaning up my office pre-renovation – I found some buried boxes of stone beads. O.M.G. You will swoon. At the risk of over-hyping them – mmmmmm-mmmm! They are delish! Or, as Anne Marie said, “You’re killing me. I want them all.”*
Not only are we physically renovating my office, but doing some lite renovations on the website – in the name of making it easier to find things. If you have some ideas for how to make it easier to find the things you are looking for, i.e. where we put it, the way we name it, etc., fire me an email and let me know. Best idea gets a $20 gift certificate. 😉
A few stats from this last year:
2841 new items – an average of 55 a week! clicking on a link may give you different numbers – as it doesn’t count the items that are now sold out and gone again! 😉
289 One-of-a-Kind items – completely unique and unduplicatable
The addition of artist made lampwork from local artists.
(we’ve standardized on number-hyphen-hole, but I haven’t gotten the website completely updated yet, so that will make it easier to search for stuff when that is done.)
90 new size 15/0s
304 new Swarovskis
It all adds up to beady goodness, hours of creative time spent making items that please and delight you, or possibly frustrate and challenge you, but in any case, transport you away from this world and into a happy, shiny place.
We love our beads – and the findings and the tools and the classes and all the other stuff – and we love to share them with you.
So best wishes from all of us to all of you – may 2019 be everything you want it to be!
*P.S. Tourmaline photo teaser! The promise of good things to come!
Need a bead fix? Drop into the store! Here are our holiday hours.
Dec 27 – Thursday – open until 6 pm
Dec 28 – Friday – open until 6 pm
Dec 29 – Saturday – open until 6 pm
Dec 30 – Sunday – closed
Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve – closed
Jan 1 – New Years Day – closed. Happy New Year!
Jan 2 – Open – back to regular business hours!
Online, of course, we will be open 24/8. 😉
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!