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.
FROM OUR BLOG...
I will be showing at a new event at the Pasadena Hilton on Fri, Sat, Sun. ~Nov 8,9,10th. 2019. This is the same venue I'll be at in January yet an entirely new cast of vendors for the gift giving season, so come and feast your eyes and get that unique gift for that...read more
We are desperate to make room for new goodies especially the 2 holed beads therefore we are closing out 90% of our 3&4mm cube beads at 50% off! I haven't figured out how to do that here in the site yet but will manually do so should your orders come in before that...read more
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exit 149 off SR 58
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!