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Huichol-style Bead Mosaic with bonus ‘cord-painting’

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cdn $40 +Kit fee: $10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique to create jewellery. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a laser-cut wood shape and apply beads to create a design. The wood shape can be used as a pendant. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Enthusiastic students may start a pendant using a purchased shallow bezel during class. Note: a kit is required for this class.

You’ll see a variety of items that have been done using this style of mosaic beading and learn what works well – and what doesn’t! Students are welcome to bring an assortment of beads of various sizes and shapes (flat-backed shapes work best) or small cabochons to include in their project. You’ll also see and be able to include in your piece some ‘cord-painting’ using colourful C-Lon cord.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Creating a mosaic of beads by embedding them in wax

Bring to class: you may use your 15% Student Discount to purchase supplies

  • Magnification if required
  • A block of Beadswax*
  • A Huichol Bead Applicator*
  • If you wish to work with a particular colour theme, please bring a variety of beads in those colours. Shaped beads (with a flat side) and opaque seed beads (size 11/0 and 8/0) all work well.
  • A shallow bezel if you wish to start a pendant during the class.

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:

  • You may register on-line through the link below.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration. Payment may be made 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card! Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk.

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Date:
March 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Cdn $40
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Location

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

Instructor

Pamela Kearns

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Kit Fee:
$10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Various laser-cut wooden shapes, sealant, access to a limited supply of seed beads, printed instructions. *Note: if you prefer not to invest in the applicator and wax for the class, a small amount of wax and wooden skewer will be available for an additional $3.

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.