The Business Chat – Sell me your item online!

Boy do I love shopping online. While I’m not a fan of regular shopping, too many people, my feet hurt and the music in most stores is terrible, sitting down with a good cup of tea and browsing over oodles and oodles of gorgeous creations online sucks up more of my time than I care to admit. It’s not time wasted, oh no, it’s “research”. And there is SO much to be seen online isn’t there? Etsy.com has over 218,000 registered sellers! As a customer this is fantastic! As a seller this is terrible. How can you possibly stand out …

Inspiration Friday

I have a new inspiration picture for you this week. Unfortunately, while trying to prepare for my trip, I did not have a chance to make anything using the butterfly picture from last week. We would love to have you participate! If you make anything from one of our inspiration Friday pictures. Send it to info@beadfx.com with the subject line Inspiration Friday.  You can make anything, it doesn’t even necessarily have to be bead related. The idea is to get you thinking (and doing) something creative. Such brilliant fall colours. Go forth and make something!

Long Weekend Beading

Beading and travel – how do you traipse your beads all over the world? I know you do it. We bead in the car, on picnic blankets, on the subway, and we even used to do on the plane – back in the day when they allowed us beadweavers to take needles on the plane. Personally, I’ve got a lightweight aluminum makeup artists case. However, we all know that beads can weigh quite a bit. And if you have the room (just like a big purse) you’ll fill it. The case is quite awkward  and heavy once full. I’ve also …

Is it Wednesday already?

Ooops – looks like it is 🙂 I’m a little distracted as I’ve been planning a little end of summer getaway with the kids. I had tried to get a camping spot, but everything is booked except deep in bear country. Me, tents, and bears just don’t mix. Bear country I don’t mind – and in fact, that’s where we’re headed – but in the comfort of a cabin with a reasonably comfy bed! Here’s some pics of the cottage we’ll be visiting: Of course i’ll be packing some beads – in fact I may just pack up a couple …