It’s a Rocky Road – but it’s 20% off!

Which means – that when you slip on a piece of chocolate, you land face first in a marshmallow – which isn’t really all that bad. So, in the spirit of that, we are tempting you this week with new “Rocks” – stone beads, but you can land in the marshmallows, because we are putting all the stone beads on sale – at 20% off! Including the new ones. 😉 Iolite and African Turquoise! African Turquoise is a black-spotted jasper in mint green and turquoise colours. Harder than actual turquoise; pretty, soothing colours, and budget-friendly – this is an excellent …

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 …

You won’t believe these are glass …

I know we were just boggled by these. These dreamy, beachy strands look just like sea-tumbled stones! You won’t believe how reasonable they are too! Great for wrap or Mala bracelets – they are delicious to the touch and delightful to wear. We think you will enjoy the look, and the price too! 😉     Notice: Postal Shipping Increase – effective 2018-01-19 Our Flat Rate shipping option still remains for most packages, however the prices are increased to $8.50 CDN for Canada Post and $6.50 USD for USPS shipments. Canada Post and United States Postal Service have both increased …

A Gem of an Update

Looking for a few good gems? Something in a special pendant or a strand of something enticing? You can make the whole strand into something sweet for yourself, or make a suite of jewelry, or split it up and make something for yourself and some friends. It IS time to start making if you are making for the holidays! Those special friends and treasured relatives can have something that they will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Everyone else gets a gift card. 😉 Oh yeah – we have gift certificates too. Might as well get them …

InspirationFX: Lovin’ Copper ‘n Lace

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Lovin’ Copper ‘n Lace Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers What came first, the stone or the component? In this case, the Hammered Rectangles caught my eye, then I went searching for the proper stone accent. Easy enough you say, but quite the challenge, when you consider all of the stones BeadFX has lying about!! Although others vied for the honour, the Laguna Lace Agate won the round in a knock out! Call it love at first fight!! Instructions: Bracelet: – Construct one wire wrapped loop link (WWLL), consisting of a wire wrapped loop at one …

InspirationFX: Thorn in My Side

Thorn in My Side Designed by: Rochelle Kilmer   This jewellery set is dark and moody. Kind of like how Mother Nature is being right now! The last 4 days have been rain, rain, and more rain. She can’t seem to decide if its’ cold or hot. Sunshine or rainy days. All this indecision is giving me headache and what better way to soothe the soul than to make a beautiful piece of jewellery. It started out as just a bracelet, then with my left over Swarovski rounds and Kambaba Jasper I made up a pair of earrings and a …

InspirationFX: Sassy Brassy

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Sassy Brassy by: Anne Marie Desaulniers Inspired by the colour and texture of the Matte African Turquoise stones, I quickly pulled together the brassy components for this necklace. Far more symmetrical than I normally design, but easily paired with either a little black dress, or your trusty t-shirt and jeans! Instructions: 1. Insert one 1.5 inch eyepin, into 1 stone bead. 2. Then insert the straight end of eyepin (with stone attached), into channel and hole on the One-Step Looper (Note, you could also just add a simple loop on the end, using chain nose …

InspirationFX: Simply Green

Get your creativity flowing ~~~ Simply Green Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers It’s finally spring, so is it any wonder that I’ve chosen to focus on the colour green? I was planning a fairly complicated bracelet, but when I started stringing the stones, my plan changed entirely. The small brass rounds accented the stones perfectly, and it all came together in a poem of elegant simplicity! Spinal in form, and very, very flexible! Instructions: 1. Cut a comfortable length of Soft Flex wire. I used the length of my wrist, added 2” for ease, and then added another 4-5”. 2. …

‘Tis a Rocky Road We Travel

It’s a rocky road indeed, full of toil and whoa – look at this! Is this some Labradorite I see before me? Why, yes, yes it is. We are blessed with an unusually fine selection of Labradorite today. Pendants and faceted stones – to go with our existing rather nice Labradorite clasps. You can do the whole Labradorite thing! I’m not trying to buffalo you – but we have also some more of the White Buffalo Stone, or White Howlite, in both polished and matte finishes. Howlite is often presented dyed as an imitation Turquoise, or by unscrupulous vendors, actually …

That Depends …

Do you like to hang out? Dangle around? Swing and drop? Hook up? Link in? As simple as a pair of drops on a short chain as swingy splash-of-color earrings, or as an accent to a twisted chain and fibre rope necklace. Or use the two loop version to make a quick and easy wire-wrap ring! Are you the in-de-pendant type? Well – we have a delicious selection of stone (and stone-like) pendants that you can just drop onto a chain and you are good to go, or use as the inspiration for a more sophisticated design. Maybe make a …