Everybody’s talking about it!

After listening to all the chatter, then deliberating for a while, I finally bit the bullet and decided to take a metal clay workshop at BeadFX. What the heck have I been waiting for? I thoroughly enjoyed my Holiday Gifts workshop with Liz Reynolds, last Sunday, and I’m afraid that this just might lead to yet another addiction!! According to Wikipedia: “Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper, mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan …

Need more time to finish your gifts? Come out to our Open Sessions!

Holidays are a busy time for everyone and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything. If you’re like me, you pull out your supplies for a gift project and you think, ‘I should do the dishes instead (or tidy up, do the laundry, etc.)’. Bring your projects and spend quality dedicated time completing your gifts with all the tools you need in our classroom and studios. Best of all, you’ll have someone on hand for tips and assistance as you work! And, if you’re missing a vital piece (like a jump ring), you have the store only …

InspirationFX: Royal Maille

Royal Maille by: Dwyn Tomlinson This project looks a great deal more complicated than it is, and while it takes some time to make – it’s taken me a couple of weeks of 10 minutes once or twice a day – it isn’t that hard to do. If you can open and close a jumpring, and count, you are good to go. The drape and heft of it is fabulous – it is so much fun to play with as well! Essentially – this consists of simply rows of chain, odd number of links, with each row above being 2 …

Help Us Help Others with the BeadFX Food Drive

Many of us in Toronto and the surrounding area are lucky! We have some discretionary money that we can spend on non-essentials that won’t impact on monies we need to pay our bills, rent or mortgage, and other necessities. Many in Toronto are not so lucky and are having problems managing the essentials. These individuals and families need to decide if money goes toward food or hydo or rent or anything else that may be required for daily living. Families are particularly hard hit because it means children go hungry. I’ve had my luck run out and had to deal …

Statement Stones!

Unique, bold and expressive! Actually – I’m talking about these One of a Kind (OOAK) stone pendants, not the staff here. These Stone pendants are definitely the place to start for making something that will stop traffic, start conversation and make you the center of attention. These are large and in charge – in charge of being gorgeous! If you are feeling even more adventuresome, we have some freeform polished agate slices. No holes in these – so you will have to be a little more creative in how to hang or secure them – either by making a bezel …