Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jewelry-making Supplies Feature: Delphine's Flower Bead Shop

One of the first things I discovered when I started beading was Lucite. I fell hard for those beautiful, frosty flower petals and leaves. So naturally, I went looking for a shop where I could find a variety of Lucite for a reasonable price. There were many online shops that carried Lucite, but when I found Delphine's Flower Bead Shop, I just knew I had a keeper! The quaint small-business feel, the excellent customer service, what more could a beader want? Not to mention the fantastic and ever-expanding selection of both new and vintage Lucite. Karen over at Delphine's was gracious enough to let me pester her with my interview questions, so please enjoy this sneak peek into one of my favorite beading suppliers.

 How did Delphine's Flower Bead Shop come to be?
Our shop began a few years ago when we were creating pieces for our own jewelry collection. It was important to us to find high quality Lucite flower beads at a reasonable cost. All but too often we would find other shops who had the items we wanted, but at a price that was out of our budget. We decided to spend a great deal of time researching Lucite beads out of a necessity for our own jewelry pieces. This is when Delphine's Flower Bead Shop was born. We have always used Lucite flowers in our own designs and wanted to share our beads with everyone. Over the years our Lucite inventory has grown significantly and continues to grow as our customers request new styles of Lucite flower beads. We hope everyone will have as much fun with our beads as we do! 

What is your favorite part about running this store?
I love that our customers share their jewelry designs with us! The beads start off as a blank slate, then someone puts their personal touch and their creativity to work and creates a beautiful piece of jewelry! It's really fun to see all of the different ways you can use our Lucite beads. I really enjoy the fact that the beads from Delphine's Flower Bead Shop have been a part of many people's designs.

What do you think makes you a creative shop owner?
I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I naturally love anything that has to do with design and creativity. Combining years of design experience with the love of beading motivates me to continue to bring new styles of Lucite flowers to our shop.

Delphine's carries more than just Lucite!

What do you like most about the products you carry?
I love that the Lucite flowers are not just limited to jewelry. They can be used in a variety of ways to add a girly touch to almost any project. I really enjoy knowing that our beads allow people show off their creativity to everyone.

Have you reached a big goal or dream or are you still working toward
one that you'd like to share with us today?
Our goals have always been to provide a fun place to shop for a wide variety of Lucite flower beads. We are driven by our wonderful customers to continue to provide the largest selection of Lucite flower beads around. We are always working to bring new products to our shop in order to provide the most complete beading shopping experience.

The following pictures are of work that was created with beads from Delphine's Flower Bead Shop:

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Miss Val's Creations said...

I've never worked with lucite before! I will keep this shop in mind! The beads are fabulous!

jamberry_song said...

Aren't they? I just fell in love with them! And there are so many kinds to experiment with. I hope you do end up trying them! There's so many beautiful things you can use them for. :)