My Love of Beads
I've been beading since I was a young child, spending summers with my Grandmother.
At 12 I was selling my beadwork to friends and classmates and at small local craft shows.
I opened my bead store, Out On A Whim, in the small town of Cotati, CA when my kids were very young. It was the perfect way to continue to be with them during the day but still provide some extra income to our home.
The store grew and grew and now we are located across the street in a corner location, we opened our website in the early 90's, and we also do trade shows.
I cannot imagine my life without beads!
I turn to beads for comfort and calm. The meditative action of beading is the perfect tool to bring peace and joy to my otherwise busy and chaotic life. Sharing that joy by teaching others how to create with beads is a blessing beyond measure.
We have Instant Download Tutorials of some of Beki's beading projects and most recently Beki has agreed (kicking and screaming) to a de-stash of her personal bead collection. Since it would require 100+ lifetimes to use all those beads it was agreed upon that sharing them with others would be a nice compromise!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
• Orders will ship within 1-3 business days from the date your payment was received unless we post a notice that we are out of town.
• Orders not paid for within 3 business days are subject to cancellation. Please notify us ASAP if you will not be making your payment within that time frame.
• Any package weighing over 13 ounces will be shipped by Flat Rate Priority Mail with USPS tracking (US only).
• International orders will ship the same as above, however, tracking service is not provided by the USPS with those shipping options. If you are an International buyer and you require tracking, please let us know and we will ship by the method required to track your shipment. Please be aware this costs more.
• We'd much rather your money be spent on beads and beading supplies, but we do encourage you to consider insurance on any orders that total over $50. Especially for any of the de-stash items as they are not replaceable.
• Should we make any error in shipping we will gladly correct it at our expense.
• Please be certain you have updated your shipping address with Etsy/PayPal.