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The red leaves are turning to browns and deep yellows and the temperature is reminding us that winter is around the corner, but it is still too early to hibernate! Join us for a class or two and get your creativity going. Our early November classes feature some new projects including a beautiful bracelet by Genevieve Habib. If you're into art clay silver and want to increase your beginner skills, join Jenn Jevons for a two-day intermediate class! And, yes, we have lots of returning classes in case you missed them before! If you're in the Kitchener/Waterloo area or would like a drive to view the autumn colours, join us at the Grand River Bead Society's Bead Show and Sale on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Here are the classes scheduled November 1 - 10: Wednesday, November 2 FREE Open Bead Night Facilitator: Pamela Kearns 6:00 - 8:00pm Bring your projects and enjoy an evening of great conversation! Thursday, November 3 FREE Afternoon Bead Tea Facilitator: Pamela Kearns 1:00 - 3:00pm Bring your projects and be among the first to see the new weekly products! Jewellery Making 201 Instructor: Pamela Kearns 5:00 - 9:00pm Take your basic skills and turn them up a notch! Friday, November 4 Hollow Forms in Metal Clay Instructor: Liz Reynolds 10:0am - 6:00pm Learn construction methods with this malleable material! NEW Basket Wheat Royale - Blackgold Instructor: ...
Our Latest Inspiration
Maritime Wharf by: Erin Singleton When these polished pearl nuggets first arrived in the store all I could think of was seaweed spreading across the floor of the Bay of Fundy at low tide. I needed to make something that reminded me of the swirling tide pools and fishermen's nets draped across the shore. Pearls, urchins and barnacles all come together in this piece. For the focal I've created a section of 12-strand spiral kumihimo. A few googled diagrams and a YouTube video later and I was ready to begin with a pattern that reminded me of a nautical rope. As I was working with short sections of C-Lon (only about 9" long), I strung the rizos while braiding the cord. After each spin around the disk, another rizo would be strung into the 'groove' of the spiral. Once I was happy with the length of the kumihimo spiral, the ends were taped, clipped, and forced into a pair of leather crimps. A drop of super new glue and a good squeeze with a pair of chain nose pliers and the kumihimo was ready to be strung. Lightweight aluminum chain was then attached to the leather end crimps. As this chain is unsoldered, links can easily be opened and closed allowing for the clasp to be inserted and the length to be adjusted. Now that the basic necklace was put together, it was time for me to embellish with those rich pearl nuggets and a pair of bone rondelles that ...