On Sale this Week Japanese Seedbeads!

25% off 6/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 6/0 Toho Seedbeads 8/0 Delicas 8/0 Toho Hex 8/0 Toho Seedbeads 8/0 Toho Triangles 10/0 Delicas 11/0 Delicas 11/0 Matsuno Seedbeads 11/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 11/0 Toho Hex 11/0 Toho Seedbeads 11/0 Toho Triangles 15/0 Delicas 15/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 15/0 Toho Seedbeads Toho Bugles… Magatamas Miyuki Fringe Drops Miyuki Long Drops Miyuki 3 mm Cubes Miyuki 4 mm Cubes Toho Cube TILA Toho Mixes   Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

Tubes and Mixes and Bezels and Eyelets – and Owls. Oh, and Seed Pearls!

A little something for everyone this week. To start – some Czech glass beads – some long cylinder beads that just look great by themselves. Quite a few of these have a little Aventurine (Goldstone) sparkle to them – for a little added interest too. If you can’t pick a colour, then maybe go with the Indecision Mix. 😉 Speaking of indecision – mixes are a good way to go if you are looking for variety – a little something to spice up a bunch of projects, or if you are in need of some inspiration – something to inspire …

One day left to get knotty!

Just one day left to Be Knotty! (sale ends Wed midnight)  25% off Kumihimo and Knotting Supplies! Asian Knotting Cord C-Lon Bead Cord Hemp Cord Kumihimo Beads Kumihimo Tools Parachute Cord Satin Rat Tail Viking Knit / Kumihimo Findings Viking Knitting Tools Waxed Cotton Cord Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

Kick-off the Summer with a June Class!

We thought Spring would never get here and now Summer is just around the corner! June opens up with a wonderful assortment of classes in various jewellery media including wirework, metal work, metal clay, chainmaille, seed beading, knotting, lampwork and mixed media. Rae Huggins is sharing a new project (Fun with Wire Ring); Angela Peace is featuring a new class using paracord (Elegant Paracord Knotting). Cindy Goldrick is teaching her new Romantic Ribbon Cuff and is bringing back her Basics to Enamelling class. Anne Marie Desaulniers is teaching a new class in mixed media – Charm School: Inchies Charm Bracelet! …

InspirationFX: Pretty in Pink

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Pretty in Pinkby: Rae Huggins “What inspires you?” is one of the questions I get asked. My dirty little secret is that it just happens everytime I have to restock the semiprecious stones. This time the Rose Quartz did it – this time I listened, after ignoring them in the past. Wrapped loops at the top and bottom of the stones with some wire wrapping in between, because I love the look of the silver wire on the stones. The other two stones were linked and finally the second 16 mm round stone was …

InspirationFX: Night at the Opera

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Night at the Operaby: Dwyn Tomlinson At 41 inches – this is beyond opera length – technically it is a “Rope necklace” – but we’ll go with calling this Night at the Opera for it’s sheer audacity! I’ve actually made this in more than one colourway, and I’m very pleased at how it looks each time! This features soft, silky tassels, a large stone donut, matching faceted donuts, cleverly mounted to show them from their side, a rope of small beads, and lots of chain! Make a short strand of small drop beads with …

InspirationFX: Queens Key

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Queens Keyby: Rochelle Kilmer My intention for this piece began as a whole separate concept. This was the end result. I can’t even put into words how many times I put this together and took apart, added components, took some away!! Although, I can say that the Wire Luxe held up quite nicely. I was able to transform it so many different ways !! How to: Find the middle of the WireLuxe Wire Ribbon and squeeze it down, compressing it into a smaller size. Attach a Jumpring to the Key. Before you close the …

The Business Chat – 4 kinds of work you MUST have

 “Wow, I LOVE this, it’s totally fabulous! It fits perfectly and it’s so gorgeous”, gushes the customer as she puts your necklace back on the display and walks away. Huh? Why didn’t she buy it? She loves it! Who knows, maybe she just paid a huge car repair bill. Maybe she just bought a house. Maybe it’s a big statement necklace and she doesn’t have any special occasions coming up to wear it to.  Making it easy for your customer to give you money isn’t just about the physical exchange of cash for goods. It is about providing the customer …

On sale this week! – Be Knotty!

Be Knotty!   25% off Kumihimo and Knotting Supplies! Asian Knotting Cord C-Lon Bead Cord Hemp Cord Kumihimo Beads Kumihimo Tools Parachute Cord Satin Rat Tail Viking Knit / Kumihimo Findings Viking Knitting Tools Waxed Cotton Cord Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

New at BeadFX – Tassel-ation!

Many of you have noticed the soft, silky tassels that come on the ends of the high-end gemstone strands. You have asked us where to get these without having to buy a high-end strand of beads! – as they make fun earrings and other decorative uses. (Although why you wouldn’t want to buy a strand of exotic gemstone beads is beyond me!) 😉 So here you are – Gemstone tassels! Adorable, handmade tassles crafted from a soft, silky thread, in a rainbow of gemstone colours!   Oh oh! More O Beads! More of those O beads! The O’s just keep …