Spread your Creative Wings!

You can cultivate creativity – you don’t need to be born with it. According to WikiHow, broadening your knowledge is one way of fostering creativity. For example, you have an idea for a bracelet that you want to create. If the bracelet is metal, do you need to know how to solder? If it is made of beads, what beads will work best and how can you assemble it? Like many people, you head to YouTube to check out the techniques. Yea, you found something! Unfortunately, the video isn’t in focus; the sound is muffled and you can’t ask questions. Do you give up in disgust? No – head for a BeadFX class!

Our late-July classes offer a wide variety of techniques from looming, chainmaille, wirework and seedbeading! Check out Anne Marie Desaulniers‘ new class that features beads and fabric! Cindy Goldrick is ready to show you how to create with wire – then take you on the same creative journey with fine leather. Looking for chainmaille help? Marilyn Gardiner has your back! There are more offerings with Pamela Kearns, Gillian Clarke and Christine Woollacott.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled July 21 – 31:

mixed media jewelerySaturday, July 21
Resin: A Mixed-Up Media Approach
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Explore why resin should be part of the your mixed media toolbox!


Introduction to the Bead Loom
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
11:30am – 3:00pm
Discover how to use this favourite technique and what the differences are among looms!


Sunday, July 22
NEW Scraps of Life: Fibre/Mixed Media Pendants and Brooches
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:30am – 4:30pm
A few beads here; some colourful stitches there, all on various fabrics!


Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
1:00 – 3:00pm
New to chainmaille? This is the class for you!


Monday, July 23
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Practise your skills or work on your designs!


Planet BeadFXWednesday, July 25
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to work on unfinished projects!


Thursday, July 26
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


Wire Macrame on Flat Leather
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 8:30pm
Bring macrame into the 21st century!


Saturday, July 28
Basic Viking Knit
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
10:00am – 1:00pm
Learn how to ‘knit’ with wire to create fabulous necklaces and bracelets! Bonus: take both Viking knit classes and save on the class fees!


NEW Chainmaille Help Day
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 1:00pm/2:00 – 5:00pm (half-day) or 10:00am – 5:00pm (full day)
Need help to start or finish a project? Marilyn is here to help!


NEW Taking Viking Knit to the Next Level
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
2:00 – 5:00pm
Give your Viking Knit a new look using fine leather! Bonus: take both Viking knit classes and save on the class fees!


Sunday, July 29
St. Petersburg Chain using 2-Hole Beads
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
12:00 – 4:00pm
Now another way of using 2-hole beads – great for SuperDuos!


Monday, July 30
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join like-minded artists at the torch!

Click on the class or open session title to see complete descriptions including applicable fees and what to bring to classes. You can also go to the July class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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