Steel Yourself

Steel yourself. Stainless is coming. A fresh new wind of change is blowing! Are you looking for a durable, low-maintenance, tarnish-proof, hypo-allergenic metal choice for making fun, durable jewelry? Beach jewelry. Travel Jewelry. Kids jewelry. Tough jewelry. Or you just like the look of it! There are plenty of reasons to look at Stainless Steel! With over 60 new items added, we think we have a pretty good line-up of stainless steel findings and beads and chains for your beading dreams. Headpins & Eyepins Jumprings Clasps Chains Beads Crimps and Ends Caps Bails Earrings And other useful stuff. With now …

10+ and QCC at BeadFX

(and 20% off Czech seedbeads and Kumi stuff for one week only) Silver-Filled 10+ Wire from ParaWire You asked, we answered. Ok, our first answer was “huh? Whut?” But then we looked it up, and decided that the folks who were asking were on to something! “ParaWire’s 10+ silver-filled wire is the perfect replacement for working with solid silver wire. 10% fine silver content, making it behave just like sterling silver wire – solderable, and patina-able – but for a fraction of the price of sterling or solid fine silver.” Well – hot damn! Sounds like a winner to me. …

An Appetite for Apatite?

This week, we ask the questions that no one wants the answers to. We want to know, do you have an appetite for Apatite? The rich selection of tranquil blues; do they call to you? Or are you Mooning for Moonstone? Soft subtle shimmers of peach moonstone – it’s peachy keen! Or are you obsessed with Obsidian? Got your eye on some Green Eye Dzi beads? Agape for more Terra Agate? Dead Serious for Dead Soft sterling wire? 14ga baby – that is 1.65mm momma! Whoa! Orrrrr, wait for it, are you quartz sure you are ready for this? Tanzanite …

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Any night, and I need a sight My beading pattern and a magnifying light Handful of findings and a snack to bite But what I need to make it right are those Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Long Pearls and Baroque Sticks Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Random Shapes and Colour Mix Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Get a strand or maybe six Trick or Treat – Pearls are so sweet In the cold, or in the heat Freshwater Pearls – they can’t be beat But they’re the best strung up so neat! Pearls, Pearls, Pearls 😉 Cheers! Bulk Bags of Carrier Beads. A lifetime supply! …

TierraCast and Restock on Flying Stones

First the restock! Fancy Jasper (also known as Rainbow Jasper) restock – we haven’t had this in awhile. The translucency and glossiness of this stone kicks it up a notch from most jaspers. Restock on the Terra Agate that is so beautiful and was such a hit in April that it flew out the door! And restock on the Dzi beads – which also flew out the door! Are you at peace now – one with the universe now that you can get those beads you missed? Repeat after me – Ohhhm – Watt? Is meditating too shocking? Well – …

Moth-Man sighted at BeadFX

Oh my – the cater-pillar of society has transformed into the Goth Moth! What an amazing focal piece this is! We have a bunch of really awesome pieces this week – very limited quantities, so you know you won’t be seeing them on every neck on the street – BUT – you might have to wrestle the staff to get to them. Art Nouveau Lives! The sensuous spirit of Art Nouveau is alive and well and hanging out in the garden, all wrapped in vines and flowers. I just washed my hair and can’t do a thing with it! Really …

Mighty Amazon-ite and other Mighty-Fine Stones

The Amazon-ite twins, Matte and Glossy, ready to leap to the jewelry rescue – saving you from lack-of-inspiration. The soothing soft sea foam colours would make a crab happy. Small in size but mighty in deliciousness … these are mites of beads – like these 4mm Lapis Lazuli or these Tourmaline Mixes Not just the Amazon is mighty though – these 14.5mm Black Rutilated Quartz beads are large and lovely. As are these 11x15mm Tumbled Nuggets – Green/Brown Prehnite And these: Stone Beads – 10x14mm Oval Barrel – Prehnite (strand) And These: Stone Beads – 7.5-10mm Nuggets – Citrine (strand) …

April Showers bring May … Pearls

Should your Mom be the girl with the pearl(s)? Or should it be you? With all that water out there – there might be oysters growing pearls at the bottom of my garden. I’m scared to look. I’m sure I heard the Jaws theme when I slogged out to inspect my daffodils – which are fast mutating into water lilies. If you’d prefer to stay warm and dry – we have a lovely selection of Big Hole pearls for you this week. With their 2.5mm holes – you can make leather bracelets – very handsome, put them on cord, or …

Bail Out, Itsy Bitsy Coins

Nope – we’re not changing our business model here. It’s just that this week, we have TierraCast Bails for your pendant-hanging pleasure, and 4mm Diamond Cut Faceted Stone Coins – which is a bit of a mouthful. Bails – a bail is a loop to hang something or hold it. That wire handle on a bucket – that’s the bail. These bails are for hanging pendants, from crystal pendants to whatever you want to dangle. It’s tough to quantify what a bail will fit on, and most of them are pretty flexible in terms of working for more than one …

Too Beautiful for Words

Sometimes, I feel like the beads in an update really don’t need me to say anything other than – here, have at them. This is one of those updates. I’m going to start with these – Terra Agate. These big barrel beads – I keep thinking they look like lampwork beads. They are so gorgeous, and so individual – they look hand-crafted. Chrysocolla – it’s no secret I love chrysocolla, and judging from the way it flies out the door, I’m thinking a fair number of you do too! Mind you – Lapis has been known to be my fave …