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October 2017
Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay Pendant

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Barbara Colautti

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:…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pebble Beach Bracelet

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Ann Shewan

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.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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November 2017
Cdn $175.00

Sterling Silver Metal Clay Cuff Bracelet (2 days)

November 2 @ 11:00 am - November 3 @ 6:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: Discover how to use metal clay with Liz Reynolds to create a beautiful silver cuff! Learn how to measure for a cuff bracelet, accounting for your own wrist measurement and clay shrinkage. Bracelet will be textured, embellished and fired flat. After firing, the bracelet will be formed around a mandrel. Metal clay properties, construction, texture application will be discussed and demonstrated. This is a two-day class and will be held Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3; 11:00am…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

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…

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Meet and Greet with Betty Stephan

November 3 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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!

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Cdn $242. - Cdn $260.00

Enchanted Bracelet and Components with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betty Stephan

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…

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Toronto Bead Society Fall Bead & Jewellery Fair

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toronto Bead Society

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…

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Cdn $235. - Cdn $255.00

Night Music Cuff Bracelet with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betty Stephan

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.…

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Cdn $105.00 +Kit fee: $40 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Metalsmith Essentials: Cold Connections Part 1 – Rivets

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: This first class on cold connections will focus on rivets - wire rivets, tube rivets and eyelets. We will cover the fundamentals of riveting, and develop skills through a series of projects. Of course we will also be annealing, texturing and sawing the metal. These cold connection skills will open a whole new area of metalsmithing possibilities. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Cold connections, i.e. connecting metal without soldering or fusing Bring to class: Patience and enthusiasm!…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.