The Virtual Bead Works

Practical Applied Logic, Inc., also known as The Virtual Bead Works, was founded, and incorporated, in 1986 by Marcus Ramsey.  Between 1986 and 1995, the company developed custom software for small businesses; Point of Sale Systems, Payroll Systems, Inventory Systems, Property Management Systems, etc.

In 1995, Mr. Ramsey became acquainted with a person who designed Bead Work Patterns using graph paper; laboriously coloring each cell one by one.  Over the next year, Mr. Ramsey designed and programmed "The Bead Pattern Designer" software with much help from Beadwork Designers and hobbyists he met on the Internet.

In 2001, Mr. Ramsey released AutoBead, a program that automatically creates patterns from an image file.

In 2003, the current versions of both Bead Pattern Designer and AutoBead were released. These programs have been packaged for sale on a single CD and are compatiable with Windows XP and later. To use the programs on Windows 7, XP Mode must be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Download Center. XP Mode is a FREE download.

Today, the company's primary business activity is supporting Beadworkers and the Beading industry.

Contact Information:
    Practical Applied Logic, Inc.
    The Virtual Bead Works
    228 Dry Brook Road
    Owego, New York 13827-2813

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