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 …

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, …

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 …

More OOAK Stone, New Gift ideas, Resin Pans, Vintage Glass Cabs

Big update this week – 90 new items! We have some more of the one-of-a-kind stone pendants for you this week. This is a nice way for you to get something unique, without actually having to go out for it. Which is not to say you aren’t welcome at the store, but realistically – most of you can’t get here. These two strands of Tigereye, for instance. Stunning. The beads are not what you’d call consistent – some more rounded, some fatter, etc. But the quality, the colour! So you can use the beads individually or tie them together with …

Big Hole Stone, OOAK Pendants, Guru Beads

This week – we are all about those stones. We love all our beads – our collection of crystal, our stash of seedbeads, but oh, those stone beads. Like children – they are all special, but though we won’t admit it, one is a little more special than the others. 😉 Big Hole Stone Beads For leather. For cord. For whatever you want to put them on. Stone beads with larger than usual holes to take a 2 mm cord. Or, how about a Stone Pendant? Each one unique. From Azurite to Amazonite/Red Creek Jasper to Ocean Jasper to Shattuckite. …

Savage Lampwork & Other Sweet Stuff

Lampwork focal beads by Carol Ann Savage. An artist who, if you were looking for a word to describe her work – Savage is about the last word you would pick. However, her skills are savage. The result is sweet, but the talent is fierce. I encourage you to check out her work and nab yourself a piece. Like many artists – she may do something similar, but it will never be the same, so if you like, buy it before someone else does! Bracelet Blanks Bracelet Blanks for Stamping. New choices in wide, skinny, tapered and colours. From plain …

Amos par Puca & Gift Pouches

The new two-hole wedge-shape Amos par Puca beads are in. From the innovative mind of French jewellery designer Puca, these curved-end wedges inspire all sorts of new designs. Just eight of them fit together to make a flower shape – and two side-by-side make a heart! And, of course, combined with other shaped beads, you can get all sorts of interesting combinations. We are galloping up to the holiday season! For those of us who make gifts – thoughtful little presents for very special people – nothing makes a gift more squee-worthy that a lovely little gift bag. Who doesn’t …

New Glass Carriers & Slender Miyuki Bugles

Carrier Beads – A two-hole rectangular bead that you can use by itself – or as a base for a peyote stitched seedbead band. Now we have more colours, so the options for using them without the embellishment increase! And you might want some of our new colourful magnetic clasps to finish off those carrier bead bracelets –   Bugles! We don’t want to blow our horn, but bugles are a blast! We just added the 6 mm Miyuki Slender Bugles – in 10 gram tubes, or in 250 gram packs – in case you are beading a wedding dress …

As Promised, Lapis Cabs

I promised you Lapis Lazuli cabochons – and here they are. One of a Kind – please don’t wait – they will go fast. I don’t think I need to say anything else – they speak for themselves – “I’m bluuuuue – buy me.” At least – that’s what they say to me. 😉   What’s next? Here’s a clue … Tiger Iron! No actual tigers were ironed in the making of these beads – Tiger Iron is a combination of Tigereye, Hematite and Red Jasper. Tigereye and Hematite are both minerals that are iron-rich – but we don’t recommend …

Ice Is Nice – Swarovski Ice that is!

Thinking of frosting yourself with a little sparkling ice for the winter season? Soon, fall will splash her colours on the trees, frost will glitter in the a.m. – in some places – you’ve already had it this year. So here’s a thought – how about some rhinestones and the settings to pop them into. A little bling for the year-end parties? If you’ve been eyeing the Gita rhinestone settings – we have them for you! We have new choices in settings – and the stones to go with them. From pendants to links to earrings – you can flaunt …