Up to 80% off at BeadFX!

The pre-Christmas sale is still on – with savings* starting at 20%, with some items from 50% to 80% off! Stock up, buy supplies, get presents – for yourself or others! *The Fine Print is here. Here’s some suggestions These Japanese-Style pliers are hot, hot, hot. Brand new, and 20% off! Choose from: Side Cutter – Japanese Style Pliers Long Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Flat Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Bent Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Round Nose – Japanese Style Pliers What makes these pliers special? They have smaller handles, fit better in your hand, and have precise, …

Colour Play – All the Way!

It’s only going to get colder, so colour play is extremely important at this time of the year! Why do we need dark and dismal, when we could take a bath in colour instead? I know it’s a strange topic for a post, but it’s something that popped into my head this morning! If you look at my wardrobe, you’ll see a lot of black, grey, and navy blue (but mostly denim these days). Is this a leftover from the corporate years (not the denim), or perhaps a personal choice? I love colour, but I don’t wear it that much, …

Stay Connected with a Class

What kind of a December person are you? Do enjoy hikes and outdoor adventures in the fresh air? Are you more of a homebody curled up on the sofa with a good book? I prefer to stay indoors but I need to keep my hands busy so jewellery-making is a great activity. I also recognize the need to get out of the apartment and ‘meet the world’. Attending a class is a great way to stay connected with others as well as satisfy my own creative need. BeadFX’s early-December classes will all create beautiful gifts for family, friends – and …

Falling Leaves

by: Rosemary Beasley When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron. Components http://www.beadfx.com/inspirations/inspirations.php?id=878

Sizzlin’ Deals on Sizzix

Holy BigKick Batman – all the Sizzix stuff is on sale at a whopping 45% off! That’s just crazy! Crazy like a fox! In-store stock only – including the Tools – Sizzix Vintaj – BIGkick – Embossing and Shape Cutting Machine   Sizzix – Big Shot Jewelry Studio Machine – White and Grey Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine – White and Grey Plus all the accessories and stuff! You know you’ve had your eye on them! Get ’em before they get away!

Save 20% at BeadFX!

Pre-Christmas Sale … Black Friday Sale … Call it what you will. It’s time to be merry and bright and save 20% off the store* until December 5th. Time to get yourself a little something, for the best reason there ever was – because it is on sale. *The Fine Print is here. Maybe pick up one of the more indulgent pendants from this page, you know you’ve had your eye on them. Or peruse the Inspirations page, lots of easy ideas here! Or the READY TO GO page. Need Holiday Gift ideas that won’t take too much time? Check …

November 2018 Bead Mat Update: Texture & Contrast!

When talking about my November 2018 Bead Mat Update, I think more about the differences, and less about similarities! I love techniques! Yes I’ve told you that before, but this time my words are matched by my actions. Do you want to see? First up on my November 2018 Bead Mat update, is the bezelled cabochon that I talked about in my last blog post. I lifted the next two photos from that post!! Now here’s the update! I beaded some more, then glued the backing on, so all that’s left to do is bead the edging. But wait! What …

Holiday Gifts Countdown, Part 2

The Christmas movies have started – are you feeling the panic set in? You know you want to make some of your gifts, but not sure exactly what and you’re wondering when can you get them done. Okay, let’s reduce the panic a little; here are some more ideas from BeadFX’s Inspiration Gallery that will make perfect gifts. By the way, if you’re in the Toronto area and looking for dedicated time to work on your gifts, why not drop by Open Bead Night or Afternoon Bead Tea? If you’re a metalworker or lampworker, Open Metal Studios and Happy Hour …

More OOAK Stone, New Gift ideas, Resin Pans, Vintage Glass Cabs

Big update this week – 90 new items! We have some more of the one-of-a-kind stone pendants for you this week. This is a nice way for you to get something unique, without actually having to go out for it. Which is not to say you aren’t welcome at the store, but realistically – most of you can’t get here. These two strands of Tigereye, for instance. Stunning. The beads are not what you’d call consistent – some more rounded, some fatter, etc. But the quality, the colour! So you can use the beads individually or tie them together with …

Bezelled Cabochons: What are they?

In the last week, I decided to spend a little quality time with bezelled cabochons? To bead, or not to bead, that is the question! Of course, that’s not really the question, as I have no intention of not beading!!! Yes, I could surround it with a silver, or copper bezel, but for me that would be too much work!! I know! Working with little tiny beads, isn’t really work, is it? I’ve had a love/hate relationship with bezelled cabochons for years. Take this one, for example: I probably started this piece at least ten years ago. A plus-sized Howlite …