Monday, December 17, 2007
AMAZING Bead shop!!!
I've been shopping at Carl's Bead Shop for 25 years, and am amazed every time I walk in the door. This shop keeps changing with the times. The jewelry is always fresh and fashionable. And there are beads for every price range from semi-precious stones to clay beads. The service is wonderful. The people who work here know the stock and are willing to work with you to create whatever you have in mind.
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Recently I took a box full of old jewelry that belonged to my mother to ask Carl what to do with it. Much of it was not valuable except for sentimental value. He suggested cleaning and restringing certain pieces...changing clasps on others; offered some unique doublers to use others as shorter necklaces, and then in a few instances suggested some were worth the money to add some special beads and restring. I had expected a monumental bill . . .it was less than $200.
This is a special store with special products and special people. It is a treasure trove of beautiful beads and jewelry. You should spend an afternoon here.
Pros: Huge variety; great service
Cons: Hard to find parking sometimes