Thanking First Responders with a 15% Discount in the Outlet

Are You On the Front Line of Responders Helping us During the Pandemic?

We would like to extend 15% off all regular priced items to our first responders.
If you can show work i.d. that clearly identifies you as a police officer, firefighter, paramedic, nurse, doctor, dentist or personal support worker we would like to offer you the 15% discount until the end of the year. It is our way of thanking you.
We are a small team in the Outlet. Please identify yourself to either Laura or Germain to receive the discount.
The John Bead Outlet already provides a 15% discount program to teachers, students and seniors. To receive them, proof of age or credentials must be shown.

August 2020 Outlet Sales

All of these sales will end August 30th


We want to thank everyone who shared the news about our unexpected visitor.He/she was the reason we had to send a sudden closure notice Sunday. We really thought there may have been a robbery. The camera footage of our raccoon has been featured on BlogTO, the Toronto Sun and on CP24. A fun news story that I am sure made everyone smile. We love the reporter who summed it all up by saying “I sure hope he made a friendship bracelet.”

Our Store Is Reopening July 7!

We are so happy to share the news that the store will reopen next week.
It is a new time for retailers so we also have a few reminders about how we will open and how we will maintain social distancing protocols.
Our cash area is now completely enclosed by acrylic walls.

We will be cleaning surfaces throughout the day and before we open.

We have a hand sanitizer station set up.

Please be kind. This is new to all of us.

We sincerely hope you are not asked to wait outside, but we will only allow ten customers inside the store at any time.

We Will Reopen Tuesday July 7!
New Hours
(these may change )
Mondays – Closed
Tuesday – Friday 10-6
Saturday – Sunday 10-3
Masks are mandatory.
10 customers maximum in the store at any time.
No Washrooms will be available.
Please use debit and credit cards if you can.

Slices of Wood Resin Glazed Ornaments

You may have seen something similar to this while scrolling through instagram or on Pinterest. Beautiful dried flowers appear to float under glass on slices of wood.

Our Outlet has many unique wood slices from small to large. Left unadorned, they are country casual. In the hands of a crafter though, they are a wonderful blank canvas.

If you plan on pouring resin onto your slice, you need to start your projects by applying several layers of a clear drying glue to the surface to seal the wood. I usually do this a full day before I begin working on their surface.

Once the wood is sealed, I then apply dried flowers, glitter, foil accents and more to the surface. I use markers to add some extra lines (see gold lines in finished slices) Everything is then carefully coated with several new layers of a clear drying glue and left to dry overnight.

When everything is dry I make a small batch of a two-part epoxy resin and paint it on the surface of my wood slice. I call this the glaze coat.

A second glaze coat the next day will ensure you have an even glassy surface.

In the next day or two I will drill a hole through the slice and use ribbon to turn them into ornaments.

John Bead Outlet Closed

Dear John Bead Outlet Customers, Friends and Family,
In an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to close our company until we feel it is safe for our employees to return to work. No one at John Bead Corp or in the John Bead Outlet is sick and we want to keep it that way.  As soon as we know more we will email.

John Bead Management, Staff and Family