How I filled a bead store

So we’ve been diligently adding inventory to our website and I realize first of all just how much there really is. It’s overwhelming really. But I also see how the store has grown over the years. I started out as a jewellery hobbyist and started working with products that worked with the style of stuff I was doing. So I have sought out and experimented with many many beads and supplies until I found some old faithfuls. So I have been stocking my favorite supplies that I love to work with. Over the years I’ve been in business I have spent expanding my own skills and styles and have built up inventory based on the new materials I find and play with. As a result, I have a bead store that really reflects me and my style. 

No bead store can have EVERYTHING but I have focused on products that are just not that easy to find in your average bead store. And there’s just not that many bead stores left these days it seems. I hope my online store will be just as unique. I will focus on the massive selection of both charms and seed bead I have been carrying. I also scope everywhere for large hole beads, also a very difficult thing to find if you want them in natural materials such as glass, stone and ceramic. Cord and leather jewellery always need large hole beads so I search and collect from everywhere. 

I also expand my inventory by listening to customer requests. Every request I write down I keep my eyes peeled for and I have been known to call customers even months later because I finally found what they were looking for. I always feel like half my job is working here in the store and the other half is shopping! Not a bad gig I’d say!

I know it’s a big adjustment to go from bead store shopping to online bead store shopping but I really hope you will take the time to look through our estore. I believe you may be surprised when you see the extent of my products online. It’s probably more than you think! 

The online store is still expected to open in the next couple of weeks so here’s crossing fingers and hoping for the best!

New charms and quick update

Hey there folks! So it’s March break and I have been travelling about doing March break workshops but have managed to pick up some new things. For all those makers and lovers of chakra stone jewellery we now have the complete set of chakra charms. Add to mala beads or make a chakra charm bracelet. These are gorgeous charms. 

We’re also still slowly but surely getting all our inventory on our estore. I really hope we will have the online store open by the end of this month. That is the plan as of now. There is truly a boatload of stuff though so it’s taking about forever to get it all photographed and posted. 

We still have no idea how long we will have our shop location so for now it’s still business as usual. But we have several things on sale super cheap like: Big Village recycled glass beads from Ghana, Czech seed beads, Kumihimo looms and supplies, and pandora-type beads and chains. There is also already a bunch of my jewellery posted on my Etsy page. Click the link to Etsy on the website and be sure to check that out too! Sorry for the brief post but I’ll chat more later. Maybe after March break when I can sit and breathe for half a minute!

New estore

I am seriously excited about this. We have been diligently working on the estore and so far have over 600 products posted. I apologize for the website being out of order during this time but be patient. There is a master plan. All our products will eventually be available to browse through in the comfort of your home. We are hoping to open the estore this month so stay tuned!! 

Please feel free to comment or respond or suggest anything. I will try to answer everyone. I am truly sorry to all those who are sad to see the Peter st store close but I hope you will all visit me at the farmers market and try my online store. You can still email me to request specific products or order in bulk. I will try to always be available. The store phone number will still be active so you can also call with any questions. I hope to hear from you!