Klew’s Gallery

After I had a dream vision to create a brooch series so I went in search of the material to use. I had recalled a white modelling clay-“Sculpey” my sister used while working for Disney Imagineering back in the 70’s to create their prototypes. After arriving at the craft store and requesting this material I was directed to their “FIMO” area, to my surprise it now came in colors! Although there were no publications on the product other than a leaflet, I spent my last $20 and off I went.  Imagine trying to make a checkerboard pattern using the garlic press-YIKES!
      That was the mid 80’s and Life has not been the same since. The clay and I soon developed a rapport and by the end of the next sixth months through discovery I thought I’d re-invented the wheel when I figured out that the design reduces within the “cane” through manipulation!
About a year into it I attended a hugh Craft Convention called HIA where I met Marie Segal and as I watched with amazement how Marie manipulated this medium I was no longer afraid to grab hold of my future.
Although my clay choices have changed throughout the years today I still have many brands from all those years of practice and beta testing so of course I mix them toghether and call it good! I teach using Premo brand.


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Coming Trunk Shows to the Spirited Bead

Have you seen and played with the great new beads coming out of the Czech Republic? Their mostly 2 holed delightful little beads in all kinds of tantilizing color ways.... can I say Yummy about beads? I think I just did! Lol If you've been wanting to explore these...

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Happy Anniversary to us ~20years! May 17-18th

Our store The Spirited Bead & Klew's Gallery opened in 1999 only 10 years after I established my clay company Klew Expressions. The name slightly changed to what we know it to be now and are pleased that we made it to 20 years in our quaint lil town! Thanks to all...

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435 West J Street
 exit 149 off SR 58
Tehachapi, CA
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.



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