Thinking About Hosting A Jewelry Making Gathering?

Our store has quite a few mixed bead bags.  They are a favorite because they are Czech glass and each bag is filled with the prettiest beads.  I purchased an assortment of bags in order to host a girlfriend jewelry making party.

They are the ideal item to have for a party because you do not have to try and purchase numerous strands in order to have so many options for your participants.


You need to remember that these are limited edition bags.  They sell out quickly, so if you see a colour(s) you like, you need to pick them up right away. The next time you pop into the store there might me several new colours in their place.

At the party, as soon as someone picked their favorite colour they opened their bags to sort all the sizes and shapes they had.

It makes sense to decide in advance if you will be stringing your peices with wire or elastic.  If you choose to have traditional stringing you will need to consider finishing ends, tools and closures.

If you want to keep it simple, memory wire is wonderful to use and you can use a plier to fold each end into a finished edge.

If you want to keep it extra easy, nothing beats the simplicity of elastic for bracelets and a knot for the closure.

I had my friends use a bead board to plan out the order of their beads for their memory wire bracelets.

This bracelet is from just one mixed bead bag colour wave.

For the friends who love matched jewelry I encouraged them to see if there were beads they wanted to use for earrings.  They shared between bags to make sets if a really unique bead was needed.  For people who have never worked with jewelry tools, I had them string their projects and I added the ends and closures for them.

February Big Sales!


This is a fantastic opportunity for the bride on a budget or for anyone who enjoys crafting.  80% off is a remarkable deal and our staff are prepared to work with anyone willing to purchase in bulk. The wedding section will no longer be available after February 28th so this is your last opportunity to shop the department.

Our Czech Mixed Bead Boxes

Bookmark this page as we add one new box description to the page every day.
There are one dozen unique boxes to share with you!
Many of our Outlet customers have asked to purchase these after seeing them in company blogs and various magazines this winter.  They are priced at the retail level because they are a limited edition new item.

Necklace by Purple Lace Designs – Lena Gillespie using the Ma Vie en Rose mixed bead box. Named after a movie of same title, this color palette exudes a little girl’s world that is imaginative and filled with princess tales. Pink and fuchsia are colors that praise pure love, nurturing and affection.

Earrings by Purple Lace Designs – Lena Gillespie using the Santorini Coast Mixed Bead Box.
“The Greek island located at the Aegean Sea was the inspiration for this mix. The different shades of blue reflect the different colors of its sea and the architectural features of its unique buildings.”

Necklace by Purple Lace Designs – Lena Gillespie using the Topaz Pizzazz Mixed Bead Box.
“In this little treasure box filled with topaz and copper beads you can find shades of fall. Perfect to inspire accessories to spotlight neutral colors like ivory as well as rich chocolate brown garments.”

Super Fast Memory Wire Bracelets

This unique bracelet can be made in under 30 minutes if you have some beads and Memory Wire.

The beads are in the Outlet and are Czech glass.   They are coated, so when the bracelet moves on my wrist the colour appears to change from pink, to purple to black.  I used two unique shapes.

Memory Wire is in the Outlet in several size lengths and in gold as well.

I love how the beads stacked!

The image above is linked so you can read more about Memory Wire on the Beadalon website.


Beaded Heart Idea

I have a lovely, and might I add inexpensive, new ornament idea to share with you.

It started as this wired heart in the clearance section of the Outlet.  Would you believe this is also 80% off?  My heart form cost roughly $1.  FYI – There are only a few left in the store.

I keep a bag of left over beads from all my projects.  The bag has some gorgeous beads.  This was an opportunity to use a lot of my favorites.

Over a few evenings, I happily used wire to add beads throughout.  The heart looks beautiful hung with a ribbon in a window.