Upcoming Member Events


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Good Day everyone! The Fireflies would like to thank everyone that came out on November 3rd. We really appreciate your support of our group and to our fellow artisans. We hope you continue to shop local and handmade for the holidays.

If you’re looking for more glassy fun this weekend be sure and check out The Bead Tree’s Annual Christmas Sale. You can get more info via the Facebook invite. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/483153028396538/

As well from Carrie Hamilton’s website www.beadtree.net


Darlene Storgeoff – Handmade Glass Beads will also be doing a sale this Saturday out in Devon.

Devon Lions Community Craft & Gift Sale
10 am-4 pm, Saturday November 17, 2012

Devon Lions Community Center
#5, 20 Haven Avenue
Devon, AB



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We are now less than a week away from our annual fall sale! Come for a visit and pick up something lovely for that someone special in your life. Don’t forget to treat yourself as well. 🙂 Click the here to be taken to our Facebook event page.

It’s official, fall is here! Time for our annual Fall Sale!


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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a summer full of fun, and laughter. The fireflies have been busy this year, working on new beads, taking classes, and spreading the handmade lampwork bead love. We have one more weekend at the St. Albert Farmers Market this weekend, so if you’re in the area come check it out! I know you’ll love some of the wonderful Halloween themed beads Kyra has been working on.

Since Fall is here, we also have an exciting event coming up November 3rd, our Annual Fall Sale!

Click this here to see/join the Facebook Invite


Fireflies Upcoming Events


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There are some exciting events coming up in June for several of our members. If you’re interested in learning more about the event’s please visit the links. 

Here is a list of events for the month:

June 1-3

Julie Christie Handmade Glass Beads will be at the Fraser Valley Bead Show in Calgary, AB. This is a great show for creators and customers alike. Be sure and stop by to see Julie’s beautiful pieces. Event runs 3 days, check website for time and location details.


June 2

The Bead Tree will be at Fred Katz Photography for a one day sale. Please contact Carrie at carrie@beadtree.net for more info. There will also be paintings, sculptures, and furniture.

This event runs 10:30AM to 4pm at 10104 -80 Ave, Edmonton

June 11-18

Julie Christie Handmade Glass Beads will be a guest artist down in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA. Sounds like an interesting gig, for those who can’t make it we hope Julie will share some photos of her visit.



Spreading the handmade lampwork bead love!


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Welcome to the home of FireFLIES of Edmonton. Some of you probably know us as the ABF (Aurora Borealis Fireflies), last year it was decided it was time to shake things up a bit, so to kick that off we went with a name change. We are still the same group of artists, still striving to create works of art, and educate the public and each other on the beauty of handmade (and LOCAL) glass beads and lampwork. Please see the “ABOUT” tab for a rundown on the basics of our little group.

We will be posting event info, artist interviews, tutorials, and all sorts of fun stuff. Hope you’re enjoy the new site! Check back often.