when you come to the end of your rope …

When you come to the end of your rope, well, you can tie a knot and hang on, ooooor, you can finish it with one of these slick Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps and attach your clasp easily and with a finished look! TierraCast’s new Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps give you new dimensions in finishing your beading projects. This glue-in cap was inspired by the original line of lampwork bead findings from Tierracast, but is specifically designed with a peg suitable for the inside of the beaded rope. Full instructions for this project – Danielle’s Netted Rope Earrings, are here, on …

Is it time yet? I believe that it is!

Is it time yet, but why do you ask? It’s actually past time, but then that’s something that you’ll just need to deal with. Of course, when I ask “Is it time yet?”, I’m alluding to the fact that the holidays are drawing very close, but what does that mean to you? For me, it’s Christmas, but depending on your family, religious, and personal traditions, many of you, celebrate other winter holidays! It’s all good!! “Is it time yet?”, also means have you made your holiday gifts yet? Part of my holiday tradition, is to make a few handmade gifts …

2020 Classes are on the Horizon!

No, I’m not rushing the season – I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my family and having some ‘down time’. Can’t rush that! But, a brand New Year is just around the corner and January (and some February) classes are now on-line. What can you look forward to? How about some seed bead classes with Anne Marie Desaulniers and Pamela Kearns! Christine Woollacott has metalwork classes that you’ll enjoy and are a perfect way to learn about some of the basics of this versatile technique. If you’re interested in chainmaille, then check out the classes with Marilyn Gardiner and …

Spread the Word, Collect the Money

Crafters and artists love to share, and we’d like to reward you for bragging about your great place to buy beads and other supplies – BeadFX! You can get paid for referring your friends, customers, casual acquaintances, and total strangers to us! It’s simple really – we give you a code and a link that you can put on your website, instagram account, facebook page, email signature – anywhere you like. When some one clicks on it and comes to our site and buys something – you get a percentage. Just like that. Easy money. Money for nothin’ and the …

Oh, Snap …

Don’t you hate it when the sales all end and you realize that you just ran out of that seedbead you need? Well – have we got the week for you. 20% off Seedbeads until December 12. You’re welcome. Open between Christmas and New Years? Generally – we close on the week between Christmas and New Years. And every year – we get an email from someone who is visiting from out of town who wants to come to the store. So – this year – vote … 😉 Anyway – so – seedbeads. If you are a fan of …

Easy Gifts: Holiday treats!

Making easy gifts, seems to be one of my holiday traditions! But I’m not happy, unless I’m rushing to make something, at the last minute. I do make more complicated gifts, but the easier ones always seem to be my favourites. Why, I wonder? I don’t really like to work on a production line of wee gifties, yet I admit to doing a little of that, during the holiday season. I’m a little late getting started this year, but there’s still time to make a handful of easy gifts! So, let’s start talking about what we can accomplish. Earrings are …

A brief primer on Filters

Less is more, and less hassle searching for what you want is definitely more better. 😉 All the Swarovski pearls are in the one category now, so you can see them all side by side, instead of hopping from page to page to find the right color in the size you want. Or you can use the color or size filters to show just the ones you want. i.e. click to select the size or colour you want, and you can select more than one … click on it again to de-select. Does that make sense? If not, email me …

Wrapping up December classes

Wow, we’re almost at the end of another year! However before we ring in 2020, we still have some opportunities to attend a class and work on projects during an open session! Naomi Smith has a beautiful indigenous project featuring traditional Woodlands design featuring bead embroidery and an ingenious construction. Christine Woolacott will guide you through the steps of creating Mokume Gane while you create either a ring or pendant. We are also featuring Holiday Mini Classes to give you taste of some quick seed beading projects – great if you want to try out some of the new 2-hole …

Open Bezel Me!

We want to give you money! We will pay you to spread the beady word! Read more … Open Bezel Me! This will resinate for you mixed-media folks … Bezels – Open and Closed Found a couple more silicon molds too, for you to pour over, or into. Mulberry vs Elderberry? New Pearl colors from Swarovski. Which do you like better? Mulberry Pink or Elderberry? Tassel Caps & Other Findings These are 7mm (Inside Diameter) caps. The idea being that you can use them to make a nice cap on a tassel, be the tassel made of chain, silk, wool, …