First, let me apologize for being MIA far too long. As you can see blogging went on the back burner as I've been revamping the Beads2string.com website. I've learned a lot about web design and have been able to bring a better look and hopefully a better shopping experience to the site over the past year. Hoping the soft gray choices in color will help bring out the colors of the beads for you along with being easy on the eyes. There are now two ways to shop categories; from the left menu or scrolling along the center of the home page. With the center home page categories this will also help continue to grow mobile shopping customers so future growth can continue all around. All of the categories on the left menu are set up as to what items will be available in the future. Currently the main categories of beads are available and ready to shop. In regards to the craft supply items, they will continually be listed through out the next few months. Once more of the craft items are ready to shop, will be adding their categories to the center home page area for you. Am hoping to continually grow the craft supply sections as the year moves ahead. There will be a plethera of ribbons, trims, party supplies, floral supplies, and wedding supplies. There will also be a handmade die cut section that will be directly made by TheKraftyPlace aka Beads2string.
Updates on websites where Beads2string can be found... So it was a long and hard decision to close Beads2string on Etsy last year. It was with great amount of tears that it was finally let go. Beads2string began the journey in 2007 on Etsy and had a blast while it lasted. I thank every one of you that made a purchase there. I won't go in to the why's of the decision as every one will have their own opinion as to what has been happening on Etsy the last few years. I've been around long enough to see the highs and the lows of retail both online and in person. Some will say there are theories and others will say it is an ebb n' flow of the business. Those that "get it" will get it and those that don't, won't "get it" until it happens to them. I am just grateful to all my customers who were patient and followed as I've grown this new website to where it is now and hope you will be excited for the future as I am to where the journey will take it. So for the next year at least I will be concentrating on Beads2string.com and will continue to have Beads2string.ecrater.com up and running. Occasionally items get listed on ebay at Bead2string.
In regards to TheKraftyPlace, for now TheKraftyPlace.etsy.com will continue to be up and running. The main goal this year will be concentrating on moving all the craft supply items over here to Beads2string.com to gain a greater online audience. By getting the craft items here, am hoping the shopping audience will truly love what is offered so that I may continue to grow the craft inventory.
Crafting in general is in my blood and runs deep in my family. If you have ever read my back story you will have seen I began at a young age when my Grandma made ceramics and gave some to me to paint. Then my Grandpa made a dollhouse and the creativity for making was ignited. In high school I began the love of floral design. By my 20's I was then designing and selling my jewelry. At this stage in my life where I find myself to be in the mist of several chronic invisible diseases it has not only been a joy but a way of life to be able to once again create and bring supplies to customers around the world. By Grace and mercy I have made designing creativity a way of income not just for myself but for others around the world that needed a way to make an extra source of money. I can only hope that this blessing can continue for many years to come for both you and me.
~ ~ Imagination is greater than knowledge. Albert Einstein
~ Always be full of expectancy. You never know what the day will bring and if this will be the day, so always think... "I'm expecting something good to happen today." May this day bless you and keep you filled.