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! Trunk Show!
TREASURES FROM THE AFRICAN TRADE TRUNK SHOW!
Rare, Collectible Old Beads, Ancient Amber, Old Carnelian and Amazonite, sandcast glass, recycled bottle glass beads, and hand crafted brass, copper and silver metals.
A FAIR TRADE EVENT!
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016 9am - 5pm
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!
Using leather, buttons, wire and choice beads, we'll teach you to make your own stack!
$15 Limit 6 Students Register at the shop or by phone
Classes - Next Up!
BUGLE BEAD SPIRAL BRACELET
9am - Noon
Join Bead Artist and Designer
and learn to weave bugle and seed beads
to create this bracelet!
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
PHOTO COMING SOON!
6/4/16 BUGLE BEAD SPIRAL with Yvonne Cabalona
Beadweaving technique "with a twist" using bugle beads
and seed beads
for this bracelet
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
Brick Stitch beadweaving technique using seed beads create these delightful earrings
6/25/16 DESIGN IT YOURSELF with CR Radding
Learn to make wire component pieces and earwires, and to link beads together creating unique earrings
PHOTO COMING SOON!
7/9/16 DUO ROMANCE BRACELET with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Weave Super Duos, seeds, and assorted beads into this romantic, original design
7/16/16 SEED BEAD LEATHER WRAP with Yvonne Cabalona
Learn this fashionable technique using seed beads and leather
7/23/16 EVER BLOOMIN' CUFF with CR Radding
Create a wire frame and adorn with beads woven into fanciful flowers!
PHOTO COMING SOON!
8/6/16 BEADING WITH CABACHONS with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn the basics of this expansive technique from the Master!
8/13/16 LOOMING LARGE with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn the basics of loom weaving to create a modern, bold cuff!
8/27/16 PEARLIE GIRLIE BRACELET with CR Radding
Loops of beads encircle a base of beads to create a full, playful bracelet!
PHOTO COMING SOON!
9/10/16 PEYOTE ZIG ZAG BRACELET with Jamie Cloud Eakin
Learn this new, "fast" peyote technique to create this colorful bracelet!
9/17/16 SEA STAR PENDANT with Yvonne Cabalona
Learn to weave choice seed beads into a dimensional Sea Star Shape!
9/24/16 PIN-WOVEN BRACELET with CR Radding
Blend fibers and beads on a created loom for this mixed media, woven cuff!
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.