About Suzanne Hye and 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!