A little history of Caravan Beads

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Caravan Beads began life in March 1991 on the sun porch of Barry and Jean Kahn’s house. Started by Jean Kahn and Carolyn Mitchell, the initial goal of the business was to enable its founders to buy beads and findings at wholesale prices while sharing their enjoyment of making beaded jewelry. The orginal ‘store’ was […]

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Bead Origami by Cindy

I have been a crafty person as long as I can remember. I have dabbled in crochet, knitting, sewing, cross stitch, woodworking, and beadwork, but my first creative love is modular geometric origami. In this medium, several pieces of paper are folded into “modules” which are then assembled together to form the completed origami object. […]

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Opening a bead store?

Since June 1994 Caravan Beads has helped clients open bead stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Illinois, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Vermont, S. Carolina, Texas and Florida. In addition to thorough training in all aspects of operating a retail bead store, we […]

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Sig Wynne-Evans

If I could spend my time doing only 3 things, it would be traveling, beading and cooking! Ok…maybe writing too. But that darn day job gets in my way…so I do what I can in the time I have left once I get home from work. I have been beading since 1984 (the same year […]

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