Christmas in August SALE!!!

20% off most everything* in the store. Business customers get 25%. We are having a big fat sale – which is like having a big gift-wrapped present magically appear on your doorstep. Customers tell us all the time that a package from BeadFX is like Christmas any day of the year! OK, maybe mentioning Christmas before Thanksgiving is putting you into panic mode – but I’d like to point out that if you are going to make stuff for #handmadeholidays or, let’s face it, yourself – you need a running head start. The most valuable thing that goes into your …

Christmas at BeadFX!

‘Twas just before Christmas and all through the store, Erin was packaging just one Delica tube more. Anne Marie and Malliga were putting out stock Beads and some mats and some semi-precious rocks. Lee was getting the mail ready to go “Man, this is going incredibly slow!” Bonnie was checking the orders with care So that customers soon would receive all of their fare. Amanda was counting the beads by the score And in the process, dropping lots on the floor. Rae and Kelly are with customers much Helping them choose colours, sizes and such Rosemary in the studio was …

Czech and Czechmate …

Czech and Czechmate … Bricks and Skinny Bars and Lentils and Maple Leaves. If it’s got two holes in it – we have it. Or it is on the boat on the way to us. In fact, I think I’m going to have to do some re-organizing on the website so you can find all these new two-hole shaped accent beads in one place. It might take me a couple of days – so just watch for that on the website. Czechmates are a line of beads that are designed to work together for your beadweaving pleasure. Their holes are …

The Search for the Blue Sun

Once upon a time, there was a mighty leader of the great Beady Tribe. She had conquered all their foes, and her people lived in peace and happy creativity. Their world was beautiful and all were happy. There was just one little problem. The weather. The weather was brutally cold. And so, one day, the Fearless Beader, as she was known to one and all, tired of finding her beads all frozen together yet again, stood up before her people and said “Let us away – let us search for the legendary land of sun and warmth, and escape this …

Ladies and Gentlemen … it’s our Falling for Beads sale …

Start your shopping carts … It’s November. It’s Fall. And Yes – it’s SALEING season! This is SALEvember – the season to load up on goodies as gifts, for making gifts, and – most importantly – for giving yourself. Because how do you explain to someone that what you really want is purple iris and not get a plant? That you love Swarovski crystal – but don’t have a single crystal figurine in the house. These are the same people who want to meet your friend Charlotte. Anyway – to each their own – we know what you want – …

It’s a Swarovski Day in the Neighbourhood

Time to make a playdate with your Swarovskis! Let me introduce you to some of the new kids! Here we have Neon Green Pearl. She’s a bright child – a little precocious – but endearing. Her cousin, Neon Red Pearl, is more of a tomboy – a bright, fiery, in-your-face kind of pearl. Ultra Blue Rivoli – we like to call her Late Blue – not because she is deceased, but because she is late to the party. Her sister, Ultra-Pink rose (ha – a little colour humour there) – rose to fame in the beautiful Pink Cotton Candy necklace, …

State of the Onion

No new stuff this week – so we thought we’d do a little recap of last year and give you a peek into the future as to what is coming up in the new year! About this time last year, we were madly packing – as we were moving into new premises. We doubled our floor space, increased our back office/counting/packaging/shipping area, and added a big classroom, a metal-smithing studio, and a redesigned, state of the art lampworking studio. Around the middle of the year – we installed a new point of sale system in the store for faster and …