About Suzanne Hye and Hye on Beads

Suzanne HyeMy name is Suzanne Hye, and I am the owner of a bead store in Monroe Township, NJ, and of an eBay store – both called “Hye on Beads.”

I have been beading since 1991, when I studied under the Master Beader Henrietta Verchick, author of Pearl and Beadstringing with Henrietta. Henrietta became my dear friend and mentor until she passed away in 2001. When she retired, I purchased her mail order business, Henrietta’s Beading Supply Co., as well as the formula for Henrietta’s Gum Arabic Beading glue, which my family manufactures and distributes.

Today I am a member of the Bead Society of New Jersey, I teach adult education classes in beading as well as giving private and small group classes in my store, and I vend at various shows such as Interweave Press’ BeadFest Philadelphia.

When I am not beading, I am an avid reader and a member of bookcrossing.com. I am number 12 worldwide in books registered! I also like to travel to Europe and look for vintage beads and buttons. Most recently I did so in Heidelberg, Germany, and plan on my third trip to the Czech Republic this year. Prague is my favorite city in the world.

For those of you who have asked, my retail store is located in a separate building located behind my home at 228 Mounts Mills Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.  You can call me at 732-605-0300.  It is a full-service bead store, with vintage glass, gemstones, pearls, Czech glass, books, tools and supplies.  My store hours are:

Mon & Tues 10-4

Wed – 3:30 – 8

Fri – 12 – 6

Sat – 11 – 5

I do workshops, private classes, group classes and also will do programs for organizations.  If you are in New Jersey, come see me – I’m right off Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike!



19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mylene Vazquez  |  February 1, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Hi! I wanted to some of your upcoming courses at EB High School, but the hours are difficult for me.

    I am interested in polishing my beading and wiring techniques (I only know the basics). Basically show you what I do and you can show me how to improve. I am a self-taught beader and I am sure I am doing a few things the wrong way.

    Are you available to teach me in the mornings? How much? Thank you,

    East Brunswick, NJ

  • 2. Colleen  |  February 5, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Hi Suzanne!
    Where is your store located? What are your hours? I would like to come see your merchandise. Thanks! Colleen

  • 3. Kim  |  February 18, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Hi Suzanne!
    I am in a MOMS club and we are looking for new and fun nights out, do you do those sorts of nights? Would you come to someone house or in your store, if you can do it? Also, I wanted to know where your bead store is? I am in Manalapan.
    Thank you!!!!!
    Kim Roginski

    Suzanne replies: Yes, I do those sort of nights! You can either come to my store, or I will come where ever you want me. I have a variety of projects to choose from in a wide price range.

  • 4. Micki Hollington  |  February 26, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Dear Suzanne
    Thank you for all your tips and hints, incrediblely helpful. Please can you give me some idea though on how many grams there are to a tube of beads? I realise the size of bead affects weight and number in tube, but is there a standard tube size i.e. 6 inches, etc., or does it vary with each seller?
    Many thanks and best wishes
    Micki Hollington

    Suzanne answers: You are right that the size of the bead will affect the weight, and the finish on the bead can have an affect as well. But generally speaking, a 3″ tube will have approximate 12 grams of beads, and a 6″ tube will have approximate 28 grams.

  • 5. bibomedia  |  March 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm


  • 6. Ann McMonnies  |  April 1, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Hi Hye,
    You might know me as the crazy lady from ebay, anngar*designs, who begs for fast shipment of tornado crimps after i procrastinate buying them. You have always been so kind. Anyway, you invited me, via a little message in my last order to showcase my work. I have an awesome bracelet up for sale on etsy right now that would not be the quality it is except for those tornado crimps. I would be honored if you would “showcase” my bracelet. I designed it on behalf of all cancer survivors (very long story) who I have met the last three years who are anything but pastel. They are strong and bold, just like the bracelet. I wanted to make something that shouted, “look at me, not because I have no hair, because I am adorned and beautiful!” Hence, the bracelet. I would love to send you a picture if you can direct me to an email address? Or you can see the bracelet by going to my etsy store: anngardesigns@etsy.com The bracelet is called Bold Black Beautiful. thanks for the invite. Annie

  • 7. brielle hrymoc  |  August 7, 2008 at 12:36 am

    hi Suzanne!
    i love beading at your shop and I can’t wait to do more beading on tuesday!

  • 8. Adrian  |  August 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I am very new to beading and can see right now that this will turn into an obsession. Through word of mouth, I found out that your store is only 9 miles from my house. I am so excited and can’t wait to make beautiful things.

  • 9. Lori  |  August 28, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Do you have any scheduled classes coming up?

  • 10. Norma Iris Szutarski  |  September 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hi, Suzanne, we have a mutual friend, Rhoda Wagman and she has told me about your store. She says you have a great variety of findings. I’m thiking of coming around on a Saturday in the near future. Rhoda says to contact you when I’ll be coming by so I’ll give you a call before I go to make sure you’ll be around. I’m thrilled that there is another bead store in the area and will definitely come by to the store as the time for making Christmas gifts is coming.

  • 11. Doris Evans  |  September 20, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Suzanne, Visited your shop yesterday with my sisiter and a friend. Loved your shop and stories of Prague… Your shop has a welcoming atmosphere and aura..
    Hope to be back soon…… Best of everything

  • 12. Norma Iris Szutarski  |  October 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Suzanne,
    Did those pink pear shaped pearls come in?

  • 13. Jill Marie  |  December 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    LOVE your store! You are such a sweet person!

  • 14. beth minutillo  |  June 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Im so happy that i found you. i have been asking around for you. your the best teacher ever. I came to you many years ago and now my mother inlaw is very into making jewerly.

    • 15. Suzanne Hye  |  October 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      Wow! Thank you! I am sorry I haven’t had time to keep up with the blog because of my teaching schedule and my retail store! What a nice thing to say. Bring your mother-in-law over to the store – we have everything!

  • 16. Brielle Hrymoc  |  August 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Suzanne!
    I haven’t beaded in such a long time! Do you think maybe sometime next week I can stop by?
    Can’t wait to hear from you!

  • 17. Suzanne Hye  |  October 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    It is on there! It’s under “about Suzanne Hye and Hye on Beads.” The store is located at 228 Mounts Mills Rd., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Hours are Mon & Tues 10-4, Wed 3:30 – 8, Fri 12-6, Sat 11-5. Phone 732-605-0300.

  • 18. Abby  |  February 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Will you be showing at the following show?
    Bead Fest Wire
    April 8-10, 2011
    Valley Forge Convention Center
    1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406


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