Just Up… Corsage Project PlayDay with Stephanie Dixon!

Who doesn’t remember their prom? What did you wear? Who was your date? Where are they now? Hmmmm? And, how would you feel today if you had not been able to afford to attend? It is one thing to be a rebellious teenager and refuse to go – know a few of those — but quite another to not go at all because of the financial burden it puts on your family. Since 2005, beadFX has been a champion of the Corsage project. Once again – we are coordinating with the Corsage Project for donations. The Corsage Project is a …

More bronze experiments in the works

We had a question posted a few days ago, where someone was having difficulty firing bronze with cork clay.  I hadn’t tried it yet, so that will be my experiment for this week. If they are dry in time, I’ll post the results on Friday, but most likely I won’t have any information to share until Wednesday next week. I did a bit of research though, and it looks like you have to use an open air firing first to successfully burn out the core, and then fire again using the carbon. More information about the open air firing schedule can …

Kate McKinnon Classes Cancelled

Kate McKinnon’s May 2010 classes at Beadfx have been cancelled. She is really busy this spring and our enrollment was a bit low so we have decided, with Kate, to cancel them for this year. We hope that she will make it up here next spring. If you have registered for any of Kate’s classes already we will be offering you a full refund. If you have not heard from us yet you will in the next day or so. Hope to see you back here in 2011 Kate!

Squarely In Time for Spring!

It is a beautiful spring day! That of course gets you thinking about springy type things. Rae Huggins class Squarely in Time for Spring is coming up this Thursday evening! The class is open to all levels, focusing on the square stitch and runs from 6 to 9pm. Rae also has another fabulous class coming up 0n May 4th, the Embellished Peyote Bracelet. This class is also open to all levels and the finished piece is really funky! There is also a rare weekend Metal Clay Play Day this Saturday from 10 to 5pm. Please call and let us know …

Question about Artistic Wire

We got the following question – thought it might be of interest to others of you too. I am going to be working with a liquid polymer clay that is baked in a 275 F degree oven. I want to incorporate artistic wire into the piece. Do you know if the wire/coating could withstand that heat without altering??? Our guess is that it would be fine, but it doesn’t hurt to go to the source – so we asked the folks that make it. Here is their reply: The coating on Artistic wire should hold up without any discoloration at …

It’s the week of the flu

We’ve got a few people down for the count this week, including myself earlier this week, and now my kids. I don’t have anything to show this week, experimental or otherwise. however, the big news of the day (in case you missed it) is that voting is now open on our CreativeFX challenge. CreativeFX – Voting now! Voting is now open for the 2009 projects – yes – it took us a while, but we had some technical difficulties. This is the People’s Choice portion of our creativeFX design challenge – which is a series of bead assortments that we …