Friday, August 29, 2008

Lisa on Fox News

Lisa was interviewed on Fox news yesterday morning. Did anyone catch it? If you happen to find it posted online anywhere, please email me a link at; I'd like to post it.

Thanks much! -Hannah

3rd Anniversary SALE

Hello Bead Friend!

Boy do we have an exciting week planned for you! We're celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with a week long birthday bash, kicking off on Labor Day Monday! Yes, we're open Labor Day for the first time ever!

Here are just a few of the fun promotions we have planned for you. We also have quite a few surprises in mind. Just stop by any time during the week, and there's sure to be something fun going on! Or, come EVERY day for ALL the fun!

All Week
33rd customer to check out each day, wins a prize!
Extra Coupon at check out good through the end of the month - different coupon each day!
Random door prizes (must be present)
3:00 special - every day a different product or group will be on special for 1 Hour from 3:00-4:00
1/3 off clearance! (Does not include mystery bags or semi-precious grab bags.)
FREE $3 strand of Czech Glass with every purchase of $33 or more!
Labor Day Kick off Celebration - Monday 10:00-5:00 (note early closing time)
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE - All Swarovski strands and tubes Have you SEEN all the new colors?! (least expensive free)
33% off any 1 item of your choice
Plus all the week-long specials
Tuesday - Sep 2nd
Wire Worker's Special
All Artistic Wire - $3.00 a spool
$33.00 an ounce for All Sterling Silver Round Wire ordered and pre-paid today only! - We're rolling back the prices to last year's prices! (Reg Price $42.00)
Plus all the week-long specials
Wednesday - Sep 3
Stringers Special
Gordon's Quality Metal Findings - 3 for the price of 1! (highest price prevails)
Softflex - 49 strand - Medium - $3.00 off (while supply lasts)
Sterling 2x2 Crimp Beads - Bag of 50 - $3.00 (reg. price $5.45)
Plus All week-long specials
Bead Weaver's Special
Buy 2, get 3rd FREE - threads & needles (mix & match - least expensive item free)
All Seed Beads Buy 3 Get 1 FREE
Plus All week-long specials
Early Bird Special - First 3 hours - 10:00-1:00 - ALL Delicas $3.00 (no limit)
Choose Your Own Special - Pick any one special from earlier in the week and make it your special for the day!
Plus All week-long specials
Saturday - Sep 6th - Our 3rd Birthday Grand Finale!
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!
All bagged Tierra Cast
All stranded semi-precious
Door Prizes EVERY 30 Minutes (must be present)
Free Hot Dog & drinks - 3 hrs - 12:00-3:00
FREE Strand of Beads with EVERY purchase!
PLUS, all the week-long specials!
We can't wait to see you next week! We hope you'll enjoy all the great specials we've put together, to thank you, our loyal customer, for 3 FANTASTIC years!

Carpe Beadem!
1 Stop Bead Shop
2752 Festival Ln Columbus, Ohio 43017

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We were in the Columbus Dispatch!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:01 AM

A weekly chat with a store owner or clerk in central Ohio

Lisa Busch
1 Stop Bead Shop
2752 Festival Lane, on the Northwest Side

Q: What's the vision behind your store?
A: My concept was that it would be the Cheers of beading -- the place where everybody knows your name. It has become a community of beaders.

Q: When did you begin beading?
A: Six years ago. The sparkle is probably what gets you first, but the thing that has kept me going is beadwork.

Q: When did you decide to start the store?
A: I had been a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. I decided it was time for me to go back to work, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. My husband and I were talking one night, and he said, "What do you want to do?" I said, "Open a bead store." That was in December (2004), and I signed the contract in March.

Q: What does your store look like inside?
A: Our motto is "Come sit and bead with us." I've given up a lot of retail space for two big tables with everything you need. All the walls are draped in beads -- it's pretty and it's sparkly. It's not a bad place to hang out all day.

Q: Are most of the people who come in women?
A: Our demographic is women 30 to 60, but, you know, we do get some boys who are really into it. We have one boy, about 12 years old, who comes in with his mom, makes his own designs and sells them.

Q: What kind of beads are the most popular?
A: Our customers like bling. If it's sparkly and it's shiny, they like it. We don't do a lot of business in wood because customers don't buy it.

Q: You have beads with a Buckeye theme. Are they a big seller?
A: We really stock up for the season.

Q: What kind of classes do you offer?
A: For . . . September through December, we have 109 classes. It's not just putting beads on a string -- but that's fun, too.

Q: Do you need to take a class to bead?
A: For basic bead stringing, we can show you on the spot in a few minutes. You can . . . take a 10-minute lesson and walk out the door with something.

Q: What's your favorite part of the job?
A: People say, "I'm not creative." I encourage them to take a class. I love seeing women find something within themselves they didn't know existed.

-- Jill Laster

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Limited Time! Triangular Peyote Stitch from Taos Sunset Class

My internet was down, so I’ve only now uploaded the directions for the Taos Sunset Triangular Peyote Stitch at
It will only be up for a week, though, so print it out right away!

My best to you!

Bead Street USA Bead Show

Bead Street USA Bead Show

Come visit our booth this weekend!
Veterans Memorial Hall, North Hall
300 W. Broad St., Columbus
August 23 & 24
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-5

Exclusive SHOW Sale Specials
NEW! Products
(including new Swarovski beads)
Mystery Bags
Semi-Precious Grab Bags

Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 08 Newsletter & Fall Classes

Hello Bead Friend!

Here it finally is. You've been waiting. You've been asking.
Click here for the August 08 Newsletter. Lots of announcements you're going to be excited about! Things to look for include:

Announcement of Leslee Frumin's classes
Weekly Coupon for 8/11-8/16
Class coupon for all August classes
Announcement of 2 NEW Visiting Guest Artists
Trunk Show & Bead Show announcement

Click here to view the Class Schedule. - over 100 classes - 47 of them brand new!
Click here to view the Monthly Class Calendar for Sep-Dec. - easy to check your open dates!

Classes are available for sale in the store NOW! Classes should be available on the website by the end of the month. No need to wait - just call us after you've picked your classes and we'll register you over the phone. We'll even send you a copy of your receipt via email - cool!
Carpe Beadem!