Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We appreciate your business every day but this is a big weekend for small retailers. 
Save your local economy...three stores at a time.

Think about which three independently owned stores you’d miss most if they were gone. Especially your Local Bead Store! Stop in, say hello, and pick a little something up. That’s how they stay around.

If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each
month in independently owned stores, their purchases
would generate $42,629,700,000 in revenue.*

For every $100 spent in independently owned stores,
$68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and
other expenditures. In a national chain, only $43 stays here.
Spend it online and nothing comes home.

The number of people it takes to start the

Save your local economy.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015


In the past the association held "Beaders' Night Out" but since stores had varied dates and time to hold the event we decided to change the name to "Project Bead."

This is a night of fun and friendship to learn a new project. The next PROJECT BEAD is planned for the weeks ahead. 

The project fee for this pendant is $5 per person. Here are the dates and times of some of the stores. Check with you local store to see if they are participating. More dates to come!

Beadahs (Santa Monica)
Friday, Nov. 6 @ 5p, 5:30p, 6p, and 6:30p

Beadology (Huntington Beach)
Sunday, Nov.9 @ 10a, 12p, and 2p
Call store for details.

Beads and More (Pacific Beach)
Saturday, Nov. 14 @ 11a, 12p, 4p, and 5p

Bead Gallery - Scripps Ranch
Monday, Nov. 9 @ 12p, 2p, 4p, and 6p

Bead It! (Chino)
Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 4p, 5p, 6p, and 7p

Brea Bead Works (Brea)
Friday, Nov. 6 @ 4p (Sold out), 5p, 6p (Sold out)

Creative Castle (Newbury Park)
Friday, Nov. 6 @ 11a, 1p, 3p, 5p, and 6p

Dancing Bear Indian Trader (Escondido)
Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 12p, 2p, 4p, and 6p

Osakdusa (Solana Beach)
 Friday, November 13 @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.

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