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Romancing the Pearl Collar

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Pearls lend a classic and timeless appeal to jewellery and with a hint of sparkle this collar is as unique as the person making it. Deborah Beesley will teach you how to form the frame and the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped loops.

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Some experience in twisted-wire technique is needed.

Technique: Wire-work; twisted wire

Bring to class: Students should bring a Sharpie and magnification as required. Students may use the in-class tools available to them. We will be using 2-pairs of flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, nylon jaw flat pliers, and flush cutters in class. As this is a full day class, students should 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 6
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cdn $70.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Deborah Beesley


Kit Fee:
$45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
All the wire, beads, jump rings, and focal to complete the project along with illustrated instructions.

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.