Nothing says “Labor” like John Henry.
BDC is Closed Tuesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.
We wish all of you a safe and enjoyable holiday.
We’ll return on Wednesday, July 5th, to serve all of your beading needs.
Theodore of Janu Gems will be visiting BDC this weekend (Friday thru Sunday), bringing his eclectic collection of Natural stones, Semi Precious beads, Pearls, Mother of Pearl cabs, High-end Finished Necklaces, etc., all at attractive prices.
Would you like to see some pics from previous Janu Gems visits?
BDC will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day.
What has become known as “Memorial Day” was originally called “Decoration Day,”
as a day to Decorate the graves of the Civil War dead with flowers.
Memorial Day is distinguished from November’s Veteran’s Day, which honors all that have served, past and present.
Beads at Dusti Creek will be CLOSED Sunday, April 9, 2023, in observance of Easter Sunday.
We will re-Open on Monday, April 10, 2023 to serve all your beading needs.
Yes, it’s true.
BDC repairs beaded jewelry. And we’ve been doing it for a long time.
We just don’t talk about it very much. But we love helping you bring those lovely pieces that have “issues” back into your active collection. And it won’t cost an arm and a leg.
So, this post is dedicated to displaying examples of Beaded Jewelry that we have repaired.
When K.K. was visiting Italy several years ago, she fell in love with a necklace created with Murano Glass. Time took a toll on the thread that was used to string the beads. Fortunately, the original artists knotted between each bead, so when the thread eventually failed, no beads were lost.
Jenn replaced the original stringing with SoftFlex, and added seed beads between each larger bead so the original length was preserved.
Here you can see the seed beads between the Murano Glass beads, and the wire-guards that Jenn added to protect the SoftFlex from chaffing.
K. K. will be able to enjoy her memories of Italy for years to come.
A. K.’s necklace broke, sending beads in all directions. She brought it in to us to be re-strung as a bracelet. She was delighted and amazed as Dusti quickly repaired several other pieces that had been sitting, unloved, in her jewelry box.
She was very pleased.
We know how it is to be in the middle of a beading project, having somehow achieved a focused, Alpha state of mind, only to discover that you’ve run out of a crucial item. Maybe it’s your stringing material, Softflex, or a tube of your favorite TOHO seed beads, or you’ve used your last toggle. No matter what it is, the Roll that you were on has suddenly ground to a halt. And you have a deadline.
If this isn’t bad enough, it invariably happens close to Closing Time at BDC.
This is obviously the time to declare a “BEAD EMERGENCY.”
Go ahead. Give us a call. And tell us that you are declaring a “BEAD EMERGENCY.”
Most days we are able to stay open so you can get in and get the supplies you need to finish your project.
Yes, this is just one of the ways that we spell Great “Customer Service.”
(Yes, I know “Bead Emergency” and “Customer Service” don’t even have the same letters. It’s a metaphor thing. 🙂 )
About twice a month, we send out an email announcing an event at BDC. Sometimes it’s a vendor that offers unique items or exceptional value, or that features items we don’t normally stock in the shop.
When you sign up, you can be assured that we won’t sell your information, or use it for any other purpose than bringing you the best in beading products and know-how.