Our Vendors

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Vendor Info: Peyote Dreams

Peyote Dreams

Although a seed beader at heart, Pam has been branching out into new techniques and combining the best of all worlds into her creations. She had her first project published in the May/June 2013 issue of Beadwork. Pam taught at the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A problem solver, Pam thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring students to think beyond basic techniques encouraging students to stamp their own vision on projects.

To ensure that all students can accomplish the teachniques, Pam (also a ‘southpaw) includes ‘Lefty-Alerts’ within her class instructions.

She will be bringing jewellery kits and patterns for her original designs.

www.PeyoteDreams.ca
pam@beadfx.com

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Vendor Info: Marija Batraks

mbatraks@hotmail.com

Beaded Wrist Warmers are hand made by Marija with a technique from the 19th century. They were worn for warmth and aesthetic purposes. Now also a modern fashion statement!
She will also have some finished jewellery and Baltic amber pieces.

 

Vendor Info: Karen Townshend

Karen Townshend will be bringing finished jewellery to sell.

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Bead Embroidery

Vendor Info: Evelyn Lee

Bead Embroidery

Evelyn Lee will be bringing finished jewellery to sell.

evelyn.lee2@yahoo.ca

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Vendor Info: Lady Beadle Designs by Carolyn Cave


Carolyn Cave is our Celebrity Guest for Beadwork at the 2019 GRBS Show. She will be teaching and doing demos during our fall show. More information about her is here.

She specializes in beadwork jewellery. She is an award-winning jewelry designer and the author of Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads and Stitching with a Handful of Beads for Kalmbach Pub (Bead & Button).

She is bringing jewellery kits, patterns and books to sell at her vendor table.

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Vendor Info: Sailorgirl Jewelry

Catherine Winter is a Toronto based glass bead artist and jewelry designer.

From the lecture halls of the University of Toronto (psychology) to studying Spanish in a gypsy cave in Granada, Spain, Catherine is forever engaged in learning about the world. Fifteen years ago this burning desire to learn new skills became, literally, a burning passion as she began the never-ending study of flamework.

At the same time as her passion for glass grew, so did her passion for sailing and exploring this blue planet. As she splits her time between her Toronto studio and her Florida sailboat, her company name of Sailorgirl Jewelry is a perfect fit.

“Stories are narratives of our lives, shared pieces of our histories and our experiences. I’m inspired to use my glasswork to tell stories of faraway places, of the world around me. I want people to wear not a necklace, but a tale of my making”.

Visit her booth & you can purchase loose lampwork beads, finished jewelry or commercial glass or lucite beads.

https://www.sailorgirl.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SailorgirlJewelry/

catherine@sailorgirl.com

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Vendor Info: Rypan Designs

Maria Rypan

Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on ‘gerdany’, Ukrainian-style of beadwork since 1995. She loves teaching, creating visually-oriented instructions, has produced an all-inclusive kit line which she is now retiring. www.rypandesigns.com.

 

DNA Bugle and Pony Bead Bracelet kits and Cascading Swags.

Netted Zigzags with Daggers in red, few Triple V Jewels, Cascading Swags and Herringbone Soutache kits await beaders.

http://mariarypandesigns.com
http://rypandesigns.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RypanDesigns
http://www.rypandesigns.com/newsletters.html

maria@rypandesigns.com

Bead & Button 2008 had loads of Rypan Designs kit styles! There is a good assortment of netted collars, bracelets still to be retired!
DNA Bugle and Pony Bead Bracelet kits and Cascading Swags.
Netted Zigzags with Daggers in red, few Triple V Jewels, Cascading Swags and Herringbone Soutache kits await beaders.

Vendor Info: Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

 

Sandy English is the owner of Origami Owl Custom Jewelry. Her main product is the “Living Locket”, a clear-faced, hollow pendant. It can be filled with a variety of charms that tell a story. She will be bringing a variety of chains, pendants, and charms.

http://haveahootwith.origamiowl.ca
https://www.facebook.com/SandyEnglishOrigamiOwlCanada/

sanbaere@gmail.com

 

 

Designed by Craig Ewing

Vendor Info: Designed by Craig Ewing

Swarovski Crystals and bezel, Netting neck strap, Swarovski button for a closure

ART YOU WILL LOVE TO WEAR!

Craig Ewing has been an artist of many mediums his entire life.  Fifteen years ago, he focused on beading, and he has never looked back.  He is primarily a self-taught designer, creating unique wearable art for his clients. His main focus of design uses seed beads, Swarovski elements, natural agates, semi-precious stones, skulls, and freshwater pearls, but not limited to these mediums, which he incorporated as focal points.

