A Chat with Walk the Beaded Path
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Walk the Beaded Path is Raleigh’s only 100% bead store. We only sell items related to beads. From beginning to end, you can find designer-quality semi-precious beads to wire, clasps, and spacer beads. We also have one of the largest selections of seed beads in the area.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
I really like just about everything in my store. From the Czech glass to the semi-precious stones I carry, you can make a multitude of different pieces of jewelry. If I have to pick one, it would be the SuperDuos. I like to use them along with seed beads to make herringbone bracelets.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
As you can see from the picture above, this store has wide isles and is not crowded. This allows people who need more space, such as those in a wheelchair, to be able to move around easily and comfortably. As one customer said, “You can even turn around and not knock things over.”
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I have been able to fulfill a dream of mine. I enjoy both learning from others and passing that education onto others. When customers come in with finished products, it’s very gratifying to realize they made an item with purchases from my store.