The Learning Never Stops

The kids will soon be back in school and life will get back to a regular routine – yea! Life is good! In the BeadFX classroom, our world is getting back to normal too. Instructors are looking ahead with new classes and there is a revitalized energy to teach – and learn – new techniques and projects. Let’s take a look what new between September 3 and September 15: Friday, September 6 Hodgepodge Bracelet Instructor: Anne Mitchell 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday, September 7 Simple Elegance: PMC and Fine Silver Necklace Instructor: Anne Mitchell 10:00am – 5:00pm Friday, September 6 & …

Even MORE July classes!

You know you have lots of classes to offer when you can’t fit them into one blog! So we’ve looked at all the new classes from July 2 through to July 14 and then at the Summer Arts Camps for youth from July 15 – 19. Believe it or not, there are more July classes to come! We welcome Naomi Smith as a new instructor; she is bringing us two Native Beading classes on July 23 and 24. We’ve also added Naomi Foskin’s Bead Stringing 101 class – great for beginners! Saturday, July 20 Introductory Weekend to Lampworking 10:00am – …

Summer Arts Camps – introducing the next generation to jewellery-making

“I’m bored – I don’t have anything to do!” Are you dreading those words this summer? Well, have no fear – we have the solution to your dilemma! For the first time, BeadFX is offering a week-long summer arts camp. From Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, we are offering two classes per day just for youth ages 11 to 17 years. Led by enthusiastic and experienced instructors, students will be able to learn various jewellery-making techniques in the comfort of a roomy air-conditioned classroom. All classes are $35 per person. Register with a friend – if two or …

July will be ‘Hot’ with Classes

Can’t stand the heat? Come into the air conditioning for some great classes during July! And, yes, you may want to bring a sweater – our air conditioning works very well. July has some amazing classes, including our new Summer Arts Camp classes for youth. We also welcome three new instructors! What’s new July 1st – 14th: (these are in addition to other repeating classes!) Tuesday, July 2 Netted V’s 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Maria Rypan Thursday, July 4 Sprinkled Diamonds (left)1:00 – 4:00pm Instructor: Sureka Sriharan Intro to Bead Embroidery (right)6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Stephanie Dixon Friday, July 5 …

New Summer Arts Camp at BeadFX this July!

Are you wondering about what to do with your kids this July? Are your grandchildren creative and need an outlet to explore their creativity? Well good news! For the first time, BeadFX is offering a week-long Summer Arts Camp from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, inclusive. There will be two classes per day, every day!A wide variety of techniques and projects are being offered by our instructors. For classes beginning at 10:00am, the store door will be opened at 9:30pm to accommodate early arrivals. Classes are on-line now and registrations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served …

June classes – the learning doesn’t stop!

Ah, June … sunshine and last days of school! But, at BeadFX the learning doesn’t stop. Within June’s 30 days, we are offering 27 classes – of which 16 are brand new projects or classes! We especially proud to be offering three classes by British instructor Jean Power whose classes are filling up quickly. Other new instructors include Liz Reynolds who is teaching all about Hadar Jacobson’s metal clay – a powdered metal clay that you can mix as needed; Sureka Sriharan brings us a right angle weave bracelet that is stunningly beautiful; and Jenn Jevon is teaching how to …

May still abounds with classes

Yes, it’s coming up to the middle of May (already!), but there are still lots of classes to be found, including some new ones: Thursday, May 16 *NEW* Box Style Knotted Bracelet 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Angela Peace Unfortunately, Angela’s class is full, but (GOOD NEWS), Angela is repeating this class on Saturday, July 6; 9:30am – 12:30pm Open Metal Studio – Soldering 6:00pm – 9:00pm Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed This is your opportunity to work on unfinished projects, new projects or just practise your soldering skills. Note: This is not a class and participants must have soldering experience. Saturday, …

May Blooms with a Bouquet of New Classes

Forget May flowers – there are lots of new May classes that will get your creative juices flowing! By the way — remember Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Consider a special gift from you to your mom with a class! Gift certificates are available in any denomination you wish or sign her up directly by calling the store and registering her. In addition to some favourite returning classes, here are all the new projects and techniques that will be taught in May: Textured Herringbone Saturday, May 4 9:30am – 12:30pm Instructor: Maria Rypan At first glance …

Still time to catch April classes

Wow, can you believe how fast time is flying; before you know it, another month will roll by! Not to worry – there is still lots of time to take some April classes. For complete information, including class and kit fees, please consult the on-line calendar at http://www.beadfx.com/classes.php and click on “April”. Soutache Lesson #1: The Basic Module Thursday, April 18 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Angela Peace This class will introduce students to Soutache Bead Embroidery and how to stitch the Basic Module.  Students will learn how to handle the soutache braid, manage tension, place stitches correctly, define the curve, …

April Classes Just Around the Corner – No Fooling!

April is chock-full of classes offering a wide range of techniques from metal clay to seed beading to metalwork and soldering. There are more than 25 classes or open sessions being offered. For complete information about all classes, please consult the website: http://www.beadfx.com/classes.php and click on ‘April’. Check out the following NEW techniques or class projects in April: A Crash Course in COPPRClay Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 10:00am – 5:00 each day Guest Instructor: Wanaree Tanner Want all the wonder of creating in metal clay without the price tag of silver? In this two day crash course …