Where does Lanyard Elegance purchase beads for our lanyards? South Sun Bead shop is our favorite bead finding spot. If you're lucky enough to live in San Diego and have visited the shop, you know about the lucky lotto tickets that the owner Shlomo Gruer passes out to every customer when you walk in. He's also nice enough to give you a small candy to recharge you while you shop. I'm thinking he does that to curb your appetite a little and make everyone stay just a little longer.
The owners opened the store in 2005 as a way to move all the samples they carried after manufacturing beads for over 20 years. Now, it's remained a large retail shop for beads and other beading delights. Silvia and I visit them often, they know us now. Raul is our favorite guy and Shlomo, if you're reading this, you've got a great manager in that guy! He's great with the customers and is always in a great mood when we visit. We've special ordered from him many times and we always get great response and follow up. If you frequent South Sun and have the need for a special order, ask for Raul. He's your go to guy!!
South Sun carries fine Swarovski rhinestones as well as an abundance of Czech beads, you can't go wrong shopping with them and you're sure to find something that you just can't live without. Their stores stirs your creativity and gives you a pleasant shopping experience.
Hope to see you there in our next shopping trip!
Silvia and Suzie