Holiday Gift Ideas
Are you looking for the perfect gift to give this holiday season? Here are a few ideas of great gifts that can be found at Canada Beading Supply.
Seed Bead Soup - is very popular and can be used in all sorts of projects. They are sold in 10 gram packages and include different sizes and shapes.
This bracelet was made with two tubes of green soup:
Czech Bead Mixes - assorted shapes, sizes and types of beads in great colour combinations.
Don't forget the stringing materials
Artistic Wire - Available in over 25 colours and several gauges. Excellent for adding a different look to the traditional silver, copper or gold wire creations.
S-Lon Bead Cord and Tex 400 Good Choice for micro macrame and malas.
KO Thread - this nylon thread is great for beading with seed beads, thin enough for size 15/0 beads and strong enough for larger 6/0 seed beads. Can be used for loom brojects, bead weaving or bead embroidery.
$38 - This 7 piece set is great for beginner beaders. The 7 pcs include - chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutter, thread clippers, tweezers, a bead scoop and a 6 compartment bead organizer.
$50 - This set has the four most useful pliers which are made from a higher quality steel for longevity. Kit includes chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and wire cutters.
$125 - This 9 piece set has all the tools you will need for beading. It includes knotting tweezers, crimping pliers, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, nylon jaw pliers, wire cutters (2 pairs - one for soft wire and one for harder wire), split ring tweezers and a bead scoop.
Organization - Starting at $25
$27 to $43 - Bead Tube Tower - Great for a few or a lot of tubes of seed beads. Available in two different sizes depending on how many tubes you would like to store.
Voyageur Work Station and Design Save N Go
Great for beading on the go or keeping your project contained to one location.
A beading mat is something that all beaders should have at least one of. Some prefer to have many if they have a lot of ideas and projects on the go. Prices range from $1.50 to $80
$1.50 - Basic beading mat
$9.50-$15.00 - Tacky beading mat - great for working with small beads you don't want to spill or for taking on vacation.
This beading mat comes in a hard plastic case for ease of travel. When you are finished working on your project, simply untwist the cap on the end and funnel the extra beads back into their containers. $12.00
When working with many colours of seed beads for a project, the last thing you want is for all the beads to mix together. The next two solutions will help to keep the beads from mixing together.
$13.00 beading mat with 6 small and 1 larger compartment.
$19.95 - This handy light weight but durable plastic sorting tray has spots for 24 colours (two in a package) to keep all the beads neatly in place while you work. Simply place the sorter on your bead mat, pour your beads into the openings and bead away. When you are finished the project, gently lift the sorter off the mat and scoop your beads back into their tubes.
$30-50 - A design board that you can take with you. Each side is covered in bead mat material for a cushioned surface. Simply close the lid and your project will stay intact. If you are working with small seed beads, we suggest an additional bead mat cut to fit inside to prevent the beads from rolling around. Available in three sizes.
Bead board with bumper wall. This board is 17"x11.75" and has a hard base so it won't bend. Great for working on your lap at home or on the road. $80
Gift Cards - Can't choose what to buy? Want to leave it to the beader? Why not buy a gift card, available in any denomination you wish? Gift cards can also be used for online purchases with a unique pin attached to each card.
Courses and Workshops - We offer a range of classes for all skill levels. Give the gift of learning this holiday season.