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Let’s start with the latest news!

  • The sale continues … March 15, 2018

    20% off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. Because they are already everyday low prices.

    Everyone’s favorite bead sale at every one’s favorite bead store! Making for Mother’s Day? Decorating for Easter? Planning a wedding? Making a thoughtful graduation gift? It’s never too early to start on those projects and plan ahead!

    Need some ideas? We have 100s of free projects online – free for you to make or just inspire you to make something that starts the same and ends up completely different! In addition – we have 100s more of our older inspirations – these have components that are no longer available but are still inspiring and you might just get a great idea from them! Many of these projects are on display in the store as well – but we give you lots of nice, close-up photos so that you can see how they are constructed, in addition to the instructions that go with them.

    And don’t forget to check out the New Arrivals and catch up on anything you might have missed!

    Happy Shopping!


    *The fine print – it’s still the same – if you’ve already read it – it hasn’t changed. 😉

    OK – sale rules: 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 tools, and previously discounted items, and a few other items which are already at wholesale prices. 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 greater of the two discounts.

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

    • 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. No backorders. No holds.
    • Sale ends Midnight, Sunday, March 25 (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!
    • If you are placing a phone or fax order, please ensure that you have the sku/product numbers ready, as well as the description. Same goes for email orders – as we’d prefer to not have our order picking staff have too many nervous breakdowns. It’s always painful to find them hiding in the kitchen, sobbing into their cheese snax.
    • 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.
    • If the shopping cart is giving you grief – email us at info@beadfx.com. We have a super-tech-guru standing by to beat it into submission for you.

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

    Oh, and here’s a superuser tip for you as a reward for reading this. We combine orders, so you can place multiple orders, and we’ll refund the extra shipping.

    Click on a link and go crazy!

    Oh, and don’t forget our Manager Specials too – up to 70% off. No further discount, but a cracking good deal!


    BeadFX is pleased to be the primary sponsor of Bead-Treat –

    the Bead Retreat. Treat yourself to a weekend of classes and camaraderie in May.

    More details at beadtreat.com



Our Class News

  • March into Spring Classes

    Weather doesn’t necessarily match the calendar, but we’re finally heading into a new season – Spring. Not only do our moods lighten but so do our colours – here come the pastels, the creams, the lilacs and greens. By the way, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet – a very amethyst-inspired colour that is perfect for spring-inspired designs!

    Late-March classes include a ‘newbie’ class with Pamela Kearns – perfect to get started making jewellery. Anne Marie Desaulniers has a mixed media class using Pebeo paint and bezels for one-of-a-kind pendants. If you’ve wondered about metal clay, Liz Reynolds will help you explore the possibilities of this versatile medium. Catherine Sequalino Poitier will have you doing bead embroidery in the style of haute couture. If you’re working on a project and need some dedicated beading or lampworking time, then check out our open sessions.

    We are thrilled welcome bead artist, designer and instructor Nancy Cain to BeadFX for three classes! Nancy’s specialty is peyote stitch and she brings us three stunning projects! You can also drop by and say ‘Hi’ to Nancy at the Meet and Greet being held in her honour.

    Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 21 – 31:

    Planet BeadFXWednesday, March 21
    Open Bead Night
    Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work with friends over great conversation!

    Thursday, March 22
    Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Join your beading friends as you work on your projects!

    Painted Fantasy: Pendants and Bezels
    Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
    5:00 – 8:00pm
    Create paint effects in bezels for unique designs!

    Jewellery Making 101
    Instructor: Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Discover the basics of jewellery making!

    Friday, March 23
    Couture Cuff
    Instructor: Nancy Cain
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Step up your peyote skills with this stunning bracelet!

    Meet and Greet for Nancy Cain
    6:00 – 7:30pm
    Drop by and say ‘Hi’! Nancy will be bringing a selection of items for show and sale.

    Saturday, March 24
    Vessel No. 1
    Instructor: Nancy Cain
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    This class is a great start in learning structural peyote!

    Fusion Ring and Bracelet
    Instructor: Nancy Cain
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Two fantastic projects in one!

    Monday, March 26
    Happy Hour Torching
    Facilitator: Carol Cooper
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Work on your lampworking skills or create beads for your own designs!

    Planet BeadFXWednesday, March 28
    Open Bead Night
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Bring your projects and join the conversations!

    Thursday, March 29
    Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Be among the first to see the new weekly products!

    Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery
    Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Learn to embroider beads and sequins as haute couture designers do!

    Saturday, March 31
    Introduction to Metal Clay
    Instructor: Liz Reynolds
    12:00 – 6:00pm
    Explore the possibilities of this moldable jewellery medium!

    Click on the class/open session title to get complete information including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to the March class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

Our Latest Inspiration

  • Floating Rocks

    InspirationFX – Get your creative juices flowing


    by: Dwyn Tomlinson

    Rock it out with this floating rock creation! This project came together as an act of serendipity – happy coincidence. I had the sterling rocks on my table, thinking about a bracelet (which I also made, actually – sterling rocks with one lampwork bead, on stretchy elastic) and the Kaputt Pendant, with the bail, from the photo that I took for the website.

    And I thought that they looked really good together – and hey presto – next thing you know – I have this!You could make this without the curved tube too – the beads will stay on either side of the bail, so that’s alright. And you could, if you don’t like the floating look, fill in the space from the last rock bead to the clasp with small metal round beads or seedbeads.

    Or, you could try for black beading wire, and use crimps to hold the rock beads to the side and omit the tube bead, and wear it on a black cashmere sweater, and really go for the floating look! The contrast of floating and rock is fun!

    The pinch bail attaches to the Swarovski Kaputt pendant with a gentle squeeze to keep it in place.The bail fits easily over the gold curved tube – yes – I expect it will scratch a little with time. C’est la vie.

    String to the middle of your beading wire, add the sterling rocks on each end, and then leave a length of wire (this is why you are using the good, Extreme Gold Wire), and then crimp the ends, use a wire guardian if you like, and add a jumpring and a chain extender on one side for flexibility and a lobster clasp on the other.

    The rocks, being hollow, are a bit of a b—- to string. I suggest holding them up to a light so you can see right through the hole, and then poking the softflex through, seeing if you are lined up with the hole on the other side. Fortunately, with only 10 of them, it’s not too bad. ;-)You can use gold plated instead of gold filled just as easily if you have the components in your stash already.



    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.