Friday, December 27, 2013


We'll be closed on Tuesday, December 31, and Wednesday, January 1, 2014, to celebrate the New Years.  We'll reopen on Thursday, January 2, from 11am-9pm.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Closed on Christmas

We're be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas.  We'll reopen on Thursday, December 26 from 11am-9pm.  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Semi-Precious Gemstone Trunk Show

The Semi-Precious Gemstone Trunk Show is this Friday, December 20, and Saturday, December 21.  Theo will be bringing in his pearls, gemstones, cabochons.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Staff Boutique 2014 - Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

The staff of the San Gabriel Bead Company is please to host their Holiday Winter Boutique.  Handmade jewelry, bags, and other unique items on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15.  Come and support your local artists and you might find some unique gift items as well.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

BIG BAD BEAD SALE - Friday, December 6 through Friday, December 13

THIS IS IT!  Tomorrow starts our Big Bad Bead Sale!  It's our biggest sale of the year, 25% off beads and everything else we have in stock!  This sale runs from Friday, December 6 to Friday, December 13. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Swarovski Crystal Trunk Show - Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8

The Swarovski Crystal Trunk show is this weekend from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8. An authorized Swarovski dealer, Jason will be bringing in his wonderful selection of crystals.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Beader's Night Out - Friday, December 6, 5-7pm

Beader's Night Out is this Friday, December 6, from 5-7pm. You get to make a necklace with glass tile pendants for free! Sign up by calling the store at 626-447-7753. We have two sessions, one at 5pm and the next at 6pm. We are limited to 20 necklace kits so please sign up in advance. The 5pm is almost full and there is still room in the 6pm class. We are taking names for wait lists as well.

Lots of December Events

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1

Check out our Thai Silver Trunk Show after Thanksgiving.  She'll have Thai silver, charms, beads, ready-to-wear jewelry.  She has a lovely selection of beautiful scarves, skirts, shirts, mittens, and warm woolen hats.  This is not to be missed and lovely gift ideas for your holiday shopping.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This is a new event at The San Gabriel Bead Company.  We hope you'll join us in celebrating the beauty and versatile art you can make with gourds.  (And welcome gourd enthusiasts!)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Due to Halloween and trick or treating, we have limited hours today, from 11am-6pm.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22

This weekend is the final weekend of the shop hop and we're going out with a bang with our Thai Silver Trunk Show.  Lisa will be here with Thai Silver charms, beads, clothing and accessories, and usually some more cultural objects of beauty.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

KLEW EXPRESSIONS Trunk Show - Saturday, September 14

Come visit Klew this Saturday, Sepetember 14, from 10am-7pm, as she'll be having a trunk show with all her fabulous polymer clay.  Klew is one of the leading polymer clay artist and pioneer of this craft.  Come see her latest creations!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Czech Glass Trunk Show - Friday, Sept 6 through Sunday, Sept 8

Wild Things will be here starting Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, with Czech glass strands, glass buttons, and other goodies.  His show will coincide with the Shop Hop so we will be observing extended store hours for Friday and Saturday:  10am-7pm.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

We have so many September events coming up, we hope everyone will help come out and it make it a wonderfully festive event(s)!  Our suggestion is to come several times! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BEAD SALE - Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1

We're having a bead sale!  It's on Friday, August 30, through Sunday, September 1, and it's 20% off all beads that we have in stock.  Mark your calendars and we'll see you then.  Yes, beads include crystals, charms, seed beads, gemstones, etc.  if it's a bead, it's on sale.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SEMI-PRECIOUS Trunk Show - Friday, August 16 - Sun, August 18

For those of you in need of semi-precious, Theo will be here this Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, with his semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearl beauties.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This year's Shop Hop is happening this coming September over 3 weekends.  Visit your local bead stores affiliated with the Southern California Local Bead Store Association and you're eligible to win prizes!  For more information, click here:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

C-KOOP BEADS TRUNK SHOW - ends Sunday, July 21

The C-Koop Beads Trunk Show is going on right now during regular store hours.  These enameled beads are colorful and fun!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Feathered Head Trunk Show - Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14

New to our trunk show is The Feathered Head.  Designer Andie Cohen-Healy has custom-crafted, one-of-a-kind headpieces and accessories made from heirloom jewelry, vintage millinery, textural flowers, quills, Swarovski crystals, natural fibers, and mixed media.  Her designs have been featured in the L.A. Times Style Section, national magazines, bridal books and blogs such as L.A. Canvas and LAist.  She was also seen on the Today Show during the Royal Wedding.  Join us this Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14, for something a little different and something a little elegant!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Just a reminder that we'll be closed on Thursday, July 4, to celebrate America's Independance Day!  We'll have normal operating hours on Wed, July 3 (11am-7pm) as well as Friday, July 5 (11am-6pm).  Have a great holiday!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Winners Announced

Winners of the 2013 "For the Love of Beads" beading contest have been announced at  .  Congratulations to Jacque Anderson for winning in the Region 1, Beadweaving category.  All 11 entries from San Gabriel Bead Company are currently on display at our store.  We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed looking at all the entries!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


If you are doing some back-to-school shopping for your kids, please keep this in mind.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Contest ends Satruday, June 22!

