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SPOTLIGHT ON ... STORE
July 2009

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Our featured bead store for this month is Red Garnet Beads & Buttons.

Local Executive Jenene Szuch turned a dream of owning her own business into another way for her to be in service to others. Four and half years ago, she left her position as Executive Director of the Business and Technology Center at Edmonds Community College to open Red Garnet Beads & Buttons. Red Garnet Beads & Buttons is a full service bead store offering a wide range of quality beads, beading accessories and classes located just off of I-5 in Mountlake Terrace (Just South of Lynnwood).

"On January 29, 2004 (my birthday), I made a commitment to myself. I was going to make a change and follow a dream to open my own business. Eight months later I opened Red Garnet Beads & Buttons. My goal was to create an establishment where people could tap into their creativity, connect and feel supported", said Jenene.

Jenene continues by reflecting back on the last five years, "What I have found is that beading is an artistic medium that goes beyond creative expression. It is an opportunity for people, mostly women, to celebrate life, be part of a community and often even heal from heartache, loss or illness."

Beads to Transport Your Imagination

Browse at leisure among tables filled with beads from the far corners of the world ... from China to Indonesia, from Czech to India and locally made here in Washington. Plastic and stone, faceted and carved, whimsical to basic black, the selection is nicely varied. Whether you seek a tube of simple glass beads, a string of pearls or a single hand blown glass bead made from a local artist the chances are good that you will find it at Red Garnet Beads & Buttons. We also offer instructional classes, free table space and free limited professional assistance to help you make an exquisite piece of custom jewelry. First time or experience crafters will find the store a warm and comfortable relief to achieve what you have always wanted.

Friendly Service

Once you've made your choices, finding your "findings" is easy. String, wire, colorful silk cords in a variety of dimensions can be paired with toggles, hooks, earring backings, spacing beads and clasps. Not sure what you'll need? Red Garnets' helpful and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to offer advice, recommendations and moral support to both beginning and experienced beaders.

Beautiful Jewelry to Wear and to Inspire Besides the beads, free standing glass cabinets display unusual and delightful finished pieces from local artists for those who love beaded jewelry but don't want to spend the time designing or making their own.

Red Garnet Beads & Buttons
22002 64th Ave. West, Suite A
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
425-640-5441
www.red-garnet.com


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