Bead Frenzy

  
This beautifully beaded dragon is one of the many pieces for sale at BeadFX in Toronto. I was there yesterday after a lovely birthday lunch at a Thai restaurant in The Beach area of Toronto with my family. The lunch was in honour of my niece , Phoenix.  

The bead woven dragon is the work of an indigenous Mayan bead artist in Guatemalamala. To read about the company which imports them, you can go to their website  Tropic Options

My daughter and I love this store, it is definitely the best in our area for all bead supplies, really, all supplies, needles, silver clay, silver, gold wire, and every colour and make of beading thread imaginable.

  
There are dozens of panels throughout the store like this one! There are pearls, crystals , ceramic, semi-precious and glass beads from around the world. 

  
I foraged through baskets full of handmade lampwork beads by Toronto artists and came home with a couple of beauties.

  
I chose this tiny, beauteous treasure made by Carol Cooper, who happened to be working in the store that day!

  
It fits perfectly on my Pandora Essence bracelet. The dragon ceramic pendant will become a pendant on a necklace which my daughter is making as I write this. We always get carried away there, what we call our ” Bead Frenzy”, which many beaders can understand when  surrounded by millions of desireable beads, all in one enormous, wonderful store. The staff are very patient, and I am sure they’re used to people getting dizzy and flighty in their store.

  
On our way home we made a detour around a second traffic accident on the main highway and ended up in the amazing Trollbeads store in Brampton, Earthworks, which was also a very convenient excuse on my part!

  
I bought only one bead  there, Graceful Sky, and am very happy with it. It was a perfect day spent with family, my dear sister and niece and my daughter , who is my bead foraging companion. 

For a taste of Bead Frenzy…BeadFX


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4 thoughts on “Bead Frenzy

  1. blkbtslonglegs

    Sounds like an absolutely lovely day! And I’m a little jealous that you got to go to both BeadFX and Earthworks in one day! I haven’t been to either, but I have ordered online from BeadFX before. We have a small bead shop here that I imagine is similar to BeadFX, where I have picked up a few stones for various projects, but they don’t have silver clay.

    I hope to make it out to Earthworks one of these days!

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    1. Thank-you for taking time to read it, Tracy! We also order from BeadFX , it is such a long drive from here, but it is a great store. Earthworks has the best selection Trollbeads in our area, probably all of Ontario, and both in one day was heaven!

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  2. Hi Sarah, a lovely blog to read and beautiful pictures to drool over.

    What a lovely bead shop, we have hobby craft shops here but nothing as grand as this lovely store. I think I would like it a lot, but my wallet is doing a happy dance that there is an ocean separating me and the shop!!!

    Debbie (beadbrew)
    xoxo

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    1. Thank-you Debbie, for your very kind comment . If you look at their website, you’ll be amazed at all of the different things they sell. It’s only about a quarter of what is in the shop, plus they have guest artist/teachers and courses year round, so it’s an exciting place.
      But, you are still far enough away in England!
      xoxo

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