30 Days Hath September – and the colours will be magnificent!

Depending where in the world you are living, the trees will soon be starting to change. In fact, did you know that the beginning of color changes usually start September and October in the Northern Hemisphere and April to May in the Southern Hemisphere. The colours that autumn brings sparks my own creativity and the craving to do something new. How can you not work with such an array of colour?

The late-September classes offer an array of class projects and techniques. Marti Brown, the first of our three visiting instructors this fall, bring us two classes that explore colouring niobium! We welcome indigenous artist Naomi Smith to BeadFX who brings us a project using porcupine quills! Gillian Clarke has a new stunning new chainmaille necklace to share. New instructor Catherine Sequalino Portier brings us a new way to do bead embroidery using the same techniques used in haute couture! Christine Woollacott uses fine silver metal to create a wonderful piece of origami. Also scheduled are lots of encore classes – just in case you missed them the first time around!

Here are the classes and sessions September 21 – 30:

Thursday, September 21
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
This is your time to bring your unfinished projects and get tips and help!


NEW Awesome Scale Maille Necklace
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
5:00 – 9:00pm
Release your inner Game of Thrones persona with this stunning statement necklace!


Friday, September 22
Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 2
Instructor: Boris Kolodny
Take your cab cutting to the next level with softer stones!


Wire Garden: Beaded Brooch, Pendant or Cabochon
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 9:00pm
Create a little reminder of summer to wear or use in your creations!


Saturday, September 23
NEW Woodlands Quillwork Card Case
Instructor: Naomi Smith
9:30am – 5:30pm
Learn the traditional way of embellishing with beads and porcupine quills on a modern project!


Copper Knit and Foldformed Necklace
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
10:00am – 5:00pm
Combine wirework and metalwork in one fabulous necklace!


Sunday, September 24
Graphite and Enamel Charms
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Add the luminosity and colour of glass enamel to your own designs and components!


Crystal Intelligence
Instructor: Sylvia Diveky
1:00 – 4:00pm
Work the power of crystals and stones into your jewellery designs!


Monday, September 25
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join other lampworkers for great conversation will making beads!


NEW Creative Play Series, Session 4: Colouring Resin
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 8:00pm
Kick-up your resin skills by learning how to add colour to your resin creations!


Wednesday, September 27
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs and work on your projects in air-conditioned comfort!


Thursday, September 28
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Join your beading friends and be among the first to see the new weekly products!


NEW Origami in FYI Silver Clay
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn the ancient art of paper folding using modern fine silver metal clay!


NEW Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Portier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover the secrets of bead embroidery as used by haute couture designers!


Friday, September 29
NEW Exploring Niobium
Instructor: Marti Brown
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to add colour to niobium metal and wire using electricity!


Chinese Knotting Foundations
Instructor: Angela Peace
6:00 – 8:30 (class continues Saturday, September 30, 10:30am – 5:00pm)
Add knots and fibre to your jewellery designs!


FREE Meet and Greet with Marti Brown
6:00 – 7:00pm
Meet the metalwork artist who brings us colouring niobium! Marti will bring a selection of pieces for show and sale.


Saturday, September 30
NEW Making an Impression
Instructor: Marti Brown
10:00am – 5:00pm
Combine niobium, colour and texture with Sizzix embossing!

Click on any of the class and open session title to get more information including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the September class calendar to see all of the month’s offerings.

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