Call me a Cab / Freedom $50! / 10% Better Full Packs

Over 70 One-of-a-Kind cabochons at affordable prices! If you are looking for an unique focal for your metal-smithing, seedbead or wire wrapping project – we have the Cabochon for you! Genuine stone – each one an individual; hand-cut and polished, and a wide variety for almost any taste! We actually stock a surprisingly large number of cabochons on a routine basis – you won’t find these at your local generic craft store! Some are “calibrated” – that means they are cut to specific sizes (i.e. 30 x 40 mm) that are commonly used in jewelry – and so you can …

Earring Palooza: Let the making begin!

What exactly is an earring palooza? Well, I don’t really know, but as I have nothing else in the queue, I think that we should explore the subject! The definition of palooza is an exaggerated event. So, I guess an earring palooza is a crazy, earring making event? Of course, the logistics would be crazy, but wouldn’t it be fun? Even better if we could dream of holding it at BeadFX, close to all the necessary supplies! I love earrings but seem to wear the same ones over and over. Would that exclude me from the earring palooza? I hope …

Heat up your creativity with a class!

The temperatures are definitely getting warmer and so are the creative opportunities at BeadFX. Mid-June classes offer a range of jewellery-making media including a new peyote class with Pamela Kearns and a new chainmaille weave class with Gillian Clarke! If you’re looking for dedicated work time away from kids, household chores and other distractions, come in for our open sessions! You’ll enjoy cool comfort in the classroom and lots of great conversation as you work on your projects. Lampworkers – there are open sessions for you too! Get help, practise what you’ve learned in class or work on your designs …

15% off and free shipping at $50! One week only!

Freedom 50! Free shipping at $50 – that’s 50% off our usual free shipping at $100. But it will be harder to get there – because everything is 15% off this week. One week only! Plus new stuff – 😉 The new colour of Prometheus clay is in. Called “Jeweller’s Greenish Yellow Bronze” – it is, in no way green, but a very attractive and surprisingly warm and rich shade of gold. I admit that the name “Greenish” put me off until I saw some samples. It is really nice. And if you would rather buy your metal beads than …

Leather and Lace: A Stitch in Time!

What do you think of when I say leather and lace? Does it take you back to the 60’s, the 80’s, or even to one of those other times, when trends from prior periods, get adopted and then shine brightly for a while. As a former teenager (heh, heh), there’s nothing better than an outfit, that includes blue jeans, leather and lace. As a Baby Boomer, I need to state that we still love those outfits, but now they contain spandex! Who invented spandex anyway? That person needs a medal, our undying gratitude, and a whole lot of money!!! True …

It’s Summer and the classes are great!

Finally, the weather is matching the calendar – at least in our neck of the woods! June opens up with some new classes and some favourite encore classes from our instructors. Beading on a loom is a well-established technique that has been around for a long time but, with so many looms on the market, you may have questions about which loom is ‘best’ for a project. Never fear – Christine Woollacott to the rescue! Gillian Clarke’s chainmaille classes have become well-known and she has brought us a new bracelet project that features lots of texture. Enthusiasts of haute couture …

Pearls that will speak for themselves

This week – it’s pearls. Strands of pearls for your pearly pleasure. And that includes some Big Hole pearls too, for using on cord, leather, wrap bracelets, etc. I don’t think I need to say much about pearls – you know what a pearl is, and you know that you like them!   We just restocked on the Bead on it Boards, and added a dark velvet version (for those working with light coloured beads that disappear on the cream background.)       To go with those pearls? Don’t forget the easy knotter, and for the ultimate traditional knotted …

May 2018 Bead Mat Update: Two steps back, one step forward!

My May 2018 bead mat update signals a return to my roots. Fibre has always been my first love, and I must admit that I’m enjoying the process immensely. Did my Stitch Meditations have anything to do with my current obsession with fibre? I certainly expect so! What if I combined fibre, beads, embroidery, felting, and natural elements? Isn’t that what I’m all about? My muse was whispering insistently, so I just had to shut her up!! This stitched stone has been sitting on the sidelines for a while, but I decided to finish it off with freeform peyote, just …

Bead-Treat was a treat for all!

There was laughter! There was fun! There were prizes! There was food! What was it? Bead-Treat! Seven women, coming from locales stretching from Amherstburg in Southwest Ontario through to Montreal, Quebec, and several points in-between, came together for three classes with three instructors over the May 4 – 6 weekend. Situated on the beautiful Fanshawe College campus in London, the participants learned how to construct Cavandoli end caps with Angela Peace, create a statement chainmaille bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner, and how to do sparkly beaded components to create a variety of projects with Pamela Kearns. We had lots of participation …

It’s a Rocky Road – but it’s 20% off!

Which means – that when you slip on a piece of chocolate, you land face first in a marshmallow – which isn’t really all that bad. So, in the spirit of that, we are tempting you this week with new “Rocks” – stone beads, but you can land in the marshmallows, because we are putting all the stone beads on sale – at 20% off! Including the new ones. 😉 Iolite and African Turquoise! African Turquoise is a black-spotted jasper in mint green and turquoise colours. Harder than actual turquoise; pretty, soothing colours, and budget-friendly – this is an excellent …