About That Bead Lady

A Beading Tale

With a passion for needle arts and her extensive experience as a senior buyer, Cathy Lampole founded an online store that would one day become her legacy. From humble beginnings, That Bead Lady stocked collections of premium Japanese Miyuki beads and beading kits featuring Cathy’s very own designs. As the community grew so did the store. The online shop that had launched in 1996 became a bricks-and-mortar location in 2004 and acted as a haven for those practicing the craft.

Always one to inspire others, Cathy launched workshops and classes where makers could bask in the conversations and creativity around the beading table. Whether you were new to the craft or a seasoned beader, That Bead Lady became a place of inspiration and community.

Since Cathy’s passing That Bead Lady family continues to honour her love for the community and the fire that fuels us all to make the world a more beautiful place, one bead at a time! 


“I have to truly thank all of our fabulous customers who have supported us over the years. You have made this simple job of mine into more than a business – it’s my love, it’s my life, and it’s fabulous!”
– Cathy Lampole