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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Beads, Beads Everywhere

Apr 14, 2014 by

When I was perhaps 11 years old, I was introduced to my first bead shop. A friend’s mother took myself, her daughter, and a few others out for a Girls’ Day, and we went beading. Naturally, we didn’t do anything elaborate at 11 years old, but we were happy and I was in love. After achieving not only a license, but a job that could pay for the supplies, I went on to frequent the bead shop and make what I thought were awesome necklaces. In reality, I had a lot to learn, but again, I was happy. This bead shop went on to close, and unfortunately I was unaware of any other reasonably-priced places in the area. Color me depressed, because I really loved that place; even if I didn’t frequent it as...

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