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« on: January 08, 2005 01:35:09 PM »

hey guys....I'm so bored of the usual Micheals, AC Moore's and Joann's.....can anyone recomend any awesone bead stores or just independant craft stores in general in CT?  I live in Wallingford, but I'd go anywhere for cool beads..thanks,  Erin
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2005 01:55:57 PM »

There's a place in Waterbury called Jay-Mar (I think?) that's got some nice beads and stuff.  We had a great indie craft store in Brookfield for years (The Craft Basket) but they just closed last month.  Sigh.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2005 02:03:03 PM »

thanks...I'll check that out...that sucks about The Craft Basket... Sad
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2005 02:31:08 PM »

Yeah.  Popular rumor around here is that the owners are getting divorced and couldn't settle amicably.  Don't know if that's true, but I can't imagine they went out for lack of business - they had a lot of customers that wouldn't go near Michaels/Joann's/Rag Shop.  I miss them already!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005 09:24:40 PM »

Erin, there's the lucky strike rock shop in Plainville (Saturday trip if its now snowing?)
http://www.luckystrikerockshop.biz/

and beadworks in Norwalk.

We need to go to Vermont and search the hardcore bead shops.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2005 11:07:23 PM »

there's
the rock garden in Branford
the hammered edge in Chester
Those are two places I've actually been to!

There is also this directory which lists a ton of different bead shops in CT.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005 03:37:37 AM »

thanks kelly Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2005 11:25:41 AM »

You're welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005 03:09:50 PM »

Kelly, have you (or anyone else) ever been to Lucky Strike Rock/Bead Garden in Plainville? MsBettie and I went on Saturday, and we were really dissapointed. First of all, the women were watching us like hawks, and also they were a bit pricey.  Plus not that big or nice of a selection.  I'm really hoping that no one here is the owner and I just completly bashed their life's dream.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005 07:26:52 PM »

I'm really hoping that no one here is the owner and I just completly bashed their life's dream.

LOL!

Don't forget about the random animal claw above the cash register. ew!
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