Next Week at beadFX: 2 News Classes and More Fun Beading

Here’s what’s coming up next week at beadFX: Rings and Bling with Robert Burton June 27 6 to 9pm Wiggley Wire Frame Necklace with Malliga Nathan *NEW* June 28 6 to 9pm Boho Boro Drops Necklace with Malliga Nathan *NEW* June 29 6 to 9 pm Our July schedule is out and on our website. See what’s coming up in the month of July. Adios Amigas!

Zentangle at beadFX Plus More Stuff You Don’t Want to Miss

You might have heard of it. Zentangle is a meditational art form that allows you to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It’s fun, relaxing and gets your creative juices flowing! All you need is one pen, pencil and paper. Susan Stortini, a glass bead maker and certified zentangle teacher, will be hosting a special Zentangle Class at beadFX Thurs June 23rd 6-9pm. Don’t miss it! And here’s some zentangle inspired jewelry… This one is by our very own Jennifer Tough: Zentangle on Polymer Clay This is a video on how to make a zentangle bead: Other Classes Coming Up: …

Classes Coming Up Next Week at BeadFX

Add texture, colour and depth to jewelry design by using woven fiber cords! Try the Four Strand Cord Making class with Angela Peace, June 12 11-2pm This class will teach cord weaving technique and how to finish the cord ends with and without metal findings for a fashionable classic look. You can add beads and pendants to your beads to give it just the look you want. Jazz It Up Summer is bangle season. Jazz up your bangles with beads, beads, and more beads. June 14, 6-8pm. How to Run A Successful Craft Show Are you looking to set up …

We Like Variety and So Do You

If you’ve ever come into our store and said something like, “I want to learn how to make jewellery!”, don’t be surprised if you get a weird look followed by an assortment of questions. There are more than a thousand ways to make smashing looking jewellery. So, what type of jewellery would you like to make? Next week you can learn to make glass beads, pearl knotted/chainmaille bracelets, and more… Learn to Make Glass Beads 101, June 7 5 – 9pm Pearl Knotted Bracelet, June 8 6 – 8pm Spiral of Delight, June 9 6 – 9pm Flash Mesh Bracelet, …

You Can Make your Own Jewellery: Ditch Crappy Store-Bought

A few days ago, I was sampling some earrings at a popular jewellery store in Toronto, and I was underwhelmed. When you work at a bead store or make your own jewellery, you become very picky especially when it comes to store-bought jewellery. Thankfully, beadFX is always offering jewellery making classes! If you would like to learn a new jewellery making technique or simply brush up on your beading techniques, you’ll find an interesting mix of classes to choose from. June 2Dancing Dahlia Brooch6 – 8pm June 8Pearl Knotted Bracelet6 – 8pm June 18Basic Bead Crocheting10am – 1pm June 24 …

Free Kit Giveaway and Business Talk

It’s almost summertime which means craft shows, garage sales, and the like. Are you looking to turn your hobby into a profit-making business? Over the summer, jewellery designer Catherine Winter, will be presenting workshops on How to Start your on Jewellery Business and How to Run a Successful Craft Show. The courses will cover a series of topics including: how to find the right shows for you, marketing tips, building a business plan and setting up business partnerships. All the kind of details you need to know in order to be successful as a jewellery designer. Check out our monthly …

Chainmaille & Fibre Arts Classes AT beadFX

Chainmailling at beadFX Since blogging about the Scott David Plumlee classes, we’ve gotten very positive responses. The event promises to be a truly exciting one. Scott will also be lecturing at the Toronto Bead Society while he’s in town. So visit the Toronto Bead Society website for more information on this lecture. There are 7 workshops to choose from. Are you a beginner? Try the Tripoli Earrings class. Are you looking for something more challenging? Try the Romanov Bracelet class. BeadFX will also be stocking these kits, so if you would like to take home a few extra kits with …

Lampwork Trunk Show & Classes

The Lampwork Trunk Show is next weekend (May 14 10 – 5pm) at beadFX. The Trunk Show is a show for lampwork artists to display their fabulous handmade beads with beadmaking demos throughout the day. Tasty refreshments too! Come by and you’ll find one-of-a-kind glass beads and wonderful people. Here are the classes coming up next week: Let’s Wrap Them Up with Rae Huggins, May 10 6-8pm Learn to Make Glass Beads (4 hr class) with Dwyn Tomlinson, May 10 5 – 9pm Dangle Drop Earrings with Nadine Foskin, May 12 6 – 7:30pm Adios Amigas!

May EVENTS & CLASSES

If you’re wondering what’s in store for the month of May at beadFX, here’s a recap. There are two bead shows, a few new classes, and even more classes. The much anticipated Toronto Bead Society Fair is April 30th & May 1st. You can drop by at the store to pick up a $2 off the admission fee flyer. If you can’t make it to the store, you can print the flyer online here. Also, there is the Lampwork Trunk Show. The Lampwork Trunk Show is taking place at beadFX Sat May 14 10 – 5pm. There will be lots …

Get your chainmaille on at beadFX this Summer!

Chain jeweller and author, Scott David Plumlee, will be in Toronto June 24 – 26 teaching a series of chainmaille workshops at beadFX. The workshops will be a series of beginner and intermediate level classes, so don’t fret if you’ve never done chainmaille before. Scott’s designs are simple and gorgeous. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with a stunning piece/s of jewellery. All the classes Scott will be teaching are listed below. Click on the pics for specific course details. For those who would like to see samples of his work, drop by at the store and take …