Changes to Shipping

Canada Post has increased shipping charges again, and removed across-the-country rates for packages.  This time, we can’t just absorb it.  We will continue to offer you great shipping rates, giving you the discounted prices for packages that we get for large volume – which is a significant savings over what you would pay at the post office. For orders under $100, our actual shipping cost applies. For orders over $100, we will give you a $4.00-per-$50-spent bonus. Shipping is calculated at the bottom of the shopping cart, based on your postal code, showing your bonus. If you forget something – …

Service Interruption – Website Maintenance

We are scheduled for a server maintenance day on Tuesday (Feb 19). We need to count the bits and polish up the electrons. (Actually – we are moving to a new server.) If you go to the site and it says “Maintenance” at the top of the page – that is what is going on. Thank you for your patience!

Bead Shopping in the time of COVID – Jan 13 2021

Stay home, folks, stay safe. Shop online. We are still able to pick and ship your orders, and Curbside pick up is available Mon – Friday: 11-6.   We have enough space to continue to work safely. Those who can work from home, are. Please place your order online. We pick orders in the order we receive them. We are happy to combine orders to save the shipping.   Phones are being answered Monday through Friday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help. We …

Bead Shopping in the time of COVID – Jan 7 2021

We are still in lockdown. Stay home, folks, stay safe. Shop online.  We are still shipping, and Curbside pick up is available Mon – Friday: 11-6.   Please place your order online. We pick orders in the order we receive the order. In order, so to speak. We will call you when your order is ready. In order for you to pick it up. How many orders would an order-picker pick if an order-picker picked in order?   Phones are being answered Monday through Friday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” …

Update – Bead shopping in the time of COVID-19 – Mar 2021

Toronto has moved to Zone Grey – which means that retail stores may allow people in at 25% capacity. HOWEVER, we are electing to be conservative with our health for the moment. We have a high proportion of high-risk staff or staff living with high-risk family members. We know you want to come in and shop. We absolutely get it. But please, bear with us just a little while longer, while we wait to see if the numbers continue to go down. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime, we are still able to pick and ship your orders, …

Holiday Closing

We are closed on Christmas Eve, Dec 24 through to Monday, Jan 4. We all need a break, as I am sure you can appreciate and sympathize with. Plus, most of our suppliers are also closed, so re-stocking isn’t happening either. You are welcome to place your orders online, they will be picked in the order we receive them. You can place multiple orders over the holidays, and we will combine them automatically to save you multiple shipping fees. Order early, order often. 😉