Just a Quick Reminder! 20% Off

 Sale ends Sep 30! (Next Wednesday at midnight) The forecast is for bargains – 20% savings, for nearly 100% of our stuff!* Time to stock up on beads and stuff, and maybe even start to think about making hand-made gifts. Yes – Christmas is coming. *Almost everything. Some select items excluded.  Sale – Fine Print Feel free to place multiple orders and we will combine them to reduce shipping. We do anticipate that shipping will most likely be delayed by a day or two from our usual timeframe. So click on a link and go crazy! Categories Beads   Seed Beads   …

I Be-Leaf it is Fall …

I Be-Leaf it is Fall … The air is crispthe morning coolsteam rises off my heated pool Tis time to putthe plants to bedand excavatethe leaves instead. If falling leaves,make you sad, 🙁here is newsthat’s not so bad  🙂 Don’t be blueand don’t be bentour beads on sale – 20%! Time for a sale! 20% off (almost) everything.* Time to stock up on beads and maybe even start to think about making hand-made gifts. Yes – Christmas is coming.   Sale: Fine Print* *Almost everything. Some select items excluded. (see below) Feel free to place multiple orders and we will …

Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19

We are open for in-store shopping, four days a week, Wed – Sat – 11-6. Hours: Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6.  Please Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door | Sign in for contact tracing Limited number of customers in store We reserve the right to insist customers who do not wish to observe these simple requests to shop online instead Closed Sunday. Curbside pick up available Mon – Sat: 11-6.   We will call you when your order is ready. Shipping: Canada Post continues to be slow. Sigh.   Phones …

Chain Gang Leashes – for Masks!

BeadFX Inspiration – Anne Marie Desaulniers We’re all this for the long run, and mask-wearing is not going away any time soon! I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing my favourite masks, so why not leash them firmly, and chain them to our necks? Dwyn calls them leashes, but I call them chains, and “never the twain shall meet!” (I think it is because she has dogs on the brain.) As makers, it’s our responsibility to start a mask-jewelry movement! Perhaps not as useful for the occasional user (grocery store, drug store, etc.), but for those of us …

Tonight – 6-8pm

Thursday – September 10 – Meet the Teachers – From the Comfort of your Home! Back to Class Virtual Open HouseThursday, September 106:00 – 8:00pm Zoom event link: https://zoom.us/j/94027186899 On September 10, we invite you to find out more and meet BeadFX’s instructors through our new virtual event – Back to Class. This free event will feature instructors discussing theirprojects and answering your questions about their classes. As a bonus, for each class you register for on September 10 you will be entered into a draw for a $50 Gift Certificate good for future purchases or classes at BeadFX. Click …

We’ve Got You Covered

      We’ve got you covered! Well – actually – you have you covered. But we are here to help. We have Soft, Wide Elastic mask straps with a rubber button to adjust the size.   In white and black, packs of 10 or 50, depending on how many you are making. When I sat down to make my first mask, raiding my long-ignored quilting stash and using my crafty skills, and my deceased mother’s sewing machine – which is mounted in the maple cabinet that my also deceased father made for her – I found the tears unexpectedly …

And this request goes out to …

First off, I have to apologize to Anne Marie – it was her mixed media embroidery featured in last week’s banner, and I did not give her credit, for which I most humbly apologize. Anne Marie works in the store, and blogs for us, teaches mixed media, actually likes people, and has a brilliant and playful creative mind. She has been featured in Belle Armoire, and you can go read her pearls of wisdom on the blog as A Bead Muse Muses. Anne Marie, I am sorry I did not mention your name and give you the credit you are …

More Hoop-la

Whoop, whoop, where’s the hoop? stitch and bead and sew and loop!Some will bead, and some will sew. Have some fun and let it flow!! Today, we bring you a selection of sizes of embroideryhoops, for your bead embroidery pleasure. From 4 to 14 inches. Some of you might remember my posting pictures of this piece as a work-in-progress earlier this summer. I had a lot of fun with this – it was my first on a hoop, instead of a stiff beading foundation. I liked doing it a lot, and I thought it would be fun to have some …

Lampworking Studio Re-Opens

Aug 26, 2020 We are re-opening the lampwork studio. We will limit to 4 people in the studio at a time. masks required when moving around the studio maintain social distance, we have 4 tables, so one person per table please call ahead (416-751-1911) or email to book Happy Hour will re-start next Monday, Aug 31 – 5 pm – 9 pm. Store washroom is available If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you want to learn to make your own beads, play with fire, and juggle molten glass, our next class coming up is Sep 19. …