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 …

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 …

Let the madness begin …

  Yes – it’s every beaders favourite month – the time when we say – “thank you for being so wonderful” with a big fat sale. So hereto forthwith I present to you, the sale that needs no introduction, and isn’t going to get one, so that I can duck out of the way before I’m trampled … are you ready to rumble? Maaaaaaarch Maaaaaaaadnesssssss!   20% off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. Because they are already everyday low prices. OK – sale rules: The exceptions are: No discounts on class fees No discount on gift certificates …

Prometheus Clay, Mini DiamonDuos, Trios in Tubes, and more!

It’s been a busy week, and there’s lots of highlights! First up – the Earth’s Jewels! These are assorted packs of stones, in a variety of shapes and sizes. This is a fun way to get a coordinated variety of stone beads! Mini DiamonDuos – DiamonDuos, now in a smaller size. Use them together with their full sized friends, or by themselves! Available in 3.5 gram tubes, or Designer Packs of 25 grams.   And speaking of choices and tubes – the Trios are now also available in 6 gram tubes, as well as the larger Designer Packs. New choices …

Rose Gold Hematite

Rose Gold plated Hematite – nice, sleek, substantially-weighted beads that drape nicely with the weight of stone, but don’t cost that arm and a leg of solid rose-gold! If you like the happy colour of rose gold – a little warmer than bright copper, and more inclined to stay that way – then combine these with our other Rose Gold findings, chain, and beads! Other new items include – This rather wonderful elephant pendant … This Canadian Maple leaf charm … This lucky 4 leaf clover … or this intriguing Obsidian Arrowhead … Also new and restock, some 40 mm …

Carrier Beads – we have ’em

Not a huge quantity in stock yet – but we do have more on the way. So, for now – snap these up while we have them! If you are thinking “WTF is a carrier bead?” (trust me, you are not alone on this) – then you have to look at this! The idea is to make an even-count peyote strip, 6 beads across and 50 rows long, using Delica 11/0s, and then wrap it around the bead and stitch the strip closed into a loop. Make a bunch, string them together as a bracelet or necklace – et voila! …