Huge Price Reduction on Carrier Beads

Huge price reduction in bulk bags of Carrier Beads – better prices from our suppliers mean better prices for you! 500 gram bag is now $34.80 Cdn – which is approx 780 in a bag – making them about 4 cents a piece! Excellent for kit designers, teachers, anyone writing a book, or anyone with a #braceletobsession. Share with a friend – split a bag between you!   Finding – Acrylic Carrier Beads – Clear (500 grams) Finding – Acrylic Carrier Beads – Black (500 grams) Carrier Beads are the base (core) for Peyote (Gourd stitch) strips that are then …

Words to live by – and other fripperies!

Its 2018, and its time to focus on some words to live by! Which words, I do not know, but hope to by the end of this blog post. New Year’s resolutions have never been my thing, and that’s something I share with many creatives. For me, it would be just setting myself up for failure! As words seldom fail me, they will certainly be a better option! The logical first word will be CREATE! I would go crazy without this word. Of course, you’ll say that I do that anyways, and yes that’s true. However, with looming workshop deadlines, …

More Bead Quilt Squares

I wanted to show you some more bead quilt squares that I receive from members of the awesome BeadFX Opening Bead Night gang. Creating the squares is a project we took on as a team in support of Bead&Button’s Beac It Forward project which raises money for breast cancer. Each of the squares below were made using peyote stitch. Dawn Cottingham further embellished two squares with bead quilling. This is a technique I had only associated with paper. It looks fantastic. Dawn has a book on a bead quilling. I’ll report back in the comments with its info. Claudette Bunting …

Jean Power coming to BeadFX

You’ve seen her in the magazines. You’ve seen her books. Now you can see her at BeadFX. Who am I talking about? Jean Power, of course! Jean Power Selected as a 2012 Beadwork Designer of the Year, Jean is an award-winning jewellery designer, writer and teacher based in London, England. In June, Jean will be travelling to Canada to teach three classes at BeadFX. As a lover of seed beads, I’ve tried a couple of Jean’s projects in her latest book, Geometric Beadwork. Her instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Of course, there is nothing like learning in …