Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies and …
Jewelry making supplies are our specialty. Over 25,000 products are here to help you make beautiful jewellery using all of the latest tools, techniques and beads from around the world. We carry everything for making your own jewelry, including all the glass and crystal beads for making jewelry to the large selection of stringing materials and findings components to make it sparkle. We have knowledgeable, experienced staff to help you make your project a success. All of the Beads for Making Jewelry that you can imagine – and hundreds more to keep your creative side busy.
We have an impressive selection of Swarovski Crystals in hundreds of styles, sizes and colors. Swarovski Elements Pendants & Swarovski Crystal Pearls are also here in most colors too!
Do you need Miyuki Delica Cylinders Beads or Miyuki Seedbeads (round)? We have over 2,000 colors, sizes and package sizes to fill all your project needs. Toho Seedbeads are our second huge selection of Japanese Seedbeads,
Czech seedbeads from both Preciosa-Ornela and Jablonex are stocked in hundreds of colors and 6 sizes.
How do I put it all together
We have most Stringing Supplies including needles in Griffin Silk, Fireline, SoftFlex beading cable, C-Lon Beading Cord & Thread and dozens of others including Hemp Cord, and we have several types of stretchy cord for those easy and simple projects too. And all those metal pieces to hold everything together to tie it together like clasps & connectors.
What can I do with Natural Semi-Precious Gemstones
Jade stones, Laboradorite, Amazonite and another 70 Natural stone beads are in our selection, many from Dakota Stones who provide beautiful quality stones at a reasonable price.
Enjoy our huge selection. There is no need to create an account, but once you do, you can log in to have access to any special pricing, use our “Save for Later” shopping cart, and ensure that any preferences you’ve set or items you’ve placed in your cart will still be there when you return, even as you move from your phone to your computer to your laptop to your tablet to “whatever they will invent next!”
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Latest News and Updates:
- A Thousand Flowers, A Thousand Eyes September 22, 2022
Millefiori is a glassworking technique – it means “thousand flowers” – that creates flower motifs by building patterns in long thin rods, and then slicing them to get the pattern in the cross-section. A white flower with a red center would start with a central core of red, then white half circles would be built around it, and then the background color filled in around, being careful to preserve the shape of the petals. All while working in a 2,000 degree flame and trying not to have the whole thing crack or melt into a big mess. It’s a challenge, for sure!
Not just flowers, but the classic evil eye can be made way too. A black core, a blue layer, a white layer – then a background color.
Of course, if the evil eye bead (a good luck charm for warding off misfortune) is not being made that way, the traditional method is a base bead – often a dark blue – with a white dot, followed by a light blue dot, with a black dot in the center – all melted in smooth.
You can see that working glass involves a fair amount of planning and supplies – as the colors don’t mix like paints – they stay separate. So every color you need, you need to have that color already on hand.
We have a choice of these traditional handmade beads for you – to add a pop of color to your creations.
And these classic evil eye spacers are just the ticket for bracelets. How crazy awesome are these?
Hematite – dark color – silver color – rainbow color! And this is MAGNETIC hematite too – because some of you asked for it. I actually just like to play with the magnetic beads and stack them up in piles, roll them around, and have them stick to each other.
And to complement the hematite – we have two choices in the hematite donut shaped pendants. These are not magnetic, which is good, because you’d probably stick yourself to the car, or a steel door, or a filing cabinet if they were. (True story – I have done this!)
Other fun stuff this week – turquoise impression jasper in strands of tubes and disks, antique-ivory looking turtles,
And this seriously large crystal heart. I think this might be too big even for me! Not just large, but very deep front to back. Also – quite a small hole for hanging. Quite spectacular though. Looks amazing hanging in a sunny window. Some imperfections in the AB coating. But, hanging in a window – you won’t notice.
And we wanted to try these out – as we look for more crystal choices. These are quite fun, and excellent pricing!
And speaking of crystal choices – the Crystal Lane crystal bicones are now available in 8mm. Choices all across the rainbow!
Also – special request, Miyuki 5/0 Triangles in Sparkle Purple Lined Crystal. 😉 You’re welcome.
Cheers – stay safe! As always – all the new stuff is here.
Our Class News
- Fall Classes
Looking for something fun to do this fall, well we have you covered. We have a bunch of new classes here at BeadFX in the next few months.
Check out our fall classes here.10September10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Our Latest Inspiration
- Painted Beads and a Bottle of Wine, Mama
Like a bolt out of the blue – this idea came to me. I was watching an instagram video of someone painting on custom fingernails, and they were soooo good – and I suddenly thought – “that would work on our carrier beads!”
Well – when it comes to painting tiny portraits of Hollywood stars – you can give me a pass, but I can at least slap on some nail polish and do a little design.
I wasn’t sure how the acrylic beads would handle the nail polish and all it’s solvents, but there was no problem – none at all. Which makes sense – artificial nails are acrylic … so, doh!
Using a pair of fine tipped tweezers to stabilize and hold them, I painted up a small set, and when the polish was dry – top coated them with a clear top coat.
I just painted one side, but you could do both. Actually – the backs look pretty cool.
Then, I strung them on stretchy bracelet stuff, spaced out with size 6/0 seedbeads – which as I actually ran out of one color, you can see a slight difference in the two strands. Whatever.
I think these worked out pretty good. Would love to hear about what you do with this idea!