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:
- Faster than a Speeding Needle, … June 10, 2021
Nanofil – single filament beading thread – according to the manufacturer – it is “Ultrathin, ultrastrong, near-invisible, and stronger than steel. Pretty big claim. However –
I am currently test-driving a bracelet made with it, and I have so say – so far – I am pretty impressed. It is a single filament – so no fuzzing out when trying to thread, and it is pretty near invisible, and I even took the risky move of threading it right through the metal link on the magnetic clasp – which I would never do with thread. I would not do that as a regular rule, but, gotta test it, right?
So far, it’s good. By the way – the bracelet is 4mm firepolish and Ginkos, which fit together beautifully – one strand of firepolish and one tube of Ginkos and a clasp.
Not sure that the Nanofil will replace thread – it is thinner, but I think it has it’s own place. I tried the 4lb, the lightest – you can see, or not see, it in the following picture.
Requests! Did you know we take requests?
Some cases, we can special order an item. In other cases, if we think enough people will want them – we just add it to our product line. I figure that for every person that asks for something specific, there are probably a bunch more that do want it, but haven’t asked.
So we had a request for clear glass cabs, 12mm, and “can you get some that are 6mm deep, and some that are 4mm deep, please?” Wow – well – turns out – we could. They are quite fun to look at – the deep ones are half-spheres, you could almost glue two together and make a round ball. The others are a
more typical profile.
What would you make? Eyes? Dots? Bumps?
Also – by request … Crystal Lane tiny faceted donut rondelles. We got an email last week – do you have the tiny 1.5×2.5mm Crystal Lane rondelles? – and are they in with the seedbeads – because they are tiny, or are they in with the rondelles, or … ? That was a good question, but we didn’t have them anywhere.
Now we do! and the answer is – they have their very own category – CL Rondelles – because instead of just getting the tiny ones – we went ahead and got the 3x4mm, the 4x6mm, the 6x8mm, and the 8x10mm, as well as the 1.5×2.5mm. It’s donut-city! (They kind of look irregular in the photos, but that is the reflections – the highlights coming out the same as the background.) So – you asked – and we added a whole new category!
So – there you have it for this week.
As always – all the new stuff is here
We are always happy to combine orders – and if it bumps you up to free shipping – excellent – we combine them automatically and refund the difference.Alternately – place your second (or third, fourth, fifth!) orders as “callback” and we will sort it out and call you for cc info.
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Our Class News
- Spring Has Sprung
With all this sunshine, Classes are popping up at BeadFX.
The beginning of June remains virtual, however, we are looking ahead to the middle of June where we have some in-studio classes scheduled. Check out the June Calendar for more details
Here are the Classes and open sessions beginning May 28th.No event found!
Our Latest Inspiration
- Coppered Turquoise Necklace
BeadFX Inspiration – May 7th, 2021 – Anne Marie Desaulniers
I admit that I’m totally in love with African Turquoise stones. So, when I was trying to think up a new inspiration, of course my fingers gravitated to these two-hole drilled rectangles, and immediately paired them with 8 mm coins. I’d wanted to do something with the rectangles for a while, but was actually stuck on exactly how to work with them. So, I decided to give it a go!
I haven’t worked on a necklace for a while, so decided that I would make a version of the old standby “Y” necklace, but with a twist! It’s really quite simple, even in its updated form. Are you ready to give it a try?
1 – Metal Beads – 6mm Round – Antique Copper (25) (I had some in my stash, and probably used 8mm, but I couldn’t find any on the site). The 6mm could be substituted.
(Editor’s Note: Yep, we’ve never had 8mm Antique Copper rounds.)
Chain nose pliers x 2 Tools – Chain Nose Pliers – Dazzle-It Classic Slim
Flush cutters (for both the chain, and the wire) Tools – Cutters – Tapered Flush Cutter
Small metal knitting needle (sorry, I don’t know the size, because I’m not a knitter. LOL! I just eyeball it.)
- Cut a generous length of beading wire (I used around 17”, to be safe).
- Fold beading wire into two equal lengths (but don’t make a kink in it).
- On one side of the beading wire, add 1 – 2.4mm metal rounds.
- Thread through to the fold.
- Thread one 2mm crimp, through both ends of the beading wire.
- Feed through to the bottom.
- Leaving a small loop around the 2.4mm bead, flatten crimp with the chain nose pliers, making sure that the two lengths of beading wire are parallel (Note: if they’re crossed, they will not hold).
- Leave a short length of the beading wire exposed, then string one end of wire through one hole of the rectangle(s) as follows – rectangle + 2.4mm metal round + rectangle + 2.4mm metal round + rectangle + 2.4mm metal round + rectangle + 2.4mm metal round + rectangle + 2.4mm metal round
- Repeat the sequence in 8 above, and string through the second hole in the rectangle(s).
- Feed a crimp bead onto both lengths of the beading wire.
- Leaving a small space, squeeze crimp flat with chain nose pliers (again, making sure that the wires are parallel).
- Feed both wires through 6mm (or 8mm if you have them) metal round.
- Now it’s time to split the wires apart.
- On the first wire, string 3-2.4mm metal rounds.
- Then string the following: 8mm coin + 2.4mm metal round + 8mm coin + 2.4mm metal round + 3-coins + 2.4mm metal round + 2-coins + 2-2.4mm metal rounds + 3-coins + 4mm metal round + 6mm metal round (or 8mm if you have them) + 4mm metal round.
- String on crimp bead, then bring the end of the beading wire back through the crimp bead (keeping both sides of the wire parallel), then back through 3-4 beads.
- Pulling on the free end of the beading wire, adjust the loop.
- Flatten crimp with the chain nose pliers.
- Now here comes the fun part! Find a knitting needle, then start wrapping the 22g wire. It may take a little bit to get the rhythm, but the object is to wrap the wire tightly, and side-by-side. You want to make something that looks like the spring you would find on the inside of a ball point pen. Just make it long enough to fit over the crimp, and loop, but with just enough of the wire sticking up, to add a jump ring.
- Open 1-5mm jumpring (using two chain nose pliers).
- Attach open jumpring to the end of the beading wire loop, then to the chain (12”, or however long you would like it).
- Close jumpring.
- Now you’re going to mirror what you did on the first side, for the second wire.
- Repeat steps 14 – 22.
- Now open 2-7mm jumprings.
- Attach the first jumpring to one end of the paper clip wire, then close the jumpring.
- Attach the second jumpring to the other length of paper clip wire, add the 15mm Lobster Clasp, then close the jumpring.
- Congratulations your necklace is complete!
Things to consider:
- If African Turquoise isn’t your thing, then substitute another semi-precious, 2-hole rectangle.
- No Paper Clip Chain – no worries! Just substitute another chain.
- You don’t like copper, then use one of the other metal colours.
- You can’t find coins, then substitute rounds.
Take care, and have fun!