The ONLY gem and mineral show in the Nation's Capital is happening this month. We will also be heading to Ancaster at the end of the month.

The Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club's
Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Saturday September 16th - 10am to 6pm
Sunday Sunday 17th - 10am to 5pm

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario

Ancaster Gem and Mineral Show

Saturday September 30th - 10am to 5pm
Sunday October 1st - 10am to 5pm

Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road
Ancaster, Ontario

The show is held in the Marritt Hall Complex

September 30th

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a day to honour those who never returned home as well as the survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. 

To commemorate the day, Canada Beading Supply will be closed.

We encourage everyone to wear orange to show your support and promote that "Every Child Matters". If you would like to bead a pin, here is a template that can be used. It is stitched with odd count peyote and can be made with any size seed bead.


Are you looking to learn something new this year? Why not sign up for one of our classes? Note: there are more scheduled for the months ahead. Check the classes page for the details. If there is a technique you are wanting to learn, but don't see a date option available, let us know and we can schedule a date.

Classes must be paid for in advance and there is a maximum of 5 students per class. Fees include a kit.

Saturday September 9th - 9:30 to 12pm - $60
Tila Bracelet - Create a star shaped bracelet using 2-holed Tila beads and seed beads. This pattern can also be used to create earrings.

Saturday September 9th - 1 to 3:30pm - $50
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using seed beads and glass pearls, create a twisted bracelet. This technique can also be used to create a necklace.

Tuesday September 19th - 1:30 to 4pm - $55
Coral Fringe Necklace - Using seed beads and glass pearl, create "coral" branches hung from memory wire. Create a matching pair of earrings with one of the shorter "branches". This class is labour intensive and you will not complete in the class time.

Saturday September 23rd - 9:30 to 12pm - $55 **NEW**
Victorian Lace - 
This netting technique combines seed beads and crystals to create a Victorian Style necklace.

Saturday September 23rd - 1pm to 3:30pm $65
Mini 3D Star - Learn to combine peyote and herringbone stitches to create warped squares. Zip them together to create a star. This class is labour intensive and you will not complete in the class time. Finishing techniques will be shown before the class is over.