Checkmate! Czech, mate!

Check and mate, and it’s your move! Czechmates! These are two-hole flat tile beads, inspired, I suspect, by the two hole Miyuki TILA beads, but a bit more substantial. These are 6 mm square and are part of the Czechmates two-hole bead line up that includes other shapes as well as the squares, which we will be bringing you as fast as we can process them. For now, we have a small selection of them and you can start thinking of ways to use them! For instance – with the twins and super duos? It’s a Long Drop from there …

One day left to score 25% off Czech Seeds!

On SALE this WEEK 25% off Czech Seedbeads! That covers a lot of territory! 10/0 Cube 10/0 Cut 10/0 Seedbeads 11/0 Cut 11/0 Seedbeads 12/0 Cut 12/0 Seedbeads 13/0 Seedbeads 15/0 Charlottes 6/0 Seedbeads 8/0 Cut 8/0 Seedbeads Bugles Charlottes ColourFX Mixes 10/0 ColourFX Mixes 11/0 ColourFX Mixes 6/0 ColourFX Mixes Exotics Farfalle / Peanut Larger Seedbeads Mixes Rizos Twins / Super Duos All our Sales start on Wed Midnight. and run to the following Wed midnight.         

February Classes – Lots to Love!

February is the Month of Love – and you just have to love the classes that are happening at BeadFX during February! There are several new projects being introduced by our instructors and a new mixed media class. Of course, there are also some class repeats for those of us who were not able to take the class the first time around! Here is what is scheduled February 1 – 15: Saturday, February 1NEW Kumihimo: 16 Strand Hearts and Flowers Instructor: Angela Peace 9:30am – 12:30pm NEW Copper Knit and Foldformed Necklace Instructor: Cindy Goldrick 10:00am – 5:00pm Introductory Weekend …

The Business Chat – What are you selling?

image courtesy of katwise.com “but no one will buy my bracelet for $300 at a craft show!” “no one will buy a necklace for $250 online!” “everyone keeps trying to bargain me down.” “everyone is just looking for a deal, they don’t care about it being handmade.” “there’s too much jewelry/sweaters/candles (insert item here) already! I can’t make any money.” Today I am going to tell you a story, a true story. This story is for all those who’ve made the comments above. It’s for everyone who thinks they can’t sell handmade work at a good price.  Recently I was …

Sale this week – Czech it out!

On SALE this WEEK 25% off Czech Seedbeads! That covers a lot of territory! 10/0 Cube 10/0 Cut 10/0 Seedbeads 11/0 Cut 11/0 Seedbeads 12/0 Cut 12/0 Seedbeads 13/0 Seedbeads 15/0 Charlottes 6/0 Seedbeads 8/0 Cut 8/0 Seedbeads Bugles Charlottes ColourFX Mixes 10/0 ColourFX Mixes 11/0 ColourFX Mixes 6/0 ColourFX Mixes Exotics Farfalle / Peanut Larger Seedbeads Mixes Rizos Twins / Super Duos All our Sales start on Wed Midnight. and run to the following Wed midnight.

New at BeadFX: Stone Cold Killer Designs

Cold enough for you? While some of you may be languishing in warmer climes, here, it is about -300. Again. You know, once it gets into negative double digits, we really no longer care if it is courtesy of Mr. Celsius or Mr. Fahrenheit – it’s just b—– cold. So, icky weather means a fine day to stay inside and make some jewelry. You can use your head to get a head, bone up on your techniques, or engage in some skull-duggery. These pyrite skulls, or, if you prefer, Matte Onyx skulls, can get you thinking of Mexican Folk Art …

Just one day left!

Ends tomorrow at midnight – 20% off Swarovski Pearls including Coin Pearls Round Pearl (5810) Round Pearl (5811) Curved Twist (5826) Drop Pearl (5821) Gemstone Pearl Neon Pearls All our Sales start on Wed Midnight. and run to the following Wed midnight.

There is still time to take January classes!

Those of you who were able to attend Meet the Teachers on Saturday, January 11 had the treat of seeing many of the upcoming class projects “up close and personal” as well as meet many of the instructors who are teaching them. We previously showcased the later-January classes, but with all the earlier Holiday Happenings, here is a reminder about the great January classes coming up: Thursday, January 23 NEW African Helix Bracelet Instructor: Pamela Kearns 6:00 – 9:00pm Metalsmithing Basics: Intro to Sawing & Piercing  Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed 6:00 – 9:00pm  Friday, January 24 Soutache #1: The Basic …

InspirationFX: Friendship Moon

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Friendship Moonby: Lee Metsalo Cement a friendship or make a new one! This style of bracelet is fun and easy to make, and fun and easy to wear, and fun and easy to give as a gift or to make with friends! Great for the budding fashionistas in your life too! Stretchy cord doesn’t need a clasp – just thread on the beads, tie a knot, and secure it with a dot of glue. If you have trouble getting the stretchy cord through the beads, a large hole needle will help too.   Components Go …