Now a published artist and teacher, he will still continue to grow and experiment. His inspirations come primarily from the roaring ’20-’30s, and the glam of yesteryear.  He especially enjoys working with a rich array of metals finishes available on beads. Whether you are considering at one of his ready-made creations or having a custom piece for your self, you will only see the highest quality of materials are used, and his workmanship is outstanding.

http://craigewing.ca
https://www.facebook.com/DesignedbyCraigEwing/?ref=br_rs
https://twitter.com/search?q=craig_ewing1&src=typd
https://www.instagram.com/craigewing1/

craig_ewing@me.com

Note: Night Flight (below): Wombat Skull, bead embroidery. Materials include feathers, Swarovski cup chain, and fire polish Czech beads

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Vendor Info: GB Design, Jewelry & Fibre Art by Gordana Brelih

Artist Statement: Gordana Brelih

Colour and texture are my passion. As I work, a piece takes on its own life.

It is like taking a tiger by the tail and the exhilaration and challenge of each piece can become evident to the viewer. I studied Fashion and Design in Belgrade, Serbia for five years, and have traveled the road from fashion to quilting to experimental fiber art.

It has become my life.

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gbrelih@sympatico.ca
https://www.gordanabrelih.com/
http://www.brelihart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/gordana.brelih
https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/gordanabrelih
https://www.instagram.com/gbrelih/?hl=nl
https://www.pinterest.ru/gor13mia/

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Vendor Info: Sara Silver Boutique

sarasilverboutique@outlook.com

Sara Silver is bringing silver chains, pendants, and finished jewellery.

My name is Sarah Alami. My small business is Sara Silver Boutique where I sell 925 sterling silver and Precious gemstones.

All my jewelry is handmade in Bali and made with the finest quality 925 and beautiful precious gemstones that come from around the world. Each gemstone has a story to tell with its beautiful colours and finish. 

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Vendor Info: Black Tulip Designs

 

Black Tulip Designs

Black Tulip Designs is “the” source for unusual, vintage and antique beads. We love beads especially if they are hard to find or have a history. 2018 was the 10th anniversary under the leadership of Naomi Smith. Naomi has a passion for beads. Her travels to source unique finds have taken her to New York City, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New Jersey and of course Canada. In addition to seeking out awesome beads, Naomi is also an Indigenous Artist and Educator. Her beadwork pieces are in private collections, Art Gallery of Guelph, Joseph Schneider Haus Historical Site, and Museum of Fine Art in Boston MA.
Black Tulip Designs primarily sells at shows and does not have a retail location. The best time to buy beads, especially from Black Tulip, is when you see them. Naomi is pleased to be a part of the Grand River Bead Society Bead and Fibre art show on October 19th and 20th. Hope to see you there. Upcoming events and news can be found on the Black Tulip Designs Facebook page.

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Vendor Info: Yellow Bird Creations

yellowbirdcreations.com

Bringing: Finished Jewellery, Beads, and Gemstone Beads

Yellow Bird Creations offers the finest in handcrafted, unique and one-of-a-kind jewellery designed by artist Marilynn Matheson.  

Marilynn is a self-taught artist, who expresses her designs through the use of beautiful natural stones and gemstones, based in a philosophy of the healing energy of these stones. Her work includes the use of fine metals and fibres to frame and support the designs.

Marilynn has been designing jewellery and creating handmade jewellery for several years. She has taken courses in advanced wire work, gemology, silversmithing, and beading. Her work is definitely spiritual-based, drawing upon the earth’s energy when designing and creating her one of a kind jewellery pieces.

She works out of her home studio and has initiated beginner jewellery classes, starting in January 2015.

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Gardiner Design

Vendor Info: Gardiner Design

 

mg@marilyngardiner.com
marilyngardiner.com

facebook.com/GardinerDesign
twitter.com/gardinerdesign
pinterest.ca/marilynijg/
instagram.com/gardiner1111/

Bringing: Chainmail Kits, Tools

Marilyn Gardiner is a teacher, a jewellery designer, and a creator of jewellery kits. She published her first book: Modern Chain Mail Jewelry in 2015, and she will be selling and autographing her newest book, Fabulous Chain Mail Jewelry, 2018,  at the show.

Her kits are known for their easy-to-follow, and clearly illustrated instructions. She also sells the jump rings, tools, beads and findings that she uses to make her own jewellery.

In addition to teaching classes in Canada and the U.S., she sells her kits and other products through her online store.

Her husband, Brad, is an active part of the company—he makes the jump rings and assembles the kits. The saw-cut and polished jump rings are available in several different metals.

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Vendor Info: Karibu Beads

KaribuBeads.com
Deb@KaribuBeads.com

Bringing: Kazuri beads from Kenya and Samunnat beads from Nepal

Karibu Beads is the authorized Canadian distributor of fair-trade Kazuri beads and buttons from Kenya. These wonderful beads are made from the clay around Mount Kenya, and are hand-made and hand-painted by the women employed in the Kazuri factory. A new addition of hand-made polymer clay beads from Nepal are also fair-trade and support Nepalese women who are affected by domestic violence. Each bead is a gift, and a story of one woman’s life. Deb Thivierge, the owner of Karibu Beads is very excited to be back at the fantastic Grand River Bead Society Fall Show this year!

