Storeowners Scott and Wendy Remmers (pictured) have every reason to be proud of their new digs—just two doors down from their old digs—in Brea, California. Recently they renovated a retail space in a shopping center across the street from the Brea Mall. And I'm talking big-time renovations! I love the way they modernized the space with spicy green paint and gallery-style lighting, which shows off their huge selection of beads, tools, findings, and more.
They have a beautiful foyer and a private area nearby where a couch and TV has been set up to entertain spouses and kids while customers shop. The picture I took this morning shows only one corner of the store, and, as you can see, it's beautifully laid out with plenty of elbow room for shoppers and simply tons of gorgeous beads from all over the world. Of course, my favorite part of the store is not really in the store at all, but next door, where a studio/classroom has been set up for regular workshops in beading, lampwork, metal clay, wire art jewelry, chainmaille, and much more.
I hope you visit BBW sometime, especially if I'm teaching a workshop that you can attend. The great thing about teaching for such a fabulous bead store is that if my students run out of supplies, they can shop quickly and then return to class, ready to go back to work on their projects.
If you'd like to visit BBW, their address is 1027 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite D5, Brea, California.