Owner Name: Neil Santerre
How long has your store been open?
How big is your store space? 1100 sq. ft
Tell us a bit about your bead store’s design. What’s the greatest inspiration behind your bead store?
We are located in the historical downtown area of Exeter, NH. The outside of the building and sign was dictated by the historic society’s
What made you decide to open a bead store?
We were tired of doing shows.
Do you have a specific product that your store is known for?
Yes.We are known for having the best quality stone beads in the area.
Do you offer classes? What is your most popular class?
Yes, we offer classes. In Exeter, our most popular class is wire wrapping.
What do you think are some of the biggest change in bead trends in the last 5 or 10 years?
The biggest trend we have seen is that the beads and finished pieces have gotten bigger.
As an artist and not just a bead store owner, what is your favorite material/style that you use?
Neil’s favorite material to work with is stone.
Do you have any other passions/hobbies outside of beading?
Number one is mineral collecting.
Please share any additional information regarding you and your bead store.
A year and ½ ago we opened a second store called Just Beading Around. Dedicated to all things beads.
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