15% off the Great Wall of Czech (Beads)

Not all Czech-made beads are Seed beads nor Faceted Fire Polished. Some are “pressed” glass – pressed into shape while hot. And some are just handmade, like the pendant leaves. But we have a wall of Czech glass in the store – and so we thought we’d highlight some of it by making it 15% off until December 13th!   Coins Coin beads – flattish, roundish, coin-shaped! These are excellent in bracelets because they lay comfortably flat on your wrist! Cubes Is there something about glass – traditionally so round and curvy, that says it shouldn’t be shaped into cubes? …

Growing Pendants, Bezels, Flowers

The stunning new Swarovski “Growing” Pendants – inspired by crystal-encrusted druzies are here. Swarovski has really hit a home run with these – they are really quite wonderful! The largest of the Rhombus has a open space in the center – making it even more of an homage to natural stone! By themselves, with a bail – they will make a wonderful pendant, the smallest of the rectangles will make stunning earrings – or you can bead or string something to accent the colours and texture. Bezels – more bezels for your resining pleasure. Our Anne Marie is addicted to …

Jewelery Layering: Join in on the fun!

Isn’t it about time that you explored jewelery layering? You have boxes and drawers, stuffed full of unloved and abandoned jewelery! How about doing something about it? Image – connoisseurs.com I layer my necklaces, and bracelets, but if I wore rings, I’d layer them as well! I don’t layer earrings, but it’s okay if you do! I’m not a hippie, but I love jewelery layering! I also layer my clothing, as basic black, white, and grey, low necks, high necks, and turtlenecks, are all perfect backdrops for the layered look. Image – Etsy – InaraJewels Free those sad little necklaces! …

Help Us Help Others with the BeadFX Food Drive

Many of us in Toronto and the surrounding area are lucky! We have some discretionary money that we can spend on non-essentials that won’t impact on monies we need to pay our bills, rent or mortgage, and other necessities. Many in Toronto are not so lucky and are having problems managing the essentials. These individuals and families need to decide if money goes toward food or hydo or rent or anything else that may be required for daily living. Families are particularly hard hit because it means children go hungry. Another group of people whose needs are increasing are senior …

Sigh-Brrr Monday!

Well – it’s Cyber Monday – when everyone stays home and shops online while they try to recover from Turkey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, GOK Sunday, and now – Cyber Monkey. However – it’s all good fun and a great excuse to get that Holiday shopping finished! $40 off our Snazzy Yazzii Bags! We ordered a boatload of these – and it’s time to make some room! 35% off these stylish and durable custom bags – designed for beaders, by beaders. Carry your projects and supplies and tools all neatly organized and safely stashed – whether it is …

InspirationFX: Simplicity in Red

~ ~ ~ Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Simplicity in Red Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers There are times when life gets complicated, and you need a little simplicity in your life! Dress it up, or dress it down, it’s very wearable! It’s also my reaction to the new Swarovski colour “Scarlet”. I simply love it! Instructions: 1. Cut a generous length of 20-gauge wire (approximately 7 inches) 2. Make a wrapped loop on one end. 3. Add 5 – 8 mm SW Faceted Rounds 4. Make a wrapped loop on the second end. 5. Cut excess …

Deals Juicier than that Turkey!

Gobble up these bargains because I can’t guarantee that there will be left overs! Juicy golden premium Amber! More golden than that turkey, and guaranteed not to put you to sleep. Or add pounds. Because one of the nice things about amber is how lightweight and warm it is! Gobble these up at 40% off! You know you’ve been eyeing these! Got a crafty friend, niece, auntie? Want to get them involved in your favourite pastime? Buy them a Discovery Kit – packed with the stuff you need to get them started. Also 40% off. – Black Friday special! Stops …

STOP THE PRESSES – WE HAVE TWO ITEMS AT 35% OFF!

STOP THE PRESSES WE HAVE TWO ITEMS AT 35% OFF! Yeah – I know – big whoop – but that makes them?… $150 off!!!!! Each! While supplies last – Bulk 100 gram bags of #712 Japanese Seedbeads – 8/0 Toho Seedbeads – 24k Gold Plated (100 grams) (Bulk pack) and #722 Japanese Seedbeads – 11/0 Toho Seedbeads – Galvanized Midas Gold (100 grams) (Bulk pack) Only til Nov 30 – that gives you time to talk your friends into splitting it with you. Or not. 😉

Ready, Thready, Sale?

Is there a Black Friday Sale – why yes there is. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, CyberMonday Stay tuned for news about super special sales, but in the meantime … Including the new stuff. 😉   Ready Thready? C-Lon Tex 400 and C-Lon Micro Cord. You asked – we deliver! C-Lon Tex 400 bead cord is a heavyweight cord – 0.9 mm It is a bonded 3-ply twisted multi-filament thread with a 75 lb breaking strength. Use it for micro macrame, stringing beads and other techniques such as bead crochet, finger weaving, kumihimo, tatting as well as anything else a …

November 2017 Bead Mat Update: Exploring my options!

My November 2017 bead mat update, is all over the place! Should I blame the weather, the upcoming season, or admit that I need to play? I am full of creative ideas, but I’m not always organized! Both Intuitive Bead Embroidery, and Artist Trading Cards (using paper collage, paint, and stamps), are on my November schedule. Is it any wonder that I’m confused? They are very different animals, though both very freeform in nature! This piece is a sample from a previous workshop. I made the cabochon! Is it a landscape, or a seascape? Why is it so organized?? Where …