Hello Friends…….The story of Glitz Me by Wendy’s Beads really didn’t start with beads at all. It started with two friends and our love of all things crafty. We were introduced to beaded watch bands by another crafting friend just as beading was becoming trendy in our area. As we had with many crafts in the past, we started into beading by buying enough beads to make some things, sell them and have some left over for ourselves. It was our way of paying for our crafting addiction!
Wendy’s beads has grown from a small, portable beading business in her garage to a full-fledged bead store, with thousands of bead and finding choices. Wendy’s revolutionary idea of “Bead Mix,” which are bags of 25-35 beads, with colors pre-matched by Wendy and others has been loved by many. The “Bead Mix” eliminates the sometimes difficult job of finding just the right beads to go together, especially when trying to choose from several thousand beads!
By the time Christmas of the first year came around and the business had grown, we knew we had to make the choice to “go big or go home.” It had become necessary to have more help with organizing beads, making “Bead Mix,” designing jewelry, putting together websites, and all of the other things that come with running a business. Outside employment and limited space made it impossible for Melanie to invest any further into beading, but Wendy had a large garage and an idea that would revolutionize beading in our area. We combined resources and Wendy took over the business, with Melanie continuing as an ever valuable partner in making jewelry pieces and aiding in business changes and growth. Brittni came into Wendy’s beads as a customer, but with her love of beading, unique eye for organizing, and talent in photography and graphic design, she soon became a friend and a third partner on the Wendy’s beads team.
We have also added, purses, wallets, shoes, and more to our ever-growing inventory, which has necessitated the change in our name. Glitz Me by Wendy’s beads is now the premier place to visit not just for jewelry, but for all things glitzy and fun! Our love of color, design, and new trends keeps Glitz Me by Wendy’s beads fresh, fun, and unique. As our customer, you are always sure to find new beads, new designs, and new ideas to freshen and add bling to your wardrobe.