Hi Everybody! Kate here. Welcome to my staff picks. I got my start in the bead biz many years ago when I began my career at The Bead Shop brick & mortar store in Palo Alto, CA. After leaving the shop in 2002, I worked in various facets of the bead and jewelry business and now am really happy to be back where it all started. The very first bead I purchased so long ago was an African Trade Carnelian Cube Bead from The Bead Shop and I have been hooked on Tribal beads ever since. I also love glass beads, unique semi-precious beads and really unique clasps… products we have in abundance at beadshop.com.