Store Name: The
Place to Bead
Owner Name: Kathy & David Fox
Address: 424 Fort Hill Drive, Suite 102, Naperville, IL
How long has your store been open? 11 years
How big is your store space? 1800 sq. ft
Tell us a bit about your bead store's design. What's the greatest inspiration behind your bead store?
are a full premium bead store and jewelry design studio. Make your own custom
jewelry and also do repairs.
What made you decide to open a bead store?
In 2002 we visited a bead store in Nashville, TN and
really liked the concept and at the time, Naperville, IL did not have a bead
Do you have a specific product that your store is known for?
Venetian Beads! We Feature the Largest Selection in the
Do you offer classes? What is your most popular class?
We offer a variety of classes but the most popular is
wire wrapping and beginning beading.
What do you think are some of the biggest change in bead trends in the last 5 or 10 years?
The influx of online bead products as well as the large
number of bead shows has really hurt the brick and mortar bead store.
As an artist and not just a bead store owner, what is your favorite material/style that you use?
Personally, I like to incorporate Venetian Beads with
Do you have any other passions/hobbies outside of beading?
I enjoy traveling and love sports. Especially watching my
kids’ baseball and soccer games.
Please share any additional information regarding you and your bead store.
We have a very unique variety of all types of beads. Our
3 Top Seller are Venetian Beads, Seed Beads, and Dakota Stones Semi-Precious
Stones. We also do repairs; offer Birthday and Ladies Night Out Parties. We
also have classes bringing in guest instructors a few times a year.
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