On Sale this Week – Bead Different

On Sale this Week Now for Something Different 25% off Some of our more UNUSUAL beads Rare & Vintage   Decoupage Bone     Bakelite   Square Washers   Un-Buried Treasure   Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

Be afraid … be very afraid …

  All is not rosy in the world – All Hallow’s Eve approach-eth and the veil of normalcy shall slip from this world and monsters and evil beings shall slip-eth through the cracks from the other side – and get completely overwhelmed by all the chaos on this side. 😉 Actually – things are pretty Rosy here – we have a bunch of new 14 Kt Rose Gold beads and Findings here to make you feel all rosy and warm. These gold-filled findings and beads will add a warm touch of elegance to anything you make. Gold-filled is a process …

InspirationFX: Purple and Pleased

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Purple and Pleasedby: Rae Huggins Easy like one, two, three, Pleased and purple that’s what it will be. No need for worry or any kind of stress, Cause this necklace can be worn with a shirt, sweater or even a dress. A little stringing on leather and simple wire wrapping, Come on make it and off we’ll go, my feet are already tapping. Easy like one, two, three, Yes, purple and pleased you too will be. Please add the pendant to the bail before wrapping the loop. I used a spot of the Super …

Welcome to November — we have great classes leading into the holiday season!

November?? When did that happen? Yes, time marches on and our classes continue to keep pace! November has a number of new classes – perfect for learning a new skill (and perhaps using it for holiday gifts?)! Jane Doidge, a new instructor, is teaching wire weaving! Marilyn Gardiner has a new chainmaille design. Pamela Kearns has a new herringbone bracelet – just accepted at the 2015 Bead and Button! Mixed media artist Anne Marie Desaulniers brings us a new embellished bracelet using sari silk and Angela Peace has a new Cavandoli knotting project! Sureka Sriharan is teaching an intriguing right-angle …

The Business Chat – 9 ideas for boosting sales

It’s feast time for crafters! Now is the time of year when people are seriously shopping, so here are 9 ways to help them shop with you.  1 – Free shipping Offering free shipping is a great incentive for online shoppers. At this time of year customers are buying a lot and the shipping costs can really add up. If your price points are low try offering free shipping when they buy a certain number of items, or over a dollar amount.  2 – Early Bird Specials Offer a discount coupon or special sale to reward purchases made early in …

InspirationFX: 1-2-3 Daisy

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing 1-2-3 Daisyby: Rae Huggins Daisy, Daisy – give me an answer do. I’m half crazy – over the love of you! Gotta love these big, big, BIG daisy spacers! String three Big Hole Big Ball  Daisy  Spacers on approximately 50cm of the 3mm Metallic Dark Grey leather. These spacers are followed by three Big Hole spacers on either side. Add a spot of Super New Glue to keep the spacers in place on both sides. Add an end cap on each end and attach the clasp. Bingo! A necklace that is crazy easy!    …

Rosebud. @ BeadFX

A Rosebud bead, by any other name, would bead as sweet. Although, in my humble opinion, these are too round and snowglobe-shaped to be rosebuds and really look more like … cabbages. Cabbage Roses, perhaps? Anyhoo – perhaps they will remind you of happier days? If the rosebuds are not to your taste, then how about these Art Deco flowers instead? Or perhaps your beady garden needs butterflies instead? We have the new etched Farfalle. Farfalle means butterfly – just in case you missed that connection. Variously called farfalle, peanut or dumbell beads, these etched variations have significant texture to …

One more day! 20% of Czech Firepolish!

Ends – Wednesday at midnight! 20% off Czech Firepolish Beads! Asteroid Bicones Briolettes Cathedral / Lantern Chevron Nugget Cut Cubes Donut Drops Faceted Round Fancy Shapes Ovals Rich Cut Round TwoWay Cut Window Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

TBS Show just around the corner!

This is show season!  The Fall Bead & Jewellery Fair, sponsored by the Toronto Bead Society, is coming up quickly and we are proud to be a part of the show. Formed in 1994, the Toronto Bead Society (TBS) is a volunteer group of people who share an abiding love of, and enthusiasm for, beads, beadwork, and related jewellery-making skills. TBS is an affiliated member of the Ontario Crafts Council. We will be bringing lots of items to the Fair including racks of Japanese seed beads, Czech seed beads, findings and general jewellery-making supplies. You can also expect to find …