A Letter From Karen

To all my dearest customers!

Well folks, I thought I’d write this personal letter to you all because I have some pretty big news.  After 14 awesome years that my shop has resided in downtown Orillia, I have come to a very thought out, very difficult decision.  I have decided to close my beautiful shop on Peter St. and move into the online world.  I have struggled a bit with my health for the last couple of years and have realized that I really needed a change and I needed a work from home scenario.

I am excited to announce that we are building an online store on this website.  All my products will still be available online.  Imagine the luxury of sitting at home in your jammies scrolling through hundreds of unique charms or beads.  You can even pick up your order in Orillia without having it shipped!  On top of that, I hope to be a regular vendor at the downtown Orillia farmer’s market so you can always find me there with my jewellery and drop-in projects.

I am excited for these changes, but also so sad to go. I will miss your faces everyday. I will miss all my Magpie ‘children’.  I want all those kids to know that I absolutely will still be doing hair wraps by appointment, in either your home or mine.  I will also still be offering home birthday parties and school workshops.  Magpie Bead will most certainly still be in business, just differently.  I will continue this blog and I hope you will follow it to get news and updates. I’ll keep you informed of all the upcoming clearance sales as well as new products.

The truth is, I still don’t have a date yet when the actual store closing is happening.  I expect at least 3 months or more before it happens. I will keep you all updated.  The online store should hopefully open in the next month.  The website still has a helpful basic skills page and I will be still adding more tutorials.  Keep an eye on this website. It will hopefully be an awesome resource when its done!!

Please come see me before I go.  I would love to see everyone.  I will have many deals and sales in the store so check in on that.  There maybe some treats that I’m clearing out of!

Karen