This Thursday and Friday – 50% off Bead and Craft Departments

For this two day sale we are including our SPC labeled Home Decor products!

Outlet Store Policies

No additional discounts are applied to items in special sales promotions.

Your membership discount is not applied when an item is already in a special promotion.

The following items are already being sold at their lowest price and are never included in extra storewide sales promotions;

feathers*, SPC products, Bath Bombs, foam sheets, felt, glitter jars, bead looms, gimp, glue, glue guns, leather hides, sinew and treasure jars.

*some feathers are 50% off and they are marked with signage.

Another Free Make and Take In February!

Nancy will show you several unique examples of how she turned a plain heart shaped box into a sweet keepsake.
Everyone attending the event will receive two boxes.

Some boxes will be shown for inspiration (you will not be making them) and several will be Make and Take projects with the materials provided.

We seat participants in the order in which they arrive at the store and sign in.

If you would like to attend please sign up on our Facebook events page or via an email to:

80% off Jewelry and Fish Leather This Month


If you swing by the Outlet today you will see a brand new sale announcement!

This is a super surprise sale and will run for the month of June (or until we run out of products.)

 We have a stunning collection of handmade jewelry being sold in the Outlet. 

We purchased the contents of a European jewelry company (over 100,000 pieces), which closed overseas and brought these items to Canada. We are making these one of a kind pieces available to you exclusively in the Outlet. The jewelry is lead free, nickel free, and hand crafted. You will recognize some of the stunning crystals from major manufacturers, which have been incorporated into the design work.

When these are sold, they will never be restocked.

 Did you know we had fish leather in the Outlet?

It is 100% Tilapia Fish Leather.  This groundbreaking and sustainable material is perfect for making bracelets, necklaces, earrings, shoes, and all kinds of leather goods rich in texture.  At 80% off, you have a wonderful opportunity to experiment with this unique material.

November Special, Baroque Beads and Nappa Leather

In November, if you spend $100 before taxes, you will receive a coupon for 25% off your next purchase.  Coupon will be given at check out.

More news for beaders!
The MIYUKI beads called “Baroque” are now in the Outlet!
It is similar to pearl coating, but the surface of “Baroque” coating
is very unique texture. It’s texture reflects the light softly and it suits perfectly elegant accessories.

Snowflake Wire Frame Tips and Inspiration!

These snowflakes are a gorgeous addition to any decorating projects.  Naturally, they are associated with Christmas, but by selecting different colours, they could be showcased year round in windows and in other home dec designs.

They are a simple concept with unlimited possibilities for ornamentation.  Frames are available in three sizes.

When I want to create a snowflake I usually pre select the beads to see if I can create an interesting pattern.  The wire will even accept 4mm Swarovski bicone beads, so I can use almost any bead in my collection.

The wire is silver plated and is very strong.  I would not recommend shaping the prong ends or cutting it with my good jewelry making tools.  I have been using an older set of tools and a pair of pliers from my regular tool box to finish my snowflakes.  This is not intended for children.  If you want to have children participate, have them design their snowflake, but adults should finish the prong ends if the wire is being manipulated.

You also want to remind yourself to leave about 1/2 inch of wire if you plan to bend the prong ends.

If you don’t leave enough wire, this will happen.  It might hold your beads, but it does not look finished and may catch on clothes or curtains.

I have strong hands, so I am able to make a rounded edge.

Since you have to do this six times, you’ll find that you will get better and better at leaving just the right amount of wire on each snowflake prong.

I have also discovered that making a flatter prong end with regular pliers looks just a pretty.

You just want to be sure to close this gap to keep your snowflake perfect.

You could also use a combination of glued ends with bent wire ends.

For this snowflake I glued small beads to 5 of 6 prong ends.  I only bent one of the prong wire ends so I could hang my ornament with wire or ribbon.

The classic tree ornament hook can be used to display these pretty snowflakes.

When you design your snowflakes, you’ll find that by changing the centre beads, you can get a tighter grouping.  Mixing and matching makes this enjoyable.

I used chiffon ribbon to finish these.  You could also use rattail, satin ribbons, cotton cords and even a thinner leather cord.

The snowflake frames are now in the Outlet!

If you are going to the Creativ Festival in Toronto, we’ll have a booth where you can make one free!

Well be in booth 326!