Sunday, February 12, 2017


All of the beaders in my neck of the woods know that last fall Gig's Beads and Things went out of business. She and her husband Robert moved to Colorado. We all miss Gig personally, she is a wonderful, warm and inspiring person, with a new project always on the craft table. Also, if you're like me, I miss being able to run down and grab some beading needles or a certain color when I need it! So I've decided to take up the bead store mantle and sell some beads and supplies from Kate's gallery. It won't be like Gigs which had everything under the sun, but will have all my favorite seed beads! Specifically tons and tons of 13 cut charlottes, white hearts, cut glass black, which come from the Czech Republic. I'll have lots of beading needles and thread, ( fireline and nymo). My question to you is, what would you like see in the tubes of japanese seed beads? I'm a huge fan of the powder coated colors and the color lined. Do you want the Miyuki Delicas or the regular round style. Size 15 or 11? I would really appreciate your input. This is a new adventure for me and I'm hoping to somewhat fill the big gap that Gig left when they moved, even if there won't be whippets greeting you at the door.
Bead boxes arriving
Gig, Robert and the whippets!


  1. Hope this works out for you! I too purchased a lot of beads from a shop that went out of business but for my personal use. I haven't needed to order online or even buy from my favorite bead store here in Florida in years! Good luck!

  2. Good luck Kate we want them all!

  3. Hooray Kate. I really miss being able to run over and get my beads from Gig also. I try to order on line but can never find what I'm looking for because everyone has a different name for their colors. I'm sure you will choose well and we can fill you in on our choices as you go. Hope winter has been good to you, I am so ready for Spring so I don't freeze on my beach walks.