Local Review: A Bead Just So

Nov 25, 2014 by

I’d like to take a minute to review a shop local to the 518 area code, that really is the start of the jewelry that we now offer. Not too far from where we’re located (out of our homes), in the quaint village of Ballston Spa, NY, is a small basement-store called A Bead Just So. It’s run by a former employee of Saratoga Beads, which closed when the respective owner retired. This former employee didn’t want to see the area lose a local bead shop, so she decided to open her own store. While opening in Saratoga Springs, NY would have been nice, so that she could have been near where the old shop was, it also came with a price tag that was not in the right range. So Ballston Spa was...

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Front Street Art Festival

Aug 4, 2013 by

So yesterday was the first annual Front Street Art Festival in downtown Ballston Spa. Originally, myself and Gwen had opted not to attend, as we were unsure about the whole thing (there were a lot of questions). However, when friend and fellow dancer L came forward, asking if we wanted to join her since she had gotten space, that changed things. Gwen already had a trip planned for the weekend at this point, but I was free. So, after some discussion I decided I would go and be booth buddies with L, and Gwen helped me prep for it. After all, I wasn’t about to ask her to cancel her trip since originally we hadn’t planned on doing this particular craft fair. The fair itself was interesting, to say the least. Due to the...

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