Welcome to our amazing world of beads: tiny treasures from around the globe to delight and inspire your creativity and imagination! Browse through our selection of semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystal, precious metal and pewter, copper, brass beads and findings, as well as Javanese recycled glass and African bottle glass...Czech Glass and Chinese Lampwork Glass...continue on to enjoy strands of shell, coral, bone, horn and wood...see our stone pendants set in sterling silver, and our collection of unique pendants from Nepal, Tibet, India and China...our beadweaving friends will delight in our collection of Japanese seed, delica, triangle and hex-cut beads, as well as Czech SuperDuos and Quadratiles...we have all the necessary stringing materials, including leather, faux leather, suede and faux suede lace, hemp, flex wire, Silamide, Nymo and Griffin silk thread, as well as sterling silver, gold filled, copper core and non-tarnish wire...all the tools, books, classes (see below for listing) and equipment needed for your beading adventure, and all the smiles...
Guests are invited to select from this interesting collection of beads, and use our workspace to design, string and complete their unique piece of jewelry. We assist our guests with technical instruction so that each piece is professionally finished. How great is that?
We're busy supporting creativity, therefore we are unable to offer repair services or take commissions at this time. Enjoy!
Trunk Show and Sale! One Day Only!
SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE TRUNK SHOW AND SALE! Saturday, July 29 9a - 5p
Meet Gemstone Specialist Jesse Mann of JM Imports, and purchase directly from his inventory of superior quality semi-precious stone beads, pendants and cabachons!
Special Summer Workshops!
June 10 Sunburst Earrings June 17 Beaded Macrame/Leather Bracelet July 8 Feather Tassel Earrings July 15 Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet July 22 SuperDuo Wrap Bracelet August 12 "Lady Camelot" Bracelet August 26 Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet
Saturdays, 12:30p - 2:30p Limit 6 Students Register in advance at the shop or by phone $20 each session
Join Guest Instructor Loretta Geary Valencia to design and create your own "Lady Camelot" bracelet, weaving a variety of choice beads for this romantic look!
$20 Register at the Shop or by Phone
Just Arrived! For Your Summer Designs...
Our Summer Design Series begins with 3mm faceted rondelles, shown here in soft, pale Cat's Eye, Lepidocrosite (Strawberry Quartz) and a gentle Pink Opal, for subdued, airy designs. Next shown is dramatic, bold Chinese Turquoise Chunks in a freeform cut, paired with a solid, grounding Nigerian Brass, and the light of Columbian Amber... And of course we've added quartz crystal points in a variety of cooling colors to express the relaxed, easy days of summer! Below, we share Czech Pressed Glass Beads and Czech Pressed Glass Buttons for a lighthearted beauty, as well as newly acquired beads from the African Trade to add earthy color and playfullness to your designs! Enjoy!
About our Inventory...
We consistently update our collection, procuring a variety of materials from around the world to keep your creativity and curiousity at its peak! Shown here: freeform Rainbow Flourite, spectacular Wire/Enamel beads from China, and Abalone from the Philippines. Below, we share Bodhi Seed Malas (unique and treasured "eye" seeds) from Nepal, freeform faceted Citrine, and soft, carefree Morganite. Enjoy!
The Soul Beads Jewelry Collection
In addition to an incredible array of beautiful beads for purchase, we offer The Soul Beads Jewelry Collection, an original collection of timeless, organic jewelry for modern adornment, hand crafted by shop owner/artist in residence Holly Neubuerger. We invite you to browse The Soul Beads Jewelry Collection at the shop and choose a unique, soul stirring piece of jewelry to add to your personal collection of expressive adornment.
From the Empowered Woman Series
This series reflects a conscious choice of materials and placement to support the woman's journey of life. Imbued with various qualities such as strength, courage, confidence and integrity, healing and awareness, love and compassion, etc..these inspired designs are intended to embolden and celebrate You, The Empowered Woman!
From the Summer Joy Series
Bright and colorful, a combination of old trade beads, recycled glass, semi-precious stones, coral and shell, etc. set the stage for the playful art of summer joy! Wear with abandon as you frolic the carefree days of this carefree season!
