Tatnuck Bead Co.
Westborough – A full-service bead store, creative outlet and retail gift gallery, Tatnuck Bead Co. opened its third store, in Westborough in May 2007. The other stores are in Worcester and Webster. Background: "The business is family-owned and -operated," store manager Casey Sawicki said. "My mother-in-law, Diane MacDonald, is the owner and CEO of the company. She opened the first location five years ago in Tatnuck Square in Worcester, hence the name. My husband, Adam, and I are at this location." Address: 57 East Main St. in Westborough Unique features: "This is a place where anyone can come and create jewelry regardless of their level of skill or talent …. We also offer 'drop-in beading,' where adults and children accompanied by an adult can sit at one of our tables and work on a project. Services: "We do custom work and also do bridal jewelry. We have birthday parties where we include everything except the cake. For younger children we offer 'memory wire' which is very flexible and easily goes on or off for safety. We offer workshops, Ladies Night After-Hours, which is great for bridal parties, proms, fund-raising … etc. We also do repair work here." Products: "We carry a huge assortment of beads that include Swarovski crystal, seed beads, vintage Lucite, semi-precious stones, wood, blown glass, sterling silver and more. We're also a retail store and provide products like stringing materials, books, tools, charms, pendants and even finished jewelry items." Businesses success: "We all pride ourselves on our customer service. They are our number-one priority. This business is very personal and we really get to know all of our customers."
Visit www.tatnuckbead.com for a list of workshops, events and news. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with the Worcester store open seasonally until 9 p.m. on Thursday) and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
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