Glittering Chain, Stan’s Hearts

Glittering Chain Rhinestone chain – also called cup chain, for the little cups that contain the stones. These are quite a bit daintier than I am used to seeing, being only about 3mm across. These would make lovely dangly chain earrings, you would just need a few inches, and you add a loop to the end for hanging with these cupchain end connectors. What I find really quite charming about this chain is the mechanism for holding the stones in the cups – sort of folded over loopy handles, instead of the usual prong method. Looks less – pointy and …

Light as a feather …

“I am as light as a feather,” –Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens We have the beads that are as light as a feather. If you, like me, like big beads (I cannot lie), then the light and airy decoupage beads can let you go big, without being too heavy to leave home. We are selling them in strands this time around, which means you get more, can do more, and don’t have to wonder what you will get – you get what is on the strand. Each strand may have a slightly different combo of beads …

2020 is a year of vision …

Eye can see clearly – 2020 will be a visionary year. Eye, eye – you might think this is an eye for help, but that’s how eyeroll – the cornea the better. So eyeball this, my pupils – Eye have a cornea-copia of goodies for you this week. Now, don’t lash out – you’ll just make a spectacle of yourself. Clasp your eyes on this – this week we have quite a view new clasps for you. Amethyst that if you want a nice simple look – you can see that a toggle has a clean look and is easy …

grumble mutter 20% everything – Happy New Year

Well – I was in the cozy afterglow of lovely Christmas dinner, grumble mutter millennium hand and shrimp … and Somebody Who Shall Remain Nameless says – “Let’s have a sale.” O_o Oiy. So all-righty then – 20% off everything. For the next week. Starting now. Go. Fine print here. Happy Boxing week! 😉 —-Also – If you are maybe thinking about your plans for next year; things you are planning to make, or learn, in the new year, here is an idea: Confirmed instructors include Pamela Kearns (beadwork), Darija Radic (metalwork); Anne Marie Desaulniers (mixed media); Liz Kennedy (metalwork); …

where did December go? (it’s 20% off?)

Affiliate Program – We want to give you money! We will pay you to spread the beady word! Read more … Ack – we’re just a week away from Christmas, I have NO idea where December went. I swear, I thought there was two more weeks to go before the 25th. The weather can’t make up it’s mind, nearly everyone is fighting off a cold or stomach bug, and … well – panic and chaos all around. Tis the season. My toque is off to those of you who are organized and all ready to go. Or it would be, …

when you come to the end of your rope …

When you come to the end of your rope, well, you can tie a knot and hang on, ooooor, you can finish it with one of these slick Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps and attach your clasp easily and with a finished look! TierraCast’s new Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps give you new dimensions in finishing your beading projects. This glue-in cap was inspired by the original line of lampwork bead findings from Tierracast, but is specifically designed with a peg suitable for the inside of the beaded rope. Full instructions for this project – Danielle’s Netted Rope Earrings, are here, on …

Spread the Word, Collect the Money

Crafters and artists love to share, and we’d like to reward you for bragging about your great place to buy beads and other supplies – BeadFX! You can get paid for referring your friends, customers, casual acquaintances, and total strangers to us! It’s simple really – we give you a code and a link that you can put on your website, instagram account, facebook page, email signature – anywhere you like. When some one clicks on it and comes to our site and buys something – you get a percentage. Just like that. Easy money. Money for nothin’ and the …

Oh, Snap …

Don’t you hate it when the sales all end and you realize that you just ran out of that seedbead you need? Well – have we got the week for you. 20% off Seedbeads until December 12. You’re welcome. Open between Christmas and New Years? Generally – we close on the week between Christmas and New Years. And every year – we get an email from someone who is visiting from out of town who wants to come to the store. So – this year – vote … 😉 Anyway – so – seedbeads. If you are a fan of …

A brief primer on Filters

Less is more, and less hassle searching for what you want is definitely more better. 😉 All the Swarovski pearls are in the one category now, so you can see them all side by side, instead of hopping from page to page to find the right color in the size you want. Or you can use the color or size filters to show just the ones you want. i.e. click to select the size or colour you want, and you can select more than one … click on it again to de-select. Does that make sense? If not, email me …