"For the Love of Beads"
Jewelry Design Contest
Sponsored by the Southern California
Local Bead Store Association
“Destinations” is the theme
for this year’s challenge.
Create an original piece of jewelry that is either strung, bead woven, or wire worked and displays your love of beads!
Stringing, Bead Weaving, and Wire Working Categories
• Two Winners Per Category in Each Region
• 18 Winners
• $100 or $50 Promotional 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 22, 2013
Please submit entry to your participating SCLBSA local bead store.
Winners Announced: June 27, 2013
All entries will be on display from June 27 - July 6 at store submitted to.
For more information visit:

Or visit us at the store, we'll provide you with an entry form.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Swarovski Crystal Trunk Show - Fri, May 31 to Sun, June 2

Jason's back with his glittery darlings.  Get your lovely Swarovski crystals, all shapes, sizes, colors during the Swarvoski crystal trunk show this Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.  And he even has a few vintage ones.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Semi-Precious Trunk Show - all month of May

We got in an assortment of aqua terra jaspar, agate, tiger eye, aquamarine, etc. for this month's trunk show.  It's happening all month long so first come, first pick.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Irene's Beaden Board Demonstration - Sunday, April 28, 1-5pm

Irene Sanchez from our friends at Garden of Beaden in Upland will be here, at the San Gabriel Bead Company, on Sunday, April 28, from 1-5pm to demonstrate her new creation, "Beaden Board".
The Beaden Board will help you with macramé, braiding, figure eight, and much more. Her boards will be available for purchase as well. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beader's Night Out - Friday, May 3, 5-8pm

Save the date for this event!  It's a special night for you.  On Friday, May 3, from 5-8pm, it's Beader's Night Out, and you can make this leather and chain bracelet for free.  You can also enjoy snacks, advance info on the September Shop Hop, and extended shopping hours. We hope you'll stop by and share in some beading camaraderie.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vintage Button Trunk Show - Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7

Vintage Button Trunk show starting Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 7.  Lovely, fun, cute, beautiful, and vintage!  This trunk show complements well with our current vintage lucite beads trunk show.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Vintage Lucite Trunk Show - Today through Sunday, April 14

We're having an in-store trunk show of these lovely lucite beads.  We got in lots of flowers, leaves, and beads of all shapes and sizes and colors.  There are some fun stripey ones and glittery ones too!  And don't forget the anchor.  Yes, an anchor to go with the lucite shell beads.

Friday, March 29, 2013

CLOSED Easter Sunday, March 31

We'll be closed all day on Sunday, March 31, for Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Semi-Precious Gemstones Trunk Show - Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30

It's a last minute add-on to our schedule.  Theo and his semi-precious gemstones will be here this Friday and Saturday for a trunk show. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thai Silver Trunk Show - Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24

Starting this Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, we'll be having a Thai Silver Trunk Show. There will be Thai Silver, Exotic beads, and Hill Tribe Jewelry. Beautiful handworked charms, beads, jewelry, and accessories.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BEAD SALE THIS WEEKEND - Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3

 We're having a bead sale this weekend from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3.  All beads are on sale including crimp beads, charms, Swarovski crystals, Japanese seed beads, artists beads, etc., etc., etc.  Beads will be 20% off.  We hope to see you for our quarterly event.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

SILK ROAD TREASURES TRUNK SHOW - Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24

Rough cut gemstones, lapis, ancient Roman glass, agate, Afghani jade, lovely antiques at the Silk Road Treasures Trunk show, from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24.  Lately, they've been carrying these fabulous unusual fire-torched copper chain, beads, and findings.  This is a show that's unusual!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Semi-Precious Trunk Show

Theo will be having his lovely assortment of semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2.  If you're looking for cabochons, he also has an excellent selection, be sure to ask for them!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CZECH Glass Trunk Show - Fri, January 18 & Sat, January 19

We're having a trunk show Friday and Saturday! Beautiful Czech glass and a few gemstones as well. If you're looking for buttons, this is the trunk show to come to. Loads of buttons and some handpainted. This Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Book Signing with Lilian Chen - January 12

Lilian Chen, a longtime customer of ours and a Swarovski Crystal ambassador, will be signing copies of the new book, "Crystal Jewelry Inspiration."  She is one of the contributors of the book with her piece on the cover.  Come visit Lilian and get your copy signed between 11am-12:30pm.  With each copy you purchase, you'll be getting a special something (limited to the first 25 customers) and the opportunity to take a free Make N Take class with Lilian from 12:30-2pm.