Treat yourself to a weekend of fun at Bead-Treat!

Imagine a weekend of fun, learning, friendship-building and creative opportunities – away from the kids, chores and everyday cares! Have you heard about Bead-Treat? BeadFX is the presenting sponsor at a brand new jewellery-making retreat to be held at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, May 4 – 6. Bead-Treat will feature three classes with three of BeadFX’s instructors – Angela Peace, Marilyn Gardiner and Pamela Kearns. All Bead-Treat participants will take a class with each instructor and learn a brand new, never-taught-before project in their respective specialties. Each class is suitable for all levels – beginners will learn the basics …

January classes are full steam ahead!

Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to Meet the Teachers – 40 class registrations in a single day! We had a fantastic turnout, in spite of the deep freeze. And, thank you to Marg who brought in all the delicious goodies and hot chocolate – perfect for a cold January day! January continues with some fun NEW classes as well as a re-introduction to some previous classes – in case they didn’t fit in your schedule before now. Anne Marie Desaulniers will get your mixed media and free form bead embroidery creativity going with three classes. …

Reminder: Meet the Teachers is this Saturday!

Be sure this is in your 2018 calendar! Drop by and see the January, February and March projects and meet the creative instructors bringing you the classes. Meet the Teachers Saturday, January 6 11:00am – 6:00pm Come on out and meet your amazing instructors and see first-hand the great projects they have planned for you! As a bonus, for each class you register for, you will receive a draw ballot toward a $25 gift certificate. One class = one ballot; two classes = two ballots, and so on. This bonus offer is valid for in-store registrations and for on-line registrations …

Kick off 2018 with a Resolution to Learn

Do you make New Year Resolutions? Personally, I find they focus so much on the negatives we need to change rather than the positives we want to bring into our lives. Learning is like that. We know that learning something new will make us feel better, give us a challenge and give us more positive energies. Yes, as the class coordinator I’m biased, but I like it when I’m on the other side of the table learning from someone who is enthusiastic about teaching me about something I want to learn. As we’ve done in previous years, we are holding …

Kick off 2018 with a Resolution to Learn!

Do you make New Year Resolutions? Personally, I find they focus so much on the negatives we need to change rather than the positives we want to bring into our lives. Learning is like that. We know that learning something new will make us feel better, give us a challenge and give us more positive energies. Yes, as the class coordinator I’m biased, but I like it when I’m on the other side of the table learning from someone who is enthusiastic about teaching me about something I want to learn. As we’ve done in previous years, we are holding …

Treat yourself to Bead-Treat!

Normally I’d be posting about BeadFX classes, but this week I’m delighted to tell you about a new adventure that BeadFX is taking in 2018: Bead-Treat. BeadFX will be the presenting sponsor of the first (that we’ve found) jewellery-making retreat in Canada.This premier event will take place Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 2018. As a participant at Bead-Treat, youll learn three original designs focusing on three exciting jewellery-making techniques: chainmaille, geometric peyote, and Cavandoli tapestry knotting. You’ll be the first to learn these never-taught-before designs from three established and creative designers/instructors in the comfort of Fanshawe College in …

Come and Meet the Teachers!

It’s that time of year again when we look ahead to what projects and classes are coming up. In this case, you’ll have a chance to see the January, February and March projects and meet the creative instructors bringing you the projects. Meet the Teachers Saturday, January 6 11:00am – 6:00pm Come on out and meet your amazing instructors and see first-hand the great projects they have planned for you! As a bonus, for each class you register for, you will receive a draw ballot toward a $25 gift certificate. One class = one ballot; two classes = two ballots, …

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 …

Classes make great Holiday gifts!

EEK! Have you checked the calendar – only 4 weeks to Hanukkah and 5 weeks to Christmas! Let’s not panic – there is still time to make some gifts for your friends and family. Not sure how? Well, check out the December classes at BeadFX. Plus, schedule yourself some dedicated time by attending one of the open sessions – and enjoy some refreshments while you’re at it. By the way, a gift certificate for a class makes a great gift for a friend (just saying!). Iris Rogers Melamed will take your Intro to Soldering skills a notch higher by introducing …

Registering for a Class is now even easier!

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I really want that class, I must remember to call the store‘. Then life happens and you forget to call. That happens to me all the time! Problem solved – we are now introducing On-Line Registrations for all of our classes and open sessions. Now you can register for a class at your convenience, outside of regular store hours. On each class/open session web page is a class ticket and Add to Cart button – use this to place your reservation. Depending on the class, you will have the opportunity to select a kit …