Meet Luci Tate

Thank you for choosing The BumbleBead Company for all your Chunky Bubblegum Beads and crafty needs. Hi, I’m Luci Tate, aka Queen Bee, aka Worker Bee, aka Drone Bee. Fifteen years ago, a colleague of mine introduced me to the world of beads. Let me just stop right there for a moment. World of beads……thats a very broad spectrum. You know, thousands and thousands and thousands of variety, types, sizes. I didn’t even know where to begin. It was so overwhelming. What I did know though, was that I loved them. Beads of all sizes. Beads of all shapes. All colors. And so my beading journey began. 

As a mother to two boys, life just got hectic. Ball games, school, church activities, sleep overs and my beading journey was set to the side and that door closed. I continued working with my career and business until I had to close its doors due to the economy. Like most of you all, 2020 has been a real challenge. 

I was at a crossroads in my life. Needing to find that purpose and passion I once had. I can’t exactly recall what inspired me to open that bin of beads again, but I did. And there they were, still there, waiting for me to come back to them and delve into the realm that I loved. The beads. They never left me. I opened those bins of beads and started going through them. One by one. Memory by memory. And I knew at that moment, THIS is what I am meant to be doing.

So I created The BumbleBead Company. A platform for all crafters, artisans, Do-It-Yourselfers, Young, Old. To be able to browse an online store and gather their supplies for their next craft adventure. You will not find a big corporation here. It’s just me. I get lots of support from my family and loved ones. We are just a small family owned company slinging beads from “The Hive” to get in to the hands of awesome crafters.

Bee Inspired,
Luci Tate - Queen Bee