Yesterday we had our Christmas lunch at Kiju's in Membertou. I arrived early (which is no surprise to anyone who knows me) and was thrilled to discover a new store in the space formerly occupied by Petroglyphs in the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. With five minutes to burn, I walked into Wells Craft Supply to see what it had to offer.
Open for about two months and run by Lynn Wells, Wells Craft Supply specializes in beads, and the first thing you'll notice upon entering the store is the wall of seed beads in an amazing array of sparkling colours. As you move through the store, you're treated to a variety of products, including horn bones for chokers, feathers, leather cording, jingles (for jingle dresses), scissors and needlenose pliers, and even Indian Bead Looms. Seeing the looms on the shelf caused me to flash back to my childhood. I recalled the Indian Bead Looms (like this one) available through the Sears Wish Book and the fact that I never did get the hang of how to use the one Santa brought me. But I digress…
Wells Craft Supply will be bringing in new supplies in the future and I was advised that if there was anything I needed for my own crafting, they are open to suggestions. But don't let the name fool you: the store sells more than craft supplies. The handmade necklaces by Lynda Wells and the ink drawings by Lawrence Wells would surely be welcome presents at this time of year (or for any other occasion).
What I loved most, however, was the fact that if you look up Wells Craft Supply on Facebook, you'll find that Lynn Wells has shared instructional YouTube videos that suggest possible uses of the supplies available at the store. I feel inspired to attempt the beaded Christmas ornaments!
So, if you're a local crafter, you may want to pay Wells Craft Supply a visit.