Zoliduos

When I first saw these curvy little paisley-shaped beads, I was enchanted. I saw them first on Pinterest – and the designs that are being made with them blew me away.

And then, hey presto – we have them. Funny how that tends to work around here. 😉

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So – the thing to know about Zoliduos is that they come in LEFT and RIGHT versions. They are a flat backed curved drop shape with two holes, and in order to get the amazing mirror image effects in the patterns – the symmetrical designs – you will need to have both left and right. We have a few most popular colors right now, and will add more in a bit.

And if you need a nice organic motif clasp to go with whatever you are making – check these out …

s56471 Findings - Clasp - Toggle - Framed Waves - Bright Gold Plateds56470 Findings - Clasp - Toggle - Framed Waves - Antiqued Silvers56468 Findings - Clasp - Toggle - Framed Waves - Bright Coppers56467 Findings - Clasp - Toggle - Framed Waves - Gunmetal

Classes

Listen – if are not into playing with fire and signing up for the fabulous lampworking class with Joy Munshower – then you need to sign up for the classes with Betty Stephan. O.M.G., her stuff is gorgeous!

Scroll down for the class descriptions. Call the store to register: (416) 751-1911 or toll-free 877-473-2323.

 

Enchanted Bracelet and Components with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 3 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $260.00

Course outline: The round components in this bracelet are a marriage of bead embroidery and bead weaving, beginning with a bead embroidered base, then beads are woven in layers to give more dimension ? the connectors are the second component. Kits/instructions will be provided for the bracelets ? with additional beads available to create a necklace, cuff bracelet, pendant and/or earrings by combining these components in different ways.

The class will cover how to make and join these components together to create the pictured bracelet ? but we will also be discussing how to make different pieces from joining components and tips on layout and design. Techniques include bead embroidery stitches, layered beadweaving/bead embroidery, unique edging with O beads, and how to make a beaded toggle clasp. You will complete at least one of each component.

Note: the class fee includes your project materials ? approximate $98 value. Please state your colour choice when registering. Optional add-ons will be available from the instructor at an approximate cost between $15 to $22 CAD.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving

Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors

Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $242 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $260 + HST.

 

 

Night Music Cuff Bracelet with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 4 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255.00

Course outline: This beautifully elegant and textured bead embroidered bracelet is created using velvet ribbon and gold braiding as a base ? making it much less difficult to make than it appears! The rhinestone cup chain adds some sparkle and this cuff will be a favorite to wear out on-the-town or for everyday casual.

Several different bead embroidery stitches will be taught, as well as bead weaving a strip and attaching it to the cuff for a 3 dimensional effect. The students will learn how to securely attach cup chain and how to use ribbon and braiding both as a stitching guide and as an embellishment. The cuff will not be completed in class but you will have all of the knowledge necessary to complete it at home.

Note: the class fee includes your project materials ? approximate $91 value. Please state your colour choice when registering.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving

Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors

Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $235 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $255 + HST.

 

Dreamer Necklace with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 5 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255.00

Course outline: This necklace combines metal findings and glass beads to create a stunning statement piece that is a nice wearable size. The pendant hangs from a pretty flowered pattern chain made from MiniDuos and seed beads. MiniDuo flowers are layered onto both a large metal flower on the pendant and a metal leaf that hangs below which have both been hand-painted to coordinate with the color scheme.

Students will Learn: How to make a pretty neck chain by weaving MiniDuo beads and seed beads; how to weave two different flower components and attach them to metal findings; several bead embroidery stitches; and how to make a beaded toggle clasp. The project will not be completed in class; however, you will have all the information to complete the necklace at home.

Note: the class fee includes your project materials ? approximate $91 value. Please state your colour choice when registering.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving

Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors

Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $235 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $255 + HST.

 

Call the store to register: (416) 751-1911 or toll-free 877-473-2323.

Seriously. Call. You know you’d love it!

 

 

Sale Stuff – Journey to Japan – 20% off

Our world tour of sales continues. We did the Czech Republic, Austria, and now … Japan!

20% off Japanese Seedbeads and Stuff! – Miyuki, Toho, and Matsuno, oh myyy! Yes – the thread too.

 

 

Got Goth?

20 – 33% off

Get back to black! Sometimes the best accent is the one that disappears.

Pair gunmetal grey or black metal findings with beads of bright colours and your dark clothing – the rich colours will seem to float on the dark background as the dark metal disappears. To help you try this out – savings of 20% or more off – from now until the spooky end of October!

 

As always – you can view all interesting new stuff on the website here.

Oh – and one more thing – our popular Nylon Mesh Tube – which some of you noted as being out of stock – is now available again in bulk packs. Online only.

25402500-01 Stringing - 4 mm Nylon Mesh Tube - Black (50 meters) (Bulk pack)

Cheers!

 

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