January 2018 Bead Mat Update: Change is in the air!

The theme of my January 2018 Bead Mat Update, appears to be a slight change in direction. Is that bad? Perhaps not, but something new to consider. I’ve got an itch, and that itch just needed to be scratched! It’s the itch for something new, and I just can’t help myself! Okay, perhaps not new, but not recent! I’m talking about polymer clay! I’ve worked with it more this month (actually, I started on New Years Eve), than I’ve ever done before. Colour therapy for sure, but it also brings back that childlike feeling, of getting down and dirty in …

The top 5 reasons to attend Bead-Treat!

Have you checked out Bead-Treat yet? Yes – great! You already know about all the opportunities that await you! No? Please, let me tell you more! If you’re not aware of Bead-Treat, it is a three-day jewellery-making retreat in London, Ontario, and will take place Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. Participants will learn three exciting techniques – chainmaille with Marilyn Gardiner, geometric peyote with Pamela Kearns, and Cavandoli tapestry with Angela Peace. BeadFX is the presenting sponsor and we’re thrilled to be offering this opportunity! But why attend Bead-Treat? Here’s why! 1. Discover new friends. When like-minded individuals …

InspirationFX: Ocean Pearls and Lava Dragons

Get your creative juices flowin ~~~ Ocean Pearls and Lava Dragons Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson I am still having a lot of fun with the elastic bracelets.Bracelets are much easier to make if you don’t need to add a clasp, and they are easy to wear. Easy to wear lots of them at once, actually – just grab a handful and go. Ocean Pearls These Swarovski iridescent blue pearls are really lovely -and the sea turtle is a nice accent. Use the big hole needle – as the hole in the pearls is smallish, and put the tassel opposite the …

Don’t Be a Dragon’ – 20% off won’t last!

Don’t be a dragon’ yo’ butt – this sale will end! You have until Jan 31st. Remember these two things. We pick the online orders in the order we get them, and – if you place a second order before the first one is picked and shipped, we’ll just combine them and sort out any additional shipping fees you might have incurred. So shop early, and shop often. 😉 *Almost everything. Some select items excluded. (see below) But some stuff is more than 20% off. The exceptions are: No discounts on class fees, No discount on gift certificates.? No discounts …

Planet BeadFX Awaits You! Are you ready for it?

Life on Planet BeadFX is special! You never know what will come up, to challenge the crones and one troll, who work there. But we’re always on the case! Do you want to drop by to shop? No problem! How about taking a class? Again, we’re there for you! You don’t live in the city, or even in the province, or country? We deliver. You live in the city, but prefer not to drive? You can order on-line. Planet BeadFX is a place of sharing, caring, and learning! We love what we do, and it shows! Just ask us a …

Beat cabin fever with a February class

I’m not a fan of February, but I know that as the days start getting longer, winter is beginning to give up its grip. The weather tempts me to stay in evenings but getting out for a class keeps my creativity flowing and keeps cabin-fever at bay. I invite you to come out for a class in February to ward off the winter chill! There are lots of different classes in February including a new polymer clay class with Bonni Poch. If you prefer metal clay, then drop by for Liz Reynold‘s class. We’ve got lots of seed beading classes …

InspirationFX: Peachy Keen Jelly Bean

Peachy Keen Jelly Bean Designed by: Chelle Kilmer I wanted to take a twist on something classic. Pearls are classic and I love them. Natural and organic freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls in their near perfectness, even teeny, tiny, glass pearls! Have you checked out our 2mm glass pearls? They come in the most amazing colour selection and such a perfect size for almost every project. I truly believe there might actually be a pearl for every occasion! But this time around it was the twisted Swarovski pearls that caught my eye! A soft, warm, peachy glow beckoned me over to …

It’s the January Thaw – and our prices are melting …

20% off almost everything* in the store. The weather is warming up a little – yay! Of course – we know that it is just Mother Nature’s way of lulling us into a false sense of spring, before hitting us with the February whammy, but now is the time to poke our noses out of our warm little nests, scurry out, and stock up on beads! Or Wire. Or Findings. Or whatever else you need to make it through the winter blahs. We didn’t want to wait until next Thursday to start the sale – so you’re getting an extra …

Postal Shipping Increase – effective 2018-01-19

We continue to bring you our Flat Rate shipping option for most packages, however the prices are increased to $8.50 CDN for Canada Post and $6.50 USD for USPS shipments. Free Shipping on regular-priced merchandise for orders over $100.00 continues. (With some rare exceptions for oversize/overweight items.) Enhanced services – expedited, etc., are quoted directly from the carrier. We do not add a handling fee.

Time to Fly a Kite!

It’s time – time to soar, time to be up, up, and away. Time to get some perspective, rise above the crowd, go where the wind takes you … in short – go fly a kite! The new kite beads are here – two hole beads with a diamond shape that fit together in cool ways. Also new this week – some more of the metal beads on strands. In Bright Copper, and bright Gold Plated, these reasonably-priced metal beads give you a chance to really go to town with your designs. They are hollow, and plated copper, so they …