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Introduction to Granulation: Pendant (2 day class)

January 26 @ 11:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

Cdn $180.00 +Kit fee: $50.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

2017-intro-to-granulation-collage-700wCourse outline: In this class with instructor Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of granulation. Students will learn how to form consistently sized balls of silver, and how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Students will learn how to fuse metal, forming a secure bond between silver elements without the use of solder. Lastly, students will learn how to add a bezel-set cabochon gemstone accent to their work using a fine-silver bezel cup. Note: a kit is required; see details below.

This two-day class takes place Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27; 11:00am – 5:00pm both days.

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable using a torch

Technique: Create beautiful, feminine jewellery using the traditional decorative technique of granulation. Add extra emphasis to the design with a bezel-set gemstone accent.

Bring to class:

  • Small container to store silver granules
  • Fine-tip tweezers
  • Flush wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Burnisher (if setting a stone)
  • Magnifying glasses or Optivisor (optional)
  • As these are full-day classes, please bring your lunch or snack. Coffee and cold drinks will be available.

Note: Students have the option of adding gemstones to their pendant. The following is a list of the 4mm calibrated gemstones I have available for purchase. The gemstones come with a 4mm fine silver setting. Before the class, students should inform me of which gemstones they are interested in by email (wchristi47@gmail.com). My gemstone stock is somewhat limited – I have 6-8 stones of each type in my inventory.

Almandine Garnet Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $6
Amethyst (African) Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $9
Aquamarine (milky) Cabochon 4mm Round $15
Carnelian Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $10
Citrine Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $9
Iolite Cabochon 4mm Rose Cut Round $11
Labradorite Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $7
Melanite Garnet Cabochon 4mm Rose Cut Round $10
Peridot Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $12
Prehnite Cabochon 4mm Round $6
Rainbow Moonstone $10
Rose Quartz Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $7
Smoky Quartz Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $5
White Topaz Rose Cut Cabochon 4mm Round $6

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.




January 26 @ 11:00 am
January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Cdn $180.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Kit Fee:
$50.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
$50.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

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.