Can a woman resist beads?

January 19th, 2005 · 11 Comments · Beads

We took a short, local trip this past weekend and, as luck would have it, our route took us through Washington, NC, the home of A & A Beadery. I’d never been to the shop before, but had seen an ad for it in the local paper.

It’s called A & A because the owners are Alice and Ann. I’m not sure which one I talked to, but she was sweet as pie. Seeing my purchase, she asked if I crochet and was genuinely interested in seeing any pieces I make. It’s an hour away, but I’ll definitely go back when my travels bring me that way. I love a shop that makes you feel welcome.

Bead Crochet booklet and beads
Bead Crochet: Bead & Button Projects,
Easy-Does-It Series, No. 10.

just a few beads
Is that a tomato bead I see? *wink*

My husband was very patient as I picked out my beads. On the drive home, he remarked that it’s amazing how women throughout history have always loved beads. They’re irresistible; what can I say? ;-)

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jenn // Jan 21, 2005 at 5:13 pm

    Beautiful!! Carefull, beads can be addictive. :P I’ve got a very small collection and I’m ~desperately~ wanting to make some stitch markers with them, but sadly don’t know how. Love the tomato! hehehe

  • 2 Rachel // Jan 20, 2005 at 1:08 am

    Forgive me, I meant “personal” in my last post. :o)

  • 3 PJ // Jan 20, 2005 at 5:07 pm

    Good for your husband being patient! That is great beautiful beads (yes, I spy the tomato!) I was thinking that maybe the motion of a woman going through little bead trays is not that much different than a man going through little screw, nails, or tool trays… yes?

  • 4 Andrea // Jan 20, 2005 at 1:24 am

    Hey, men used to go crazy for them too. Now they probably just don’t want to admit it. ;)

    Lovely beads!

  • 5 rebecca // Jan 21, 2005 at 12:31 am

    i love the ones with flowers in them… wow, that’s not like me… hmmm, been hanging out with my daughter too much, i guess he he hee
    anyhow, they are all great! can’t wait to see what you crochet up with them!!

  • 6 Rachel // Jan 20, 2005 at 1:07 am

    My person favorite: definitely the ones in the bottom left corner. Absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy!

  • 7 Julie // Jan 20, 2005 at 1:29 am

    Oh, very pretty!! I’m with Rachel, but the bottom RIGHT corner for me! ;)

  • 8 marie // Jan 20, 2005 at 11:52 am

    Pretty, pretty beads! I like the square ones…The tomato is hilarious!

  • 9 Sara // Jan 20, 2005 at 3:35 am

    The beads are gorgeous!! I’m new to your blog and love it!

  • 10 Anna // Jan 21, 2005 at 6:02 pm

    Those are pretty! I like the bottom left ones myself. :)

  • 11 elaine // Apr 6, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Hi read your blog, don’t know if you still have it going. I am the new owner of A&A Beadery. The shop is now String of Pearls. We expanded our inventory, give classes etc. Hope you will stop when passing through.

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