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!”
Yes, We are open to the public serving all of the U.S. and Canada online.
Got a question? Call Tollfree 1-877-473-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest News and Updates:
- Just a Quick Reminder! 20% Off September 24, 2020
Sale ends Sep 30! (Next Wednesday at midnight)
The forecast is for bargains – 20% savings, for nearly 100% of our stuff!*
Time to stock up on beads and stuff, and maybe even start to think about making hand-made gifts. Yes – Christmas is coming.
*Almost everything. Some select items excluded. Sale – Fine Print
Feel free to place multiple orders and we will combine them to reduce shipping.
We do anticipate that shipping will most likely be delayed by a day or two from our usual timeframe.
So click on a link and go crazy!
Our Class News
- Back to Class was a Blast!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual event! It was thrilling to meet so many people, especially those who tuned in from beyond Toronto!
The learning continues in September with more classes – several of them brand new! Diane Whiting joins us virtually from California for two exciting classes that are full of sparkle and style. Gillian Clarke is sharing her expertise with beaded Kumihimo as well as some new chainmaille designs. Jenn Jevons will teach you all about Art Clay Silver – a terrifically versatile medium that ‘magically’ turns into fine silver! Liz Kennedy has a brand new project that involves weaving – yes, weaving – strips of metal. Pamela Kearns will share how to do the basics of jewellery-making – perfect for newbies and anyone who wants a refresher!
Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled September 21 – 30
Tuesday, September 22
NEW Virtual Class: Mulberry Clusters Kumihimo Necklace (2 sessions)
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 8:00pm
Discover how to combine beads and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) to create this ‘berry’ adorned necklace! Class continues Tuesday, September 29; 6:00 – 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 23
Thursday, September 24
Saturday, September 26
NEW Virtual Class: Double Diamond Deluxe
Instructor: Diane Whiting
9:00am – 1:00pm
This is a long lariat, with multiple styling possibilities, features 288 Swarovski round crystals. Talk about bling with style!
Monday, September 28
Tuesday, September 29
Virtual Class: Jewellery Making 101 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm (both dates)
Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Do you need to brush up on a few basic skills? Join us to discover how easy it can be to create jewellery! Class continues Tuesday, October 6.
Click on the class/open session title to see complete information and on-line registration. You can see all of the month’s activities by going to the September class calendar.
Our Latest Inspiration
- Project of the Week: Ginko Dangles
The new frame findings are fun to work with and there are some many ideas that you can achieve with them. This project features the triangular frame with a top hole for a dangle. They are easy to do, using only one row of brick stitch as a base for beads to dangle from. The resulting pair of earrings are fairly large, making it perfect as an accompanying pendant.
Needed for this project: (in brackets are the colours I used – personalize it to your own style!)
Earring Frame – Triangle – Stainless Steel
Size 6/0 Japanese seed beads for base row (7b6r0263 Bluelined Crystal Rainbow)
Size 8/0 Japanese seed beads (tb8r2637f Semi-glazed Navy Blue Rainbow
Size 11/0 Japanese seed beads (Colour A) (mb11-4201 Galvanized Silver Duracoat)
Size 11/0 Japanese seed beads (Colour B) (tb11r43 Opaque Spring Sky Blue)
Cz 2-hole Ginko beads (s62549 Chalk Blue Lustre)
4mm Metal Round Beads, silvertone
2 2″ 20ga headpins, silver
2 8mm Swarovski bicone crystals (s48626 Denim Blue)
Toho Beading Thread
Beading needle to fit through beads
Ear wires of choice or jump ring (if making a pendant)
1. Pull a wingspan of thread and gently stretch it to release tension. Tie the thread using a double knot to the triangular finding in the lower corner. As I am left-handed, I’ve tied it on the left side (working to the right). If you are right-handed, tie it to the right corner (as you’ll be working to the left). Leave about a 6″ tail; you’ll bury the tail in the finishing.
2. Using typical brick stitch instructions, create a base row of six size 6/0 seed beads along the bottom base, hanging below the frame.
3. Let’s create the first dangle:
– pick-up the main bead design (this will be be the same on all dangles): three Colour A size 11/0 seed beads, a Ginko bead on the outside round side, three Colour A beads, one size 8 seed bead, one Colour B size 11/0 seed bead, one size 8/0 seed bead, three Colour A beads, another Ginko bead on the inside curve. Snug up the beads.
4. Finishing the first dangle:
– stitch through the bottom Ginko bead through the other hole, as shown
– pick-up three Colour A beads; stitch through the existing size 8/0, Colour B and size 8/0 beads
– pick-up three Colour A beads; stitch through the second hole of the Ginko bead
– pick-up three Colour A beads; stitch through the same size 6/0 bead you originally exited.
Stitch across and down the next size 6/0 bead. You are now in place to start the next dangle.
5. Second dangle:
With your working thread exiting the next size 6/0 bead in the base, pick-up one size 8/0 seed bead
– pick-up the main bead design outlined in Step 3 (three Colour A size 11/0 seed beads, a Ginko bead on the outside round side, three Colour A beads, one size 8 seed bead, one Colour B size 11/0 seed bead, one size 8/0 seed bead, three Colour A beads, another Ginko bead on the inside curve.) Snug up the beads.
– repeat the Step 4 to finish the main part of the dangle also stitching into the size 8/0 seed bead added at the beginning of the dangle, before stitching in the base size 6/0 seed bead.
– stitch across and down into the next size 6/0 seed bead to be in place for the next dangle.
6. Third dangle:
With your working thread exiting the next size 6/0 bead in the base, pick-up one 4mm metal bead and one size 8/0 seed bead
– pick-up the main bead design outlined in Step 3
– repeat the Step 4 to finish the main part of the dangle also stitching into the 4mm metal bead and size 8/0 seed bead added at the beginning of the dangle, before stitching in the base size 6/0 seed bead.
– stitch across and down into the next size 6/0 seed bead to be in place for the next dangle.
7. The fourth dangle is a repeat of the third dangle (Step 6)
8. The fifth dangle is a repeat of the second dangle (Step 5)
9. The sixth dangle is a repeat of the first dangle (Steps 3 and 4).
After finishing the dangle and stitching through the size 6/0 bead in the base, tie the working thread and the tail thread together using a surgeon’s knot.
10. Bury both thread into the beadwork and trim.
11. Create the upper dangle: Stack the following onto the headpin:
– one 4mm metal bead, the bicone crystal, one 4mm metal bead, a size 8/0 seed bead, one 4mm metal bead, and another size 8/0 seed bead.
Create a simple loop at the end of the head pin.
12. Attach the headpin to the lower top loop of the finding.
Attach an earwire of choice to the upper top loop of the finding.
That’s it – create a second earring to match. If you would prefer a pendant, replace the earring finding with a jump ring large enough to accommodate a chain or cord.
Designed by Pamela Kearns for BeadFX