One day left – stone beads and pendants – 20% off!

On Sale this Week Stone Beads &  Pendants! 20% off African Turquoise Agates Amazonite Amber Amethyst Angelite Aventurine Azurite Big Hole Black Gold Amazonite Bloodstone Blue Goldstone Blue Green Quartz Blue Tigereye Blue Topaz Bronzite Carnelian Cherry Quartz Chrysocolla Dog Tooth Amethyst Dumortierite Flower Jade Fruitcake Garnet Goldstone Green Aventurine Green Goldstone Hematite Hematite – Magnetic Ice Obsidian Jade Jaspers Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Larvikite Lava Stone Malachite Metallic Mookaite Nephrite Jade New Jade Onyx Orange Sodalite Pietersite Prasiolite Prehnite Purple Turquoise Pyrite Quartz Red Sardonyx Red Tiger Eye Red Tiger Iron Rhodochrosite Rhodonite Rhyolite Rose Quartz Ruby Zoisite Sardonyx Smoky …

BeadFX is going to Creativ Festival!

Creativ Festival (formerly Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival) has been offering an unbeatable combination of tantalizing shopping and dynamic instruction since 1988. Designed to intrigue, involve, excite, stimulate and celebrate the art of creating your own personal style. Best of all – BeadFX is participating in this year’s event! From Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26, we’ll be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with lots and lots of merchandise. Also for this show, we’ll be bringing a variety of kits that will make one-stop shopping even easier. These will not be just beading kits, but will include kumihimo …

InspirationFX: Walk Like an Egyptian

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Walk Like an Egyptian by: Pam Kearns My first experience of seeing the beauty of Lapis was in King Tut’s mask when it came to Toronto. Needless to say, when we get lapis, it speaks very loudly to me and demands to be made into something. This project combine lapis random bars with pyrite, making it look very ancient. The twist in this project was using tightly coiled blue wire and slipping it onto the beading wire to continue the colour throughout the piece. I used the narrower of the two mandrels of the …

The Business Chat – 6 tips to make you a shipping superstar

Isn’t it such a thrill to open your inbox and see that new order? Big happy dance! Now let’s ship that order out. Packaging and shipping services are some of the best opportunities you have to communicate with your customers and remind them why they should continue to shop with you and not someone else. Clear communication and super cute packaging will give the customer nice warm fuzzy feelings, and happy customers are repeat customers.  1. Make sure your shipping policies are very clear and very easy to find. Communication is key for online shopping. Your buyer should know the …

InspirationFX: Celebrating the Jewels of India

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Celebrating the Jewels of Indiaby: Lee Metsalo The spice, the textiles, the buildings, the art!  The hustle and bustle!  Everywherethere is colour and commotion!  This set is intended to celebrate all the good things that India hast to offer, and a tribute to my Indian friends.  Although I would love to make jewelry using the colours found in many of the lovely saris, I found the closest bead substitute in a fuchsia Swarovski. Necklace: 1.      Use the E6000 to glue the 18mm rivoli into its setting. 2.      To set the 12mm rivolis into the …

On sale this week – 20% off stone beads and pendants

On Sale this Week Stone Beads & Pendants!   20% off African Turquoise Agates Amazonite Amber Amethyst Angelite Aventurine Azurite Big Hole Black Gold Amazonite Bloodstone Blue Goldstone Blue Green Quartz Blue Tigereye Blue Topaz Bronzite Carnelian Cherry Quartz Chrysocolla Dog Tooth Amethyst Dumortierite Flower Jade Fruitcake Garnet Goldstone Green Aventurine Green Goldstone Hematite Hematite – Magnetic Ice Obsidian Jade Jaspers Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Larvikite Lava Stone Malachite Metallic Mookaite Nephrite Jade New Jade Onyx Orange Sodalite Pietersite Prasiolite Prehnite Purple Turquoise Pyrite Quartz Red Sardonyx Red Tiger Eye Red Tiger Iron Rhodochrosite Rhodonite Rhyolite Rose Quartz Ruby Zoisite Sardonyx …

Beads that look old … but aren’t

We’ve Un-buried more aged-looking beads – more treasures from the tomb, the Secret Cove, stashed on the Orient Express, items from Far Away, hidden in Deep Cellars, and Buried Pools. From the Great Wall, via Roman Roads, covered in Ancient Sea and Sand, and born on the Autumn Winds, … from the rare and exotic Dragon Eggshell, to the Prosaic and Mundane Kidney Bean, this Ancient Tapestry of Warrior Spoils would look completely at home in Skara Brae. String your own story of adventure and discovery, from funky friendship bracelets, or maybe some massive ethnic-inspired statement piece! Or maybe something …

Just one more day to save … 25% on Japanese Seedbeads.

 One more day to scoop up your favourite Japanese seedbeads! What’s your favourite, Miyuki, Toho, or Matsuno! 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 …

October classes are just around the corner!

What do you think of when you hear ‘October’? For me it’s cooler weather, vivid colours, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Its also only two months before Christmas and other big gift-giving events! Why not consider taking a class to learn a new technique to make gifts? Even if the gift is for yourself! Our team of instructors are bringing a number of new techniques and projects to teach – many of which are at the beginner level. Here are the classes and Open Metal Studios scheduled October 1 – 15: Thursday, October 2 Open Metal Studio: Soldering Facilitator: Iris Rogers …

InspirationFX: Champagne on Ice

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Champagne on Ice by: Lee Metsalo This bracelet is inspired by a necklace worn by a model in a champagne ad.  There were many references to the elegance of the champagne – and the model looked lovely – unfortunately there is no way to give credit to the artist who made the necklace worn in the photo shoot.  The best we can do is crack open some bubbly and drink a toast in the artist’s honour. To assemble: 1.      Cut four strands of Softflex three inches longer than you want your bracelet to be.  …