Just got back from teaching classes at BeadsFX in Toronto, Canada. I've seen many bead stores in my travels, but never one as complete as BeadsFX. There is a glass studio and a separate metal studio. Lots of cool stuff in there, but as a bead weaver and embroiderer I have no idea what anything does. There's a huge classroom with a library and drawers of tools for class use. We did actually use some of the pliers. Oh, and they have beads and supplies. An extensive supply of seed beads from every manufacturer-- Toho, Miyuki, Matsuno and Czech-- in every size and color. Glass beads in every shape and number of holes, cabochons, gems, a whole room of Swarovski and more. There are supplies for all kinds of things-- resin, clay, leather, you name it. And, the staff and students could not have been nicer. Thank you to Marg and Pam for being such gracious hosts.
Textured Bead Blog
Take your beading to the next level with bead artist Linda Landy posts regularly about the techniques you need to create bead-embroidered works that are sculptural, three-dimensional, and very textured. Keep up with trends and new products in bead embroidery and bead weaving.