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ABOUT THISTLE BEADS

Shaylynn has been beading for over 20 years. She started her passion for beading when she was only 8 years old. Her mom taught her the basics and she grew her skills from there. They would go to flea markets together and while her mom sold jewelry, she taught young children to create beaded animals with pony beads. Her love of beads only grew in the years since learning techniques from various designers, online videos and magazines. Her degree in hospitality management came in use when she and her mom opened their bead shop in Niantic, CT. After 7 1/2 years they decided to close the retail shop so Shaylynn could stay home with her son and work from home. Creating kits in different colorways for everyone is her passion as well as creating custom jewelry and other artsy items.