Monday, April 16, 2012

Fusion Beads...

When I found out that we were going to have a little bit of time to poke around Seattle, one of the MUST SEE places on my list was Fusion Beads.  I was so happy that we were able to go.  Over the years I've come to love the fine folks who run not only the brick-and-mortar shop, but the online shop as well.  So it was only natural that I wanted to see the store in person!  

And what a store!  

These cabinets show all the different classes available.  It boggles my mind!  They've got dozens of class offerings featuring a wide variety of techniques, styles and mediums!  I know that if I was in the area, I would definitely be a class junkie.
The beads and findings presented were well curated and it wasn't just a bunch of junk beads.  (Sometimes when a store is so big, there's a lot of cheap filler, but Fusion Beads overflows with wonderful beads.)  They had a HUGE array of Swarovski crystal, artisan beads, metal filigree, and a rainbow of semi-precious stones.  Not only is the selection of beads amazing, but the sheer size is impressive!  Our little store could easily fit inside their store eight or nine times.  Seeing everything laid out was really inspiring!

I think though that one of the most impressive features of Fusion Beads is their great staff.  We had a wonderful time talking with them.  They were so helpful and didn't miss a beat when we had unusual questions or requests.  

In the photo:  Stephanie, Claire, Chyrstie, Teukie, Allison, and Caitlin.

What a great store!  We had such a great time looking around and finding treasures.  The store has such a warm and welcoming aura.  I definitely recommend visiting it if you're in the area!


horimarika said...

I think places like this one with all the beads, staff and the atmosphere are very inspiring!!! Thanks for showing!!!!!

Courtney said...

I loved, loved Fusion Beads when I got to visit last summer! So amazing.

Alice said...

Lucky you to have been able to visit my favorite place to shop (online that is). It would be so fun to see this store in person and to meet the staff!

TesoriTrovati said...

So nice to be able to put a name with a face! And to see all those great beads laid out with such care. It reinforces what I know of them from online as a great resource for all my beading needs. Just got my order from them recently and it is all exceeding expectations!
Enjoy the day!