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BeadFX Trunk Show

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Imagine going to an exclusive sale, purchasing beautiful baubles directly from the designer. The oohs and aahs of seeing one-of-a-kind lampwork beads. The questions you can ask directly to the designer of a bead, a beadwork project or chainmaille kit. This opportunity is yours at BeadFX’s upcoming Trunk Sale!

Saturday, April 7
11:00am – 4:00pm

This is a free event and all are welcome!

Confirmed vendors at the Trunk Show are:

Marilyn Gardiner: Chainmaille kits

Based in Waterloo, Marilyn teaches classes and sells her chain mail and beading kits both online and at bead shows across Canada and in the U.S. In 2007 Marilyn was selected as the Artist in Residence: Beadwork at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, ON and in 2011 she was invited to include pieces in an international beadwork exhibit at the JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson AZ. In 2012 she was invited to teach six classes at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee WI, the largest consumer bead show in the world. The fall 2012 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread had a four-page Artist Profile featuring photos of her beadwork and chain mail jewellery. You can find out more at www.marilyngardiner.com.

Ai Matsuno: Lampwork beads

Ai Matsuzono has taken been lampworking at BeadFX since 2016, and truly enjoys working with molten glass. She enjoys semi-sculptural work including glass mermaids and aliens in flying saucers. She also loves working with lost wax metal objects. She posts her work on Instagram @fiotoronto

Deb Muss: Lampwork beads

I have been lampworking for about 6 years. I was very dissatisfied with the low quality of manufactured lampwork beads sold in most stores and discovered that BeadFX offered classes. I took a weekend course and was hooked. Now, all my jewellery creations include my lampwork beads and are totally one-of-a-kind. I use the BeadFX Studio as often as I can and participate in the Happy Hour evenings. It also doesnt hurt that they are located 5 minutes from my home!

Maria Rypan: Beadwork kits

Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on gerdany, Ukrainian-style of beadwork. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 Maria teaches, produces a kit line and lectures on beading and global folk arts. Shes Just returned from a research trip In Ukraine and Czech Republic.

Her specialties are netting, unique beadweaving and loomweaving. Maria enjoys teaching and showing how adaptable beadweaving is; how it can change by asking What IF?. Her greatest satisfaction is the students ‘ahha’ moment.

Dwyn Tomlinson: Lampwork beads

Dwyn Tomlinson is a dragon in human form – fascinated equally by fire, and by shiny baubles – she wields a fiery torch to create one-of-a-kind creations in glass. She will be introducing her new line of unique horse beads at this show.

Barbara Colautti: Polymer Clay

A fruitless search for just the right brooch to complete an outfit, 13 years ago, led me down the path of polymer clay experimentation. I had expected to play with it for a week or two, but here I am, all this time later, still in its grip!


April 7
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada

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.