Play Days, Clay Days and Classes

First of, November 28th is the next Play Day at BeadFX. If you’ve never been to one of our Play Days, you should drop in for this one. At least once a month, art clay enthusiasts congregate in our classroom (all new and renovated by the way) to play with clay and chat with the rest of the bunch all for $10. You have to bring your own art clay though. We’ll provide the rest of the fun. For our regulars, Heather (a.k.a finesilvergirl) is going to be there. This class sold out at the Toronto Bead Society Fall Fair, …

The Climbing Price of Silver

If you listen to the news, either TV or radio, you may have noticed that the price of silver has been shooting upward. Like a rocket. Bad news. Because an increase – especially a dramatic increase like we’ve seen recently – translates into more expensive silver beads and findings. Sterling silver, fine silver, silver metal clay, and even the silver plated items – will all be going up. So – what’s causing this increase in silver that we will be having to pay for? Did Peru and Mexico suddenly shut down all their silver mines? (Peru and Mexico are the …