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August 2018
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $25 for copper kit; $35 for sterling silver kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Adjustable Cat Ring

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: In this wire work class with Lucie Lee, participants will create an adjustable ring cat. Students will have a chance to work with sterling silver or copper wire (please specify the choice when registering). Student will learn how to use a hammer and ring mandrel to create their ring. Skill level: Beginner Plus Prerequisite: Previous wire work experience will be beneficial. Technique: Wire work Bring to class: Magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic with bonus ‘cord-painting’

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique to create jewellery. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a laser-cut wood shape and apply beads to create a flat design. The wood shape can be used as a pendant. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Enthusiastic students may start a pendant using…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jenn Jevons
Planet BeadFX

Course outline: This one-day workshop with instructor Jenn Jevons is a primer on all of the basics of the incredible medium of Art Clay Silver. Learn about the different forms of silver clay, proper handling and storing technique as well as cutting, sanding, polishing and finishing. This workshop will focus on three projects; a stamped charm, a pair of textured earrings, and a relief pendant.. We will both torch and kiln fire projects in class, and choosing the appropriate method…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $225.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 1

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boris Kolodny

Course outline: You love gems and stones and have lots of ideas on how to use them - now learn how to cut them yourself with the expertise of artist and instructor Boris Kolodny! This one-day introductory class will teach you how to cut a shape from a 'rough' slab and then grind it to a beautiful flat back cabochon that you can use in your own designs. You'll learn how orientate the cabochon for best color, pattern, or orientation,…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Stitch & Stones: Beaded, Fibre-Collaged & Embellished Beach Stones

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Are you ready for something that's completely out of the box? Learn something new, or utilize your existing skills in fibre-collage, hand embroidery, intuitive bead embroidery, and freeform peyote, to make a miniature piece of art! This is your chance to pull out all the stops, and create something totally unique, and spectacular! These stitched stones can be used as paperweights, dust collectors, or unusual needle keepers. Suitable for yourself, or giving as gifts (you know, for that…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Stitch Bits: Exploring the Zen of Fibre, Thread and Beads

August 19 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
UFO 2 go

Course outline: Have you been saving up scraps of fabrics, and embellishments? Are you interested in taking a more meditative approach to stitch? Learn to make a series of small art pieces, that include recycled items, forgotten projects, fibre, hand and bead embroidery. Finished pieces, could be used to make cards, framed, or even joined together to make a larger piece. Finishing options will be discussed. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread would be an…

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Cdn $35.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor, if using her supplies.

Stitch Bits II: Exploring the Zen of Fibre, Thread and Beads – Embellishment only!

August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: This session is a continuation of the class, held on Thursday, May 17 and intended only for those students that already took that class. Other interested students should sign up for the full class, that starts at 11:30 am. Click here to go to the full-day Stitch Bits class. You will be joining the full-day class, already in progress. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Must have taken the May 17 Stitch Bits class. Technique: Continuation of a relaxing,…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

UFO 2 Go: Intensive Support for Intuitive Bead Embroidery, Freeform Peyote & Hand Stitching

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Has your mojo left the building? Have you run out of ideas, are stuck, not inspired, need a little help to finish your project, or start another one? What if a bunch of us got together, and supported each other on a one-to-one basis? I will be there to answer any questions, give you a jump start, and/or remind you of some of the stitches you've already forgotten. There's no shame in UFOs!? We all have them, and…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Japanese Chainmaille Fidget Balls

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This intriguing object can be an ornament or a stress-relieving fidget toy. The chainmaille rings capture a glass marble in the centre. If you have taken my Japanese Ball pendant class you may recognize this as a (much) larger variation of the same design. We will use aluminum jump rings in your choice of colors. The kit contains materials to make two balls, and you will complete at least one during the class. Note: a kit is required…

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Cdn $105.00

Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly way to create fine silver jewellery such as pendants and charms. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $86 + HST for Silver-filled bracelet kit; $50 + HST for Silver-filled and Black bracelet kit; $40 + HST for Jeweller's Bronze and Black bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Celtic Dawn Bracelet

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Elegant and feminine - and much admired! The lace-like appearance is created by adding rings to both edges of the Parallel (Helm) weave. Kits are required; see details below. Please indicate at the time registration which kit you would like. Skill level: Beginner Plus Prerequisite: Completion of a couple of chainmaille projects. Technique: The Celtic Dawn weave; review of chianmaille basics. Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided…

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Fibre Spirit Festival

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

BeadFX is proud to be participating in this inaugural fibre show! We will be bringing a variety of seed beads, fibres, looms, buttons and more that will be of particular interest to knitting and other fibre projects. Barrie's Fibre Spirit Festival is an exciting, new one-day event dedicated to yarn, fibre and all things related to knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, needle felting, and more - everything to satisfy your fibre desires! When: Saturday, August 25 Where: Barrie Curling Club (Essa…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $120 + HST for Argentium Sterling bracelet kit; $45 + HST for Jeweller's Bronze bracelet kit; $42 + HST for Copper bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Barrel of Pearls Bracelet

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Start with a lovely, open-work Barrel Weave bracelet made with a heavy gauge of metal rings, then add a profusion of Swarovski crystal pearls in complementary colours. The result? A truly spectacular bracelet with lots of movement. A kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: The Barrel weave and how to wire wrap pearls. Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00

Fire and Ice Bracelet

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Right-angle weave can't be any easier than in this bracelet! With help from Pamela Kearns, you'll create a base of 6mm beads and then create an embellishment of smaller beads on both sides of the base. This class is suitable for older children and teens; a needle will be used as part of the class. Students less than 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Right-angle weave with embellishment…

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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.