Nova Scotia, Canada is a small province.  There aren't really a whole lot of jobs even when times are good.  So when Hollie Ferrall's husband wanted to spend more time at home in the Halifax area rather than work abroad, it made sense to start their own business. It was the only solution if they wished to remain in the Maritimes.  They bought and relaunched The Beading Room in early 2009 and never looked back. An online store made sense as it does not matter where it is located! 

Square Wire for Wire Wrapping
It is a truly family run business as there are only two people, Hollie and Brian doing all the work!  Not all couples can work so well together but they do by sharing the load.  Hollie says she "deals with all the ordering, website, social media, customer service and shipping, while Brian picks, counts and packs all the orders, photographs all the stock as it comes in, and does the free door-to-door deliveries in Halifax on Thursday mornings.  It is a nice way to meet some of our local customers face-to-face!"
Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool Set
They focus mainly on glass and crystal beads as well as accessories and tools.  Their inventory is growing month by month.  Shown here are some of my picks. 

Kumihimo Starter Kit
The Ferralls pride themselves in listening to what our customers want and having a personal relationship with each of them. They do welcome creations and links on their Facebook page.

Miyuki Christmas Present Beading Kit
If you'd like to win a $100 Gift Certificate from The Beading Room for all sorts of goodies,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday,  May 27, 2013. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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