Monday, October 6, 2014

Visit Your Local Bead Store Month!

October is Visit Your Local Bead Store Month!

We have lots of exciting events happening!

New classes - check out our class schedule online at:

Let the voting begin
challenge pieces have been turned in and we need your votes

For every purchase made during the month of October your name will be entered for a chance to win BEADS!!! Winner will be announced during our Halloween Party! 
(Must be present to win)
Our Halloween party will be on October 30th 6-8pm and we will have fun, games including pumpkin carving, prizes, and food!

Pot luck beading will be held on Thursday the 23rd. Bring in a dish to share with everyone and bead among friends!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New items in, August Challenge, and a trunk show!

Hello everyone!

Many of you know I went on vacation last week (it was awesome!) so I'm back now and we've gotten lots of new stuff since I left so I wanted to write and get some pictures up of all the new things we've gotten in!

CzechMates Tile Beads!

CzechMates Brick Beads!

Assorted two hole daggers, pinch beads, and vintage czech beads!

New clasps and links from Tierracast!

Our kit challenge for August is ready! You will have two months to complete a project and the grand prize will be a $100 gift certificate to the store!

We also have an event this weekend Bollywood Gems will be here all weekend, 1-3rd, selling high end gemstones so come in and stock up - Arun is a certified gemologist and will be here with his product so if you have any questions he's the one to ask. :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Help us win Niantic Town Favorite!

Vote for Niantic and Thistle Beads!

Vote here:

Also check out the town video (you'll see us in there, and its so much fun to watch! Niantic really does have it all!)

Video is here:

Go Niantic!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New in July 2014

Lots of new and exciting things in July!

We are currently hosting the Clamshell Quilt Guild Quilt. Come on in and buy raffle tickets to win! 

Also we just got in new coffee mugs! Come in and get your Thistle Beads mug!

This month we are also having Lis-el Crowley back for an intermediate Metal Clay class on July 26th from 10-5pm, called Fire+Ice where you will learn how to set fused glass into the metal clay!
Sign up soon call us at 860-739-6552

Upcoming in August Bollywood Gem Bead Company will have a trunk show here at the store
August 1-3rd so come on in and check out the new goodies!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Beadwork just in and a cool gadget.

Got my new beadwork magazine and now I cant stop making these lovely little peyote beads! They work up so quickly and are great for using up any little extras you have!

At Thistle Beads we carry these cards and they fit in your wallet nicely.

Its extremely helpful when your trying to figure out how many beads you need for a specific project.

Ok now Im going to make more beaded beads!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Its 2014 and you gotta see the new stuff!

Been so busy at the store - forgot I even had created a blog! My last post was in August of 2011. I promise to be better at posting on here as well - however I do make daily updates on our facebook.

We carry a vast selection of:

Miyuki and Toho Seed Beads
Czech beads Assorted shapes and sizes
Czech Fire Polish in 3, 4, 6 and 8mm
Semi Precious Stones
Czechmates two hole beads - superduos, tiles, bricks, triangles, daggers and lentils
Kumihimo Supplies Galore! - C-lon Cord, crimp ends, and findings
Leather cording
Regaliz leather bracelets and accessories
Swarovski crystals
Glass pearls  2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12mm
Hand dyed Silk tie cords (great for bracelets and necklaces)
Pre-made, hand-made jewelry
Solmate Socks
gifts including - candles, soaps, cards, and more!
Alcohol Inks and accessories

OK! We've got a lot you'll have to take a trip down here to see it all! Our hours are:
Mondays 10-6
Tuesdays 10-6
Wednesdays 10-6
Thursdays 10-8
Fridays 10-6
Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 11-5

Here are a few pictures of the new beads we've gotten recently. :) Enjoy!