I would like you to know that while I happily write the social media post for the John Bead Outlet, I am also one of their biggest customers.  It is simply impossible to walk throughout the store without falling in love with some unusual or sparkly item.  This new brooch is a perfect example.

A few months ago I spotted these gold badges.  They may seem expensive but trust me, having purchased similar items in a high end store in New York I jumped at the opportunity to buy them in The Outlet.

I used some fabric glue to attach them to a piece of felt.

Then I used some of the wonderful vials of beads I have also purchased to bead the edges. This brooch now adorns my spring jacket.

Remember.  Items in the Outlet are usually never restocked.  So if you see something special you need to purchase it or it might be gone when you return.

I am sure you are wondering how the move is going.  I visited this week and I can tell you the move to the new outlet location (in the same building) is going great!

Shelves are being filled…and there are a lot of new shelves!

This is the aisle I am most excited about.

All the costume making supplies are being organized into one area!  This is going to be fantastic!

Management hopes to be open Mid-May.  I’ll keep you posted!

These are some of my picks for the last day of the 50% off sale.  These spools of pearls are a bargain!

These rhinestone clasps will probably never be in the Outlet at this price and in a huge sale again!

This metallic cord selection is fantastic for kumihimo braids.

You won’t be disappointed at the bags of beads in this section.  They are divided by colour and each bag is better than the next!

If you are coming to enjoy the last day we are open until after the move please stock up. 

The store will not be open again until we make an announcement here on the blog and on the Facebook page.


These flowers at these prices are ideal for decorating!

The Outlet has ring bearer pillows!

Fabulous for church pew ornaments!

I was so happy to see these pearl buttons too.  So pretty for summer clothing.

Doesn’t every woman deserve a tiara.  You don’t need to wait for a wedding!

The gorgeous appliques could be used for many other events too.

And finally, the high end ribbon in The Outlet will truly surprise you!

The possibilities for all the trim in The Outlet are endless!

Of course, costume makers and sewers will happily use these trims for their projects.

For me though, I think these would all look great on gifts that need a special ribbon type embellishment.