You’re here for beads!? The good ones!
We buy ’em, sell ’em, make ’em… and teach ’em too!
Let’s start with the latest news!
- We will, we will BEAD YOU December 13, 2018
Honey, you’re a gal with some beads string-in’
on your mat, gonna be a great piece some day
You got beads on your face
It’s no disgrace
Beading your stuff all over the place
We will, we will, bead you
We will, we will, bead you
Your earworm of the day. You’re welcome.
And how may we bead you today?
How about the new Swarovksi Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl?
Unlike the old Swarovski Tahitian Look pearl, …
(Discontinued, but we have a few left if you want them) which was a dark steel grey, the new Tahitian look has that bi-colour shimmer that the Swarovski pearls have been sporting of late, i.e. the Iridescent Green, Iridescent Purple,
The new Swarovksi Iridescent Tahitian-Look is a deep green with a strong influence of blue. Most of the gals here are calling it “teal.”
We have it in rounds from 10 mm down to 2 mm.
“Wait a minute,” I hear at least one of you say. “Since when has Swarovski made a 2 mm pearl?”
Well, since right now. Swarovski 2 mm round pearls. How useful is that? Tiny little – well – seed pearls for want of a better term. But consistently sized and consistently available. (Seed pearls are notoriously difficult to source. The smallest we have right now in freshwater pearls are 2 x 4 mm.)
In all the classic colours. These are going to look awesome in stringing and beadweaving and beadwork projects, like the kind you could be making if you indulge yourself in Jean Power’s new book!
Course, you’ll probably need some Swarovski crystals to go with that … like maybe the new Amethyst and Crystal Shimmer?
Or some hearts? In Scarlet?
Or, these Light Chrome Capped Pendants? With a metallic cap as part of the design, these drops look like they already have a bead cap custom fitted. It is just on one side, so that if you use them backwards, they have a different look. Stylish and versatile.
So just go ahead and bead it!
Insider tip! The images in this newsletter are clickable, tap or click on them to go to the product …
Still hunting for gift ideas?
So, whatever your beady needs or questions – we’re here to help. Just ask!
In previous years, we have been closed between Christmas and New Year’s.
This year, for the first time ever, we will be open Dec 27 – 28 – 29 until 6 pm. (Including the lampwork and metal studio.) If you are in town visiting family – drop on in and visit. Regular in-store customers in need of a bead fix are welcome to come in too. 😉
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!
Our Class News
- Bringing the World to You in 2019
One of the most exciting parts of being a class coordinator is inviting instructors from Canada, the United States and abroad to BeadFX. We’ve had such great feedback from students about their experiences with visiting instructors that we’ve brought back several – and one new (to us!) instructor who specializes in wirework.
It’s a little early to post classes yet, but mark your calendars now and plan on joining us for classes with:
Robyn Cornelius – metalwork
Canadian artist and instructor Robyn Cornelius joins us again for three exciting classes!
Friday, May 3
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
Jean Power – beadwork
We’re thrilled to have Jean return to BeadFX to teach us more about beading! A specialist in geometric beadwork, Jean comes from England.
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Karina Guevin – lampworking
Quebec glass artist Karina is passionate about her work and is excited to share her passion with her students!
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
Sunday, September 29
Kaska Firor – wirework
Kaska’s wirework is sculptural, beautiful and will capture your imagination!
Friday, October 4
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
Marti Brown – metalworker
Marti specializes in applying a myriad of colour to niobium metal jewellery, and is joining us again for another weekend of classes!
Friday, October 18
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20
Classes with each of the instructors will be posted as quickly as possible with on-line registration!
Our Latest Inspiration
- Falling Leaves
by: Rosemary Beasley
When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron.