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Title: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: ponyup on July 07, 2005 07:25:17 PM
does anybody know of some good ones?
i am looking for earring hooks in silver and crafts canada doesn't seem to be carrying them.
suggestions?


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: NessaGurl on July 08, 2005 05:07:46 AM
I don't know of any physical stores around Halifax that I could point you to...but if you don't mind ordering on-line...here are a couple of good canadian bead sites...

Northern Bead Company http://www.northernbead.com/

John Bead Corp http://www.johnbead.com/aboutus.shtml

Hope this helps...

NessaGurl


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: spinster on July 08, 2005 03:40:24 PM
hi there
'the bead pod' downtown, on grafton street should have eveything you're looking for! (it's just past pizza corner)


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: ponyup on July 13, 2005 07:36:16 PM
I don't know of any physical stores around Halifax that I could point you to...but if you don't mind ordering on-line...here are a couple of good canadian bead sites...

Northern Bead Company http://www.northernbead.com/

John Bead Corp http://www.johnbead.com/aboutus.shtml

Hope this helps...

NessaGurl

thanks. (:


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: ponyup on July 13, 2005 07:37:01 PM
hi there
'the bead pod' downtown, on grafton street should have eveything you're looking for! (it's just past pizza corner)

thank you! i will have to check it out sometime this week.


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: LetterGhost on July 13, 2005 08:24:32 PM
Bead Pod is a great store! They have a lot of really nice beads and pendants. You've never been in there?...bring lots of money. (or maybe, DON'T bring lots of money if you don't have a lot to blow. I always go a little crazy in there... so many lovely beads...)


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: downeaster_alexa on July 14, 2005 11:05:31 AM
Another place you might want to check is the Photo Memories store that is down in the same strip center as Quizno's down in Bayer's Lake. I can't remember if they had findings or not, but remember I was impressed at their selection of beads, especially considering that it primarily a scrapbooking store.

Since I posted this in the other Halifax thread, I figured I'd pass this along to you guys too...I'm happy to report that we are getting a Michael's! I have a friend whose company won a bunch of construction contracts down in Bayer's Lake and, according to him, one of them is a Michael's. If I understood him correctly, it will be right next to the Old Navy.

I don't know if you guys have ever been to a Michael's (definitely my favorite craft store back home in Texas), but they have tons of jewelry findings, wires, and beads. Plus, since they get to bulk buy most things are relatively inexpensive and they usually send out a 40% off coupon every week to people who are on their mailing list.


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: ponyup on July 16, 2005 10:37:44 AM
Since I posted this in the other Halifax thread, I figured I'd pass this along to you guys too...I'm happy to report that we are getting a Michael's! I have a friend whose company won a bunch of construction contracts down in Bayer's Lake and, according to him, one of them is a Michael's. If I understood him correctly, it will be right next to the Old Navy.

I don't know if you guys have ever been to a Michael's (definitely my favorite craft store back home in Texas), but they have tons of jewelry findings, wires, and beads. Plus, since they get to bulk buy most things are relatively inexpensive and they usually send out a 40% off coupon every week to people who are on their mailing list.

oh really!? that is good news. i went there when i was in toronto (i believe) and was jealous that we didn't have one here.


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: downeaster_alexa on July 18, 2005 12:24:04 PM
Last year I saw a job advertisement for managers at a Michael's in Halifax so I was pretty sure we were getting one. It was great getting confirmation on that. I don't know if you've been to the one on Moncton yet, but if it's anywhere near as nice as that one then I'll be a happy camper.

Now if I can just get someone to put a Hobby Lobby and a Target here... ;)


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: perilously_divine on March 17, 2006 06:56:34 AM
i love the bead pod to bits, but it pretty pricey. try www.beadfx.com they are extremely reasonabley priced, and its in CDN prices.. Super good place to work with!


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: NessaGurl on March 24, 2006 06:52:41 AM
. try www.beadfx.com they are extremely reasonabley priced, and its in CDN prices.. Super good place to work with!

I have to second that...I order most of my beads from them on-line...shipping is fast and not too expensive either, I think its only $5-6 CDN. They have a good selection and I like that it is in Canadian funds. Give it a try if you can  ;)

NessaGurl


Title: Re: crafty/bead/trinket stores in or around halifax?!
Post by: giggleycraft on April 13, 2006 05:46:05 AM
Thanks for the link to the Canadian online bead store that takes paypal and doesn't cost a fortune for shipping.... I'm a very happy camper ;D