Time Flies: But what are you going to do about it?

Time flies so fast, that it’s sometimes hard to keep up! Doesn’t it feel like the older you get, the faster it flies? As a student, do you remember how long the school year was, then how anxious you were to get to the summer vacation part? I would like to slow it down a little, so that I can get even half of what’s rolling around in my brain, done! But isn’t that always the case? Work, and the hard, or uncomfortable activities, do take precedence, while the fun, creative stuff seems to be shoved into little bites of …

On the Road Again!

Imagine setting up a store on wheels and taking it all to a show near you! We’re doing just that this summer and fall. These consumer shows are all open to the general public and we’ll be there with a variety of goods including beads, findings, stones and more! If you’re in the neighbourhood, drop by and say ‘Hi’. See you at the Fair! TWIST Fibre FestivalAugust 16 – 18Saint-André-Avellin, QCThis is BeadFX’s first venture into la belle province! TWIST is Canada’s largest fibre festival and features everything from spinning, to knitting, to weaving, to dyeing, to whatever else you …

I goofed up … Sale still on

Call me … disorganized? Just don’t call me late for the sale! What was I thinking? Our big summer sale carries on until the end of July! (Midnight EDT July 31)! So what the heck was I thinking? I’m blaming it on “puppy brain.” That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it. Anyway – you need to be smarter (or more focused) than me, and jump on board for the savings. Stock up for the summer vacations – beading on the dock at the cottage – or staycations – beading in the comfy calm of your home. Either way – …

July 2019 Bead Mat Update: Clay, bead and stitch!

My July 2019 Bead Mat Update is hot, hot, hot! It’s actually the weather that’s been hot, hot, hot, but at least it’s cooled down now. Mid-30C + high humidity, is just not nice!! Stitch, beads, and Quick Cure Clay have been my main art focus in July, but then what else was I going to do when it was so hot? Playing outside, for long, was not an option!! I’m going to start with my ongoing love affair with Amulet bags. They’re designed to hang around your neck, hold small treasures, then serve as an unusual piece of jewelry! …

Take a Cool Class this August!

Sun, sand, cold drinks and lots of summer heat. What more can you ask for? Sometimes you just need to cool down a bit! Our summer classes and open sessions continue in air-conditioned comfort. Join Liz Kennedy, Pamela Kearns, Anne Marie Desaulniers and Gillian Clarke for some creative fun and learning. There are also lots of opportunities to give yourself dedicated time to work on your projects away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here are the activities scheduled August 1 – 14: Thursday, August 1 FREE Afternoon Bead TeaFacilitator: Pamela Kearns1:00 – 3:00pmGive yourself dedicated time to …

Ooops – forgot this!

20% – – SALE! SALE! SALE! – – 20% How could I forget? I tell you – this humidity is making my brain melt. Apparently, it’s “The Excuse to Hide Inside Sale.” Or the Summer Sale, for short. 😉 We’re having a sale – 20% or more off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. You know the drill. But if not, the fine print is here. *The Fine Print is here. Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, studio time, lampworking stuff, consignment art beads, special orders, some metal clay items, some tools, and …

Sweet Summer Color

Sweet summer colors, like fresh flowers, summery prints, sherbet, fruit – colors that are both soft and intense at the same time! From Preciosa – Natural Pink and Natural Lilac. These glass seed beads are not dyed. And they come in size 10/0s, size 8/0s, size 6/0s, and the monster size 2/0. Or how about these dreamy Bondeli superduo colors? Available for a limited time only, these matte finish colours are as summery as swimming holes and hot dogs. Or Adirondack chairs and BBQ. Or sunburn and bug bites. 😉       Hmmm – that coral color reminds me …

To Write or Stitch: What’s a girl to do?

Write or stitch, that’s certainly a dilemma! What the heck would you do? No paper is sacred! I write on yellow post-its, envelope scraps, the odd napkin, books (shudder), and even the back of invoices. The real trick is to figure out how to catalogue those notes, before they get swept out in the trash, but while they’re still current. I love to write, but have never had a great desire to journal about anything! Nope, not kidding!! But, I do confess to being a rabid writer of notes. You know, a scribble here, a scribble there, but then you …

Slow down Summer with a class

Are you feeling a little rushed? Are you thinking that summer is half over and September routines are creeping back into your thoughts? Don’t worry about the future (it will be here soon enough without borrowing time from it) and live in the here and now. Mindfulness is the practise of being present in what you are doing – whether doing chores, dining or learning. It is single-tasking. Classes are one way to help you clear your mind of other priorities and allow you to focus on yourself and learning a new skill. Our late-July classes feature four terrific opportunities …

Labra-Oodles

Not Labradoodles – but oodles of Labradorite! I have to tell you – Labradorite is one of our most popular stones. I think the thrill of finding good labradorite is unbeatable, and it is quietly beautiful with flashes of brilliance, as opposed to flashy and in your face. Like having a secret super power! There is something mystical and magical about it’s misty depths and inner glow. This week, in addition to our existing variety of beads, we have some breathtaking One-of-a-Kind Labradorite pendants. And I do mean breath-taking! There is a legend, according the the interwebs, (so it must …