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!
Our collection is vibrant with new beads regularly, reflecting our guests' imagination, creativity, and growth. Just Arrived for your designing inspiration: Chunky, faceted Ruby Rondelles, Graduated Kyanite Spears, and creamy Golden Tiger Eye. Ready, Set, Bead!
A Peak Inside...
Some New (Old) Beads
For the Collector and Bead Enthusiast: We have a wonderful selection of collectible bead strands, ranging in age, region and material. Recent Acqusitions include Roman Glass (Afghanistan), Sumerian Spindle Whorls (Indus Valley), and Persian Glass (Islamic Period).
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 are offered for more complicated beading projects. Classes are limited to 6 students to enhance individual instruction, so register early to reserve your seat in the class. Payment for classes is due upon registration. Register at the shop or by phone with credit card. Cancellations must be made 2 days in advance of the class for refund of class fees.
Using premade metal ovals or squares you will learn to Brick Stitch
around and around them until you have the size and shape you desire.
Then learn how to stitch them together for a gorgeous bracelet and
add a self-made toggle closure.
10-03-15 Cubic RAW Necklace/bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Learn the new stitch Cubic Right Angle Weave.
10-17-15 Czech Glass Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona Beautiful for the coming holidays.
10-24-15 Trifecta Earrings Instructor: CR Radding Another Beaded Bead to add to your repertoire. Stitched in a triangular shape, these beautiful little ones are quick and easy to put together. You’ll want to make a bunch for some sparkle and/or gifts for the coming holiday season.
11-14-15 Wire Collage Bangle Instructor: CR Radding Intertwine wire as you shape the wire base, then layer beads.
11-21-15 Bugle Weave Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Square stitch with bugle beads and embellished edge.
12-05-15 Wild and Hairy Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Fringed and fun cuff bracelet.
12-12-15 Fold Over Bail Necklace Instructor: CR Radding Make a gorgeous pendant by forming an eye-catching bail from metal sheet. You’ll design the perfect shape to enhance a special bead or two, cut and texture your piece, and learn to fold the bail and attach the focal beads. You can choose to hang your pendant from a simple leather cord, chain, bead components or ribbon.
12-19-15 Quadratile Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona Four times wonderful and fun bracelet.
01-09-16 Hinged Mosaic Bracelet Instructor: CR Radding Learn to form wire frames that are woven and coiled with a tapestry of sparkling beads. Joined with self-made jump rings and finished with an elegant wire closure, this makes an easy to wear, eye catching bracelet.
01-16-16 Duo Flame and Bead Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Sparks will fly with this great design.
01-23-16 Double Spiral Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona Seeds and your talent for twice the spin on design!
01-30-16 Regal Weave Component Instructor: Jamie Eakin Create a bracelet, earrings or pendant with this component.
Class Samples (Click to Enlarge)
About Our Teachers:
From as early as she can remember, Yvonne Cabalona has had an interest in beads and beadwork.For almost 10 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 two 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 7 years she has been teaching and sharing her skills all around California and various parts of the country.