40% OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES DIRECTLY TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BEAD STORE
Survive Quarantine with Beads while Supporting your Local Bead Store
Viralbeads.com was conceived as a way to support your local Brick and Mortar Bead Store during unprecedented times. As places of community, the libraries of the bead world, and your local resource for beads and classes, bead stores are rare and valuable. Where else can you bead with friends, learn and be surrounded by wonderful products?
Bead stores have braved the challenges presented by the internet, bead shows and big-box hobby stores over the years. Those stores that survived these changes in the economy are now presented with their biggest threat yet: COVID-19.
This website grew out of a desire to support the bead stores to survive this epic crisis. If stores can’t open their doors to serve their beaders, then beaders can support their store by buying products from this website and still get their wonderful beads at a competitive price.
The website itself is intended to only serve those who have been referred by a local bead store. That way every single purchase is supporting a brick and mortar store.
Your local bead store can supply you with a code to purchase from this website.
WHY THE NAME VIRAL BEADS?
We can't but help being cheeky, even in a life and death matter; perhaps self-isolation has made us a bit crazy. Actually, we didn't want COVID to own the word "viral". Good things can go viral, like supporting each other in times of need with beautiful beads, and creating a community out of our isolation. Share Hope, Spread Art. Not disease.