Who is saginawvalleybeadsociety.org ? We are a family-run online business that started in our home over 10 years ago. Antonio has always been fascinated with the business of business, and even at a young age was developing opportunities that ranged from selling vegetables that he raised himself to building with friends the city’s most popular haunted house for Halloween. Being raised by a family of artists, however, he also developed a fine appreciation of design and has always been attached to the artisan community.

How did it all start? On a sunny weekend at a craft show in the bucolic town . Antonio’s attention began to turn toward handmade jewelry and was fortunate enough to meet lampwork artist and educator L. Brickman, who in a one-day lampworking session reignited his enthusiasm for working warm glass. One thing led to another, and within a short period of time  saginawvalleybeadsociety was born. Starting off small, we procured our initial inventory of beads at auction on eBay. Our first order was, well, from my mom, but shortly thereafter the volume of orders quickly grew and we began to expand beyond the garage and into the room that was supposed to be our daughter’s. We knew it was time to dedicate ourselves fully to building this business.

We hope that you enjoy spending time with us.