It’s a Dark and Stormy Sale – 25% off – spooky savings until Halloween!

I love October, and all the colours and the surprising weather and the sense of suspense – like something wonderful is coming! To celebrate October and all the ghoulish goodies that implies – we’re selecting some thematically relevant dark and stormy items for sale! Gunmetal and Black Metal Beads and Findings?Grunge get glamor and goth grows up. Dracula really digs this stuff. Sometimes the perfect accent is just to blend into the background.   Maybe a little rubber to go with that look? Rubber tubing, the cord (solid) can string/weave/knot – the tubing is hollow – run wire or beading …

it’s dark in here

It’s dark in here. The whole store is in a kerfuffle right now: we’ve been without power for all of Sunday, and only half power on Saturday, since a racoon went to the big garbage truck in the sky by straddling two high voltage wires leading into the building. What with one thing and another, the electrician coming out, and then hydro, then not being able to get access and then needing another guy – it’s the usual “hurry up and wait” snafu scenario that modern life gifts us with on a daily basis. It’s annoying for us, but potentially …

Concrete & Rubies

Concrete & Rubies by: Anne Marie Desaulniers These Matte Crazy Lace Agate stones have been living side byside, on the BeadFX wall, just under the pearls. Ignored for months, but thenthey suddenly started clamouring for their potential to be reached! Concretegoes with everything, and my July birthstone is ruby!! Add some sparkle, then whatbetter way to marry the two, than with a chic and comfortable wrap bracelet. Apiece of this type, could even be worn as a short necklace, but I far preferthis variation as a standalone bracelet! Instructions: Dump all of your beads, into a nice pile on your …

Holiday Closing

Easter Holiday closing – Don’t forget, our bricks and mortar store will be closed Friday Mar 30 for Good Friday, and April 1 for Easter Sunday. We will be open Saturday, and Monday. Online, our trusty computers will be standing by as ever, ready and waiting to take your orders.

The best Valentine is …

The best valentine you get – is the one you buy yourself – because you are the best judge of what you want! And if you want a treat – if you are hungry for an exclusive beading experience, if you long to get away, play with beads, and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of happy, shiny beads – then now is the time to sign up for the Bead-Treat Retreat! The Early-Bird Signup special expires on Birdsday, er, Thursday, Feb 15 – and that is a saving of $50, which is not to be sneezed at. And listen …

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 …

Help Us Help Others with the BeadFX Food Drive

Many of us in Toronto and the surrounding area are lucky! We have some discretionary money that we can spend on non-essentials that won’t impact on monies we need to pay our bills, rent or mortgage, and other necessities. Many in Toronto are not so lucky and are having problems managing the essentials. These individuals and families need to decide if money goes toward food or hydo or rent or anything else that may be required for daily living. Families are particularly hard hit because it means children go hungry. Another group of people whose needs are increasing are senior …