Course outline: Learn how to work with polymer clay with artist Barbara Colautti. Students will choose colours, shapes, and styles of their pendant and, at the end of the class, will have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Using textures, powders, paints, rub-ons, molds, and cutters, we'll explore what can be done for an individual effect. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: None, although a familiarity with clay would be helpful. Technique:…Find out more »
Course outline: Have you ever collected pebbles from the beach and then wondered what you could do with them? Join Ann Shewan to learn how to drill different beach pebbles and then turn them into a fun bracelet. Add your own special flare to the different pebble components, making this a truly unique piece. Once the bracelet is completed you can move on to making a necklace or earrings. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below.…Find out more »
Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. Prepared projects are not used - you will create…Find out more »
Course outline: Designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier will lead you through the history and the basics of 'Crochet de Luneville' - the style of embroidery featured in haute couture and other high-end fashion designs. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional Luneville hook and how to load the frame. You will also learn how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, the barring stitch and how to apply size…Find out more »
Drop by and say hello to bead embroidery artist and instructor Betty Stephan! Betty is joining us to teach three classes about bead embroidery and how you can put your own vision in your bead embroidery jewellery! Date: Friday, November 3 Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm Where: BeadFX, 19 Waterman Avenue, Unit 2 Betty will bring with her a selection of jewellery for show and sale. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to this FREE event!Find out more »
Course outline: The round components in this bracelet are a marriage of bead embroidery and bead weaving, beginning with a bead embroidered base, then beads are woven in layers to give more dimension - the connectors are the second component. Kits/instructions will be provided for the bracelets - with additional beads available to create a necklace, cuff bracelet, pendant and/or earrings by combining these components in different ways. The class will cover how to make and join these components together…Find out more »
BeadFX is proud to support and promote the Fall Bead and Jewellery Fair, sponsored by the Toronto Bead Society. Date: Saturday, November 4 Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm Location: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto (north of College Avenue and just west of Yonge Street) Admission: $7 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Get your $2 off coupon at BeadFX! The show will feature demos, classes, handmade jewellery; beads, pearls, findings, and much, much more! For more information about…Find out more »
Course outline: This beautifully elegant and textured bead embroidered bracelet is created using velvet ribbon and gold braiding as a base - making it much less difficult to make than it appears! The rhinestone cup chain adds some sparkle and this cuff will be a favorite to wear out on-the-town or for everyday casual. Several different bead embroidery stitches will be taught, as well as bead weaving a strip and attaching it to the cuff for a 3 dimensional effect.…Find out more »
How to Register:
- You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
- Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
- 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.