What Skull-duggery is this?

More Swarovski Crystal Skulls! If you dug the first round of Swarovski skulls, then you will want to dig into this second round of skulls! We’ve restocked again, as well – because these are hot, hot, hot! And now – we have even hotter colours! Oh baby – the only question now is, which is your favorite? Is it the Amazing Crystal Astral Pink? The Fabulous Crystal Metallic Blue? Or the fiery Crystal Red Magma? Or one of the others? Oh, and I totally apologize for accidentally getting the 19 mm Crystal AB skulls onto the wrong page, making them …

At midnight – we turn into pumpkins!

Actually – we’re pretty much pumpkin’d right about now – but you aren’t! You can still cash in on the sale – 25% off everything (pretty much) – on sale until midnight tonight (local time). Remember – everything in your shopping cart will revert to normal prices at midnight (sorry – nothing we can do about that). If you want to lock in your savings – place your order before midnight! Happy beading!

To all of our Customers – Thank You!

Customers are the life-blood of any store – and BeadFX is no different. On Saturday, March 15, we had a chance to say ‘Thank You’ to you, our customers! As part of the day’s festivities, we had a gift for the first 10 customers and draw prizes throughout the day. In addition, all in-store customers who spent $75 or more (before taxes) were entered into a draw for a $25 Gift Certificate. Students weren’t forgotten – each student and instructor received a little something too! And the Winners are: $25 Gift Certificate: Catherine W. Door Prizes: Ayler; Susan P.; Cavell …

InspirationFX: Simplicity in Metal

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Simplicity in Metalby: Rochelle Kilmer Options – you have options! You can make all of these in your favourite metal colour, or mix and match! Here’s three simple and fast ways to make something wonderful featuring the Tierracast Spirals patterned rings and toggles. The locking jumprings were used to link the rings – but you could use regular jumprings too if you prefer.   Components 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.

InspirationFX: Software / Hardware

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Software / Hardwareby: Bonnie Cottingham Software – with Hardware! When I first saw this soft, faux suede lacing, I thought “Software – plus Hardware!” Any big hole bead or finding can be used for decoration! Knots separate them and keep them in place. The softness of the faux suede lacing gives the bracelet a rich feel and the variety of colours will make stacking the bracelets fun. Mix and match or create a contrast for a pop of colour. The “clasp” is just a big hole bead with the lacing running in opposite directions. Pull …

The Business Chat – How to Create a Line Sheet

“Help! A store asked me for my line sheet! I’d love to have my work in this store, but I don’t have a line sheet because I don’t know what it is.“ The good news about this is that if they are asking for your line sheet then they are looking to buy wholesale and not on consignment. Yay! Moving on, now you have to create your line sheets. Easy. A collection is all of your work organized into “lines” or “series”. A line or a series, is a body of work with a common defining element. A line sheet …

The Madness Marches On!

And it continues – oh the humanity! Will the madness never end? Well – yes it will. Next Wednesday (March 19) at midnight, as a matter of fact. That’s when our annual March Madness sale will end. But until then – feel free to go march on over to the website and stock up! 25% off everything* in the store. (*Ok, almost everything. Some select items excluded. But some stuff is more than 25% off. M’kay?) The exceptions are: No discounts on class fees   No discount on gift certificates.  No discounts on Studio time/lampwork cards, lampwork tools, glass and …

Getting to Know…Malliga Nathan

Malliga at the torch You already know Malliga Nathan as a sales representative at BeadFX, but did you know she is a total ‘Renaissance Woman’?In addition to mastering lampworking, she has also delved into working with seed beads, wire and now resin! This isn’t a matter of dabbling in different mediums – Malliga pushes herself to learn about new techniques and then she asks ‘what if’. The results are astounding! Creativity was normal for Malliga. “One of my Aunts used to joke that if she gave me an egg carton I could make a purse out of it,” says Malliga. …

InspirationFX: Punch it Up

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Punch it Upby: Bonnie Cottingham Punch it up – this is a punchy design – loaded with colour and pop, and super easy to execute! The advantage of sharing ideas with the rest of the gals at BeadFX is that if there is a missing element in your design, someone will have a great suggestion! This can, of course, take your original idea in a whole new direction and bring new materials into the mix! So thank you, Rochelle – for your help with this inspiration! And congratulations to Bonnie for her first inspiration published …