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Photo courtesy of Distinctly Kelowna Tours.

There are many ways to enjoy the BeadTrails experience. You can follow the maps and take a self-guided tour; walking or driving. Or as of this year you can book ... Read the rest of this entry »

Published on May 2nd, 2016

Something is happening in the valley!

All you need is a Map

Did you hear it? A rumbling in the valley? The creaking of mountains? Did you notice the tremble of leaves out of the corner of your eye? The single undulating wave, snaking from ... Read the rest of this entry »
Published on April 11th, 2016

Osoyoos Home Hardware

On joining the Osoyoos Bead Trails Frances Sologuk chose a gecko bead to represent her business, Osoyoos Home Hardware. The cool Gecko can be found at their customer service department along with a copy of their story. “Geckos are among the ... Read the rest of this entry »
Published on February 23rd, 2016

Valentine's Day is celebrated differently across the world, Having moved to North America from the UK, I noticed that in Britain February 14th is earmarked for boyfriends & girlfriends and husbands & wives. In Canada, the day is shared across-the-board. Here, the cashier at the local supermarket might wish ... Read the rest of this entry »

Published on February 2nd, 2016

Summerland Waterfront Resort

Living it up in the Okanagan - BC's wine country. That's what a vacation at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is like. Put rest and relaxation on your to-do list at this first class resort. Featuring full resort amenities, luxurious suites and a relaxing ... Read the rest of this entry »
Published on January 19th, 2016

Birthstones









Many of us know we have a birthstone - but do you know why? Birthstones come in a wide-range of hues; traditionally there is one or more gemstone associated with each month of the year. January’s stone for example is garnet, ... Read the rest of this entry »

Published on January 12th, 2016
wishing you a merry

Christmas place names in Canada: The festive names include, Gift Lake, Alberta; Bible Hill, Chimney Corner and Christmas Island, Nova Scotia; Cranberry Lake in BC; Holly, Turkey Point and Noëlville in Ontario; Reindeer Station, N.W. Territories; Sled Lake, Saskatchewan; ... Read the rest of this entry »

Published on December 15th, 2015
Bead Trails proprietor, Karen Griggs is an exceptional entrepreneur who designed a successful business model that promotes both business and tourism in the Okanagan: Bead Trails received the Summerland Chamber of Commerce 2010 Tourism and Hospitality Excellence Award and the 2013 Retail Excellence Award.


Karen is an artist ... Read the rest of this entry »

Published on August 11th, 2015

First there was one

Karen Griggs is an artist who moved to Canada in 2006 and began to design custom jewelry for local wineries. Daydreaming about being able to develop a business that would allow her to follow her passions, Karen came up with the unique idea of developing ... Read the rest of this entry »
Published on June 2nd, 2015

A Story to Wear

Our beads are so popular because they carry on the age-old traditions of significant adornment. A Bead Trail bracelet allows you to not just wear your heart on your sleeve but to showcase your story and character. Whether you’re setting out map-in-hand on an ... Read the rest of this entry »
Published on January 16th, 2015