About our Class Handouts
Long before we built our online store, we were a brick and mortar shop in Palo Alto, California. Established in 1982, The Bead Shop quickly became known for outstanding instructors and unique classes accompanied by in-depth handouts. When we started our online store in 1990, we began selling our handouts separately as PDF’s because the demand for learning exceeded our ability to schedule classes.
Our projects have been featured in books, magazines and on television. Although we closed our store doors in August of 2008, we believe our handouts are as relevant today as they were in class. We no longer hold classes, but we are as committed now to learning as we were then.