Klew’s Art ~
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.
- Featured Artist on the Smithsonian Arttrain
- Segment on The Learning Channels Simply Style
- Bead Museum in the Mingei, San Diego, Ca has Klews “Drum Beads” in their permanent collection
- Cover on five trade Magazines
- My Favorite Things (Design Originals book)
- International Shows: Bubikon, Switzerland
- Multiple Titles in DVD & YouTube tutorials
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” and perhaps a quick demo when time allows.
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.
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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!