Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE, Saturday, December 15 & Sunday, December 16

The San Gabriel Bead Company is hosting a Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 15, 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 16, 12-5pm.  All jewelry and accessories are handmade by the staff at the San Gabriel Bead Company.  Beautiful, unique, and well-made for your holiday gift-giving!

BOOK SIGNING, December 15, 12-3pm

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


We have a number of exciting BOOK SIGNINGS coming up!  We have a special place for these books as they are written by instructors and customers of San Gabriel Bead Company!  This Saturday, December 8, Mabeline Gidez will be signing her book, "I Can Right Angle Weave";  on December 15, Asbjorn Melo, Melanie Doerman's husband, will be signing her book, "The Art of Forgotten Things"; and on January 12, Lillian Chen, a contributor and Swarovski crystal ambassador, will be signing, "Crystal Jewelry Inspiration."  Many of these signings have special events going on as well and we'll detail them as we get closer to the date.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25

Lisa will be here during the weekend after Thanksgiving with her lovely Thai Silver beads, charms, jewelry, scarves, clothing, etc.  Beautiful, well-made, and always unique.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Unicorne Beads Trunk Show - Fri, Nov 2 through Sun, Nov 11

Unicorne Beads and their borosilicate glass beads will be having an in-store trunk show from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 11.  Lovely beads in amazing, thick glass!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Czech Glass Bead Trunk Show - Fri, Sept 21 to Sun, Sept 23

Czech Glass beads brought to you by Wild Things will be here this weekend starting on Friday!  Beautiful Czech glass beads in an assortment of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles.  Don't forget, it's still the a shop hop weekend so we'll be open on Friday from 10-7pm.  Even if you're not shop hopping, these hours are good for you!

Thursday, September 6, 2012


We have special extended shopping and shop hop hours for the next three weekends! 
Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
Remember, these extended hours are for the weekends of Sept 7-9, Sept 14-16, and Sept 21-23 only.  Need info on the shop hop?  Visit our store for complete details. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BEAD SHOP HOP 2012 - next three weekends

The shop hop is this coming weekend as well as the following two:

Friday, Sept 7-Sunday, Sept 9
Friday, Sept 14-Sunday, Sept 16
Friday, Sept 21-Sunday, Sept 23

Hop one or all shops and be eligible to win prizes!  Each store will have a movie theme, special events, and giveaways!  You can visit the Southern California Local Bead Store Association website for more information.  http://www.sclbsa.org/

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Silk Road Treasures Trunk Show - Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2

Are you ready for our next trunk show?  This Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, we'll be hosting the Silk Road Treasures Trunk Show.  Lapis, agate, ethnic jewelry, wood beads, copper, and more!  They always pack two of our rooms so there's much to see and to choose from.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

September Shop Hop

The Shop Hop is only 3 weeks away! Visit stores in the three regions of Southern California and you could be eligible to win prizes! Each store will have a movie-theme, special promotions, trunk shows, make n' takes, refreshments, and more! This happens during 3 weeks in September, Sept 7-9, Sept 14-16, and Sept 21-23. Visit our store for more details!

Semi-Precious Trunk Show - Sat., August 25 & Sun., August 26

Come visit Theo and his semi-precious stones this weekend, Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.  Lovely briolettes and strands of rhondell semi-precious!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Lovely Thai silver beads and charms and clothing and accessories that are popular with the staff here at SGBC.  Don't miss the Thai Silver Trunk Show from Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19.

Bead Swap - Saturday, August 18 12-3pm

To end Beader's Give Back week, we will be hosting our first Bead Swap on Saturday, August 18, from 12-3pm.  Beaders can recycle and exchange their beads with fellow beaders.

Beader's Give Back Week - August 14-18

From Tuesday, August 14 to Saturday, August 18, is Beader's Give Back Week.  If you purchase this $8 kit, half of the proceeds will go to the Art of Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children through the use of art.  This kit has a Tree of Life Pendant, beads, and waxed linen, and clasp to make a lovely joyful necklace.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


The SCLBSA contest winners have been announced! Check it out on their facebook page with accompanying photos of the winning pieces. http://www.facebook.com/SCLBSA

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RESCHEDULED: Semi-Precious Gemstones

The Semi-Precious Gemstones trunk show that was scheduled for July 28 & 29 has been rescheduled to August 25 & 26. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Serendipty Salvage Trunk Show - Sat, June 23 & Sun, June 24

Are you a mixed media artist?  Love things vintage and irreplaceable?  Serendipity Salvage will be coming with their trinkets, toys, and vintage knick-knacks on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crystals Trunk Show - Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3

The trunk show many of you have been waiting for!  Sparkly Swarovski Crystals!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beader's Night Out - Friday, May 4, 5-8pm

San Gabriel Bead Company can be your Friday night date this Friday! We'll have additional night hours, 5-8pm, and have special events such as a free project (for the first 20 customers!), giveaways, and snacks! Join us in this celebration of Beader's Night Out!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SPRING BOUTIQUE, Sat, May 5, 10am-6pm

How about something unique and special for mom this Mother's Day.  Oh wait, a great graduation present or upcoming birthdays.  How about treating yourself to something well-made and creative?  Come visit our annual Spring Boutique this Saturday, May 5, 10am-6pm, for artisan jewelry, hair accessories, home accessories, and paper crafts.  100% hand made with love and care by the staff of the San Gabriel Bead Company.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Vintage Lucite Trunk Show - Fri, April 13 - Sun, April 22

Drop by the store from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 22, for our lovely lucite. Colorful and delightful and absolutely vintage, our lucite is sure to charm its way into your Spring hearts.


Just a reminder that the store will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 8! Have a great Easter and Happy Egg Hunting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25

More gorgeous lovely Thai silver coming up Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25! Thai silver in charms, beads, and also made jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces. And, beautiful accessories from Thailand as well such as scarves, bags, and clothing items. All beautiful and well-made and artistic!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Button Trunk Show & Bead Sale

This weekend is a good reason to come visit us! From Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, we will be having our quarterly Bead Sale. All beads in stock are 20% off. And don't forget to visit our trunk show room for vintage buttons, beads, and cabochons too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

JEWELRY DESIGN CONTEST "For the Love of Beads"


2012 Design Contest

Sponsored by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association

Be a “Design Star” at your local bead store.
Create an original piece of jewelry that is either strung
or bead woven and show your love of beads!
Stringing and Bead Weaving Category
Two Winners Per Category
12 Winners
$100 or $50 Gift Certificates
Contest is open to all customers and is FREE to enter.
Employees and family members of local bead stores affiliated with the SCLBSA and professional and/or paid bead instructors are not eligible.

Entry Deadline: June 23, 2012
Please submit entry to your participating SCLBSA local bead store.
Winners Announced: June 27, 2012
All entries will be on display from June 30 - July 7 at store submitted to.

Pick up the rules and regulations along with your entry form at your local SCLBSA member bead store (such as San Gabriel Bead Company!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Karen Nan Trunk Show - Sat., February 11

Karen Nan and her lovely handmade glass fused hearts will be here on Saturday, February 11. Because Karen is such a kind person, she will show you how to wire wrap the piece upon your purchase of her beads!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SILK ROAD TREASURES TRUNK SHOW - Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22

Coming Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22, we will be having Silk Road Treasures and their earthly, exotic beads and wares from Afghanistan. Always a treat, they bring all sorts of antiquities, textiles, and semi-precious gemstones. And if you're a fan of lapis, you're in luck because they have some of the highest quality and unique lapis pieces.