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:
- Bugs N’ Roses February 25, 2021
Welcome to the Jungle – the hot, steamy Thai jungle with it’s beautiful, iridescent Sternocera beetles! Not only did we get some re-stock on the amazing green-blue wings, but also a small stock of the rarer copper-colored wings.
The Sternocera beetle is known for it’s habit of attempting to discuss tax policies with the trees – hence it’s reputation as a wood-boring beetle.
You might think I have an Axel to grind,what with all these sweet amethyst crystal rose cabochons. Crystal Roses are what they are called, and they are a cluster of crystals – we have amethyst and quartz – in varying sizes of crystal growth. Some have large crystals, and some have small crystals, and the difference makes for a different texture. These are cabochons, flat backs, and the backs of them are as interesting as the fronts. They could be perfect in a wire wrap setting, where you can display both sides.
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Our Class News
- March into Spring classes
The first day of Spring isn’t quite here yet (circle March 20 on your calendar!), but the sense of expectation is ramping up toward a new season. We’re also ramping up to a new season of creativity with new classes – including three exciting classes with Betty Stephan!
BeadFX’s March classes feature lots of beading, chainmaille and bead embroidery! Our virtual classes mean that you don’t need to live near BeadFX to enjoy taking our classes. Virtual classes are your opportunity to join the wider jewellery-making world. We have enjoyed having students join us from across Canada and the United States, with a couple of students from beyond our North American borders. How exciting is that!
The following classes and open sessions are scheduled starting March 1. Click on the images to see more information and on-line registration.19March10:00 am - 4:00 pmLocal Time:Fri Mar 19, 2021 |10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Our Latest Inspiration
- Sun Pendant
Spring is coming so let’s celebrate by bringing the Sun into our wardrobe! This week’s project features brick stitch using the 42mm Wire Hoop and cube beads in two sizes: Miyuki 4mm cubes and 1.8mm cube. The finished pendant measures 2 3/4″ across; you can make it smaller by using a smaller hoop and/or smaller beads. With this technique, you will see the thread; choose a thread colour that blends with the hoop colour if you don’t want it to stand out too much.
Pull a wingspan of thread and thread your needle. Tie the thread with a double knot (a surgeon’s knot isn’t necessary) near the top of the hoop, leaving about 5″ for the tail. You’ll tie this off and bury the tail later.
Doing brick stitch on an armature (like this hoop) can be a little frustrating, so be patient.
Pick-up two 4mm cube beads and bring them down to the hoop. Go through the beads again in the same direction and manipulate the beads so they sit side-by-side and not one-after-another.
Now we need to attach the beads to the armature. With your thread and needle behind the hoop, stitch through the hoop and go through the bead that your thread is currently coming through.
When you pull through, your beads will sit as shown. You’ve just created a ladder start.
Now we’ll do brickstitch, adding beads all around the hoop.
Pick-up one cube and bring it down to the beadwork.
With your needle and thread at the back of the hoop, stitch through the hoop and through the bead you’ve just added on the side that the thread is exiting.
Tighten up the beading.
Repeat this stitch, adding more beads around the hoop. Again, it can be fiddly – just take your time and snug up the beads against each other.
Continue adding beads until you’ve reach the other side of the hoop’s top, as shown.
The sun’s rays are added individually. Our thread is exiting the top of the last bead on the base row.
Pick-up two beads and bring them down to the beadwork; go through the beads again.
Manipulate the beads so they sit side-by-side and stitch under the thread between two beads in the base row as shown. You are skipping one thread and stitching under the next thread.
Pull through and stitch back up through the bead you’ve just added. This secures the beads to the base row of beads.
Now we’ll add the top of the sunray.
Pick-up one 4mm cube bead and a 1.8mm cube bead.
Stitch back down the 4mm cube (don’t stitch through the small cube) and into the open bead of the two beads in the previous row, going all the way through to the base row.
To add additional rays, we need to travel up and down through the base beads and exit our thread a full space over, as shown.
Continue adding rays around your pendant, leaving one empty space between the rays.
When you’re finished, tie the working thread and the tail threads together, bury them and trim.