Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Free Project Bead class Thursday Grunge Metallics, new 30's reproductions

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone!
   Monica is happily busy with Desert Quilting Retreat #2 and vacation days are making schedules...different, so we are sending out Monica's Message a little early this week.
   Lots of fabric came in and the bead side is busy restocking magatamas and size 8 seeds. Most of the classes for September thru December are up on the website and the Quarterly Newsletter will be available for download next week. The shop is nice and cool during the heat wave and we always have wonderful things to share--so come see us!      
  diamond duo bracelet  Rose Mary will be teaching this sweet bracelet as a free class this Thursday. It's part of Project Bead and is sponsored by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association to start getting everyone excited about the upcoming Bead Shop Hop. You do need to pre-register and choose your time: 10am, noon or 2pm. The kit with everything you need is just $16.00. Give us a call during business hours to sign up.
   The Bead Shop Hop is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6-8 and 13-15. Mark your calendars and join the fun as each shop celebrates a different cartoon. You'll receive a free charm at each shop. Visit three shops and you'll also get a commemorative charm.charms
   Want to know more about Project Bead and the Hop? Check it out on Facebook, or click here to download the brochure. #projectbead #comebeadwithus #sclbsa
     Remember--even though the class schedule for August is not on the site, our bead teachers do have dates available. Call us to see when you can schedule a class with your fave teacher.
   Check out What's New below to see some of the things we put out on the floor last week.
      We hope to see you soon.

What's Happening
Bead Shop Hop
Row by Row

Row by Row has started! Come in for your free pattern or purchase a kit all summer long 
Here's our 2019 Row
Taste the Experience of fresh fruits and vegetable grown in our Coachella Valley
our 2019 row

What's New

Lots of things come into the store each week--some new, some returning. We can't share everything, but here are some of our favorites.

Heart Bright
Full HEart
The Heart Bright panel is the centerpiece of our new kit (on the right) called Full Heart. The finished quilt measures 83 x 89. Call the shop to order--we can hold it for pick up or ship it to you. The panel can be purchased separately and the fabrics are available by the yard.
Everyone loves the shading and texture of Grunge--we now have several bolts of Grunge Metallic and Grunge Spot On in gold, neutral, black and gray. We also have jelly rolls of and charm packs with the full range of colors in the line.
grunge spot on jelly rolls
grunge spot on grunge metallic
Several charming 30's reproduction prints from Penny Rose came in. There are elephants, kittens, flowers and more. The selvedge is so darling we just had to show it to you!
Penny Rose
A new line of Asian inspired prints called Wind Song arrived this week. Deep, rich colors with metallic accents make this collection especially lovely.
Capture the fun of school with the prints in Studioe's Saved by the Bell collection Saved by the Bell

Classes, Classes, Classes!
We offer classes for all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you'll find something to get your creative juices flowing at Monica's. Our teachers are experienced and passionate about their craft.

On The Quilt Side

The quilt side is on summer break. Look for the September thru December schedule soon!

On The Bead Side
We offer over a hundred different jewelry-making classes. Each of our teachers has their own style and focus. They are always trying new techniques, tools and products to offer you classes using the latest and greatest in the bead world. Our schedule for July and August is more casual and class dates and times are not listed for July and August on the website. Call the store to see when you can take a class from any of our teachers.

Oma's Heart
Oma's Heart, a Links II project
wire wrap I bangle
Wire Wrap I bangle
mystic earrings
Mystic Earrings
A Half-a-Dozen Earrings project
Patricia Paz-Altschul
While Patricia's focus is wirework with beginning classes and more advanced projects, she also teaches basic knotting and basic stringing. You'll find classes featuring Wire Wrap, Links, Coils, Chains and more.

see more >>
Bead Crochet
Bead Crochet
Sedona bracelet
Advanced Loomwork
falling leaves
Rose Mary Jameson
Rose Mary loves to bead--whether you are looking for simple or complex, she has a project for you. Macrame, Loomwork, Bead Embroidery, Kumihimo, Peyote, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork... 
see more >>
Bracelet Extravaganza 101

Bracelet Extravaganza project
Heather Knotted Necklace
Heather Knotted Necklace
Coil Knot bracelet
Coil Knot Bracelet
Dessie Cullen
Dessie's projects often include leather. Whether you are new to leather jewelry or an old hand, Dessie will guide you to success.
see more >>
Joanne pendant
Joanne Necklace
Bead Weaving 101, Peyote project
custom work
Custom Creations
Theresa Hanada
Theresa teaches a basic beading series as well as more advanced classes. Some of her projects include simple leather and wirework. 
see more >>