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Vendor Info: Wire, Gems and Glass Designs

j_bean@rogers.com

Bringing: Finished Jewellery

Jeanne Bean is a mixed media artist who lives in Stratford, Ontario. Jeanne has a home studio where she creates jewellery with metalsmithing and wire wrapping. She also works with metal clay and resins. Other talents are bead stringing and paper quilling. She has just started selling to the public at craft shows through her company Wire, Glass and Gem Designs. Jeanne also does custom work for various clients.

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Vendor Info: Dee-signs

dhBaratta@hotmail.com
http://facebook.com/diane.henrybaratta

Bringing: Finished Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets); Findings (silver-plated, pewter, copper, and gold tone), individual beads (bone and stone), and Seed Beads.

Using Bead Crochet, Needlework and Kumihimo Braiding, I create unique necklaces and bracelets with Japanese and Czech glass, pearls and leather in a rainbow of colours. Recently I have begun braiding leather on the Kumi disc. Both kits and finished pieces are available at my table. I shall be demonstrating Kumihimo braiding with beads throughout the show.

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Vendor Info: Canada Beading Supply

 

canbead.com

Facebook.com/Canbead

orders@canbead.com

Bringing: Gemstone beads, freshwater pearls, TOHO & Czech seed beads, findings, stringing materials, and other beading supplies.

Canada Beading Supply is in its 35th year of supplying gemstones, freshwater pearls, seed beads, and related supplies. Check out their website www.canbead.com. If you are attending the show and have special interests, let them know beforehand as the full range of products is not taken to every show.

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Vendor Info: BeadFX

Beadfx.com
facebook.com/groups/beadfx

Bringing: Seedbeads, findings, stringing materials, mixed media supplies, beading surfaces, wire, and tools.

BeadFX is proud to be a part of the Grand River Bead Society’s Show and Sale. We are a brick-and-mortar store in Toronto’s East York neighbourhood, with a full-service online ordering system.  We also offer a wide array of classes for makers in all jewellery media including chainmaille, seed beading, metalwork, lampwork, mixed media, and knotting/fibre techniques.

Booth demo area: Have a question about a product? Drop by and ask!

We’ll have lots of seed beads and other supplies for beading enthusiasts!

Stones, findings, beading surfaces, looms and more!

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Lavender Chalcedony & Chevron Amethyst

Vendor info: Earthy Girl Designs

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earthygirl2@hotmail.com

Bringing: Gemstone beads, American and Mexican turquoise, charms, Kumihimo clasps, Murano beads, and some finished jewellery: e.g. Kumihimo necklaces and sterling silver earrings.

Coming from a family background in mining, “Earthy Girl” started collecting rocks and minerals at the tender age of seven. Her hobby eventually turned into Earthy Girl Designs, established over 20 years ago, which encompasses a wide range of gemstone beads, Kumihimo clasps, hand-made jewellery and Native American jewellery in sterling silver. Always looking for the unusual or different, Amanda’s assortment is continuously evolving. Amanda is an active member of the Toronto Bead Society, The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough and a Gemmologist from the Canadian Gemmological Association, FCGmA.

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Moonstone

Southwest Turquoise

Moonstone

Lavender Chalcedony & Chevron Amethyst

Beryl

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Vendor Info: msMussy Jewels

facebook.com/Jewelry-by-msMussy-Jewels

Bringing: Loose lampwork beads, finished jewelry made with her lampwork beads, glass headpins, leather bracelets with glass heart charms, and etched metal components.

Deborah Muss discovered lampworking approximately 10 years ago because she was dissatisfied with the poor quality & high cost of commercially available beads. Lampworking is the process of melting glass in a very hot flame & forming it around a mandrel to create beads and other artistic glass pieces. Consequently, all the finished jewelry she makes incorporates her handmade beads, glass head pins, and metal components.

Five years ago she began teaching this amazing craft and her teaching schedule can be found on the BeadFX class calendar. BeadFX is a bead store located in Toronto and has a well-equipped lampworking studio.

Visit her booth and you can purchase both loose lampwork beads or finished jewelry. All beads are made by her and immediately annealed in a kiln for strength & durability. Her current obsession is two-tone beads and etched beads.

  

 

Vendor Info: Argus Collection

TierraCast Square Spiral Toggle; Claspgarten Crystal Rope Ball Clasp; ClaspGarten Polaris Magnetic Clasp

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArgusCollection
thearguscollection@gmail.com

 

Argus Collection offers high-quality clasps from Israel, Europe, the U.S., and Bali.

Alison Griffiths is an author, jewellery maker and co-owner of Argus Collection which she started with her husband, David Cruise, to sell high-quality clasps and findings. They got started as Canadian distributors for U.S. made Mag-lok magnetic clasps and the inventory has grown rapidly from there. Currently, they sell at shows and through an Etsy shop, ArgusCollection.

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  1. Sterling silver and Volcanic glass clasp
  2. Silver plated Mag-lok 11 magnetic clasp
  3. TierraCast spiral, square, toggle clasp