| Welcome to Pugdog® Enterprises
and Digital Postcards ® home on the Internet.
After 20+ years, we've moved out of Squirrel Hill to our own, HUGE building in New Kensington.
You should join our **Meetup Group** and
you will be able to see our calendars, get our sales information, etc. We have
set up a facebook page, but need a lot more "likes" before we can do much with it. But it does list our hours, updates, etc. But to keep up with events *please* use our
**Meetup Group** to keep updated. It's also easier to keep the Meetup Group calendar updated. So, for hours, etc check facebook. For calendar of events check the meetup group.
Our Mailing List and Updates: **Meetup Group**
Our Twitter @betterbeads
Pittsburgh-area (New Kensington) based Pugdog Enterprises, Inc. is involved
with educational multimedia development of graphics & stories, as well
as related teaching and educational activities in Japanese Culture & art,
Dollhouses, Drawing and Cartooning,
Medical Computer-based Education and several other craft & educational
activities apparantly unrelated, but unified by creativity.
Our digital imaging and advertising services are becoming a larger part of our daily business. We have a local advertising arm, that is operating and developing BestOfTheBurgh.com and many other local sites like SouthSideSavings.com.
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Our brick and mortar business, PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop,
better known to many as The Rock Shop .
has relocated to 933 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, in our OWN *HUGE* building!
We have a lot more room, 20,000 sq feet, vs he 3-4,000 we had before. Our retail
floor is over 4000 sq feet, and we have a wide open 60x20 area for worshops, events,
and classes. Our workshop area is larger than most bead stores!
What that means, is while we are primarily a wholesale (to everyone) shop, we are again offering classes, make-it-take-it and other retail services. We will continue to supply
full-strands, wholesale packages, individual centerpiece beads, and all the findings
and extras people need for a serious hobby, or for their main or side line business,
at the best prices around. We *CAN* beat most internet prices for the *SAME* quality.
You do NOT need a tax-id to shop with us! (You will just have to pay sales tax.) The "wholesale"
aspect is in how and what we supply (full strands, larger packages, etc), not a specific
quantity of any one item. We are "wholesale to everyone," offering great discounts over
standard retail bead shops, and the largest selection in the region.
We'll be getting some photos up, so you can see the incredible scope of our inventory,
the largest variety in the region.
Our BetterBeads.com site is
being redeveloped, and will highlight what we offer -- BETTER BEADS -- at better prices, and better
service for wholesale customers. We can help with your cash flow, keep items you use in stock, and
seek out the best deals on items you like to incorporate in to your creations.
- We have a HUGE selection of lower-end, "promo" or "commercial" grade beads in chips, rounds, and
some shapes. These are EXTREMELY discounted strands, with minor defects on some beads (though some of
the strands and materials we can't find anything wrong, and they are almost "A" grade!). These are great
for all your spacer/filler needs, as well as for making the impulse jewelry you need for shows.
- We have a nice selection of crackle glass, again it's for the "bling" for lower end creations, but
it is quite pretty, sparkly, and VERY inexpensive! 30" strands can be as low as $2-3.
- We have a selection of AWESOME BLUE LACE!! In a variety of cuts, styles, and focals, from polished
mini-slabs, to druze-covered nuggets, and carved flowers. It's one of the few naturally blue stones,
and this is close to the "old" stuff that used to be found. Some of the color is close to the Turkish
- We have the best prices in the area for precious metal rounds, spacers, head pins, crimps and a
variety of clasps, and we can get anything from the Fire Mountain Gems catalog at a DISCOUNT regardless
of the quantity you need, and without the shipping charge.
- We stock a range of Swarovski colors, shapes and sizes, including squares, dice, rounds and flowers.
- We are a WHOLESALE source and we'd like to be YOUR wholesale source, and we know in these tough times
we CAN save you money, increase your selection and variety, and help your cash flow by minimizing
your outlays and cash tied up in static inventory. If you run a bead or jewelry business, or have need
for metaphysical or similar items, you owe it to yourself -- and your bottom line -- to visit us and see
what we can do for you.
- We have a metaphysical collection of some great crystals, tourmalines, and quartz.
- If you haven't been in in the past two months, you haven't been in at all!
Join our Meetup Group
and get on the mailing list. For now, this is the best way to contact us.
You can also follow us on twitter.com/betterbeads.
PUGDOG'S Rock & Bead Shop
"The Rock Shop"
933 Fifth Avenue.
New Kensington, PA 15068
Tuesday-Saturday 2pm -8pm
By Appointment other times.
Closed June 24 - July 30th for last bit of packing and moving.
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