Glass Garden Beads and Brigg Evans Textile Design - "We make KITS!"
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About Us

We Downsized, Changed our Business Direction and Moved Downstairs and are now a "Tiny Shop"!

Glass Garden Beads and Brigg Evans Textile Design are marketeers and producers of bead and textile kits for the Hobby Industry. We create and process in the Bachrach Building in Historic Downtown Faribault, MN. 

We market online and have changed our Business Platform from RETAIL to  SERVICE AND DESIGN. As well as growing our kit hobby business we are growing our teaching opportunities and classes, we still do repairs and yes you can make a purchase of Seed Beads, Delica Beads and of course our kits. 

With this change came downsizing and a move to the Lower Level of the Bachrach Building. You can access us via the elevator or stairs. 

GROUPS: YES limited to 6 seats. / Just give me a call and reserve the space and pick out the project you want to do. 

SPACE FEE? We have a punch card system. The punch card allows you time at the table during posted shopping hours.  10 punches for $25, 5 punches for $15 (OR) If you just want to drop in and be with a friend for the day to chat and bead the cost is $5 per person. No time limitations within the posted hours for the day. Always call ahead to make sure a chair is available. 507-330-1367.

TEACHING: Private Help is $10/ hr and I sit with you.

REPAIRS: I normally try to convince you to do your own re-stranding and I'll help you with the finishing. If that does not work for you, I'll look at your piece and give you an estimate. My rate is $20/hr plus all the supplies.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: All prior gift certificates will be honored and are still available. Gift a private class, Gift some group time...I'll help you find a way to use the Gift Certificate.

  

 

Meet the team!

Suz Klumb / Store Owner/Kit Creator/Textile Designer.

I absolutely love creating bead and textile kits as well as textiles for the home furnishing industry. This bead business originated with Catherine "Cathy" Collison 26 years ago in Northfield, MN and in 2012, I started investing in Glass Garden Beads. In 2015 I did a buyout and moved the business to its current location. In 2021 Brigg Evans Designs (my serti batik design line) entered the business in the form of kit yardage and small textile/bead mix kits.

 

Sally Herr / Kit design Production and Projects.

Sally is a lifetime hobbiest and a past business owner so Sally is a great helper and advisor. Sally is a true bead enthusiast. She is often bringing new projects and beads to my attention. Last but not least, Sally stitches all the designs for kit production and display. It is wonderful to have Sally as one of our team.

 

Lori Johnson / Kit Assistant - Creative Crafter, Loves Wire AND... BIG TIME DOG AND ANIMAL LOVER! She has a special bathtub for road rescued Turtles!

 

Traci Karstens / Bead Shop helper/Hobbyist/Crafter.  Says good bye this week. July 27th, 2022. She is moving to be closer to family in Oklahoma. Best wishes to you Traci. You will be missed...YOU were the only one who knew where I put things...!

 

Traci has been assigned to show bead kit prepping and stocking. Plus she is the only person who knows how to handle the thread winder which no one has been able to master. LOL 

 Contact Info:

Glass Garden Beads and Brigg Evans Textile Design

318 Central Avenue North

Faribault, MN 55021

Studio/ Suz Cell: 507-330-1367

Email us at: glassgardenbeads@gmail.com