Hi everyone, this is Mandi. This message is to inform you that after 29 years, it is time to pass the torch of owning the World Of Beads to longtime customer and OTR employee, Erin Powell. My husband had the opportunity for a great promotion taking us to Reno, Nevada. My mother, Paula who started the business 29 years ago came out of retirement to oversee the operation along with our fantastic employees giving me time to move, settle-in to our home and start my life in Reno with my family and use my skills as a gemologist in my new job.
It has been an honor to share our passion with the Cincinnati community. Our mission has been to provide a great selection, quality beads, findings, classes and jewelry repair services to our dedicated customers. We have been a family of employees and have had an incredible run thanks to the patronage of the community and our loyal customers and employees.
What a fun business! If you want to be happy, be in a business that you love and we love the bead business and the creativity it provided by and for our customers, family, employees and designers.
3CDC the OTR developing company has accepted my termination of lease but denied lease assignment to the new owner therefore, Erin is moving the store from OTR to a location near her home in Blue Ash. The new store is currently being built out and expected to open sometime late 2020.
To our amazing customers, friends, family and employees we thank you and we will miss you!
Amanda & Paula Wirtanen