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Thistle Beads was originally started by Melody and Shaylynn, when Shaylynn was about 8 years old her and her mother would go to flea markets and sell the jewelry they created together- Shaylynn also taught young children to create beaded animals with wire and pony beads. 

About 15 years later the mother/daughter duo opened their first brick and mortar shop in Niantic, CT. After 7 1/2 wonderful years they closed their shop as Shaylynn was raising a family and they decided to go online so Shaylynn could stay home with her son.

Another year later- COVID- and Shaylynn has decided to make some changes where she can focus soley on creating kits and patterns instead of selling the beads themselves. She continues to have "purge sales" through Facebook to downsize the bead inventory and continues to vend at shows and teach classes.

Shaylynn Jameson continues her passion of beading by creating kits and patterns as well as doing custom work and repairs.