We Ship Beads
If you fall in love with something you see on our website or facebook page, just contact us by telephone to arrange for shipping. It's that easy! Select your treasure, give us a call, we ship! Treasures arrive within 2 days! (Continental US)
Other Cool Stuff
We've got loads of other cool stuff, including wind chimes, beaded boxes, cleansing white sage, Seven Precious Metal Tibetan Singing Bowls, and Essential Oil Candles, all pictured above. Other great gift items include an assortment of incense, wall hangings, colorful cotton bedspreads from India, prayer flags, handmade purses and pouches made of recycled materials from Nepal, silk scarves from Thailand, mantra meditation shawls, mantra cuffs (Om Namah Shivaya), and Angel Cards...
Just Arrived! (Pictured below) Semi-Precious Stone Hearts, graceful statues, and stone pendulums, for your divine pleasure!
Classes - Next Up!
LOOM ON A WARP BRACELET
9am - Noon
Join Bead Artist, Designer and Author
Jamie Cloud Eakin to learn to loom beads on the warp! Finishing Techniques Included!
Limit 6 Students
Register at the shop or by phone
For more involved beading projects, we offer small size classes taught by our team of beading experts! Each class is limited to 6 students, so please register early to reserve your seat! Class fees are due upon registration. Register at the shop or by phone with credit card. (Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of the class for refund of class fees.)
Class Time: 9am - noon, Saturday Morning Class Fee: $30 session
5/27/17 Basket Weave Earrings with CR Radding
Create a wire frame and weave wire with beads for evocative earrings!
Peyote Waves Bracelet
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn the "fast peyote" (whole row peyote) to create a Cellini Style Bracelet.
6/24/17 Masai Earrings with CR Radding
A wirework class using seed beads and wire to create these Masai Style Earrings!
7/8/17 Albion Swirl Bracelet with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn the new "Albion Stitch" to create this fanciful bracelet!
7/15/17 Chenille Stitch with Yvonne Cabalona
Learn a new beadweaving technique! For intermediate or advanced beaders!
7/22/17 Ever Bloomin' Cuff with CR Radding
Learn to form a wire frame and bead flowers to design a wrist garden!
8/12/17 Loom on a Warp Bracelet with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Loom with beads on a warp! Finishing techniques included!
8/19/17 Bugle Beads Necklace with Yvonne Cabalona
Weave a collection of bugle beads to create a unique fringe for this design necklace!
8/26/17 Wire Beaded Neckpiece with CR Radding
Create a heavy duty wire frame to encrust with an array of beads!
PHOTO COMING SOON!
9/9/17 Duo Romance Bracelet with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Weave a collection Super Duos and Crystals to make this romantic bracelet!
9/23/17 Charmed Necklace with CR Radding
Learn a myriad of wireworking techniques to create this personal talisman piece!
9/30/17 Duo Herringbone Bracelet with Yvonne Cabalona
Use Herringbone Stitch with Super Duo Beads and create this gorgeous cuff!
Class Schedule June - Sept 2017!
About Our Teachers:
From as early as she can remember, Yvonne Cabalona has had an interest in beads and beadwork.For almost 20 years, she has been involved in serious study and accomplishment in her chosen craft.Her noted abilities include a keen sense of style and color and accomplishments in a variety of techniques.Her curiosity and determination leads her to delve into some of the more obscure areas until she masters them. Student evaluations include high marks for patience, communication skills, one-on-one interaction and general beading knowledge.
For over three decades, Jamie Cloud Eakin has been a professional bead artist, teacher and perpetual student of her craft.Her original designs are collected by discriminating buyers in fine galleries across the United States.Jamie's designs have been featured in numerous books and periodicals including The Beaders Color Palette by Margie Deeb and Beading with World Beads edited by Ray Hemachandra. She is the author of Beading with Cabachons,Bugle Bead Bonanza, and Dimensional Bead Embroidery, published by Lark Books. Student evaluations include high marks for preparation of class materials, general/specific bead knowledge, energy level and ability to communicate.
C. R. Radding sews soft furnishings for interior designers, while exploring her own personal creativity. A life long fascination for all types of art and needle crafts lead to the discovery of beading and wire work where she knew she’d found her creative “home”. For over 17 years she has been teaching and sharing her skills all around California and various parts of the country.