About Us

Hands of the Hills, Inc. was originally founded by Steve and Duangporn Dunning as a home based business in 1989.  Over the years it grew to include a retail store, a wholesale showroom, and a bead kit division. In 2002, the bead kit division was closed and the retail store sold. Hands of the Hills, Inc. is now a wholesale company. Customers in the state of Washington must have a valid Resellers Permit. This applies to customers who visit our showroom and orders shipped within the state of Washington. Customers from out-of-state who visit our showroom must have a valid business license from their state of residence. We serve an international clientele of designers, collectors and bead stores, through online shopping, a walk-in warehouse in Des Moines, Washington, and bead and trade shows.

Steve was originally an internal medicine physician practicing full time until 1997 when he took what he thought would be a one year sabbatical. Hands of the Hills, Inc., allows him an opportunity to travel overseas, buy beads directly and indulge his interests in history, anthropology and foreign languages. Steve returned to practicing medicine part-time through overseas volunteer teaching missions in Laos, Burma and Thailand.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to doing business with you.  – Hands of the Hills