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 …

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 …

Making the Cut

Soooo – a couple of weeks ago – I was at my computer in the backroom ofBeadFX and one of the gals got up, and headed out front to check onsomething. This happens often enough if there is some question about aproduct – it is easiest to just go look at it sometimes to check ameasurement or whatnot. Twenty minutes slide by … Amanda re-emerges from the showroom – hairdisheveled, glasses askew, clothes torn. She stands doubled over, hands onthe packing table for support, wheezing. “The … customers … want …Czech 11/0 Cuts … ” she gasps, and then collapses …

Flower Power & Pin Cushions

Flower Power and Pin Cushions Something a little fun this week – driedflower pendants. Dried flowers sammiched in glass. Tasty.   The colors are “random” – meaning, we don’t know what we are going to get– and you don’t either. 😉 But more or less what you see. A nice summerypendant for August.     Fireline– 6lb – in the 300yd spool. I can’t begin to count the number offolks clamoring for the 6lb fireline. The 50ydspools are back in stock too.     Wire, wire, imagination on fire.Intricate Wire by Debbie Benniger. Kick up your wire weaving anotch with …

Indulge without Reservations

No Reservations required – you can now drop in. I can say, without reservation, we’d be delighted to see you. Unreservedly. Come in and compare colors, fondle the beads, and just bask in the glory of so much beady goodness. In-store pick up for online orders is available now, curbside pick up, and of course, shipping. Sadly, no carrier pigeon delivery service is available. The pigeons kept trying to eat the beads, and we don’t want to talk about sparkly bird poop. Size 12/0 This week – we’d like to tempt you with size 12/0 Czech seedbeads. Imagine my surprise …

Is this a Dagger I see Before me?

Is this a dagger BEAD I see before me, A needle in my hand? Come, let me bead thee. I tie a knot, and I will bead thee well. It was a dark day in in Topaz Montana. The lovely Olive Gold Luster lay in the dusty street, cut down in the prime of her life. She was only 31, but she looked 29. Right away, I suspected foul play. For one, her Pink Opal was missing. Who am I? I’m Matt. Matte Topaz Picasso. I’m the Sheriff in these parts. It’s a peaceful town, but the summers can get …

Bird out of Wire

Bird out of Wire The bird is the word, unless you’d rather the word was something else. And we’re not out of wire either. But this bird is made out of wire. This is a bird-in-progress. Black bird. Possibly singing in the dead of night. Wire is fun. Wire is flexible. Not just in the sense of being bendy, but in the sense of how you use it. You can use it as the main character, or it can play a supporting role. Literally – holding everything else up! We have lots of wire, in lots of sizes. We just …