Classes make great Holiday gifts!

EEK! Have you checked the calendar – only 4 weeks to Hanukkah and 5 weeks to Christmas! Let’s not panic – there is still time to make some gifts for your friends and family. Not sure how? Well, check out the December classes at BeadFX. Plus, schedule yourself some dedicated time by attending one of the open sessions – and enjoy some refreshments while you’re at it. By the way, a gift certificate for a class makes a great gift for a friend (just saying!).

Iris Rogers Melamed will take your Intro to Soldering skills a notch higher by introducing you to more metalworking technqiues. Angela Peace will teach you the traditional way of pearl knotting and incorporating French wire. If you like wireworking, check out Lucie Lee‘s new project. Anne Marie Desaulniers continues to play with an ornament idea. If you like chainmaille – or want to learn this ancient craft – Marilyn Gardiner‘s new holiday-inspired class will get you going on gifts. Plus, there are lots more classes to choose from!

Here are the classes scheduled December 1 – 10:

Friday, December 1
Traditional Pearl Knotted Necklace
Instructor: Angela Peace
6:00 – 9:00pm
There is nothing more classic than a string of knotted pearls!

Saturday, December 2
Hot Connections: Connecting Components
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover the many ways to use soldered sterling rings in your jewellery designs!

handmade giftsSunday, December 3
Resin: A Mixed-Up Media Approach
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to use resin, bezels and found objects!

Wire Wrapped Earrings
Instructor: Lucie Lee
1:00 – 4:00pm
Learn the art of wrapping wire to create forms and designs!

Monday, December 4
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your lampworking buddies while making glass beads!

Wednesday, December 6
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Carve out dedicated time from your busy schedule to work on your projects!

Thursday, December 7
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!

Creative Play Series, Session 7: Scrappy Tags
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 8:00pm
Learn a mixed-media approach for gift tags, luggage tags and more!

Friday, December 8
Recycled Treasures: Mixed Media Ornaments
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 9:00pm
Combine fabric, wire and sparkly bits for one-of-a-kind ornaments!

Saturday, December 9
Lapidary: Cabochon Cutting 1
Instructor: Boris Kolodny
9:00am – 5:00pm
Discover how to create your own stone cabochons from rough slab!

Chainmaille Christmas Gift Extravaganza
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm or 10:00am – 1:00pm or 2:00 – 5:00pm
Create your own holiday gifts from a variety of chainmaille designs!

Sunday, December 10
3-in-1 Cubic Right-Angle Weave Pendant
Instructor: Bonni Poch
1:00 – 4:00pm
Learn how to create this basic stitch while creating a beautiful pendant!

Click on the class/open session title to see all of the information, including applicable class fees. You can also go to and click on the December class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.


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