Take 10% off – and Last Call for Frequent Beader Points

As you probably already know, we wrapped up the online Frequent Beader Points program in July – with a grace period to redeem outstanding points by the end of the year. We just want to remind you that you have until Dec 31 to redeem those points. Now – we just happen to have a pop-up 10% store-wide sale on right now, and in an absolutely unprecedented move – we’ve decided to let you cash in those points during the sale! We’ve never done this before, and never will again – so – opportunity is a knocking and we suggest …

It takes a Head …

It takes a head to get ahead – or in this case – to finish this pendant! Isn’t this fun! You can add a head that you make in polymer clay, or a collaged resin pendant with a face, or a lampwork bead … … or, if you have the sort of twisted sense of humor I have – a Swarovski skull! You can also dress them – make little beaded outfits, hats for whatever you choose as a head, and one hand even has a hole so you can make a little beaded purse to hang from it. I’m …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A study in contrasts …

This week – we are all about the contrast. I’ve been watching a lot of Bob Ross videos lately (The Joy of Painting series on PBS in the 80’s and 90’s – if you haven’t watched them – don’t let what you’ve heard put you off.) Anyway – one of the things he says repeatedly is that you have to have the dark to show the light. Or vice versa. The point is, that you need contrast to emphasis your design, your image, your story. Creativity is about contrasts. (Good article here about creative people and how they sometimes make …

Meet Joy Munshower – Fri – Nov 17

Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge of taking Joy’s class next week – you can still come out and meet her – she is a lovely, down-to-earth, kind person – and you can see and, yes, even purchase her beads in person. Light refreshments will be served, and you can buy a bead and browse for the perfect beads and findings to go with it. What a lovely treat for yourself, or what an awesome gift for someone special! This event is free, so drop on by – we’d love to see you! Friday – Nov 17. …