Five years have passed since the inception of Cecile's Bead Shop in Meaford. Those of you, who were lucky enough to know Cecile, knew her passion for her art and the bead shop she had created.
Now, since Cecile's passing in October of 2009, her husband Neil has kept her dream alive and fans of the store continue to grow. But the store needed to grow into a new location as well.
Thornbury - in The Town of the Blue Mountains [5 min east of Meaford], another picturesque little town on the shores of Georgian Bay, a decidedly boutique-y atmosphere with lots of little shops and great restaurants.
As with the old store, the new Cecile’s remains one of the best and most diversified bead shops in Ontario. Inventory includes semi precious stones, pearls, African Kazuri beads, lamp work glass, 'Vintage' brass findings, wood, sterling silver, stringing, tools, and lots more! Store created necklaces, earrings, bracelets, estate pieces, all unique, can be found at Cecile’s. Neil, the owner and resident "Old World Craftsman" can design and create unique pieces for any occasion or repair pieces that have already been to an occasion.
Another popular activity at Cecile’s is the classes. For a nominal fee, Neil will teach adults and children the mechanics of bead stringing, different materials and wire wrapping. No matter what level of artistic merit you have achieved, you leave the shop wearing your own creation and proud of it. Local artisans are welcome to arrange a class to share their techniques with new and seasoned artisans as well.
Come and check out the new Cecile's Bead Shop located at 8 Louisa St East in Thornbury. Store hours are - Monday to Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Click on Thornbury events for directions and specials. Call the store at 226-665-1229 to reserve class dates and times. See you soon at Cecile's Bead Shop!