How to be Stoned and still make a good Impression!

We would not feel so all alone So everybody must get stoned! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make an awesome impression. Impression Jasper that is! We scooped up a few more of these most excellent pendants sets in Impression Jasper, Lapis, and other stone/colours – and maybe even there will be enough to go around this time. Last time, so many of the staff here fell on them like the rapacious bead vultures that they are, that hardly any of them made it out to be sold! And we apologize for that. But, what the bead vultures want …

Silk inside, Stamps, and Opsimaths

It is a busy, busy, busy update this week.  Freakin’ huuuuge in fact. I mean huge. Oh, where to start! How about 54 new colours of Delicas? A whole bunch of hot off the press colours, including the Silk Inside and the Transparent Lusters. Maybe you’d like something more in the instant gratification category – how about a bit of finger bling? These crown bezel rings are adjustable for size, just slide to the right size, and then bend the tabs over to lock into place. They take the 14 mm rivolis – or, for that matter, any 14 mm …

Surprise!!!!!! 25%-off sale!

This is us – jumping out from behind the couch in your darkened living room! Surprise! It’s a surprise happy-birthday sale in celebration of our Fearless Beader’s Birthday – Sept 7 is her birthday – to be sure and say Happy Birthday if you see her! And meanwhile – you get the gifts – one week plus one day – 25% off! So we’re making this announcement a day early! Like our other super special sales – a few rules apply – by now you probably know what they are, but scroll down to read them if not. In the …

Ethereal Elegance vs Boho Casual

And More Power To You – Jean Power teaching in September! It’s not really a contest you know. It’s not really a cage match with the “Ele-e-gant Cryst-hal Cabochons in this cow-ner, weighing in at pure bling and a touch of dazzle; and in this cow-ner – a flash from the past, with a dust of rust, the down-to-earth funky Metal Pendants.” Well – it might be. But I’m fairly certain that most of us have dabbled in both ends of design spectrum at one time or another! And – sometimes we even combine the two! And with this week’s …

Diamond Duos!!

When you think Duos – you think Batman and Robin, Laurel and Hardy, Fred and Ginger, Holmes and Watson, or Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Or possibly Pinky and the Brain. Anyhoo – there is a new dynamic, dynamite duo on the block – Diamond Duos! Or DiamonDuos – both spellings seem to be in use! These new beads on the board are a diamond shape , flat on one side and faceted on the other, with two holes, running from side to side. With their flat sides, I can already picture them fitting together in pinwheel shapes, stars, flowers and …

Concrete and Candy!

We’re cementing our relationships! Getting them on a solid footing. In fact – we could say there is some thing really concrete about them! This is Artist’s Concrete – as used by mixed-media artist Robert Dancik – and is fun and easy to use. You put a tablespoon of the concrete powder in a disposable cup, add a 1/8 teaspoon of water – mix, and add a few drops more water to adjust the consistency. A stiffer mixture (like dough) is stronger, but a thinner mixture (like heavy cream) pours better – so you can adjust to your needs (packing …

Christmas in August SALE!!!

20% off most everything* in the store. Business customers get 25%. We are having a big fat sale – which is like having a big gift-wrapped present magically appear on your doorstep. Customers tell us all the time that a package from BeadFX is like Christmas any day of the year! OK, maybe mentioning Christmas before Thanksgiving is putting you into panic mode – but I’d like to point out that if you are going to make stuff for #handmadeholidays or, let’s face it, yourself – you need a running head start. The most valuable thing that goes into your …

Christmas at BeadFX!

‘Twas just before Christmas and all through the store, Erin was packaging just one Delica tube more. Anne Marie and Malliga were putting out stock Beads and some mats and some semi-precious rocks. Lee was getting the mail ready to go “Man, this is going incredibly slow!” Bonnie was checking the orders with care So that customers soon would receive all of their fare. Amanda was counting the beads by the score And in the process, dropping lots on the floor. Rae and Kelly are with customers much Helping them choose colours, sizes and such Rosemary in the studio was …

Czech and Czechmate …

Czech and Czechmate … Bricks and Skinny Bars and Lentils and Maple Leaves. If it’s got two holes in it – we have it. Or it is on the boat on the way to us. In fact, I think I’m going to have to do some re-organizing on the website so you can find all these new two-hole shaped accent beads in one place. It might take me a couple of days – so just watch for that on the website. Czechmates are a line of beads that are designed to work together for your beadweaving pleasure. Their holes are …

The Search for the Blue Sun

Once upon a time, there was a mighty leader of the great Beady Tribe. She had conquered all their foes, and her people lived in peace and happy creativity. Their world was beautiful and all were happy. There was just one little problem. The weather. The weather was brutally cold. And so, one day, the Fearless Beader, as she was known to one and all, tired of finding her beads all frozen together yet again, stood up before her people and said “Let us away – let us search for the legendary land of sun and warmth, and escape this …