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  • Christmas Continues – 20% off the lock, stock and barrels. July 20, 2017

    Locking Links, Heart Lock Charm, and Locking Tweezers. And a Locket.

    s26432 Findings - Link - 8 x 12 mm Twisted Rope - Locking Oval - Bright Sterling

    tc94-2343-18 Metal Charm/Pendant - Heart Lock Frame - Antiqued Copper

    s33507 Tools - Tweezers - Cross-Lock Straight

    s35315 Metal - 63 mm Plain Oval Locket - Brass

    Barrels? That actually covers a lot of territory, from Firepolish to Findings

    27000708-01 Firepolish - 14 x 12 mm Honeycomb Barrel - Crystal Valentin

    23409900 Findings - Clasps - 16 mm Barrel - Goldtone

    As for “stock” – well – it’s all stock, isn’t it? 😉

    So check out our stock, lock in the savings, and get a barrel of beads!


    The Fine Print

    Some select items excluded. (see below) But some stuff is more than 20% off. And – business accounts get an extra % during the sale.

    The exceptions are:

    • No discounts on class fees
    • No discount on gift certificates.
    • No discounts on Studio time/lampwork cards, lampwork tools, glass and lampwork supplies.
    • No discounts on special order merchandise, or special bulk orders.
    • Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Some metal clay items, some big tools, and previously discounted items, and a few other items. You will be able to see online if an item is discounted. Remember – you always get the best possible discount – so if something has been discounted more than the sale discount – you will get the better of the two possible deals.

    Things tend to get a little-bit crazy around here during a sale, so we have a few tips to make it go more smoothly.

     

     

    • No frequent beader points awarded during the sale
    • No frequent beader points can be redeemed during the sale
    • The discount is NOT retroactive and does not apply to previously purchased merchandise.
    • No special orders or special bulk orders will be accepted at the sale prices.
    • No Rain Cheques. Online orders will be picked in the order in which we receive them. If an item is out of stock and can’t be restocked immediately – we will refund it.

     

    Sale ends Midnight, Wednesday, July 26 (Toronto time) (Well – in-store it ends at closing time – because we won’t make the staff stay until midnight.). If you haven’t checked out by then – the items in your shopping cart will revert to regular prices. Poof! (And we can’t change that – sorry.)

     

    We need to enter phone, fax and email orders into the system before processing – this will delay your order. And we absolutely, positively, have to have that product number.? If you are having troubles with the shopping cart – email us and we will do our best to troubleshoot it promptly for you.

     

    Forgot to order something? Found more good stuff? Just place an another online order and note for us to combine the orders in the comment box, and we’ll deal with the shipping refund on the add-on order! Our system tells us when you have multiple orders!

     

    We will be VERY busy during the sale. Having this information ready when processing your order, will help us get your order out the door in a reasonable time frame.

    We do anticipate that shipping will most likely be delayed by a day or two from our usual timeframe.

    So click on a link and go crazy!

    Happy Shopping!

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    Online Frequent Beader Points Changes

    Effective July 15, we are no longer be offering Frequent Beader Points for our ONLINE / EMAIL / PHONE / FAX sales.

    On July 26 – we will be rolling out a new program -?Shipping Discounts?- that will reduce your shipping costs automatically and be applied immediately towards shipping fees. There will no longer be a minimum purchase amount for the shipping discounts. Your discount will be applied automatically, no need to ask, and on each purchase, so you no longer have to wait to save!

    You will have until the end of the year to redeem your existing ONLINE Frequent Beader Points on your online orders.

    In-store collection and redemption of in-store Frequent Beader Points has not changed. If you shop online and in-store, you may convert existing online points to in-store points. Please email info@beadfx.com to request point conversion. (These requests will be queued and processed in order after the sale.)

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Our Class News

  • Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

    How is your summer, so far? I can’t believe we’re almost through July – and August is coming up quickly! Our Summer Comprehensive Classes continue through the month as well as a number of fun and inspirational project-based classes.

    August opens up with our two open beading sessions – Open Bead Night and Afternoon Bead Tea. Both of these are great times to bring in your projects and work with your beading friends. By the way, we have great conversations and Marg makes sure we don’t get hungry! The action gets going after the Civic Holiday weekend with a new chainmaille project with Gillian Clarke that you’ll love – you can make an entire ‘parliament’ of them! By popular request, Angela Peace is bringing us a two-day class on Soutache embroidery. If you aren’t aware of Soutache, it is a sculptural embroidery technique that can be used for all kinds of jewellery components. Cindy Goldrick has two great wire jig classes and is also doing an in-store demo using That’s a Jig!.

    Here are the classes scheduled August 1 – August 12:


    Wednesday, August 2
    FREE Open Bead Night
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work with your beading friends!


    Thursday, August 3
    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


    Tuesday, August 8
    NEW Chainmaille Owl Charm (2 days)
    Instructor: Gillian Clarke
    1:00 – 4:00pm both days
    Calling all owl collectors – you’ll love these cute critters!


    Wednesday, August 9
    FREE Open Bead Night
    Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Work on your projects and get help and tips from Bonnie!


    Thursday, August 10
    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    Discover what’s new at BeadFX!


    Huichol-Style Bead Mosaic
    Instructor: Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Discover how to create beautiful bead mosaics using this honoured Mexican technique!


    Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
    Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Work on your kiln enamelling projects with Christine’s guidance!


    Friday, August 11
    Soutache Embroidery Foundations (2 days)
    Instructor: Angela Peace
    Add a unique element of texture and style to your designs!


    Saturday, August 12
    Cathedral Windows Necklace
    Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    Learn from the designer how to make this slinky statement necklace, which appears in the June/July Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine!


    MAKE & TAKE My Heart is Made of Steel (Wire)
    Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
    1:15 – 2:00pm
    Discover how to make a fun heart using That’s a Jig – perfect for making repeat shapes easily and quickly!


    Kinetic Links Necklace
    Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
    2:15 – 5:15pm
    Created using a jig, this show-stopper necklace gives movement and sound!

    Click on the class or session title to see complete information, including course description and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the August class calendar to see all of the opportunities.

Our Latest Inspiration

  • InspirationFX: Moon Princess

    Get your creative juices flowing~~~

     


    Moon Princess

    Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson

    The soft pinks and blues of the Powder Blue Impression Jasper strike me as very soothing and pretty. I went to town and make a whole suite of items from this lovely stone. (Watch in the following weeks for my other combinations.)

    My first thought was to combine gold-plated metal findings and beads with the Powder Blue Impression Jasper, but I found I did not care for the look. The bright copper metal beads and finding – that was another story, however! The combination is gorgeous! The pinky tones of the bright copper perfectly complement the soft translucent aqua and contrasting opaque pinky color of this Impression Jasper.

    Necklace 1 – Moon Princess

    Like a princess’s tiara – this Link/Connector finding fits perfectly over the 30 mm coin beads. Use pliers to bend the very ends over to fit over the holes. String through the end loop of the connector and then the bead! I used copper artistic wire to string these, instead of beading cable, with a crimp between (uncrimped) for spacing. I made a loop at each end, and used the extra wire to work back along the back of the beads. This prevents them from rotating, so that the front is always visible.

    From there, I strung the 8 mm beads, with a crimp bead (uncrimped – they were the perfect size for a spacer, and as I had a full pack of them … ) between each one. I used the red econoflex, but a copper colored beading cable would work very well too.

    I finished off the necklace with a lobster claw and a few jumprings for additional length.

     

    Components

    Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need!

    Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.