We are a bunch o' crazy ladies (and a couple of bemused male relatives) crazy about beads. We buy 'em, sell 'em, make 'em. We think, eat, sleep, talk beads. We look for beads everywhere. We go on vacation and look for beads, we cruise the internet looking for beads. We nag our supplies about quality, variety, cost. We know that WE want to buy the best beads at the best prices, and we know you want to as well!
What can we do for you? We provide beads (and findings and other stuff) so that you can make beautiful jewelry. Make jewelry for yourself at a fraction of the cost of retail. Make lovely, thoughtful gifts. Make it for sale. Make it as an heirloom or for tonight's party! Make it as personal statement. Don't know how? We've got you covered there too. We have classes and kits.
We do have a store — you can come in and buy beads — even stay and have a coffee and assemble your creations if you want! As well, we are this online site — so you can shop in your pajamas! We are open to the public. We offer a discount to businesses, and we have a "Frequent Beader Program."
Beads & Related Jewelry making items
We stock a beautiful and ever-growing selection of beads and findings and other products. Over 8,000 products and more added every week!
Our mandate is sell good- and excellent-quality beads at fair prices with helpful, friendly staff.
Some of our products are:
Handmade Lampwork Beads
We have an in-house bead studio where we handmake lampwork beads. These one of a kind artist beads are the perfect inspiration to get you started on your dream project! We have a large selection instore, and some of our staff also sell on etsy.com (If purchasing on etsy and beadfx at the same time, convo to have the shipping reversed on your etsy purchase). We also have classes if you want to learn to make your own!
Art Clay Silver
We are the Canadian source for Art Clay Silver brand metal clay. Metal clay is a pure metal power, in a water-based clay form. Mold it, model it, sculpt it, and then fire it into pure silver. Cool, eh?
Kits and Books
Our variety of Kits and books continues to grow. We are pleased to feature the Maria Rypan kits and Marilyn Gardiners's kits.
Classes & Instruction
We offer a wide-range of classes, (from glass beadmaking to Art Clay Silver to basic Jewelry making) and we are constantly looking for new classes and instructors? Got a special request? Have something that you teach? Let us know! We also offer private, one-on-one classes for specific items you'd like to learn!
Custom Design Lampwork
Got a specific design or colour combination in mind? Contact us and we'll try to help!
Looking for a specific type or size of bead that we don't carry? Email or call and we will see if we can get it in especially for you.
Need a large quantity of a specific bead, but can't meet the wholesalers' requirements? Talk to us and we'll see what we can do.
We offer classes and studio rental. Taken a lampworking class or looking to make glass beads? Can't convince your family that a torch in the living room is a good idea? Come work with us. Qualified lampworkers on the premises 99.9% of the time, so you can most always get help. We provide use of a Minor bench burner (natural gas and oxygen), basic tools, didymium safety glasses, pre-dipped mandrels and kiln time. Glass and other supplies are available for purchase or bring your own.
Beadstringing & Other Beading Techniques
A variety of instructors offering a variety of techniques, from basic beadstringing and jewellery-making techniques to more exotic techniques and items.
Take our 4-hour class introductory class that introduces you to the wonderful world of beadmaking. Learn to make a basic bead, dots, bumps, encasing, pull stringer, use foil, frit, make florals (as time permits.) Completely hands-on. Or, sign up for our 8 week Lampworking 101 class. Additional intermediate classes available too - check our schedule.
Art Clay Silver
Learn to use this fabulous pure silver clay that you can model and sculpt, and fire into finished jewelry in an afternoon.
Got stuck on a technique? - drop in and we'll try to help if the store isn't too busy.
Our online store is open 24/7 - because we know you want to shop in your pajamas. Our store hours are: (Effective Feb 14/2009)
11 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
11 am - 6 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
9am to 6pm
11am to 5pm
We are primarily a retail store, but we do offer a discount for businesses, and we can special order by request. The business discount is 20%. In order to set you up with your business discount, we would need to see proof of business documentation (business licence/tax exemption forms) You can fax these to 416.701.9182 along with your name and email address or email scans to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email us at email@example.com for more details.
We also offer bulk pricing on some products. The most popular can be found on our website here: http://www.beadfx.com/catalogue/bulk.php
As of January 23, 2012, we are located in Toronto (East York) at 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2, Toronto, ON - M4B 1Y2, in the Bermondsey and O'Connor area.
Driving - From the West, East or North of Toronto, Ontario,
From downtown Toronto.
Or, if you'd like Google maps to give you directions, click here and then you can type in your location. (If you put the address in Google maps - it takes you next door, no biggie, but annoying and I'll email Google and get it fixed.)
Coming by TTC? - go here for the TTC trip planner, enter 19 Waterman as the destination.
US Visitors. We are part of the Greater Toronto area in Southern Ontario, Canada. We are about a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from Buffalo. Take the Queen Elizabeth Highway to Toronto, through the downtown core, and up the DVP, then follow the instructions for "Driving from Downtown" above.
Our store is all on one level and features aisles wide enough for a wheelchair or walker. There is a ramp at the front door, and we have a wheelchair accessible washroom.
416.701.1373 (local Toronto calling area)
+1.877.473.BEAD (2323) Toll free, Canada and the U.S.
and if you haven't heard from us within 24 hours, phone us, as there may have been a problem with the email.
Our customer satisfaction policy is simple Satisfaction Guaranteed. We want you to be happy ... if you're not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days - as long as it's in it's original condition of course! You can shop with confidence!
We try to photograph and describe our products as clearly as possible, but differences in monitors, lighting conditions, etc., are beyond our control.
If you find a problem with your shipment please let us know as quickly as possible.
We make every effort to fill orders correctly and promptly. Sometimes our shopping cart gets out of sync with our actual inventory - so we may need to refund or backorder an item. Please ensure that you give us a valid email address that you actually check email at, or a daytime phone number, so that we can communicate promptly if necessary.
Should we be out of an item, and we do not have an acceptable substitute or you do not care to wait, we will cheerfully refund your missing item!
Occasionally, if we expect to receive an item within 2 weeks, we will ship it separately at no extra charge. If this is not acceptable, please let us know and we will do our best to satisfy you.
Thank you for shopping at beadFX!
Who are we? beadFX is a Canadian Bead Shop. We are both an online store and a bricks and mortar store. We are open to the public 7 days a week. We sell quality glass beads and findings to enthusiastic amateurs and discerning professionals. We love beads & jewellery and we use what we sell! There is no order minimum, but we do offer free shipping if your order is over $100 Canadian.
We are also lampwork/flamework enthusiasts we make beads, we sell them, we teach, we sell supplies. We can help you set up a studio, teach you basic and advanced techniques, or rent you space to work in. We strive to deliver top-quality service, top-quality products, and fair prices. Who could ask for more?
So select a link to the left, or click here and come and see what we have to offer!
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+1.416.751.1911 | Tollfree +1.877.473.2323 | firstname.lastname@example.org | fax: +1.416.701.9182
19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2, Toronto, ON, M4B 1Y2, Canada
All prices in Canadian dollars.
Your credit card will be charged in your own currency.
No minimum. Business discount available for registered businesses. Bulk purchase available on request.