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I heard you did away with the green Bead Fiend cards where I earned free beads, is it gone?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Friday, August 11, 2017, In : Bead Fiend 
Yes, the green Bead Fiend cards are being retired.  But don't worry!  We'll give you credit for any stamps you already have. 

We recently switch to a Square cash register system and part of the system is a star download star emoji Icon loyalty program. 

When you bring in your green card you'll get a discount that day for how ever many stamps you have.  The stamp on the top is $1 and each additional stamp is $2.  So, if you have 5 stamps (4 $2 and 1 $10) you'll get a $9 discount that day and we'll set you up in Squar...
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Did you change your hours?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Hours 
Yes we did! Beginning October 3rd we will be open Saturdays 11-6 through the 2015 Holidays. If this makes you happy let us know. We might just keep the extended Saturday hours.

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What stone is this bead?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Beads and Findings 
When shopping for stone beads we try to identify the stone before buying, however, this is not always possible.  Sometimes the vendor doesn't know, sometimes the vendor is overwhelmed and can't answer every query, sometimes the vendor forgets to write the stone name on the bag - the list goes on.  When we know the stone we write the name on the tag as we price it.  When we don't know a stone and need to look it up, here are a few websites we go to.  If you're trying to identify a stone you mi...
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Can you help me find a (bead, finding, string, etc) you don't have in stock?

Posted by Margaret Ellen Roy on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Beads and Findings 
We will do our absolute best!  It's true, "a picture is worth a thousand words".  Send us a picture - or draw one - of what you're looking for.  If you don't have one, it's ok, you'll need to describe what you're looking for in as much detail as possible.  Using common frames of reference are great, i.e. "it's the size of a quarter" where, "it's the size of my thumb" is not since thumb sizes are different from person to person.  Include all applicable details:  size, shape, color, texture, gu...
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Where do you get your materials?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Beads and Findings 
Common items like most findings, druks (plain round beads), tools and stringing materials which have very consistent qualtiy we order from vendors who supply brick and mortar bead shops.  Our beads come from all around the world. Czech Repubic, India, China, Africa, Peru, United States and more - not that we travel all around the world to get them, however, we do travel to market and our vendors so we can hand-pick every bead. 
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How do I get Argenta Bead newsletter?

Posted by Ellen Roy on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Newsletter 
Scroll to the bottom of our home page for our newsletter sign-up widget.
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How old do I have to be to take a class?

Posted by Margaret Ellen Roy on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Class 
Our classes are for students 16 and older.  For younger beaders you may be able to schedule a private lesson with the instructor of your preferred class. 
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