Quick note re leather

Just a quick note re our leather update this week. We’ve had to pull some of it back off the shelves as it appears to be contaminated with mildew. We are currently talking to our wholesaler to find out if it can be replaced or if all their stock is the same. We will keep you posted – and sorry for the disappointment!!!

Cultural colour

Favourite colours are a matter of personal choice – but there is a large cultural influence as well. My personal love of black would apparently serve me better in China or Japan than it does here – although, by now, I think most people have figured out that dressing in black doesn’t necessarily mean I am going to a funeral. 😉 The following infographic only scratches the surface, I’m sure – but it’s fun to read and compare. Source: TopWebDesignSchools.org

Psst – have you heard?

We’re having a sale.  25% off everything (almost).  It’s Not Black Friday. It’s Not Red Thursday.  It’s Not Cyber-Freakin’ Monday.  It’s “Thank you for being a customer!”  Because we love you. Details and Shopping here.

Howdy Pardner – Strap on some Leather and Save Some Sawbucks!!

Well Howdy. I’m Jungle Jim, and I’m here to warn you about the winter weather and doing what we like to call the Snow Slither. The weather out there is frightful, y’all, and gosh, the beads are so delightful, and since we’ve decided to have a big sale, then y’all might as well let the winds wail! Ye-up – we’all have having a Happy Winter sale – 2 weeks of 25% off gosh-near ever’tun in the place – the kit and the kaboodle, the lock, the stock, and the barrel, AND the whole nine yards. But that said – there …

December classes – last chance for a 2013 class!

The holidays are almost upon us and New Year’s celebrations are right behind, but 2013 isn’t finished yet. There are still great classes to come out to at BeadFX! These classes and open sessions are terrific opportunities to complete a list minute gift for someone special – including you! These classes and open sessions are scheduled for December 1 – 15: Sunday, December 1 Tree of Life of Life Pendant (left)  Instructor: Bonni Poch 11:30am – 2:30pm The Basics of Enamelling (right)  Instructor: Cindy Goldrick 12:00 – 3:00pm Monday, December 2 Pearls, Knots and Chain Necklace Instructor: Rae Huggins 6:00 …

InspirationFX: Bakel-esque

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Bakel-esqueby: Lee Metsalo When we first got the bakelite pieces in, I kept visiting with them in the store, because they didn’t immediately tell me what they wanted to be in my world.  I had my aha! moment while perusing an issue of Atomic Ranch magazine.  There is a certain amount of overlap historically in the world of Bakelite with all things mid-century modern – and it came together with the help of the large jumprings and a bit of wirework.  This necklace even sort of looks like the molecular structure of Bakelite.  I envision …

InspirationFX: Rondelles and a Donut

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Rondelles and a Donut by: Rae Huggins There I was, restocking the semi-precious stone section of the store – that did it as usual for me. Ideas for our inspiration projects were in my head. While I restocked, I stocked the components and this is one of the pieces I came up with. Simply open a jumpring and insert it into a dark amber rondelle and close the ring. Repeat Step 1 but before closing the ring, link it to the first closed one and close the jumpring. Repeat Step 1 and 2 until you’ve …

The Business Chat – bank accounts and your sanity

Does this sound familiar? You went to a craft show and sold some work, did your happy dance and deposited the money in the bank. Because you’ve sold some work, you ran straight to the supply store to pick up those lovely shiny objects you’ve been coveting. Then you ordered some more supplies online, then paid for some business cards and sent a cheque with a craft show application. No problem, you’ve been selling work lately.  Meanwhile, your husband/wife looked at the bank account, saw money and paid some bills. And now you’re looking at the bank account and what …