Oh… Delica beads.

I’ve fallen hard for those itty bitty morsels of glass perfection. The delica. These are premium Japanese cylinder beads, in size 11/0. They are very consistent in size and shape and colour. There are so many gorgeous colours!  I’ve started buying more thanks to some books and classes available at the store.  First came Diane Fitzgerald.  Contemporary Beadwork I is out of print, but available on CD at beadFX.  Diane Fitzgerald is a bead collector and jewelry designer who works with a variety of beads large and small, old and new. Since 1989, Diane has taught classes at her shop, Beautiful Beads, …

Totally Random

Short on inspiration? Look no further than our Pinterest boards! Here’s a great idea, and so inexpensive. Paint an old dresser, and remove the drawers. The depth of a dresser is perfect for storing organized bins of craft supplies. Source: bhg.com via beadFX on Pinterest We love the colours on this Vintaj piece. Gilders paste is a perfect accent for any of your metal beads. Source: vintaj.com via beadFX on Pinterest Ode to the Dremel: Make a Pendant with Texture and Rivets, No Soldering Required – Jewelry Making Daily Source: jewelrymakingdaily.com via beadFX on Pinterest And last but not least …

Getting organized?

Thinking about getting organized? Maybe a little spring cleaning? Or looking for ways to sort out your stash? We’ve been searching for the perfect display/storage bins for some time – and we think we’ve found them! (Just added to the site last week!) For us, the perfect bin had to not detract from the beauty of the beads, be big enough for a sizable handful, available in large quantities, and fit together neatly. And have lids so we can pack them up and take them to shows. Your criteria might not be quite the same – but there is a …

Organization

As some of you may know, I’m really not known for my organization skills. My desk is a perpetual disaster zone, and everything I touch becomes an unorganized mess. However, every now and again the lack of order drives me into a frenzied organizing clean up day. I can feel that moment coming on. 🙂 I really want to tackle my jewelry. As a beader, lampworker, and metal clay addict, I’ve accumulated a “lot” of jewellery. Most of which I never wear, but it always wonder – If I had it organized and close to hand, would I wear it? …