A Tough Act to Follow

How do you follow a tough act like a sale? I’m betting you are thinking you are all stocked up for the season and we can’t possibly entice you with anything else. We love a challenge. 😉 How about Gem Silica, a little more Larimar, that Griffin Silk you all have been asking for, also Limited Edition Druzy Pendants, and Gita Findings? Are you ready? Hang on. Gem Silica – or Chrysocolla Chalcedony As hinted at a couple of weeks ago, we have a few choice pieces of Gem Silica – the rarest and most coveted member of the quartz …

Colour Crazy: The story continues!

I guess that you could say that I’m colour crazy! Not to mention, that I’m not in the least shy about it!! Okay, I did just buy a new black coat, and come to think of it, a new black vest as well. But black is such a practical colour for winter! After I finished my blog post from last week, I realized that my colour crazy story was not finished! I showed you some of my first Bead Journals, but didn’t show you the rest of that series (I made twelve of them). So, I’ll just finish them off, …

Wrapping Up Another Year of Classes

In a few weeks, we’ll be saying good-bye to 2018 and ringing in 2019. Looking back, we’ve welcomed several visiting instructors; enjoyed classes and learned lots with our roster of creative BeadFX instructors; were happy to meet lots of new students; as well as enjoy seeing all of our regular students. It has also been a full year of on-line registrations which has made it easier for everyone to sign-up for classes! Thank you all for your continued support of BeadFX’s classes. We’re always open to hearing from you. Do you want to learn something that we haven’t yet taught? …

Up to 80% off at BeadFX!

The pre-Christmas sale is still on – with savings* starting at 20%, with some items from 50% to 80% off! Stock up, buy supplies, get presents – for yourself or others! *The Fine Print is here. Here’s some suggestions These Japanese-Style pliers are hot, hot, hot. Brand new, and 20% off! Choose from: Side Cutter – Japanese Style Pliers Long Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Flat Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Bent Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Round Nose – Japanese Style Pliers What makes these pliers special? They have smaller handles, fit better in your hand, and have precise, …

Colour Play – All the Way!

It’s only going to get colder, so colour play is extremely important at this time of the year! Why do we need dark and dismal, when we could take a bath in colour instead? I know it’s a strange topic for a post, but it’s something that popped into my head this morning! If you look at my wardrobe, you’ll see a lot of black, grey, and navy blue (but mostly denim these days). Is this a leftover from the corporate years (not the denim), or perhaps a personal choice? I love colour, but I don’t wear it that much, …

Stay Connected with a Class

What kind of a December person are you? Do enjoy hikes and outdoor adventures in the fresh air? Are you more of a homebody curled up on the sofa with a good book? I prefer to stay indoors but I need to keep my hands busy so jewellery-making is a great activity. I also recognize the need to get out of the apartment and ‘meet the world’. Attending a class is a great way to stay connected with others as well as satisfy my own creative need. BeadFX’s early-December classes will all create beautiful gifts for family, friends – and …

Falling Leaves

by: Rosemary Beasley When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron. Components http://www.beadfx.com/inspirations/inspirations.php?id=878

Sizzlin’ Deals on Sizzix

Holy BigKick Batman – all the Sizzix stuff is on sale at a whopping 45% off! That’s just crazy! Crazy like a fox! In-store stock only – including the Tools – Sizzix Vintaj – BIGkick – Embossing and Shape Cutting Machine   Sizzix – Big Shot Jewelry Studio Machine – White and Grey Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine – White and Grey Plus all the accessories and stuff! You know you’ve had your eye on them! Get ’em before they get away!

Save 20% at BeadFX!

Pre-Christmas Sale … Black Friday Sale … Call it what you will. It’s time to be merry and bright and save 20% off the store* until December 5th. Time to get yourself a little something, for the best reason there ever was – because it is on sale. *The Fine Print is here. Maybe pick up one of the more indulgent pendants from this page, you know you’ve had your eye on them. Or peruse the Inspirations page, lots of easy ideas here! Or the READY TO GO page. Need Holiday Gift ideas that won’t take too much time? Check …

November 2018 Bead Mat Update: Texture & Contrast!

When talking about my November 2018 Bead Mat Update, I think more about the differences, and less about similarities! I love techniques! Yes I’ve told you that before, but this time my words are matched by my actions. Do you want to see? First up on my November 2018 Bead Mat update, is the bezelled cabochon that I talked about in my last blog post. I lifted the next two photos from that post!! Now here’s the update! I beaded some more, then glued the backing on, so all that’s left to do is bead the edging. But wait! What …