Bow & Cali

Not the latest music sensation, but two new shapes in shaped, multi-hole beads! The Bow Bead First up, the Bow bead – new from Preciosa, is large compared to other shaped-beads, and is a gently curved bar, with two holes. I’m quite excited about the design possibilities! If you click through to this article – you will see lots of glorious eye candy – some of which I guarantee you, will surprise you! See our website for lots of innovative ways to use this new shape, and a free pattern for the bracelet above! The Cali Bead The new Cali …

Take a Bow …

The new Bow beads – bigger than most of the shaped beads we’ve seen developed lately – and with lots of design possibilities far beyond bead weaving. Just look at these designs! This – for instance! I love the sort of tumbling look of the beads – and check out the instructions – it looks super easy to do! Click on the pattern to see the full size image. ? Here is a variation – more of a wavy river effect. And even wavier! You can see that this is made of modules, joined by large jumprings. What about the …

Czmate Diamonds, GemDuos & Beetle Wings

This week – we’re adding the Czechmate Diamonds to the shaped bead buffet. Unlike the GemDuos (and we have more of those too!) – these are a diamond shape with the hole running through the short axis – top to bottom if you like, although, once you turn them on their side to use them, it’s isn’t top to bottom any more. These have the same hole spacing as the other Czechmate 2 hole beads, although the hole (!) fun of these is seeing how you can make them fit together and create interesting patterns and textures. As I mentioned …

Pink and Pearls – the “Girly” Update

Almost no-one here at BeadFX will admit to being a “girly” girl. We rassle molten glass for fun, buy our own diamonds thenkewverrymuch, and stab things thousands of times with tiny little needles … we’re smart, funny, practical, and would rather have sandals than spike heels. That said – we still have a place in our hearts for pearls and pink … Such as 3 and 4 mm Glass Pearls. In colours ranging from pretty natural – to pretty cool – these small pearls can be spacers, or working into your bead weaving/shaped bead projects. You don’t even need to …

Stamps, Chains, Neon Seedbeads

  New ways to make a good impression from the fabulous folks at ImpressArt. You can craft your message with the new Celtic font, in UPPERCASE, lowercase and matching numbers! And, if you are feeling outdoorsy – some great new stamps to celebrate the summer camping theme, with a campfire, canoe, tent, and more. Also fun are the new divided arrows! Use these to highlight a sentence or phrase, or as part of a repeating design!   In addition, we have more choices too in the chain department – check out the new ball chains, of course with the matching …

Holiday Closing

Easter Holiday closing – Don’t forget, our bricks and mortar store will be closed Friday Mar 30 for Good Friday, and April 1 for Easter Sunday. We will be open Saturday, and Monday. Online, our trusty computers will be standing by as ever, ready and waiting to take your orders.

All the beads you need …

Spotted at a convention last weekend – a t-shirt that read “Thousands of beads – not the one I need.” Nothing could resonate more than that! What could we possibly entice you with now … ? Yes – We have found more beads that you didn’t know you needed. Such as, First up – the Carrier Beads – which you do know that you need, because they keep selling out before they even get on the hook! These are Back in stock and they sold out over night the last two times. If you haven’t heard – these acrylic beads …

I have a morning ritual …

and it involves beads. On weekday mornings, I get up, and feed the dogs, and make myself a coffee, and go and sit with my beads. I have a bead-on-it board, on a little folding table, near a window. And spread out on the board, at any given time, is a selection of beads. I’m not making anything fancy – in fact – in the last six months, I’ve hardly done anything but stretchy elastic bracelets. I’m not making them for sale, I’m not making them for gifts. I’m not trying to build a reputation or promote my brand or …

The sale continues …

20% off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. Because they are already everyday low prices. Everyone’s favorite bead sale at every one’s favorite bead store! Making for Mother’s Day? Decorating for Easter? Planning a wedding? Making a thoughtful graduation gift? It’s never too early to start on those projects and plan ahead! Need some ideas? We have 100s of free projects online – free for you to make or just inspire you to make something that starts the same and ends up completely different! In addition – we have 100s more of our older inspirations – these have …