Two Bay Area Bead Stores Closed!

I am sad to report that within a month of the closure of fave bead store Beadissimo in the Mission in San Francisco, I just got an email from The Bead Shop in Palo Alto announcing their closure after 26 years!

Both of these shops have provided me with unique supplies, custom requests and classes that helped me grow my skills.

The Bead Shop will continue online, and it appears like the classes from both shops will try and continue... I'll be staying tuned!

Retail shops in the Bay Area that you can continue to get your bead fix from:

General Bead
Baubles and Beads
The Beading Frenzy
Yone Beads

keep on beadin'!

2 comments: said...

I am so struck with your wonderful thoughts about both Beadissimo and The Bead Shop. Kate Richbourg, owner of Beadissimo landed well on her feet at Beaducation. And, I'm doing relaunching my website,
I would love to have you join us on Bay Area Beaders ( and keep us all posted on what you're doing.
In getting ready to relaunch, I've sent out a survey. do you think you can ask your readers if they are willing to take it?
There's a link on until 6/22/09.
Thanks so much,
xox janice

plcpeggy said...

I'd be happy to spread the word about the relaunch of The Beadshop online! Thanks for the invite, I'll be sure to join. I've been meaning to post about Beaducation as well, glad to see you gals doing well.