Our Story


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A couple years back, my husband Greg came up to me and said, "Ya know, if you don't do something with these beads and stuff... we're gonna need a bigger house!"

Over the years my collecting had gotten a little out of hand. The beads, costume jewelry, components, findings, and cabs were really piling up. I had always had lots of ideas for them. Maybe I'll start making my own Jewelry. Open a store. Craft shows. And on, and on, and on... But life got busy and now I had a mountain of beads! What to do?

I figured that at the very least, I could sell some of the excess stuff I had.... as much as it hurt to do so! Maybe make a few dollars for Christmas or Birthdays. I had sold on eBay before but was tired of that scene. Then I heard of Etsy and figured I would check it out. I loved what I saw! So, I threw up a couple items... then a couple more... and a couple more after that. And it grew from there! Greg now handles all the organizing and shipping. Thank god for that... because that leaves time for hunting down more Yummy Treasures!!!



The latest chapter in the Yummy Treasures story is a retail location that we opened in October of 2015. It is located at 10 Commercial St. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and is 1,500 square feet of beading fun. If your ever visiting the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, stop by and say "hi!" You can grab a cup of tea, have a seat, and marvel with me at the ever growing selection of colorful beads, gemstones, cabochons, and findings!


Happy Beading!
-Beth

 

In The News:

April 30, 2017:  Yummy Treasures is awarded "2017 Microenterprise of the Year" for Massachusetts by the Small Business Administration.  See the article in The Berkshire Eagle.

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Find us on page 22 of the Berkshire Eagle Intros!

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Find us on page 49 of the Berkshire Records 2016 Best of the Berkshires!

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Berkshire Trade & Commerce Article
Find us in the February 2016 issue of Berkshire Trade & Commerce!