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Treasure Up! Curbside Events...
CURBSIDE SALES AND PICK UPS
TUES, THURS, SAT
11A - 1P
Shop Curbside during our
TREASURE UP EVENTS,
selecting from our
unique collection of beads,
supplies, crystals, incense!
Celebrating Our 27th Year!
Our World Of Beads
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, and Tila beads, as well as Czech SuperDuos and Aged Seed 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, 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. Thank you for your understanding!
About our Inventory
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, additions to the Semi-Precious Stone inventory, including elongated Turquoise ovals and barrels, large faceted Citrine rondelles, Green Kyanite top drill "sticks", large faceted Amazonite rondelles, Lapis slim center drill discs, Eye Agate, Green Garnet, Tourmaline, and Labradorite. Available for purchase by the bead or by the strand.
Additions to our Glass Collection include Chinese Lampwork Flower Beads, firepolish, table cut, and pressed beads in a variety of shapes from the Czech Republic, as well as colorful, protective Eye Beads for unique designs!
Enjoy fresh restock items in our case and crystal gallery! Sterling Silver and Semi-precious one-of-a-kind stone rings, Golden Hair Rutile Quartz standing point crystals, and Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil faceted stone droplets (so cute!).
Welcome to Market Days!
On Market Days, we invite our Importers and Wholesale Suppliers to set up shop in our shop, creating a marketplace to sell their goods directly to our customers and all visitors! Our suppliers bring a unique collection of treasures from around the world, so you won't want to miss the opportunity to discover something wonderful for your own collection. Of special interest to makers, crafters, beaders, rockhounds, collectors...All are welcome at the Marketplace!
SHOP MARKET DAYS
Superior Quality, Finely Faceted
Treasures from the African Trade
WILD THINGS BEADS
Turquoise, Amber, Hilltribe Silver,
Stone Pendants, Czech Glass
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.
Personal Journey Companion Pieces
Festive Earrings, From the Magic Fingers...
From the Hoopy Hoops Series
From the Empowered Woman Series
This series reflects a conscious choice of materials and placement to support the woman's journey of life. Imbued with various qualities such as strength, courage, confidence and integrity, healing and awareness, love and compassion, etc..these inspired designs are intended to embolden and celebrate You, as The Empowered Woman!
Love Beads for Our Children, a piece constructed with healing turquoise and the playful color of old trade beads...The On My Way Mala, A Moving Forward Companion Piece, combining soft agate with Carnelian, knotted on silk with a Thai Amulet...The Intuitive Flow Necklace, a blend of Lapis, Turquoise, Jade, Recycled Glass and Brass with soft vegleather at the neck. Below, Fierce Love, pairing a Jasper Arrowhead with Pink Tourmaline, knotted on silk...The Four Corners Necklace, a Tuareg Style Pendant adorned with Fresh Water Pearls and crafted brass beads...The Attunement Necklace, raw Green Kyanite connected to veg leather with hand crafted African metal beads...
Other Cool Stuff
We've got loads of other cool stuff, including wind chimes, cleansing white sage and Palo Santo Sticks, Seven Precious Metal Tibetan Singing Bowls, and Essential Oil Candles. 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 India, mantra meditation shawls, mantra cuffs (Om Namah Shivaya), and Angel Cards...
We offer a selection of Semi-Precious Stone Hearts, graceful Diety statues, and stone pendulums (pitured below). Don't miss our Crystal Gallery, full of a variety of standing Crystal Points, and our "Sacred You" Collection, malas (Prayer Strands) from India, Nepal, and China.
Saturday Morning Classes
For more adventurous beading projects, we offer small size classes taught by our team of professional bead artists! Each class is limited to 6 students, so please register early to reserve your seat! Register at the shop or by phone with credit card. Class fees are due upon registration. (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
Russian Leaf Earrings
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Hugs and Kisses Bracelet
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Twisted Ladder Rope
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Beading With Cabachona
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Upcycled Tin Earrings
Metal and Design
Chenille Stitch Bracelet
with Yvonne Cabalona
Wide Netted Bracelet
Jamie Cloud Eakin
Class Schedule February - May, 2020!
About Our Teachers:
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.