The Dance of the Order-Waving Beadpickers

Every store has its own routines and BeadFX is no exception. On Wednesdays, Nadine and I do the major resupply shopping for the week, returning to the store mid-afternoon with 6-8 large boxes full of beady stuff. These are all arranged in the classroom. I shoo everyone else out of the room and start sorting the boxes into about a dozen categories: fire-polished, pressed glass, bulk findings, stringing materials, Sterling silver, Swarovski-to-be-packaged, and the “dumpy-outies” – the stuff that goes loose into the little bins, etc. After all the beady stuff is sorted, I sit back and watch the Dance …

Classes, Classes and more Classes!

Classes, Classes and more Classes!! If you are planning to “sale” by sometime this weekend it would be a great time to “sale” in for a class too! This weekend, October 4 and 5th, we have a lampworking weekend with Amy Waldman. This is a 2 day class and is a great introduction into the art of lampworking. Not only to do you get to play with the torch, the glass and with Amy you will also make your very own glass beads!! If you have already taken a lampworking course, or think that 8 hours or less is just …