What’s Up at Beadfx– Classes of Course!

Catherine Winter returns to Beadfx this Thursday June 4th with How to Price you Jewelry: Starting a Microbusiness. Catherine Winter successfully makes and sells jewelry using her own handcrafted lampwork beads and silver components. She spends her summers working the craft fair circuit in Ontario, and wrapped the last two seasons with a booth at the presitigious One-of-a-Kind Craft Show. She spends her winters sailing in the Caribbean. If you are thinking of starting your own business, this is a great way to get started! Saturday June 6th, from 10-12:30pm Marilyn Gardiner is offering her Basic Bead Stringing class. And …

Basic Bead Shapes – A Glossary

Let’s talk shapes. I’m in shape – after all – round is a shape. 😉 Actually – I was thinking more about bead shapes. It’s all very well for me to tell you to string 15 size 52 icosatetrahedrons – but what does that MEAN! (Ok – I would never do that – there’s no such thing as size 52 in beads. Yet. ) So let’s run down some basic shapes that beads come in. I’ll use examples from our own website – to make it more relevant. (BTW – if you click on the image – it will take …