The Beaded Frog
233 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 235-2323

Our Store Hours
   
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CLOSED MONDAYS

 
       

--- NOTICE ---
Effective immediately, the Beaded Frog will no longer be open late on Thursday evening. Our new Thursday hours are 11:00am until 5:30pm.

 

 

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LOCATION CLOSING - MOVING TO WWW.BEADEDFROG.COM

Perhaps you've been told or heard the rumors, that after more than 12 years on Main Street, The Beaded Frog is closing our retail location. Well, it is true.

After much thoughtful and heartfelt contemplation, it is with great sadness that I have arrived at this decision.

Greenville is growing very rapidly, which I see as both exciting and positive, but as a result of this growth and popularity, many of the rents have been rising. Our rent, will more than double at the end of our lease. The new rent structure exceeds what a bead store should pay, but is in line with the current expectations of landlords on Main Street. Therefore; we will be closing at the end of March, 2016 when our lease is up.

I wish I had a video to insert here with the soundtrack of "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES". The video would show so many wonderful times. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I feel for having had the opportunity to meet all of you.

The support, the friendship, the fun and creativity, have far exceeded anything I imagined, when I opened here in 2003.

When I look back at all of the classes and the parties; birthdays, bridal, debutant, office parties, fundraisers, neighbors, groups of friends and yes, even a fraternity party, I smile; So many happy times.

The memories that were created over the years at "The Frog" continue as I recall the "best friends" who would meet up in Greenville and come by to create a keepsake memory through jewelry, the mothers and daughters, the fathers who brought daughters and even many sons, the grandparents out making memories with their grandchildren, many of whom have continued to come in and bead over the years. Some have now come back to make their bridal jewelry. Some have even brought back children of their own. The years have passed quickly.

Thanks to all of you kids who picked up beads for us that had been dropped, and got paid a penny for every one you found. You were very good finders!

I'm overwhelmed by how much joy all of you have brought to me, and all of the others who have "worked" here over the years. I can only hope we've made it as much fun and satisfying for you.

To all of you who would come in to talk, sometimes over beading projects, sometimes over lunch; who came to visit the dogs who have been with us over the years, Bubba, DeeOGee, Tahlia and Tipsy; who purchased special gifts, brought us special gifts, had annual traditions with us, who always brought in out of town friends and family; those of you who've allowed us to repair and redesign your jewelry, both for fun and family heirlooms; who've laughed with us, shared with us and even cried with us, thank you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for all of these years. My gratitude is overflowing.

I was also enriched by the opportunities to give back in our community through Summer programs at Camp Courage, the Diabetes camp, working with Girl Scouts and making donations throughout the community. That was an unexpected gift.

We will begin our closing sale on Tuesday, January 12th, for those of you reading this email. The sale will be announced to the public on January 15th. Please use your gift certificates by the end of February, while there is still a selection to choose from. Also, if you have not picked up your Repairs or Re-designs, NOW is the time. I hope you'll stop by to say good-bye and perhaps gather a few treasures. Although our retail location is closing, I will be ramping up our website at www.beadedfrog.com with e-commerce features so that I may continue to assist you with purchases, repairs and perhaps in the future, a class or two. Until then, there's still time to "Experience the JOY of Creativity" at The Beaded Frog. I hope to see you soon.

I wish us all a heart of compassion, kindness, gentleness, patience and love, as we continue on our journeys. Let us all be a part of building unity in the world.

Thanks again, for the memories. In love and gratitude,

Heidi
 
 

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