Exciting event for the fall

I know it sounds like a long way away, but we’re excited to be doing some preliminary planning today for the Creativ Festival this fall (October 17,18,19). While we do not normally attend this show, we have sporadically in the past. This year will be a little different. Swarovski is doing a large pavilion, with a ton of demo’s and Make It and Take It classes. Our booth will be in the Swarovski Pavilion. Nadine, Cynthia, Erin and I will be doing a ton of demo’s and Make and Take projects. These will run throughout the show. Some demo’s will …

The Customer Asks: Earring Posts

Debby asked us: are the posts on any of your earring studs 11 mm long? I need some that are 11 mm! Erin replied: Most of the studs we carry have posts that are approximately 10mm long. However, there are a few with 11mm long posts which have small divots for the butterfly backings approximately 1-2mm in from the end of the post. The following is a list of approximate post lengths for our stud earrings… 10mm – 23610916 Earring Studs – 6 mm Flat – Goldtone (Pair)12mm – 23610946 Earring Studs – 3 mm Dome with Loop – Goldtone …

Wire Wrapping 101

Have you always been amazed by wire wrapped beads and cabochons? Are you looking to do more than just wrapped and simple loops? Then this class is for you! Coming in August we will have a new teacher at BeadFX, Robert Burton! Robert, a wire sculptor, has a natural flare for creating beautiful pieces of wearable art. His 30 years of experience in the bending and shaping of metals has made the transition to wire sculpting a natural one. Robert will be teaching a 9-hour wire wrapping course spread over three Fridays. In this course you will learn basic wire …

Designing for others

It’s easy to design for yourself, or to design in your own style. What happens when you have a special request for a style you don’t normally create? Or a customer who has very specific colour requests. It can be very difficult to get inspired when working on a project that just isn’t you. Today’s post is not entirely altruistic on my part. It’s my turn this week to create our weekly inspiration, and I have still not been able to get out of my creative slump. Now that I’ve posted this, I’ve just set myself up to be forced …