The Business Chat – Every day, one small step

Teach me how to do what you do. Show me your tricks. I want a successful business like yours! Tell me the magic secret!  Do you know how many times I hear this?  You know how I got to be where I am? For the past 10 years I have worked at it every single day.  For 10 years.  There is no overnight success. There are no tricks. There is no magic solution. It takes time and constant effort.  Thinking that you’re going to just create a business overnight is like thinking you’re going to be rich by winning the …

InspirationFX: Star and Stripes

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Star and Stripes by: Lee Metsalo This bracelet is a basic even-count peyote project that works up quickly.  Instructions for this technique can be found in most of the bead-related books and magazines that BeadFX sells.  If you learn better from an instructor, or have been confused by written instructions in the past, Pam’s your gal!  She teaching this (and other flat peyote techniques) and she’ll show you how to create your own patterns too, to get beyond basic stripes.    Email her to find out when the next class is scheduled, or peruse the …

More Madness … More Pearls!

The madness continues! The sale is still on and it ends Sunday! Oh, and we have more AND – we have more new restock pearls, except that everytime we get them, they are a little different, so they are new-but old. Whatever, we have pearls back in stock that might not be the same as the last time. 25% off everything* in the store. (*Ok, almost everything. Some select items excluded. But some stuff is more than 25% off. M’kay?) OK – sale rules: The exceptions are: No discounts on class fees   No discount on gift certificates.  No discounts …

The Corsage Project: Making an Impact One Dress at a Time

Senior Prom – a traditional rite of passage for many high school students! The dress – the shoes – the sparkling accessories – the fun of going shopping for all the bits and pieces to make the dream complete! Friends going to Prom together before graduation and separating on their own life paths. Unfortunately, not all young women can attend their prom – not because they don’t want to, but because of financial restraints. How would you feel if you were in her place? This year marks the 10th Anniversary of BeadFX working with the Corsage Project to help these …

Shopping Cart Tips

Our IT guru just replied to a shopper who lost the contents of her shopping cart (boo hiss) on our website – with a couple of really good tips. I thought I would just share them with you all!    This particular customer was feeling extremely frustrated as she was ordering one of everything on a page …       Hint 1: Create your account first! When you are logged into your account, your shopping cart is permanent, and stored in the system instead of just in your web browser. Nothing happens to it until you check-out at the …

InspirationFX: Through the Web

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Through the Web by: Lee Metsalo We usually think of thread as one of the elements that holds a bead project together, but who says it can’t be the focal point?  This pendant was created by using a bezel setting as the frame for string art, and adding a few embellishments. When making the string art piece, you will need to maintain even tension throughout, start to finish.  DON’T LET GO!  If you let go, it all falls loose and sloppy and you get to start again.  This only took me half an hour, …

March Madness … and Pearl Restock!

Here it is – the sale that needs no introduction – our annual thank you to you for being so awesome! Because our customers rock! 25% off everything* in the store. (*Ok, almost everything. Some select items excluded. But some stuff is more than 25% off. M’kay?) AND – we have some new pearls – well – restock, except that everytime we get them, they are a little different, so they are new-old. Old-new? Anyhoo – restocked pearls that might not be the same as the last time. Also – a new category called Shaped Bead Buffet – a smorgasbord …

March Madness – 25% off everything!

On Sale this Week Everything!* *there’s always an * isn’t there? 25% off! Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Sun Mar 22 midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight. Also – check out these spring cleaning specials! 30% off Spikes 30% off Daggers 50% off Lantern-inspired Lucernas 35% off Simplicity Spacers 70% off Swarovski Crystal Letters rhinestones! 50% off Vertical letter cubes 50% off Big Bold Swarovski Fancy stones

one more day – 30% pearl sale

Just one more day to scoop up this pearl of a deal – then … well – it’s March. Anything can happen. 😉 30% off Swarovski Pearls Top grade simulated pearls Of course – the savvy Swarovski shopper knows that would also include the coin pearls, the Neon Pearls and the Gemstone Pearls. 😉   Sale ends on the Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.    ———————————————————————————————————————————– Also – check out these spring cleaning specials! 30% off Spikes 30% off Daggers 50% off Lantern-inspired Lucernas 35% off Simplicity Spacers 70% off Swarovski Crystal …

March goes out like a Lion with fantastic classes

Did you know that the phrase ‘March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb’ dates back to the early 17th Century? I’m definitely ready for some milder weather, are you? There is nothing lamb-like or mild about the late-March classes at BeadFX. Of course, some of our instructors are presenting NEW classes including Angela Peace with a new Cavandoli project – Micro-Knotted Double Leaf Necklace. First Nations Instructor Naomi Smith is presenting a traditional Quillwork, Birch Bark and Beaded Pendant – the genuine porcupine quills are amazing! Wire artist Jane Doidge brings us Egyptian Spiral Links for …