1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501 

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Weekly Specials

Open this week: Tues, Wed, Fri 1-6pm, Sat 12-6
Come on by! Or book appointment or shop online.

Say Hello to Spring!
Our beautiful Lucite Beads are 20% off
Through April 17

Delicata Earrings - Click on the picture above to be taken to the earring design page.
Delicata Earrings

These colorful, lightweight lucite flower and leaf beads can add a whimsical touch to your jewelry projects. Take a look at our beautiful selection today!
Lucy Spring Earrings


Necklace designed by Michele Harris, features Lucite 22x21mm white bead and the Lucite 14x10mm white bead.
Lucy Fuego Earring Kit


Unique & Inspiring Jewelry Designs & Beading Kits

New Colors of 1mm Leather Cord in Stock! 
In stock at our Alameda bead store and online.

Make a Jump Ring Bracelet!
Free downloadable instructions when you purchase $35 or more
on our website or at the Alameda store, upon request. Provide your email address and we will email you the instructions, when you meet the $35 spending requirement. Please put request in comments of your order.

Purple Jump Ring Bracelet  
The components in the above bracelet are: #12116 seed beads, #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #14870 Waxed Cotton 1mm Lavendar, #12516 Tierracast Silver plated Bali Button

The components in Suzy Schuman's bracelet above are: #14804 seed beads#13608 seed beads #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #14870 Leather 1mm Metallic Gray, #13962 Tierracast Silver plated Dragonfly Button

The above bracelet uses Brass Oxide Plated Jump Rings, Waxed Cotton 1mm Mint

Jump Ring Bracelet
The above bracelet uses #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #1946 Pewter Square button


  • 20 inches of 1mm leather or cotton cord per wrap. (2-wraps bracelet is ideal, so 40 inches)
  • 8-10 size 6 seed beads per inch. Standard 2 wrap bracelet can be completed with one 20 g tube.
  • 10-12 4 x 6 mm oval jump rings per inch. (a 2-wrap bracelet will require approximately 130 - 140 jump rings)
  • Button with shank


Level: easy/beginner
Opening and Closing a Jump Ringg

Tip: Opening and closing a jump ring is best done with 2 pairs of pliers. In this video we used flat nose pliers and chain nose pliers

Size 6 Seed Beads
Size 6 Seed Beads
Jump rings are on this page
Oval Jump Rings
Waxed Cotton
Waxed Cotton 1mm
Fire Polish
Czech Glass & Metal Buttons
Beading Needles
Leather 1mm

Make a Beaded Eyeglass Holder!
Eyeglassholder kits are available again! Eyeglass holder findings are now back in stock in our Alameda store. The sample below uses size 6 seed beads with Swarvoski crystals and Czech glass.

New Tila Beads, Half Tilas and Quarter Tilas in Stock!
In stock at our Alameda bead store and online!

Tila Friendship Bracelets

Half Tila Bracelet Tutorial
Download this free project sheet!
half tila bracelet

Check out our  Jewelry-Making Kits 
Morocco Bracelet

Newly updated HOW TO Page on our website has all of our videos and instruction sheets.

Wholesale Gemstone Program - Now Online Too!
Buy $100 worth of Gemstones strands, get $100 free!

Minimum purchase is $100 in gemstone strands. After you purchase $100 in gemstone strands, the next $100 of gemstone strands will be free. In other words, you need to select $200 minimum in gemstone strands in order to get 50% off their purchase of gemstone strands. Gemstone strands include all natural and dyed stones, composite stones (such as golden ocean quartz), and amber. Not included: pearls, loose gems, cabochons, glass, crystal, or anything else that is not a gemstone strand.

In addition, Frequent Beaders will earn an additional 5% back at the end of the 3 month period, which can be used to purchase full price beads. So for you $100 investment, you get $205 in gemstones during this period. No further discounts apply. Now available in our Alameda bead store and webstore. Online, use code wholesalegem.
. More Details can be found here.

Unique & Inspiring Jewelry Designs & Beading Kits

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