I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Where-To-Go- Wednesday - Just Bead Yourself

What: Just Bead Yourself

Where: 113 Central Avenue
             Westfield, NJ

Who: Ages 3 and up

Our view: If make your own jewelry makes you think of cheap plastic beads on a string then you have never been to Just Bead Yourself. The store is filled with endless rows of containers of high quality beads, crystals and gemstones. In fact, it is hard to believe that so much could fit in such a small space. The jewelry you can make here is very high quality. It is so well crafted that it looks like something you could have purchased at a store. There are many possibilities of what you can make and how you can make it. There are plenty of options not only of what bead, crystals and/or gemstones you can use in your jewelry but also of what type of jewelry you can make. Choices include necklaces, chokers, bracelets and earrings. Contrary to what you might think, Just Bead Yourself is not just  a place for women and girls either. Not everything is pink and purple and girly. There are plenty of dark colored beads, stones and even little skull charms as well that should appeal to men and boys.  If you would like to purchase jewelry, there is ready made jewelry that is available for purchase as well. If you would like to purchase beads and supplies to make your own jewelry at home, you can do that here too. They even offer jewelry repair. Just Bead Yourself offers many birthday party packages for different ages of kids including Bracelet Making Parties, Necklace Making Parties and various other theme parties including Gemstone Energy Parties, Princess Tea Parties, and Feather and Tinsel Hair Extension Parties. They also offer other theme nights or days. There are children's activities such as Afternoon Tea With Dolly and Me. Adults activities, such as,  Ladies Night Outs.  There are even adult and child activities, such as, Mother/Daughter Workshops. Drop ins are also welcome. However,  if you are planning to drop in,I would recommend calling first as the place is rather small and it can get tight  especially if there is a birthday party or other big event going on. For more information about Just Bead Yourself, to find out about upcoming events and/or to plan a birthday party or event go to just-bead-yourself.com/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topics.  Tune in  to Monday's Talking Topic post for more about Just Bead Yourself.

*Disclosure: Our visit to Just Bead Yourself was partially compensated. However, the opinions expressed here are our own based on our experiences visiting the store.