How to Find Just the Beads You Need
|Shopping for beads–
There’s a big retail chain store headquartered near my home. A couple years ago I went into this store with a long list of things I needed for my office. I had no idea where to begin shopping, but apparently the store was testing a new idea, because a very savvy lady with an official-looking tag that said "Shopping Consultant" suddenly appeared by my side to ask, “Would you like some help shopping today?” Like magic, she got me set up with exactly what I needed at a price I could afford.
Since then I’ve relied heavily on shopping consultants. They aren’t always the in-store kind. My daughter, for instance, is a great shopping consultant. Gentle reminders like “Mom, you’ll never wear that” or “Will you regret it if you don’t buy it?” or “It would look fine if you were a stripper” are invaluable.
Here are a few places to find personal bead shopping consultants:
Beads 2010 features a very organized listing of all kinds of bead and tools vendors, with articles on the hottest beads, storage tips, a beading events calendar, plus 15 really fantastic projects from top designers. It’s a must-have!