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 …

Beady priorities! Should we worry about them, or not?

Have you ever thought about your beady (and/or crafting) priorities? Is this something that you have already considered, or is it a totally new concept? If you’re in the business of selling your beaded items, I’m sure that it’s something that you have already defined, in your business plan. But what if you’re beading for a hobby, relaxation, or just for the fun of it? Do you need to set priorities? If so, why? I believe that you should set beady priorities, in both instances! On the business end, you need think about how you will sell your work? For …

Treat yourself to a weekend of fun at Bead-Treat!

Imagine a weekend of fun, learning, friendship-building and creative opportunities – away from the kids, chores and everyday cares! Have you heard about Bead-Treat? BeadFX is the presenting sponsor at a brand new jewellery-making retreat to be held at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, May 4 – 6. Bead-Treat will feature three classes with three of BeadFX’s instructors – Angela Peace, Marilyn Gardiner and Pamela Kearns. All Bead-Treat participants will take a class with each instructor and learn a brand new, never-taught-before project in their respective specialties. Each class is suitable for all levels – beginners will learn the basics …

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 …

Creativity Secrets: Nuturing your muse!

What are creativity secrets, and why doesn’t your muse know more about them? Shouldn’t they be easy to spot? Think like a child, then open yourself up to the freedom to play! Who says that everything that we do, needs to be dead serious? Have you considered working in another medium? It might wake your muse up, and help you to work through creativity blocks! Besides, it could be a whole lot of fun! Get down, and get dirty!!! If not mud, then try finger painting. Design some jewelery, based on your painted output! Immerse yourself in colour! If you …

January classes are full steam ahead!

Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday to Meet the Teachers – 40 class registrations in a single day! We had a fantastic turnout, in spite of the deep freeze. And, thank you to Marg who brought in all the delicious goodies and hot chocolate – perfect for a cold January day! January continues with some fun NEW classes as well as a re-introduction to some previous classes – in case they didn’t fit in your schedule before now. Anne Marie Desaulniers will get your mixed media and free form bead embroidery creativity going with three classes. …