Monday, September 20, 2010



Two new ornament patterns available!, we only send patterns by mail, or you can also order from and pay and print yourself.(available in a couple of days)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In August Bead and Button!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

In August Bead and Button!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another new! Margarita Daisy Bracelet

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Princess Cuff

You can order any of my patterns from here my web site, they will also be available soon from

New bracelet designs!

Marilyns Diamond Bracelet

"diamonds are a girl's best friend"

Monday, April 5, 2010

So, the news today is that we are expanding your store!

Work will begin first week of May to take down the wall between our unit and the one next door. I will keep everyone posted on the actual dates, as we will be closed for the renovation!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A note on theft...sorry if this disturbs anyone.

I own a bead shop, its a very nice bead shop! Its probably the best shop this side of the border, many customers have told us.
We have very fair prices, we are bright, clean, and neat.
We have tons of sample to inspire you, we have great service.

However, some customers like to take advantage of our wonderful shop .
When I find that something has been stolen, I take this very personnally.
Its all MY stuff until you have paid for it.
We are not some giant conglomerate like Walmart, we are a personal shop, all the merchandise and samples belong to ME. You are stealing from ME.

(any in case anyone wonders why I do this, run a bead shop, its not because its a wonderful life, although some days it is. I have a son with Special Needs who needs to be taken care of when he is an adult, this shop will hopefully allow me to provide a home for him one day. So you are also stealing from David as well. I will use the pity card when necessary.)

My staff also feel responsible when items are stolen. They are all such wonderful ladies, how can you do this to them ?

Would you believe we often have samples stolen ?, even though everything is either tied down or pinned. We use those samples as inspiration, people like to see them! so those theives are also taking from my customers.

If you have received less than stellar service, just let me know, don't steal as a payback. If your "friend" who is with you steals something as a joke, let them know its disgusting and don't bring them back.

We have cameras in the store, and we watch the monitors. We ask you to use a shopping basket and keep your handbag closed so you can feel comfortable in the store and not think we are suspicious.

While I am on a tear here, just a quick note about returning items to the store. Returns are a privilege, not a right. Don't expect us to spend ages helping you choose beads for a project and you return the lot a few days later. We feel taken advantage of. Please choose your beads carefully.From now on, all returns are at the discretion of the manager, or me.

I don't expect to have offended anyone here except the guilty.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A couple of new colourways, I am making these into kits.
Connected link in Copper
Catherine Lace braclet in Rose/Olive
Check the right side of this blog to see where my work can be purchased.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And this one, pattern available in store. I am not sure if I can publish it out "there" yet, as I sent a more detailed/wider version to B&B for possible publication, I need to hear back from them.
Anyways, its called Lorraine's chain, because Raine (short for Lorraine) who works here made one and she hardly ever does needle/thread work! So if she can do it, so can the rest of you!
note: I had a question from a beader asking where to get the unique Swarovski colours that I use? I hope to get these on my web site for ordering sometime this spring, but in the meantime, if you are outside of Canada, I suggest or for a wide selection of special coatings in Swarovski beads.Tell them I sent you over!

New pattern ready! I am working on a series of beginner projects, here's a simple design you will love! Pattern available from my web site soon from

Monday, February 1, 2010

I was working on some tiny beads that would fit on the cable (pandora) style bracelets, and found theyalso made a cute pendant! Its just a piece of softflex wire through the drop, up through the beaded beads and through the bail, closed with a crimp and crimp cover.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Instructions are here for the Motif! I would love to see what you have made with this!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hollywood Squares Cuffs!

There are 2 patterns to choose from, the "O's" (green or white sample) are embellished with mounds of 3mm pearls, the "X's" ( pink or blue )are embellished with crosses of crystals and seed beads.

Patterns now available in store or from the web site.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pearl Ladder Bracelet, pattern on web site or soon from Buy the Kit

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Directions now available from my web site for Catherine Lace Bracelet.
This is a new bracelet, the directions are almost finished!