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Beadtini Boutique offers jewelry, classes

2/17/2011 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Instructor Katie Mullins, at right, shares her talents with student Deanne Smith during a class at Beadtini Boutique.
Shown from left are Beadtini Boutique owners Jennie Thewlis and MaryKay Kolb.
Photos courtesy of Beadtini Boutique
COPLEY — Two years ago, Jennie Thewlis decided to strike out on her own after the bead store she managed closed up shop. Thewlis convinced Mary Kay Kolb to join the endeavor and Beadtini Boutique was born.

“I started beading as a hobby, but it became a passion,” said Thewlis. “I was making jewelry to sell at shows and decided to continue it in my own business.”

While Thewlis directs the creative end of the business, Kolb takes care of the business side of running Beadtini Boutique. 

Beadtini Boutique has a variety of unique beads available for purchase, sells custom-made jewelry and offers a variety of classes.

Beads available at the shop include Thai Hill sterling silver, Israeli sterling silver, base metal beads, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and glass beads.

On March 8-9, Thewlis said Beadtini Boutique will feature kazuri beads from Africa. Thewlis added kazuri, which translates as “small and beautiful,” are handcrafted ceramic beads from Kenya and are fair trade beads, meaning the sale of the beads supports African women and their families.

In addition to beads, Beadtini Boutique does custom-design jewelry, creating special items for any occasion, such as baptisms, showers and birthdays.

“We have created items for bridal party members and others,” said Thewlis.

A variety of beading classes also are offered at the shop. Classes include Beading Basics and sessions on how to make items such as the Beadtini Wired Ring, unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings, as well as bejeweled cutlery and napkin and candle rings.

“We have in-house instructors, but we also have guest instructors that come in to teach different techniques using different media, such as soldering and fusing and chain maille,” said Thewlis.

In addition, customers can learn to make their own glass beads in the shop.

“Customers will learn how to melt rods of glass using a torch, mix in colors and create something unique,” said Thewlis.

Afterward, customers can book time to use the tools available in the workshop to expand or continue a skill learned in class.

Beadtini Boutique welcomes all kinds of events, and customers are invited to host a “Ladies Night Out,” birthday parties, Girl Scout outings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties and more.

Beadtini Boutique is located in Sawmill Run at 1245 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road. Business hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The business is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Beadtini Boutique can be reached at 330-668-4717. For more details, visit beadtiniboutique.com.

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