Retreats, like Bead-Treat, don’t come together by themselves. BeadFX, our major sponsor, has been integral in bringing this event forward so it can be held in conjunction with Pin it Canada.


We think, eat, sleep, talk beads. We look for beads everywhere. We go on vacation and look for beads, we cruise the internet looking for beads. We nag our over 200 suppliers about quality, variety, cost. We know that WE want to buy the best beads at the best prices, and we know you want to as well!

What can we do for you? We provide beads and components (and findings and supplies and tools and other stuff) so that you can make beautiful jewelry. Make quality jewelry for yourself at a fraction of the cost of retail. Make unique, personal items that reflect your style, your taste, your life. Make lovely, thoughtful gifts. Make it for sale. Make it as an heirloom or for tonight’s party! Make it as personal statement.

Don’t know how? We’ve got you covered there too. We have classes and kits and on-line tutorials.

We do have a large bricks & mortar store as well – you can come in and buy beads. But there is nothing like the comfort of shopping from home. Create an ID and your shopping cart is portable. Add items when you think of it – from home, from your office, from your tablet or phone! Shop in your pajamas!

We are open to the public.

So come on in, browse around. Read our crazy descriptions! Revel in our superb photographs! Everyone is welcome, because a friend with a bead, is a friend indeed!

To find out more about BeadFX click go to

Thank you so much to the following sponsors who have generously donated products for door prizes and goodie bags!


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Caravan Beads

Caravan Beads is a wholesale supplier of beads and supplies including Miyuki beads and C-Lon cords.



The Beadsmith

Wholesale supplier to bead stores for over 30 years!

John Bead was established in 1954 by Fritz John, who desire was to introduce the quality and timeless elegance of Czech crystal culture into the world of western DIY crafts and design.

Today, John Bead is an industry leader in providing wholesale and distribution of all ranges of quality supplies for DIY jewellery; from beginners to professionals. We are able to supply the most unique beads, components, tools, and stringing materials from around the world.

Frabels Inc.

Founded in 1942, we are a leading supplier of rhinestones, beads, trimmings, transfers, sequin products, findings and more, to manufacturers in the garment and fashion accessory fields throughout North America.