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 …

Tri-Tri-Trios

They are fun, they are green – they are the greatest beads you’ve ever seen! Tri-Tri-Trios! Fun little wedge-shaped two-hole beads – the category that grows! These Trios are so new they squeak! We’re rolling them out in the big designer packs first, and as soon as they are packaged, we’ll have them in vials too – but for now, you can get in on the ground floor and start designing with them. Take them out for a spin, try them in your favourite stitches – blaze some new trails and boldly bead where no one has beaded before! And …

Wishing you Peace and Prosperity for 2018

2018 – here’s to the new year and hope for a better world. Let’s start with a little medication meditation … … om mani padme hum … and give peace a chance. We all might need a hand with that. Let’s hope that 2018 is as charming as this update. (Silver, Copper, and Gold.) And if that doesn’t work, let’s all escape to our fantasy castle and play with beads. 😉   Like new choices in 3 mm Swarovski bicones And a new, larger Floating Display Frame to display your jewelry when you are not wearing it. Because it’s nice …

2018 – Live Purple

2017 is on it’s way out the door – and a lot of people will be happy to see it go. Pantone has declared that the 2018 colour of the year is Purple. Actually – they are calling it Ultra Violet – but, to the best of my knowledge, you can’t actually see Ultra Violet unless you are a bee – A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Nevertheless – Pantone 18-3838 “Ultra Violet” is a very pretty shade of blue-purple violet – a …

Try on these size 9/0s!

Another 20 colours in the size 9/0 3-cut seedbeads. If you are loving these size 9/0s – just a smidge smaller than the 8/0s, not as small as the 10/0s – then you will be happy to see even more colour choices! And, of course, the 3-cut facets make them just that more sparkly and rich-looking! Rough Chunks of Peruvian Chrysocolla We’ve had these for a while, but they were only available instore. These are one-of-a-kind – handsome chunks of rough, raw, stone. You can wirewrap them, or cut and polish them, depending on your skill level and expertise! Or, …

Snake Wind and Snake Berry

We’re not above the occasional fart joke around here – and I have to admit, when I saw that these beads were called Snake Wind, well – I’ll just let you imagine what streets my mind wandered down. Snake, however, is actually the name for the finish that gives it the darkened edges to the facets, giving the beads a distinctive scaled look. The Berry mix is obvious – and Wind, well, why not? They are part of the new 4mm fire polish beads this week, including the Nebula finish, and these metallics. And this Fuchsia! I have to admit …

Take 10% off – and Last Call for Frequent Beader Points

As you probably already know, we wrapped up the online Frequent Beader Points program in July – with a grace period to redeem outstanding points by the end of the year. We just want to remind you that you have until Dec 31 to redeem those points. Now – we just happen to have a pop-up 10% store-wide sale on right now, and in an absolutely unprecedented move – we’ve decided to let you cash in those points during the sale! We’ve never done this before, and never will again – so – opportunity is a knocking and we suggest …