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Free - Cdn $425.00

Bead-Treat jewellery-making retreat

May 4 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
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You're invited to Canada's newest jewellery-making retreat! Bead-Treat May 4, 5, 6, 2018 Treat yourself to a weekend of fun, creativity and learning. You'll learn three original designs focusing on three exciting jewellery-making techniques: chainmaille, geometric peyote, and Cavandoli tapestry knotting. You'll be the first to learn these never-taught-before designs from three established and creative designers/instructors in the comfort of Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. BeadFX is Bead-Treat's presenting sponsor and organizer of the weekend event. Bead-Treat is being held in conjunction with Pin it Canada, a consumer trade show that is expected to feature over 80 booths filled with …

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10:00 am
Cdn $275.00

Sand Cast Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Learn this low tech way to cast your very own solid rings without the use of big equipment. Learn how to cast shapes that would otherwise be hard to make in a home studio and embellish with a set gemstone. Students need to bring a cabochon gemstone. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some metalwork experience will be helpful but not required. Technique: Learn how to sand cast, sand, polish, and bezel-set a gemstone. Bring to class: materials are available for purchase from BeadFX Cabochon or rose-cut gemstone Sterling Silver scrap (15 - 20 grams) Sterling silver sheet (20 …

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12:00 pm
Cdn $40.00

Basic Wire Wrapping

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Bonni Poch

Course outline: In this class we will look at the basics in wire wrapping. We will wrap cabochons to make beautiful pendants, take a crack at a wire wrapped ring and work with the different shapes and gauges of wire to help build your knowledge base. We will also take a field trip from the classroom into the BeadFX shop to view the different types of wire and what is available to you for your designs. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire Wrapping Bring to class: Please bring a ring mandrel if you have one. If not, they are …

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  • 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.