Celebrate National Craft Month

The Association for Creative Industries (formerly the Craft & Hobby Association) celebrates March as National Craft Month. Studies have acknowledges that crafting – beading, knitting, painting, metalwork, lampworking, and all other creative pursuits – causes positive emotional and physical benefits to the crafter. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m willing to ‘craft’ at any time, during any month, and for any reason! But knowing that crafting is good for me certainly gives me lots of reasons to pick-up my beads, my weaving and anything else handy and start creating something fun!

Celebrate your jewellery-making ‘craft’ of choice and explore a new technique with a class at BeadFX! New classes in early-March include a polymer clay class with Bonni Poch and Deborah Beesley is back with a fun wire work necklace project. Iris Rogers Melamed has a brand new Hot Connections class that will have you mix and matching your metals!


Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 1 – 10:

Thursday, March 1
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Carve out dedicated beading time and join us for an afternoon of great conversation!


Spiral Rope Boot Camp
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am – 2:30pm
Explore a versatile seed beading technique with a choice of great projects!


NEW Hot Connections: More Layering Metals
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 5:00pm
Add ‘sweat soldering’ to your metal technique toolbox!


Sunday, March 4
NEW Polymer Clay – Faux Agate Beads
Instructor: Bonni Poch
11:00am – 2:00pm
Discover how polymer clay can give you the look of stone!


Monday, March 5
HALF-PRICE Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join friends at the lampworking torches!


Wednesday, March 7
Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Finish or start a new enamelling project and get tips and assistance from Christine!


FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
See the new weekly products will working on your projects!


Thursday, March 8
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring in your UFOs and PHDs and work in cozy comfort!


Huichol-style Bead Mosaic with bonus ‘cord painting’
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 9:00pm
Explore how to create mosiacs using beads and wax!


Friday, March 9
Crystal Intelligence 101
Instructor: Sylvia Diveky
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn to take your jewellery’s energies from chaotic to calm!


Saturday, March 10
NEW Making a Bee Line
Instructor: Deborah Beesley
9:30am – 1:30pm
Create a cascading wire work necklace with Deborah!


Fantastic Fuchsias
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Step up your metalwork skills with this stunning pendant!


Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork
Instructor: Deb Muss
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover how to make glass beads you can use in your own designs!

Click on the class/session title for more information including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to the March class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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