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Getting to Know…Rae Huggins

Many of you already know Rae from her interactions with customers in the store. Did you know she is also one of our multi-talented instructors with a passion for wire? Rae has always been a creative person. In fact, creativity was a staple in her home while growing up. “My eldest brother, my sister and I made Christmas cards and presents for family members yearly. It was something we looked forward to and those on the receiving end were just as enthusiastic. “My maternal grandmother sewed, decorated cakes and had a wealth of craft knowledge and skills. My mother also …

InspirationFX: Handsome Ahoy

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Handsome Ahoyby: Dwyn Tomlinson Ahoy handsome and cast off for fabulous! Use this fabulous 10 mm round nylon cord to make bangles and bracelets, much like the Regaliz leather (but this is round in profile, instead of D-shaped.) Simply cut to length, fuse the ends right away with a lighter – because this stuff frays like a s-o-b. Either wrap the end to be cut with tape and fuse, or hold tightly. Either way – a quick hit with a lighter or candle flame will make the ends fuse and become stable. Slide on your …

The Business Chat – What the heck is…

Announcing a new series, the WTHI? series. (What The Heck Is?) Good for you, you’ve decided to learn a bit more about running a business! Yay! Knowledge is power after all isn’t it? Hm,  where to start?  You try to read some business books or websites, and they throw around these terms that you have no idea what they are. Nor do you understand how they relate to your little crafty venture, there are too many acronyms and graphs. A lot of the time it seems like the information out there has nothing at all to do with what you …

InspirationFX: Organic Leaves

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Organic Leavesby: Dwyn Tomlinson New – cork leather! And boy, is it yummy! Just as super easy to use as the leather, matte finish, and a nice, smooth, silky feel to it. A little stiffer and springier than the regular leather, I think. Cut the cork to length – I used 8 inches, add the beads, and dry fit the clasp, then glue on. The beads were a little slidey – so I glued the end two in place. I’ve also pictured below another bracelet with beads held on with wire wrapping. Unfortunately – the …

A Corking Good Tale – Leather you Believe it or Not!

A Corking Good Tale – Leather you Believe it or Not! Bob, his name was; and he was a smooth stud – goldplated even – when he rolled into town. Occasionally, he got hammered, and then, inevitably, he was drunk and out of cash, or Hammered Baroque. He liked to Hook and Hook up with Rosaline, and her old mum, Vintage Rose. They used to go sailing, and one day while they were fishing amongst the Dark Red Coral for Lobster Claws and Partying Hearty, an idea came to him, straight out of the seafoam.   This idea is worth …

May Classes are Blooming!

We’ve made it through Winter and Spring is bright and exhilarating! Those May flowers are starting to sprout and soon there will be bursts of colour everywhere. We’re blooming at BeadFX too! Our instructors are exploding with new ideas and classes are flowering with new projects. Marilyn Gardiner is back with two new chainmaille weaves and Pamela Kearns has a new embellished right-angle weave cuff to share. Rae Huggins will show you how to use wire to create unique and different bails for your pendants. You can also join Tracey Neidhardt for a new project in vertical netting – a …

InspirationFX: Boho Beauty

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Boho Beauty by: Pam Kearns Bohemian – or “Boho” styled jewellery is appearing in the magazines for Spring styles. I remember when they came out in the70s as “peasant” styles. Either way, the look is casual and fun. This necklace is knotted using a variety of colour-related  beads. As some of the beads have larger holes, I added the size 8/0 seed beads at the knots so the beads didn’t slip over the knots. The Roller beads have quite large holes and didn’t line up well so I added size 8/0 beads inside the …