No Reservations Required!

Effective immediately, we are no longer requiring reservations. πŸ™‚ We are open four days a week, Wed – Sat – 11-6. Hours: Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door. Closed Sunday. Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping.No in-store access. Curbside pick up available Mon – Sat: 11-6. Curbside Pickup procedures Online orders, pre-paid only, can be picked up curbside 11-6, Monday –Friday. We will call you when the order is ready. If you are local – you should see an option to …

Is this a Dagger I see Before me?

Is this a dagger BEAD I see before me, A needle in my hand? Come, let me bead thee. I tie a knot, and I will bead thee well. It was a dark day in in Topaz Montana. The lovely Olive Gold Luster lay in the dusty street, cut down in the prime of her life. She was only 31, but she looked 29. Right away, I suspected foul play. For one, her Pink Opal was missing. Who am I? I’m Matt. Matte Topaz Picasso. I’m the Sheriff in these parts. It’s a peaceful town, but the summers can get …

Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – This Week – July 29

No changes for this week. We remain cautious. We are open four days aweek, Wed – Sat – 11-6. Hours: Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Reservationspreferred. Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door. Closed Sunday. Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping.No in-store access. Curbside pick up available Mon – Fri: 11-6. Curbside Pickup procedures Online orders, pre-paid only, can be picked up curbside 11-6, Monday –Friday. We will call you when the order is ready. If you are local – you should see an option to select …

Bird out of Wire

Bird out of Wire The bird is the word, unless you’d rather the word was something else. And we’re not out of wire either. But this bird is made out of wire. This is a bird-in-progress. Black bird. Possibly singing in the dead of night. Wire is fun. Wire is flexible. Not just in the sense of being bendy, but in the sense of how you use it. You can use it as the main character, or it can play a supporting role. Literally – holding everything else up! We have lots of wire, in lots of sizes. We just …

We will jump through Hoops for you …

Β  Small hoops, big hoops – whatever you hoopy froods desire – we have hoops. Sturdy brass metal hoops, for making pendants, wire weaving, dream catchers, macrame, weaving, mobiles, sun catchers, wall art, etc. You can make life trees – like the photo above (that’s on the 2.5 inch ring), you can use as a frame for weaving wool or ribbon or roving, (remember – so long as it has an odd number of spokes, you’re good.) You can get one ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingies <snort>, … from 2.5 inches to 12 inches. We can actually get them up to 27 …

Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – This Week – July 16

We continue to be open four days a week, Wed – Sat – 11-6. Hours: Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Reservations preferred. Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door. Closed Sunday. Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping. Curbside pick up available 11-6. No in-store access. 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. Curbside Pickup procedures Online orders, pre-paid only, can be picked up curbside 11-6, Monday – …

Frosted & Glazed – but these ain’t no doughnuts

Fifteen new colors of Miyuki Seedbeads – the new line of Frosted Glazed Rainbow colors – in four sizes – 15/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 11/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 8/0 Miyuki Seedbeads 6/0 Miyuki Seedbeads Aren’t they yummy? And with matching colors in four sizes – think of the design possibilities there. Increase and decrease sizes and all the textures and patterns. How cool is that going to be? I don’t think I need to say more – I will let these speak for themselves. We haven’t got these packaged yet – so if you are racing to make an appointment to come …

Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – This Week – July 8

Hot enough for you? I hope you are somewhere cool, an air-conditioned space of some sort, or by a lake, or in another province. Here, we are in the middle of “Toronto doing an imitation of Death Valley.” Ugh. The air-conditioning in the store is working though. πŸ˜‰ Hours: Open for in-store Shopping – Wednesday – Saturday 11-6. Reservations preferred. Wear a mask | Social distance | Hand sanitizer at the door. Closed Sunday. Monday & Tuesdays, we will be in-store picking and shipping. Curbside pick up available 11-6. No in-store access. Shipping: Canada Post states on their website: “Customers …

Real Beads This Week

Some real beads this week – traditional beads like flowers and leaves and firepolish donuts. Pretty novel, for a bead store, right? 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 – …