The idea began with owner Sandy Sims, who worked alongside her mother and owner of Jeri’s Rock Shop. It was here that she learned the power of good product and outstanding customer service. After enrolling in a bead-stringing class where she learned to knot pearls, she was hooked. She fell in love with beads and beading and thus Beads Galore and More was born.
Sandy specializes in individualized customer service. “People are my favorite part,” she says. She focuses on building a unique rapport with each client. Sandy believes that personalized attention is the most important reason for the success of Beads Galore. To her, the customers are like friends; in fact, her assistant, Tina, began coming to Beads Galore as a customer, became a friend and has been working alongside Sandy since 2004.
Today, Beads Galore has grown to offer a wide variety of beads, along with jewelry-making materials, finished products, gifts, designs, group classes. The jewelry-making classes have become popular, Sandy says, “because they offer instant gratification,” and range from beginner to advanced. Kits are provided for the classes, which include: beads, plated or sterling findings, clasps, wire, and more.
Sandy offers everything from special orders and project finishing, to basic technique and simple product instruction, along with a vast collection of quality Swarovski Crystal, Czech Glass, Sterling Silver, Turquoise and plated beads.
The customer service provides the backdrop for each unique experience, while Sandy’s knowledge of beading offers customers a comfortable place to explore their creativity and technique. Beads Galore and More goes beyond what other bead shops can offer: it fosters an environment for creativity and individuality.