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One

Yone San Francisco is a one of a kind bead source. Bead hounds have said the only bead shop quite like Yone was Byzantium in Columbus, Ohio. That was then. This is now. Yone is like it’s always been. It’s … Continue reading

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RARE

A rare bead is not easy to find. It’s not there when you need it — that special. You will have to search, be persuasive, or lucky. Most people are happy with a bargain, something popular or a cheap copy. … Continue reading

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A Beehive of Beads

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More Than a Bead, Button and Bangle

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Beads for Everyone

From the first year the policy at Yone Beads was to make them available for everyone. People could walk in off the street, see the selection, and pick out the special beads that interested them. Some of the leading people … Continue reading

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“This is not a bead store”

After so many years in the glass bead game, it hit me, “This is Not a Bead Store.” I’m not selling beads, I’m helping people find solutions. Beads are the way to go. When people are beading, problems go away. … Continue reading

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Mr. Bee

Once upon a time a young man called Yonemitsu Arashiro (Yone to you) opened a very unusual store on Union Street in San Francisco. In the years before the “Summer of Love” and “Love Beads”, he and Joe Wilson designed … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Beads

Mr. Bee has this thing about Love Beads. They say it’s about love, but it’s really about the beads. Back to the 60s the bead generation discovered love and beads. The 80s were about money, now it’s babies. We seem … Continue reading

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Beads

Love your beads, love yourself, love everybody. The 60s are still here, maybe even still relevant. Everybody just got a little older, maybe a little less lovely. What’s wrong with love, beauty? Love your beads. Maybe they will love you. … Continue reading

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