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Round & Round We Go – All About Round Weaves

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore round weaves. Well learn about Roundmaille, Inverted Round(maille), Captive Round, and Turkish Round as well as a new round chain I have in progress. (I’ll also have Candy Cane Cord projects available for anyone who missed this in the May class. It’s a lovely round weave too.)

In class you will have the option to learn any or all of these, or design something for yourself based on one of these round weaves. **Prior to class, Marilyn will email students a link to some basic information about the resources and tools used to make chainmail jewellery (for pre-reading and reference).

In this all-day class:

  1. We’ll all start by making a pair of Inverted Roundmaille Earrings.
  2. I’ll bring a selection of kits for all of the Roundmaille variations in a variety of different metals.
  3. I’ll bring instructions plus samples of the NEW Chain. Warning: this one is more challenging!
  4. You’ll either work on one of the various Roundmaille kits, or plan a project that uses this weave. (We’ll all help each other with this. Ill bring a special necklace and pendant to demonstrate how I think when I use this weave as a component.)
  5. You may choose rings you want to use (from Marilyn), and findings or beads (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.
  6. 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 Open Roundmaille Earring kit. (Plus HST)
  • Jump rings in different metals/sizes for the Roundmaille weaves will be available for purchase by the ounce, half-ounce, or quarter ounce.
  • Optional Boxchain kits and instructions available

Roundmaille Bangle Kits

  • $126 plus HST for Argentium
  • $68 plus HST for Silver Filled
  • $33.50 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze

Inverted Roundmaille Bracelet Kits

  • $81.50 plus HST for Argentium Sterling
  • $42.99 plus HST for Faux Gold (new metal)

Captive Roundmaille Kits

  • $90 plus HST for Argentium bracelet, with captive copper beads
  • $32.50 plus HST for Copper necklace, with captive silver plated beads

Turkish Roundmaille Kit

  • $85.50 plus HST for Turkish Sky, silver filled necklace, with center beaded section
  • $89 plus HST for Argentium bracelet
  • $29 plus HST for Copper bracelet

New Roundmaille variation Bracelet Kit

  • $84.99 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black bracelet
  • $42.99 plus HST for Faux Gold and Black bracelet

Skill level: Varies on the weave chosen; beginner through to advanced

Prerequisite: N/A for beginner levels; previous chainmaille experience for more advanced projects

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.



September 22, 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; optional kits available.
Kit Includes:
Open Roundmaille Earring kit with detailed 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.