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...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 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?
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DELIGHT IN THE WARES
OF OUR AMAZING LOCAL CRAFTERS!
JOIN US FOR THE
FUN AND FESTIVITIES
THE SHOP AND WORKTABLE
WILL BE OPEN
FOR YOUR CREATIVITY!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
6p - 10p
SEE YOU THERE!
We've added a wonderful selection of faceted and smooth semi-precious stone top drill tears, including Amethyst, Citrine, Chrysophrase, Blue Quartz, Moonstone, and pictured here Carnelian, Moss Aquamarine, and Labradorite. Below, we share 10mm smooth, round Muscovite, Faceted Citrine Ovals, and round Smokey Quartz atop 4mm Carnelian Agate Rondelles.
Recent Additions to the Collection
Our always interesting and unique collection continues to grow! Pictured here: Shell Mosaic Beads, followed by the German Silver metals in various shapes, and a river of faceted Carnelian Agate ovals!
A Dash of This and That
For your designing journey, we have procured inspirational Spiney Oyster and Coral, exquisite Abalone Mosaic Ovals, and a collection of Agates to enhance your creativity!
We Love Our...
Faceted Burmese Jade in a range of sizes, fascinating Green Phantom Quartz, and lovely Rose Quartz...
Treasures from the Earth!
Stones from the collection, shown here: Natural Amethyst freeform beads, Sterling Silver topped Semi-Precious Stone Crystal Points, and Natural Citrine and Amethyst top drill drops!
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!
9a - noon
Join Bead Artist, Designer, and Author
Jamie Cloud Eakin
and learn to create this
Limit 6 Students
Register at the shop or by phone
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.
Class Fee is $30. (Unless otherwise noted)
Classes are on Saturday, from 9 am to noon.
09-27-14 Tubular N’debele Instructor: CR Radding Learn this versatile stitch with various beads and possibilities.10-11-14 Beading with Cabochons Instructor: Jamie Eakin Learn the process and basics for Beading with Cabochons and bring your book for a signature!10-18-14 Tile/Tila Netted Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona Blend netting stitch with double-hole beads and crystals.10-25-14 Masai Earrings Instructor: CR Radding A little technique from Kenya adding in France. Fun!11-01-14 Squared Up Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Let the skin show through the design of this beautiful bracelet.11-08-14 Finger Weaving Instructor: CR Radding Treasures are interwoven into a sumptuous bracelet or necklace using an ancient style of finger weaving with some modern twists11-15-14 Tile/Tila Bangle Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona Beading with double the holes so double the fun!12-06-14 Round-About Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Circle the wagons and the beads for a stunning bracelet.12-13-14 Basket Weave Earrings Instructor: CR Radding Learn to form the wire base, weave and coil to embellish your design, and how to finish adding bead links and ear wires.01-10-15 Hinged Mosaic Bracelet Instructor: CR Radding 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.01-17-15 Scallop Bracelet Instructor: Jamie Eakin Weave a scallop or double it for a round wonder.01-24-15 Flat Spiral Bracelet Instructor: Yvonne Cabalona A “twist” on a popular technique!01-31-15 Bead Embroidery Instructor: Jamie Eakin Bracelet or necklace, basics to scallops.
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.