Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet Beads

Last week I had heard of a new bead store on the west side of town so I thought I should go check it
out for myself and all of you. The store is a small "sweet store" tucked back in a corner of a small strip mall type center. I walked in the door and was greeted with warm smiles and hello's by 2 very nice woman who were working at the bead table. I told them I had just heard about them and that I needed to look around to see what they carried so I could let all my students know about them. We talked about our backgrounds and they were so excited about all the metal classes I teach.
The store is very new and they are still getting their footing on supplies but they carry all the essentials of beadwork. They have all colors of seed beads & fire polish beads along with teardrops, roundels, Preciosa crystals, and all the other basics for beadwork. The store is located on Charleston between Jones and Decatur just about 1 blk away from Heddy's Fabrics on the opposite side of the street. Please stop by and meet these very nice ladies and your local bead stores ...we can't do without them.
Tell they I sent you.
Sweet Beads
5734 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, Nv.
Phone: 900-8228
Hours: Closed Mondays
Tues-Sat. 10:00 - 5:00 pm  and Sunday open 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Power Of Blogs

3 years ago I placed an order via the Internet with a well know artist -I'm not saying don't ask.
After a few months went by and the product didn't arrive I emailed and got no response after another
month passed by and no product ; I emailed again and this time the person did respond and told me I would have my product by that Christmas (3 years ago). Since then I've emailed dozens of times and even broke down and wrote a letter expressing my concerns about the lack of ethics of the company and individual, I even said I didn't want nor needed the product anymore but wanted my money response.
Now 3 years later I am fed up and decided to try one more time. This time I simply wrote:
"If you don't contact me or send my money back I will blog about you ....and not in a good way"
I got a Pay Pal refund that day....ahhhh the power of Blogs.