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Hypnotic Spirals

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $14 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for something different this month. This full day class will explore several Spiral weave variations. **Prior to class, Marilyn will email students a link to some basic information about the resources and tools used to make chainmail jewellery (for prereading and reference).

This month’s class will focus on Spiral chains, from the basic Spiral 4 in 1, to the classy Double Spiral, the Graduated Double Spiral, the Double Spiral Half Byzantine +1, and the Inverted Spiral.

In class you will have the option to learn any or all of these, or design something for yourself that builds a piece with a Spiral weave. In this all-day class:

  1. We’ll all start by making a pair of Graduated Double Spiral Earrings
  2. I’ll bring Double Spiral bracelet kits (Beginner) in Sterling Silver, and Copper. Also Inverted Spiral Bracelet kits (Intermediate) in Silver Filled w/ Jeweller’s Bronze and Silver Filled w/ Black.
  3. The instructions for the Graduated Spiral Necklace (Beginner+) are in my book Modern Chainmail Jewelry. If someone wants to make this Necklace, I can make a custom kit if you notify me ahead of time (instructions will be included in the kit).
  4. I’ll bring instructions plus a sample of the Spiral 4 in 1, and the Double Spiral Half Byzantine + 1 chain.
  5. You’ll either work on one of the various Spiral kits, or plan a project that uses this weave. (We’ll all help each other with this.)
  6. You may choose rings you want to use (from Marilyn), and findings (from BeadFX), if you are designing your own project. If you have an idea about what you might like to make, please contact me about pre-ordering the specific rings you’ll need.
  7. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your work following the class, via my private FaceBook student group.

Kit Fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class

  • $14 for Graduated Double Spiral Earring kit. (Plus HST)
  • Jump rings in different metals/sizes for the Spiral weave will be available for purchase by the ounce, half-ounce, or quarter ounce.
  • Optional spiral kits and instructions available

Double Spiral Bracelet Kit: $66 plus HST for Sterling Silver; $26 plus HST for Copper
Inverted Spiral Bracelet Kit: $50 plus HST for Silver Filled and Jeweller’s Bronze; $35 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate depending on the project you choose.

Prerequisite: Experience opening and closing jump rings will be extremely helpful.

Technique: Chainmaille

Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Tools designed for chainmail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. As this is a full day class, please bring a lunch; coffee and cold drinks will be available.

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.



April 28, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cdn $70.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Marilyn Gardiner


Kit Fee:
$14 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Graduated Double Spiral Earring kit complete with rings and illustrated instructions. See class description for additional information.

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.