Malliga Nathan

Many of our in store customer know Malliga as a wonderful and sweet and very helpful person. Many of you will know her from the many inspirations she has put up on the site. Now you have the chance to see what a wonderful teacher she is! Malliga will be teaching her first class here on Wednesday June 30th from 6 to 9pm, Leafy Waterfall Necklace! In this class, participants will learn how to make loops, and wrap loops with wire, bending, shaping and hammering wire and joining wire worked pieces together and with chain then finishing the piece with …

What is new and what is coming up!

June is just around the corner and we have some great classes booked for the month. If this weekend is any indication of the weather we are in for this summer it looks like a hot one, what better to cool down for a bit but to swing by for a class or two! Nadine Foskin is a fabulous designer. Her unique approach to jewelry making has been influenced by her background in Fine Arts and her love of fashion. She received a BA in Fine Arts with an Honours in Studio from Bishops University in QC, followed by a …

New Classes with Robert Burton!

Before I get to the new stuff with Robert Burton, just a quick note about Beau Anderson. Due to some travel conflicts he has had to post pone his classes here this May. We are currently working on re booking them for the fall. Stay tuned for details. Robert Burton has a number of new classes coming over the next couple of months. These will be appealing to those of you who are interested in taking his classes, but cannot get here on an evening during the week, are out of town, or are unable to commit to a 3 …

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!

I recently received a lovely thank you letter from the organizers of the Corsage Project and would like to pass on their thank yous. Over 250 girls benefited from this years program. I would just like to thank all of you who dropped off or mailed in donations, it is much appreciated. Also a big thanks to Dwyn for her huge donation of pieces and to Malliga for tirelessly helping me organize everything and match the pieces together, and of course for her many many donated pieces. Below are a couple more photos of some of the donations we received. …

This Weekend at BeadFX

The long weekend is coming, but is not here yet. This is a great weekend to come by and take a class or two. We have two fabulous instructors here this weekend–Amy Waldman-Smith and Marilyn Gardiner! Amy has a Learn to Make Glass Bead Weekend coming up on May 15th and 16th. This is a beginner level class which provides you with lots of torch time! Marilyn will be here on Saturday May 15th for two classes. The Boss Pearl Necklace from 10 to 1pm. From 2 to 5pm she will be teaching the Parallel Flowers Bracelet. These are both …

Beau Anderson–Registration Deadline this Friday!

The registration deadline for Beau Anderson’s Freedom Through Flamework is this Friday, May 7th. This is a great opportunity to take a fabulous class with an extremely talented flamework instructor! If you are planning on taking both part 1 and 2 you better hurry, there are only 2 spaces left! Here are some more photos of his work. Check out the site for the full description on each of these classes; they are intensive and detailed! http://www.beadfx.com/classes/schedule-05-2010.jsp Hope to see you there.

Heather Bell-Denison

Heather is our resident metal clay instructor. Heather loves the flexibility of Art Clay Silver and passionately shares her love of creating and building with this medium. In her previous role as an occupational therapist, Heather loved teaching others ways of doing things differently and helping them achieve their goals. Now as an Art Clay instructor, she uses these teaching skills to help her students create their pieces and to problem solve any design challenges. She creates and teaches in Toronto where she lives with her enthusiastic boys and supportive husband. Heather is a Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor. finesilvergirl.com …

BIG CORRECTION!!

It has come to my attention today that incorrectly quoted the new HST rules. All classes beginning after July 1, 2010 or that straddle the July 1st deadline, are subject to the HST if booked and paid for after May 1st 2010. To put another way, in order to avoid paying the HST on classes like Suzanne Crudden’s Production Line or her Metal Working for Beaders(scheduled for September) and/or any of Marcia DeCoster’s classes in July you must book and pay in full by April 30th. This is a great way to save a bit of money–8% on each class …

Marilyn Gardiner Returns

After the winter away, Marilyn Gardiner is back and ready to go! She has two classes coming up this weekend, Basic Bead Stringing Level 2 and the Vertebrae Watch. Basic Bead Stringing Level 2: Multi-Strand Necklace, Saturday April 24th from 10 to 12:30pm. Create a multi-strand necklace! Learn several techniques to use in future projects. You will have access to a large stash of findings (such as clasps, crimps, chain, cones, jump rings, and split rings), wire, and beads to design an interesting piece of jewellery. The focus will be on design and techniques. This is a beginner class, however …

Suzanne Crudden

As many of you know, we have a fantastic metal smithing instructor here at Beadfx, Suzanne Crudden. Aside from the Metal Smithing 101 classes, she has also created some really fabulous metal working classes for beaders. Her upcoming Metal Working for Beaders: Creating Your Own Production Line begins in June and runs for 8 weeks. Students will learn how to design and create their own limited production line of silver jewellery. Basic wax sculpting techniques are introduced and metal finishing skills are refined. Students will have the opportunity to complete three projects incorporating a consistent design element within each. And …