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Bittersweet 16



“I’m so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song. Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long.” 
By Joe Hamilton
Many of you of a certain age will know these lyrics as sung by Carol Burnett as she signed off at the end of each show.  I have been blessed these past 16 years following my bliss and living my life surrounded by beads, fellow bead addicts, wonderful guest instructors and students.  I had always wanted to run my own business and after 20 years in the medical field, serendipity stepped in & here we are 16 years later truly blessed beyond measure.
The time has come to announce our retirement from the brick & mortar retail bead business. I have been wanting to retire for some time now and spend more time with husband John, grandson Jack Jack in Hawaii and just be home to bead, garden, read, dream, design and maybe even tackle cleaning out those closets! 
COVID 19 has definitely altered the way brick & mortars do business and it has crystallized the fork in the road for me. Frankly it has affected sales and it is difficult to teach classes in this environment. So before you panic, please know that we will continue operating our online Etsy store, Beaded Bliss Designs, where you will find thousands of beading supplies. Otherwise I will be happy to bring selected beads to you, our house or meet at a coffee shop somewhere. 
The bead shop is for sale and my 1st preference would be that someone step in and love, cherish and nurture it as we have done all these years. In the midst of a pandemic this seems very unrealistic to me but Bliss comes with:


  • Beads
  • Books
  • Tools
  • Supplies
  • A highly visible location with nearby highway access
  • A mailing list of over 1000 customers
  • A well-known name
  • Very reasonable rent
  • A safe location with plenty of parking
  • Negotiable inventory

In the likely even that no buyer comes forward we will hold a Progressive Retirement/Thank You Sale beginning Nov. 10th; more details on that in next month's newsletter. 
Our tentative last day will be Saturday, Dec. 12th.  We will exhibit at the Intergalactic Bead Shows as this pandemic can’t last forever. I will continue to offer repair, custom designs services & private classes too. 
So spread the word about the availability of Bliss and please, serious inquiries only. In closing I want you to know I am honored that you confided in me, shared your life with me and together we have built a wonderful creative community. We have been through a lot together; weddings, births, job changes, loss of spouses, surgeries and more. I appreciate each of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship & support. Remember creating with your hands feeds the soul! Ear tug!

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