The Summer has Begun!

Summer is here and kids are out for 72 days of summer. If that sounds daunting (it does to me) then we have a great escape for you–classes! We have tons going on this summer.

But first our Instructor of the Week…Introducing Marilyn Gardiner.

Marilyn has a passion for creating jewellery. This is her new lease on a life — she is a retired teacher and school-board computer consultant.

Three interwoven paths are developing in her life. The first is a love of pattern and design from different eras and cultures and its reflection in her bead work and designs. The second is her enjoyment of teaching adults, and the third is the satisfaction of developing beadwork kits with clear, step-by-step directions and diagrams that really work with learners. Many of her beading skills were self-taught using books, the internet, and trial and error but she enjoys seeking out and travelling to learn from experts such as Don Pierce, Virginia Blakelock & Carol Perrenoud (bead loom), William Hodge, Marla Gassner, & David Chatt (off-loom beading), Jennie Might (bead crochet), Bette Kelley (broadcollars), Rod Owen (Kumihimo), Jennifer Campbell & Sharilyn Miller (wirework), Jay Humphreys (PMC), Fred Zweig (silverwork), and Joni Kisro (chainmaille).

She teaches classes in Waterloo Region, Toronto, Texas and Arizona. Marilyn has been teaching at Beadfx for almost as long as we have existed and is an exceptional teacher. Her classes are always fantastic and detailed, leaving her students feeling excited and confident.

Marilyn has two classes coming up this month on Saturday July 11th.

Earrings and Pendants from 10 to 12:30pm, this is a beginner class.

And a beautiful intermediate level chain mail class, the Foxtail Bracelet.

Also going on over the next few weeks we have Robert Burton’s Wire Working and Wrapping 101 beginning on Monday July 6th. This class runs for 3 weeks from 6-9pm and always fills up fast. It has just gone up, so I would register immediately if interested.

A little out of order, but we also have the Art Clay Silver Level 1 Certification course with Heather Bell-Denison from July 3rd to July 6th. There are only a few spaces left in this highly anticipated class.

Stephanie Dixon’s Bling Ring class on Thursday July 9th from 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to Make Glass Beads weekend with Amy Waldman-Smith on July 11th and 12th.

And Charmed I’m Sure on Sunday July 12th from 10am to 5pm.

We have also added a few more Catherine Winter classes, How to Price you Jewelry-Starting a Microbusiness on Thursday July 16th from 6 to 9:15pm and again on Thursday August 13th. Please the following change–Catherine Winter’s class that was scheduled for Thursday July 2nd has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Don’t forget about Happy Hour Torching on Thursday from 5 to 9pm, buy one hour get one free!

Happy Beading

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