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Shaggy Loops and Scales

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Shaggy Loops is a great way to start with chainmaille. With Gillian Clarke’s guidance, you will get practice in the basics of opening and closing jump rings, but, unlike most chainmaille, Shaggy Loops is forgiving of not-quite-perfect technique, so even your very first piece will be wonderfully wearable.

Once you have learned the basic weave you can get creative! We will show you how to add scales, beads, washers (or anything else with a hole) to make earrings and bracelets that range from slinky and glamourous to frankly fun.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: No experience is required. If you have already done some chainmaille projects, don’t overlook this because it is simple; the basic weave lends itself to oodles of creative possibilities.

Technique: Chainmaille

Bring to class: If you have your own pair of flat nosed pliers please bring them, but tools will be available in class. You may also bring any size 6/0 seed beads you particularly like, or buy them in the store.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



May 10
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cdn $40.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Gillian Clarke


Kit Fee:
$20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Materials to make up to three pairs of earrings and a bracelet. This includes 3 pairs of ear wires, several sizes of anodized aluminum jump rings, tiny aluminum scales, choice of various aluminum washers and tags, lobster clasps and beads. Written instructions with illustrations will be supplied.

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.