Ooops – forgot this!

20% – – SALE! SALE! SALE! – – 20% How could I forget? I tell you – this humidity is making my brain melt. Apparently, it’s “The Excuse to Hide Inside Sale.” Or the Summer Sale, for short. 😉 We’re having a sale – 20% or more off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. You know the drill. But if not, the fine print is here. *The Fine Print is here. Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, studio time, lampworking stuff, consignment art beads, special orders, some metal clay items, some tools, and …

Sweet Summer Color

Sweet summer colors, like fresh flowers, summery prints, sherbet, fruit – colors that are both soft and intense at the same time! From Preciosa – Natural Pink and Natural Lilac. These glass seed beads are not dyed. And they come in size 10/0s, size 8/0s, size 6/0s, and the monster size 2/0. Or how about these dreamy Bondeli superduo colors? Available for a limited time only, these matte finish colours are as summery as swimming holes and hot dogs. Or Adirondack chairs and BBQ. Or sunburn and bug bites. 😉       Hmmm – that coral color reminds me …

Labra-Oodles

Not Labradoodles – but oodles of Labradorite! I have to tell you – Labradorite is one of our most popular stones. I think the thrill of finding good labradorite is unbeatable, and it is quietly beautiful with flashes of brilliance, as opposed to flashy and in your face. Like having a secret super power! There is something mystical and magical about it’s misty depths and inner glow. This week, in addition to our existing variety of beads, we have some breathtaking One-of-a-Kind Labradorite pendants. And I do mean breath-taking! There is a legend, according the the interwebs, (so it must …

Catch you on the Diopside

Aren’t these gorgeous? Emeralds wish they looked this good – in fact – they are green with envy. But not green enough! These are Diopside – and they are the green that makes you think of mother earth, emerald forests, jungle escapes and hidden glades. This week is another treasure trove of Mother Nature’s gifts. For instance, these Elytra – (beetle wing covers) – we have them with holes and without now. They are a traditional craft item from India and Thailand, and are sourced from wood boring beetles that have passed on after their natural life span of about …

Golden Summer

Ah yes – it is officially summer. Sweet, soft summer breezes; late evenings with friends. Lazy days and sparkling light off the water. Summer is golden – especially when you live where the winter seems to try and kill you. To celebrate summer – how about the rich look of gold? Bead caps and cones – use in your jewelry to bring multiple strands together, or to accent a single bead, or even a bunch of special beads. Or make a statement with these fine focal pendants! Or take a look at this! This solid cast bead is heavy and …

Steel Yourself

Steel yourself. Stainless is coming. A fresh new wind of change is blowing! Are you looking for a durable, low-maintenance, tarnish-proof, hypo-allergenic metal choice for making fun, durable jewelry? Beach jewelry. Travel Jewelry. Kids jewelry. Tough jewelry. Or you just like the look of it! There are plenty of reasons to look at Stainless Steel! With over 60 new items added, we think we have a pretty good line-up of stainless steel findings and beads and chains for your beading dreams. Headpins & Eyepins Jumprings Clasps Chains Beads Crimps and Ends Caps Bails Earrings And other useful stuff. With now …

10+ and QCC at BeadFX

(and 20% off Czech seedbeads and Kumi stuff for one week only) Silver-Filled 10+ Wire from ParaWire You asked, we answered. Ok, our first answer was “huh? Whut?” But then we looked it up, and decided that the folks who were asking were on to something! “ParaWire’s 10+ silver-filled wire is the perfect replacement for working with solid silver wire. 10% fine silver content, making it behave just like sterling silver wire – solderable, and patina-able – but for a fraction of the price of sterling or solid fine silver.” Well – hot damn! Sounds like a winner to me. …

An Appetite for Apatite?

This week, we ask the questions that no one wants the answers to. We want to know, do you have an appetite for Apatite? The rich selection of tranquil blues; do they call to you? Or are you Mooning for Moonstone? Soft subtle shimmers of peach moonstone – it’s peachy keen! Or are you obsessed with Obsidian? Got your eye on some Green Eye Dzi beads? Agape for more Terra Agate? Dead Serious for Dead Soft sterling wire? 14ga baby – that is 1.65mm momma! Whoa! Orrrrr, wait for it, are you quartz sure you are ready for this? Tanzanite …

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Any night, and I need a sight My beading pattern and a magnifying light Handful of findings and a snack to bite But what I need to make it right are those Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Long Pearls and Baroque Sticks Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Random Shapes and Colour Mix Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Get a strand or maybe six Trick or Treat – Pearls are so sweet In the cold, or in the heat Freshwater Pearls – they can’t be beat But they’re the best strung up so neat! Pearls, Pearls, Pearls 😉 Cheers! Bulk Bags of Carrier Beads. A lifetime supply! …

TierraCast and Restock on Flying Stones

First the restock! Fancy Jasper (also known as Rainbow Jasper) restock – we haven’t had this in awhile. The translucency and glossiness of this stone kicks it up a notch from most jaspers. Restock on the Terra Agate that is so beautiful and was such a hit in April that it flew out the door! And restock on the Dzi beads – which also flew out the door! Are you at peace now – one with the universe now that you can get those beads you missed? Repeat after me – Ohhhm – Watt? Is meditating too shocking? Well – …