The Sale Continues – 20 – 70%

Happy Dance – the madness continues! Our annual March Madness customer appreciation sale. 20% – 70% off nearly everything! Click here now to dive right in! Normally our sales end on Wednesday night, but because I apparently can’t read a calendar, this one ends next Thursday night, March 23. One extra day of craziness! But before you go … Class Updates We have one spot left in this very exciting class in April (21 – 23) – with lampwork artist Karina Guevin. Karina’s work is light and airy and ethereal and steps off the plank of beadmaking and onto the …

What’s on my bead mat – March, 2017?

My bead mat has been a buzzing this month, with both old and new friends! It’s impossible to choose a favourite project, so I’ll just let them speak for themselves. I started out the month with a couple of resin classes. One impromptu evening session, and a second scheduled workshop. I’ve already shown photos of my students work, but here are a couple of examples of my own work. A floral pendant, started in a previous class; another pendant, this time starring tiny stones; an acrylic and resin tile; and finally, a couple of metal clay pieces, too fragile to …

Play with Us in March

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let‘s party!” – Robin Williams Yes, Spring is almost here and it’s time to come out and play! March wraps up with some new classes as well as the start to a new Creative Play Series. Angela Peace has two new classes in which she will teach the traditional method of knotting pearls and working with French wire. She is also teaching how to create cords – a must for displaying your favourite pendant. Liz Reynolds is teaching how to make bails using metal clay so you can create beautiful pendants that will work …

InspirationFX: Fired Up Spikes

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Fired Up Spikes by: Rochelle Kilmer It’s Date Night! And I needed something quick to go with that little black dress! Red is a spicy colour and always adds a seductive pop! Who doesn’t like a little spike to go with those Crystal Magma pumps! A long dangle needs no necklace! Instructions: 1) Cut your carnelian chain in half. Make sure to have a loop at each end. 2) Open a 9mm jumpring and place it in the hole of the Crystal Red Magma Spike. Close jumpring. Do this for the other spike. 3) Open …

Reminder: March Break is just around the corner!

So the kids/gandchildren are home next week and you’re wondering what to do? Are you home and itching for an activity to get yourself out of the house? Why not drop by BeadFX for a quick mini-class? BeadFX is presenting five mini-classes that will span several jewellery-making techniques including epoxy clay, chainmaille, kumihimo and seed beading. Everyone is welcome to take these classes – adults and youth (12 years of age and older; must be accompanied by an adult). All classes are 1.5 hours in length although you may not need the full length of time to complete the project. …

We’re not Stringing you Along

We would never do that. So here it is – the sale you’ve all been waiting for (well – some of you) – our annual March Madness thank-you-to-you for being so awesome! Because you rock! and bead! and roll! and stitch! and wire! and hammer! and are awesomely creative, and we love you. 20% off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. Because they are already such a fabulous deal. (Like our bulk stuff!) But some stuff is more than 20% off. Whoa nelly there are some good deals! Check out these up to 70%-off Manager’s Specials! OK – …

Creative Play: Time, resin, and acrylic paints!

Creative play is a necessary part of my daily activities. I need more creative time!!!! Deadlines and daily life steal time, but instead of becoming complacent, I must figure out a way to balance my life more effectively. Facebook wastes time, but where else would I get all of that creative input, before changing out of my pajamas? I won’t give it up any time soon! I try not to get swallowed up by Pinterest and Instagram, despite the fact, that they’re extremely hard to resist! Enough of my whining! Let’s talk about Ice Resin, Iced Enamels, bezels and acrylic …

Join us for March classes and activities!

I love March! The promise of Spring is in the air and winter is turning into a memory. We also get to have some fun with celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day. Mid-March at BeadFX is going to be a busy time. March Break Mini-Classes will be front and centre and everyone who needs a quick break – youth and adults alike are welcome to take these quick classes. It’s a great time to introduce a daughter, son, niece or nephew to the world of handmaking items. The mini-classes will span a few techniques: epoxy clay; kumihimo; seed beading; and chainmaille. …

InspirationFX: The Sassy Tassel Bracelet

~~~Get your creative juices flowing The Sassy Tassel Bracelet by: Dwyn Tomlinson I initially started making these from gemstone strands that come with silk tassels – then I realized that with the silk tassels we have for sale – you can get the same fun look with other beads! You can use a simpler clasp if you like, but I think that it really makes the piece, although a small magnetic clasp might be easier if you struggle with bracelet clasps. Check our Manager Specials for clasps. The bracelet is straight-foward stringing. Reserve two beads for the tassels. (For the …