Hi! I’m Breena…
You might remember us as Petite Bootique Supplies, but we rebranded in 2017 to a name that embodies our specialty and experience – Bubblegum Beads Australia! So our story! I am one half of the creative design duo but above everything, I am a mother to 3 young boys, Master Z, E and A, and wife to a greatly supportive husband Stephan. I am extremely lucky to be able to work with the other half of our creative design team, Sharon, who is both my mother and my best friend!
After the love for my family, comes the passion for creativity which led me to my love of bubblegum beads. Our journey in these delicious beads began in 2014 when I identified the need for them here in Australia. With that realisation, I launched a Facebook group for preorders (Bubblegum Bead-Aholics) and it was quickly evident that these particular beads were loved by so many! It was then time to take the next step and create a website. In doing so we became Australia’s first and original webstore selling everything required to create unique items with bubblegum beads.
With the growth of Petite Bootique Supplies, it naturally led to the launch of our accessory line; Petite Bubblegum Bling. An online store where we showcase all the fashion accessories we make using our pretty bubblegum beads.
It goes without saying that this adventure has enabled me to foster both my passions. It’s always been my dream to be a stay at home mother and my business enables me to do so! I am able to watch my children grow and experience all their first milestones, whilst also build my business, tap into my creativity, design new concepts and ideas in beads & pendants and expand our product range! (Woo! That was a long sentence! LOL)
Early in 2018 (and for many months before that) we launched our sister business Bow Supplies Australia where we specialise in the supply of clay bow centres for bow makers! From that came the idea of providing a DIY kit each month by way of a subscription type service that we called The Sparkle Parcel! It came naturally because we love all things sparkly and fun and bubblegum beads and bows just go hand in hand!
Mid 2019 we moved our small business from our home into a commercial premises and we have not looked back since! It just means we have more room for growth and expansion and look forward to what the future brings us!
Another point of pride is how relationships with our customers flourish thanks to our Facebook group. This group enables us to provide and maintain a high level of customer service while watchin your creativity grow, so we welcome you to join us over in Bubblegum Bead-Aholics and share with us along the way!
Thank you for taking the time to read our story, and we hope you join us in this colourful world of bubblegum bead goodness. If you have a question, thought, idea or just want to share your creations and pictures, we would love to hear from you! You can use the contact us page here on the website, via our Facebook page, or post in our Facebook group.
With lots of bubblegum bead love,
♥ Breena x