Business Profile
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • April 2010

The Bead Garden

The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating with beads, but if you’ve never visited a bead store, your first visit can be a bit overwhelming. The friendly and knowledgeable employees at The Bead Garden, 227 E. College Ave., will instantly put you at ease, while assisting and inspiring you with all your beading projects.

This gem of a business, located in the heart of downtown Appleton, sells everything from semi-precious stones such as turquoise, tiger eye and ocean jasper, to an endless variety of glass beads, Swarovski crystal and fresh water pearl beads. Whether it’s a unique and personal gift for a friend or family member, or the desire to learn a new technique, The Bead Garden has the inventory — and the expert resources — to help you make the unique and dazzling creations you may have thought weren’t possible.

"We want everyone to feel welcome no matter what level of beading experience they have," says Christine Correll, who co-owns the shop with Jean Burton. "We have many people who stop in and say they’ve never beaded before but they want to make a bracelet or some other piece of jewelry. We ask a few questions to get an idea of what they want to do, hand them a design board and soon they’re picking out beads.

"In no time at all they’re on their way to creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art, and they’re having fun doing it."

The Bead garden also offers bead classes, hosts private groups/classes in their classroom, children’s’ birthday parties, and creating custom jewelry for weddings and special occasions. Classes start as low as $10/person.

For those who aren’t interested in beading but want the finished product, The Bead Garden offers a variety of reasonably priced, unique and locally made jewelry items you can’t find anywhere else.

The Bead Garden recently marked its 7th anniversary. Christine and Jean attribute their success to a lot of hard work, dedication and most importantly their commitment to providing exceptional customer service.

The next time you’re visiting downtown Appleton, visit The Bead Garden and see how you can let your creativity grow!

For more information, visit http://www.shopthebeadgarden.com or call (920) 830-3950.

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