This Saturday: Meat & Greet – Back to Class Bar-BEAD-que

It’s a party – free food and come meet the teachers. We are having a Bar-Bead-Q – come and check out our upcoming classes, maybe win some door prizes, have a burger or sausage on us! Back to Class Bar-BEAD-que – Meet the teachers, Greet a hamburger 😉 Saturday, in-store, 11-4

Ooops – forgot this!

20% – – SALE! SALE! SALE! – – 20% How could I forget? I tell you – this humidity is making my brain melt. Apparently, it’s “The Excuse to Hide Inside Sale.” Or the Summer Sale, for short. 😉 We’re having a sale – 20% or more off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. You know the drill. But if not, the fine print is here. *The Fine Print is here. Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, studio time, lampworking stuff, consignment art beads, special orders, some metal clay items, some tools, and …

It’s a Dark and Stormy Sale – 25% off – spooky savings until Halloween!

I love October, and all the colours and the surprising weather and the sense of suspense – like something wonderful is coming! To celebrate October and all the ghoulish goodies that implies – we’re selecting some thematically relevant dark and stormy items for sale! Gunmetal and Black Metal Beads and Findings?Grunge get glamor and goth grows up. Dracula really digs this stuff. Sometimes the perfect accent is just to blend into the background.   Maybe a little rubber to go with that look? Rubber tubing, the cord (solid) can string/weave/knot – the tubing is hollow – run wire or beading …

it’s dark in here

It’s dark in here. The whole store is in a kerfuffle right now: we’ve been without power for all of Sunday, and only half power on Saturday, since a racoon went to the big garbage truck in the sky by straddling two high voltage wires leading into the building. What with one thing and another, the electrician coming out, and then hydro, then not being able to get access and then needing another guy – it’s the usual “hurry up and wait” snafu scenario that modern life gifts us with on a daily basis. It’s annoying for us, but potentially …

Help Us Help Others with the BeadFX Food Drive

Many of us in Toronto and the surrounding area are lucky! We have some discretionary money that we can spend on non-essentials that won’t impact on monies we need to pay our bills, rent or mortgage, and other necessities. Many in Toronto are not so lucky and are having problems managing the essentials. These individuals and families need to decide if money goes toward food or hydo or rent or anything else that may be required for daily living. Families are particularly hard hit because it means children go hungry. Another group of people whose needs are increasing are senior …

Meet Joy Munshower – Fri – Nov 17

Even if you don’t feel up to the challenge of taking Joy’s class next week – you can still come out and meet her – she is a lovely, down-to-earth, kind person – and you can see and, yes, even purchase her beads in person. Light refreshments will be served, and you can buy a bead and browse for the perfect beads and findings to go with it. What a lovely treat for yourself, or what an awesome gift for someone special! This event is free, so drop on by – we’d love to see you! Friday – Nov 17. …