Klew Art, Beads & Jewelry
The official website of polymer clay artist, Karen Lewis aka Klew and online store for The Spirited Bead & Klew’s Gallery. (Formerly known as KlewExpressions.)
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Polymer Clay Artist
Beginning with a technique referred to as “caning” which was borrowed from the Venetian Glass bead makers. A cane is a bundle of colors puzzled together creating a picture when viewed from its cross section.
Klew created this style of veneer bead making utilizing a select family of slices off as many as a dozen canes then applies as a veneer over a core while assembling the surface collage for each unique Art bead.
Each piece is handcrafted by Klew.
Klew lives with her husband, Carl and a menagerie of feline and canine fur kids in Tehachapi, CA. They run their business together The Spirited Bead & Klew’s Gallery, where Klew is more than happy to give a tour of her studio on the premises called; “Raising Cane”.
- Featured Artist on the Smithsonian Arttrain
- Segment on The Learning Channels Simply Style
- Bead Museums permenant collection has 3 Klew Drum Beads
- Covers on five Trade Magazines
- My Favorite Things (Design Originals)
- International Show: Bubikon, Switzerland
- Multiple Titles in DVD tutorials
Build a Klew Piece
Are you searching for a unique piece to adorn yourself with and aren’t really in to making jewelry?
That’s fine because I am and am delighted to create a piece just for you. Turn around time is quick so go ahead start shopping the bead selections and you are on your way to getting that bracelet, earring, pendant or even keychain created just for you!
Begin by Selecting your Klew bead
- Select the style of Jewelry you’d like me to create.(choose the style ie: earring , bracelet, keychain or pendant)
- Select your metal tone.
- Select your size if it’s a bracelet.
- If you want Earrings obviously you need two accent beads in your cart.
- Klew does the rest by bringing out the best qualities of the bead with the perfect colors as accents.
- The additional cost will be added to your total in the cart at checkout.
“I guarantee my work and know you will be happy with your piece. If for some reason you are not; I am happy to make adjustments to your satisfaction . I am proud to say that I have never had to re-work a jewelry piece for a customer. I think it’s because my goal is to exceed my customer’s expectations.
Karen Lewis, aka: Klew
All shows and classes have been postponed and will resume hopefully soon.
Annual Shows dates will be posted when resuming.
Pasadena in January
Tucson in February
Marin in March
South Point TBA
Vegas in May
Sacramento in October
435 West J Street
exit 149 off SR 58
We are currently closed due to COVID-19
To fulfill your beady needs, email your list with a contact phone number and we will be happy to ship your order. Free domestic 1st class Shipping on orders $30 + up while the virus situation is active. Thanks so much.
In order to minimize spam we've spelled out the email, you should be able to sort that out . *wink*
Normal Hours:Closed Tuesdays
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-3
(4:30 after Dec 25th thru Daylight savings time)
Holidays observed, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Days between Christmas & New Years as well as the eves before those two holidays we will close @ 3pm each day.
Give a call when you know you are going to be in the area if you would like to schedule a class, other attendees can be notified as there are always interested parties wanting to meet new makers like yourself!