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On Sale
this
Week

MORE
spring
cleaning

 

45%
s36355 Findings - Bail - Large Swarovski Key Bail - Antiqued Brass (1)
Swarovski
Key Bails

(the pendants
on sale too)

20%
(which is more
like 40% because we
haven't adjusted for
the US dollar
change yet)

helgfw20ds Gold-filled Wire - 20 gauge Round Wire - Dead Soft (Inch)
Gold Filled
Wire

50%
75521665-251 Rattail Cord - 3 mm Satin Moosetail Cord - Blue Bird (yard)
Satin Moosetail
(XL 3 mm Rattail)

 

Still
Spring
Cleaning ...

30%
Asian
Knotting Cord

35%
Bone Beads

40%
Squarelets

30%
Bead Frames

 

35% off

Bakelite Beads
& Shapes

50% off
Feathers!

50% off
Thai Silver

 

50% off

Metal Plated
Leaves

 

30% off

Lampwork
Bead
Accessories

 

30% off

Swarovski
Sew On
Stones

30%
Roving

&
Felting Tools

 

30% off Spikes

30% off Daggers

50% off
Lantern-inspired
Lucernas

35% off
Simplicity Spacers

70% off
Swarovski
Crystal Letters
rhinestones!

50% off
Vertical letter
cubes

50% off
Big Bold
Swarovski
Fancy stones

April 15th, 2015

Ah'm so fancy ...

s44188 Stone Beads - 30 x 40 mm Oval - Fancy Jasper (1)

Lordy, I must be getting old! One thing that hasn't changed over the years is getting s44191 Stone Beads - 13 x 18 mm Oval - Fancy Jasper (strand)a song stuck in my head ... but now, thanks to the internet, I both know that phenomenon is called an earworm, and I can look up the song and find out what the rest of the lyrics are and get over it and move on.

When I saw this Fancy Jasper, I immediately thought of the song "I'm so fancy" - so I looked up the lyrics, because that was about as far as I could get. And, now having looked up the lyrics, I'm not actually much further ahead than I was before. I mean, WTF? Sigh. Is this how my folks felt? Do I embrace the change - or take solace in these lovely stones, that apart from being cut and polished, have not changed in millions of years. You have to admit, that the cutting and polishing has definitely made them attractive - so perhaps, as I am waxing philosophical here, the take-away is that it pays to pick and choose the changes that you embrace?

s44453 Stone Cabochon - 13 x 16 mm Oval Cabochon - Amethyst (1)Here are some more signs of change, or not change. We again dip into the stash of stones from the Judith Leiber collection. These are cabochons that were cut for Judith Leiber, and we got our paws ons44460 Stone Cabochon - 12 x 16 mm Oval Cabochon - Sodalite (1) some from an old warehouse find! The amethyst cabs are particularly rich in colour, you don't see amethyst cabs like this these days! And the sodalite, in faceted squares and emerald cut, and oval. And these matte-finish rock crystal cabs are particularly s44451 Stone Cabochon - 18 mm Round Cabochon - Matte Rock Crystal Quartz (1)fascinating. Definitely not something you see everyday!

Also - some very untraditional shapes and sizes, the sort of stones you might find in an intricate inlay s44459 Stone Cabochon - 3 x 36 mm Bar Cabochon - Carnelian (6)pattern. Like these narrow carnelian bars, s44462 Stone Cabochon - 7 x 21 mm Angle Bar Cabochon - Carnelian (6)or onyx, or these  carnelian bars with an angle cut end.

Different, no? A bit of a change?

 



 

27800957-24s5 Shaped Glass - 12 mm Ripple Beads - California Meadows (strand)And, as little changes ripple through to become big changes - well, how about these Ripple beads. These are biggish for the "Shaped Bead" phenomenon, but one of the 27800957-26s5 Shaped Glass - 12 mm Ripple Beads - California Blue (strand)things about them that is very cool is that many of them are coated on one side, so that the obverse and the reverse are very different (to borrow terminology from coin and other collectors). It's like getting two for the price of one!

tc94-240A-12 Metal Charm -  Letter Charm - A (1)And one thing that doesn't change - the top notch quality and value of our Tierracast products! This week - we roll out the letter charms. Handsome serifed tc94-240Z-12  Metal Charm -  Letter Charm - Z (1)initials, antiqued and ready to hang on a charm bracelet or necklace.

 

 

 

And finally - if you are sad that last weeks dragons are s44357 Pendants -  Thai Hook Dragon - White Bronze (1)gone, (actually - there are still some left!) - s44363 Toggle Clasp -  Ring of Fire - Bronze (1)here are some lovely Thai Dragons - in a sort of fishhook shaped pendant!

Oh, and some spectacular, large bronze toggles! s44364 Toggle Clasp -  Nouveau Vines - Bronze (1)Mmmmm! Ring of Fire, Nouveau Vines and Elegant Daisy. s44362 Toggle Clasp -  Elegant Daisy - Bronze (1)

 

 

So check out all the great new stuff here, or click on a link or image above!

 

 


 

 

Who are we? beadFX is a Canadian Bead Shop. We are both an online store and a “bricks and mortar” store. We are open to the public 7 days a week. We sell quality glass beads and findings to enthusiastic amateurs and discerning professionals. We love beads & jewellery and we use what we sell! There is no order minimum, but we do offer free shipping if your order is over $100 Canadian.

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