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Who is behind Bead Inspirations?

Vicki Lapp began Bead Inspirations in early 2003 as a home-based business. She taught jewelry making classes out of her home in Alameda and sold supplies. Over time, she expanded both her repertoire of classes and a community of beaders. Vicki has a diverse background that includes many different types of arts and crafts. Professionally, she has been an engineer and a corporate trainer/consultant. When she discovered her love of beading, it was natural for her to want to teach it to others.

Vicki was not alone in her efforts to build Bead Inspirations. There have been many people who have contributed their talents and loving spirit to make Bead Inspirations what it is. Vicki is grateful to the SCORE counselors who helped her turn this home-based business into a full-fledged brick and mortar store. The wind beneath her wings has come from the wonderful customers that have found inspiration in her classes and bead parties, and the talented staff who take pleasure in inspiring customers.

Philosophy of Bead Inspirations

Be part of the team!
Share your love of beads with our wonderful customers! We hire part-time sales associates and operational assistants from time to time. Is it right for you or someone you know? See the job postings for current positions available.