Dearest Beady Friends & Family
Sometimes you have to roll with the beads into a new era… :)
After a lot of conversation and soul searching, we have decided to take a beady break. Many of you know that Bill has been struggling with terminal cancer, as he continues that fight, we are going to take some time to enjoy life to the fullest.
We can’t thank you enough for the last 21 years (half in Oregon and half in California) worth of smiles and beading!! We aren’t going to disappear completely, but may re-invent ourselves somewhere down the line when life is less complicated.
What are we going to do? Well, we don’t exactly know yet. :) Our plan is to focus on the quality of our life, rather than the day to day dealings of running a bead shop. We will continue to keep the BeadBugle up and running so that you may still enjoy the hundreds and hundreds of downloads that your subscription includes.
We are going to take the next few months to streamline and ramp things down to close. We will be open our normal hours and have all our scheduled classes and events thru March and April. Then May will bring some changes in open hours depending on need. :)
We are going to say a great big “THANK YOU” to all of our dear friends and valuable customers by running a big END OF AN ERA sale. All items will be on sale up to 75% off until gone. (Discounts will run 10%-75%.)
Please come to www.beadbabe.com or come by the shop and take advantage of the GREAT DEALS you are going to find as we start the shut down. To get the best selections, visit the site or the shop sooner than later.
For any of you interested in store fixtures, shelving, displays, merchandising supplies, office equipment, etc…please email me and I’ll include you in the mailing list once we have those offerings ready.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Tonette and Bill
UPDATE: November 5, 2010
After the most valiant fight, by the most amazing and bravest man I know...Bill decided that the ultimate win to this fight was moving on.
November 5, 2010 surrounded by the irrepressible "Team Bill"...our beloved husband, godfather, brother, uncle, and dearest friend called CHECK and MATE.
Bill wins :)
We love him, we know you love him...he will be missed.
Per Bill's wishes there will be no services held, but perhaps a party after the new year. Also per his wishes, in lieu of cards and gifts, please make a donation to Bill's favorite charity, the Salvation Army. Here is a direct line to the website:
MISC BEADBABE CUSTOMER INFO
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Return Policy: In light of the store closing...All Sales are Final. No returns, no exchanges.
Error and Omissions: We always strive for perfection, but in a imperfect world, we can only do our best. Typos happen!! Should there be incorrect data in any description field, an overlooked discount or a calculation error...don't panic. We will do what needs to be done to make sure the error is corrected.
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Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6, the manufacturer and distributor of our tools posts a warning that PVC coated tool handles "MAY" contain substances known to cause cancer and birth defects.
The database for the shopping cart is updated DAILY. Please keep this in mind when you are shopping. Things do go out of stock, and once they are gone...they are gone!
Is there really a Bead Babe? There certainly is! Several as a matter of fact. Every person on our staff is a "babe about beads" and will be happy to help you. Specifically the "head babe" is Tonette M. Pillitteri.
The BeadBabe Sacramento showroom is now closed. But you can still order online!
Orders will be shipped within 3 business days.
Our address is:
5710 Auburn Blvd., Suite #3
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: 916-344-BEAD (2323)