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!
Special Event! Third Thursday ArtWalk!
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS WITH MAHASHAKTI Thursday, 10/20/16 6 - 8pm
Experience the healing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls as you wander the wealth of art in Downtown Modesto during Third Thursday ArtWalk!
See you here!
It's Our Birthday!
CELEBRATE WITH US! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 ALL DAY!
Enjoy vegan birthday cake, birthday discounts, and all around birthday bliss as we begin our 24th year as premier purveyors of enchanting, unusual beads for the designer, connoisseur, and collector!
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!
A Look Inside...
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.
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, handwoven baskets from Ghana, 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!
WIRE COLLAGE BANGLE
9am - Noon
Join Bead Artist and Designer
CR Radding to weave a masterpiece in wire, creating components and adding beads to make this stunning bangle!
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
10/1/16 BAUBLES AND BEADS with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Beadweaving technique to create this lariat or bracelet
with or without
PEYOTE STITCH EARRINGS
Learn Peyote Stitch using 3 sizes of seed beads to create these fan shaped earrings!
10/22/16 WIRE COLLAGE BANGLE with CR Radding
Make swirls of wire to form a base, adding basket woven components and beads to create this bracelet!
11/5/16 SUPERDUO HERRINGBONE with Yvonne Cabalona
Weave SuperDuos in the herringbone style to create this wonderful bracelet!
11/19/16 TRINKETS AND TREASURES with CR Radding
Weave a 4 strand braid of unique beads to create this one of a kind bracelet!
12/3/16 REGAL WEAVE COMPONENTS with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn to weave these "Regal Components" to use as pendant, earrings or bracelet!
12/10/16 N'DEBELE FAN EARRINGS with CR Radding
Create these whimisical earrings weaving 2 colors of beads using the N'debele Stitch!
12/17/16 RAW SKINNY BRACELET with Yvonne Cabalona
Right Angle Weave stunning beads to create this make and take bracelet!
1/7/17 HUBBLE STITCH BRACELET with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn this new stitch to weave this light and airy, lace like bracelet!
PHOTO COMING SOON!
1/14/17 BEAD EMBROIDERED CUFF with Jamie Cloud Eakin
A few simple stitches and beautiful beads combine to make a bead embroidered cuff!
1/21/17 X&O TILE BRACELET with Yvonne Cabalona
Weave Tila Beads and 4mm faceted beads to create this stunning cuff bracelet!
1/28/17 WAVE BRACELET with CR Radding
Using Peyote Stitch weave 3 sizes of beads to make this textured, wavy cuff!
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.