Join us for March classes and activities!

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I love March! The promise of Spring is in the air and winter is turning into a memory. We also get to have some fun with celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day.

Mid-March at BeadFX is going to be a busy time. March Break Mini-Classes will be front and centre and everyone who needs a quick break – youth and adults alike are welcome to take these quick classes. It’s a great time to introduce a daughter, son, niece or nephew to the world of handmaking items. The mini-classes will span a few techniques: epoxy clay; kumihimo; seed beading; and chainmaille. All of the classes are beginner level and the class fee of $15 includes all the materials needed.

Bonni Poch has a project that features a brand new way of using beading in home decor with coasters – they really are terrific! Iris Rogers Melamed has a new class that will focus on making metal beads that you can use in your jewellery designs. Lots of encore classes are scheduled with Anne Marie Desaulniers, Nadine Foskin, Cindy Goldrick, Christine Woollacott and Amy Waldman. There is literally, something for everyone!

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 11 – March 20:

coaster-2-700wSaturday, March 11
NEW Herringbone Beaded Coaster
Instructor: Bonni Poch
10:00am – 2:00pm
Learn how to create coasters with beadwork!

NEW Hot Connections: Making Metal Beadsdouble-domed-metal-beads-700w
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 4:30pm
Transform sheet metal into beautiful beads!

 

domnio-3-700wSunday, March 12
Come Play with Me: Exploring the World of Altered Dominos 1
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Create beautiful pendants and more with the humble yet versatile Domino game piece!

 

 

epoxy-sparkle-pendant-700wMonday, March 13
NEW March Break Mini-Class: Epoxy Sparkle Pendant
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 1:00pm
Using epoxy clay and sparkling rhinestones, you’ll create two beautiful designs for an interchangeable pendant!

 

 

 

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Tuesday, March 14
NEW March Break Mini-Class: Chainmaille and Cheerios Charm Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 1:00pm
Combine jump rings, glass cheerios and charms for a fun bracelet!

 

 

 

leather-kumi-key-fob-700wWednesday, March 15
NEW March Break Mini-Class: Kumi Leather Key Fob
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 1:00pm
Learn how to do kumihimo while creating a great fob for keys or to hang from a purse or backpack!

Open Metal Studio: Fine Jewelleryopen-metal-studio-photo-700w
Facilitator: Kelly Garland
5:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your fine metal projects with tips and assistance from Kelly!

 

main-photo-700wFREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 -8:00pm
Bring your projects and enjoy lively conversation with friends!

 

 

 

honeycomb-earrings-700wThursday, March 16
March Break Mini-Class: Honeycomb Earrings
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 1:00pm
Make yourself a pair of earrings using the popular CzMates beads!

FREE Afternoon Bead Teateapot-with-beads-700w
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring your UFOs (unfinished projects) and PHDs (projects half done) and enjoy the afternoon with your beading friends!

alrika-earrings-by-olga-haserodt-700wFriday, March 17
March Break Mini-Class: Alrika Earrings
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 1:00pm
Create a dainty pair of earrings that are perfect for all occasions!

Open Metal Studio: Metalworkopen-metal-studio-700w
Facilitator: Cindy Goldrick
5:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your new and unfinished metalwork projects and work with Cindy’s guidance and help!

 

foldformed-bracelet-700wSaturday, March 18
Foldforming Basics and Beyond
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
10:00am – 1:00pm
Learn to foldform metal and create wonderful shapes for your designs!

Intro Weekend to Lampworking, Part Aintro-weekend-part-a-700w
Instructor: Amy Waldman
10:00am – 2:30pm
Discover the joy of creating your own glass beads! This class continues Sunday, March 19; 11:30am – 4:00pm.

bead-stringing-101-700wBead Stringing 101
Instructor: Nadine Foskin
10:30am – 12:30pm
Nadine will teach you how to design and make a beautiful necklace!

Hot Forged Bronze Braceletshot-forged-bronze-bracelets-700w
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
2:00 – 5:00pm
Combine fire and heavy bronze wire to form wonderful cuffs!

 

 

2017-intro-to-granulation-pendant-2-700wSunday, March 19
Introduction to Granulation: Pendant
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
11:00am – 5:00pm
Using argentium sterling silver sheet and wire, you’ll create a stunning pendant! Class continues Sunday, March 26; 11:00am – 5:00pm.

To see complete information about the classes or open session, click on the event title. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the March calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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