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?
We are delighted with the new beads we've just added to our collection, and share a sampling here: Agatized Oyster Shell (millions of years in the making), rare and beautiful Yellow Jade (comes from only one spot in the earth!), and dipped Quartz Crystals! Below, we feature mellow African Opal, magnificent Rutilated Quartz, and colorful Petrified Wood. Enjoy!
And While We Were At It...
...strands of 7mm Tourmaline rondelles, 18mm softly faceted Agates, and 20mm Fancy Jasper...big stuff for your bold pieces! We've also added a great selection of tiny faceted semi-precious rondelles (for your delicate creations), 4mm semi-precious rounds (perfect for your wrap bracelets), and of course some razzle dazzle Chinese Crystal to put more light into your holidays!
But Wait, There's More...
...faceted, coin shape Iolite, Fresh Water Pearl "Sticks", double drill, and more finely faceted coin shape stones, including Cognac Quartz, Tourmalated Quartz and Rutilated Quartz, for your designing pleasure!
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), calendars and Angel Cards...
WOVEN WRAP BRACELETS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
10a - 12p
Join Guest Crafter Christina Zaaijer
and learn to make
the "Chan Luu" style wrap bracelet,
personalized by beads of your choice!
Limit 6 Students
Register at the shop or by phone
SHIMMERING SOLSTICE EARRINGS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
10a - 11a
Learn to make a wire frame
and wrap choice beads into place
to create these dazzling
earrings of light!
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.
What to do, what to do, with all those special beads and baubles you’ve been hoarding? Learn to weave a 4 strand braid of seed beads to hang your booty from, while creating this treasure trove of a necklace or bracelet. How long or short you make it is up to you, or maybe up to how many trinkets are in your stash. !vmdg>
Samples of Class Projects...(Click on Image 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.