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:
- Real Beads This Week July 2, 2020
These pretty flower beads inspired me to do this:
I am going to mount it in a shadow box – although, I have to admit – I kind of want to go berserk and keep going with it from here. The pendant stone is the Poppy Jasper Square Donut – Rosemary rejected this one as being damaged, so I decided to have a go with it.
For the embellishment, I grabbed some Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Dyed Light Smoke Grey Silver Lined Alabaster (tube), Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Matte Metallic Patina Iris (5 grams), and some Delicas – 10/0 Japanese Cylinders – Opaque Limestone Luster (tube)
The stick is courtesy of my dogs, that bring me a constant barrage of stuff in the hopes that something will get them a treat.
Other goodies this week – these strands of mixed Glass Beads – Random Shapes – Green Lumi (strand) are a nice casual chic combo – just begging to be a bracelet.
Pressed Glass – glass beads that get their shape from being pressed into shape from molten glass – as opposed having the glass cut away by a faceting machine. If you don’t want the shape of flowers, how about flowers on your beads?
Leaves – these are the “classic” leaf – a staple of bead embroidery, embellishment, haute couture, and Czech-inspired boho jewelry. I think of them as the “airplane” leaves, see the airplane pattern in the veins – with little motion “zoomicles” coming out the back? Ha ha – now you can’t “un-see” it, can you? Honestly – we have lots of leaf beads and flower beads to choose from, in colors from naturalistic to not-even-remotely.
I used to focus on black flowers in my garden – black pansies, black tulips, etc. Nowadays – I have a black dog (and two more that are mostly black) that make gardening a challenge. If it can grow after being sat on, run over, or dug up – I consider it a win – whatever its color.
And, maybe a few nice clasps to go with those beads?
Maybe a pussy-cat to go with those owls? The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to bead some beautiful pea-green beads.
There is a few more items, oh, and a shout out to Laura, who wanted to buy the rest of the GoodFelt beading foundation colors as singles instead of packs – available now! 😉 You, too, are welcome to make product suggestions!
Don’t forget to check out the Manager’s specials, on sale to make room for new stuff. These are selling fast – don’t dawdle! Scoop ’em up!
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!
Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – This Week – July 2
Where did the year go? Oh yeah – quarantine and isolation. It’s a different world now, that’s for sure. We hope you had a lovely Canada Day, and stayed safe while enjoying the weather. And a Happy and safe Fourth of July as well.
Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Reservations preferred.
Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door.
Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping. Curbside pick up available 11-6. No in-store access.
We are back up to speed in picking and shipping. Canada Post states on their website: “Customers should anticipate delays as important safety measures, including physical distancing, means it takes longer to process heavy parcel-volumes.” Sigh.
Online orders, pre-paid only, can be picked up curbside 11-6, Monday – Friday.
- If you are local – you should see an option to select “Store Pick-up/Walk in” in the shopping cart as the shipping method. You will not be charged for shipping, even if you are under the free shipping limit.
- If, for some reason, you do not see the option for “Store Pick-up/Walk in” – say, your address on file falls outside the computer’s definition of “local,” but you still want to come and get it, then you can choose “call-back” as an option, and tell us you want to pick it up in the comment box, and we will remove the shipping, and call you for payment info.
- We will call when it is ready and arrange a pick-up window of time. Pick-ups will be on Mondays to Fridays, 11-6 pm.
Phones are being answered Monday through Saturday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help.
You are all awesome – we are profoundly grateful for your support and happy to be part of creative process, or coping strategy, as the case may be!
We love your little notes of appreciation – we treasure every one of them.
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Our Class News
- Mid-July classes are HOT!
The temperature is rising and so is the creativity in our mid-July classes! Gillian Clarke, Pamela Kearns, and Laurier Poirier (BeadFX’s newest instructor!) are bringing you amazing virtual classes. If you’ve ever wanted to create a beaded box – Gillian will show you how! Pam will show you how to create a bead mosaic using an ancient technique developed by the Huichol people of northwest Mexico. Laurie will have you creating a season’s worth of wire rings – perfect for yourself, friends and family!
For the first time since March, we are offering an in-studio class with Liz Kennedy. Join Liz and forge away to create a statement copper cuff. In keeping with Provincial mandates, this class will be kept small and all attendees will be masked during the full class.
Looking for company while you bead or do chainmaille? Look no further than our weekly FREE Virtual Afternoon Bead Teas!
Here are the classes and sessions scheduled July 11 – 20:
Tuesday, July 14
NEW Virtual Class: Ring in the Summer Ring Making Class
Instructor: Laurie Poirier
2:00 – 3:00pm
Using only wire and beads, you’ll explore various styles of rings you’ll be proud to wear!
Virtual Class: Huichol-style Bead Mosaic
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Discover a new way to get creative with beads! Using only wax as an adhesive, you’ll be able to dcreate jewellery, home decor and more!
Wednesday, July 15
Thursday, July 16
NEW Virtual Class and Multi-day Bead-along: SuperDuo Box by Katie Dean
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 8:00pm
Being taught with permission from designer Katie Dean, you’ll learn how to build a box using SuperDuo beads toppped off with a sparking Swarovski rivoli!
Saturday, July 18
Click on the class/session title for complete details and on-line registration. To see all of the month’s activities, go to the July class calendar.
Our Latest Inspiration
- InspirationFX: Falling Leaves
Get your creative juices flowing
by: Rosemary Beasley
When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron.
Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need!
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.