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Loom Series (3 Weeks)

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Course outline: Create a unique loomwoven neckpiece with bead artist Maria Rypan in a supportive atmosphere. This style uses a long wooden loom to enable easier pre-stringing and weaving of your chosen pattern. Learn to weave between pre-strung connectors; then continue loomweaving the pattern at home. Join your loomwork into a swag or a medallion pendant. Finish it off with a fabulous fringe. If you require a 36" loom, please indicate it at the time of registration. April 23, week…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Chevron Along Bracelet

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come first serve); see details below. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some…

Traditional Pearl Knotting

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: All…

2019 Knitters Frolic

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BeadFX is proud to be participating in the 2019 Knitters Frolic Marketplace, organized by the Toronto Knitters Guild. We will be bringing a wide section of seed beads, bead spinners, Kumihimo supplies, buttons, findings and lots more! When: Saturday, April 27 Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm Where: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), 6 Garamond Crescent, Toronto Admission: $10, cash only Getting There: TTC access via 100 Flemington bus from Eglinton or Broadview subway station. For out-of-towners, HWY 401 to the Don…

Double Spiral, Half Byzantine Bracelet

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: This graceful and dainty bracelet will delight you! It combines elements of both the Double Spiral weave and the Byzantine weave. Notice that two of the options combine metals in different ways its fun to experiment this way. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to…

Hot Connections: Ring with Everything

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Constructing a piece of jewellery with multiple soldered components requires careful planning. In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will be roller printing metal, sawing, filing, constructing a bezel setting for a cabochon, creating a tube setting for a faceted stone, soldering different types of joins, riveting, setting a cabochon and a faceted stone, polishing, and of course, creating a gorgeous ring! Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Must have taken Hot Connection: Intro to Soldering class Technique:…

Druid Rope Bracelet

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: If you are looking for an awesome and substantial bracelet - this is it. It is round, dense, and sure to please. This weave combines elements of the Roundmaille and Turkish Roundmaille weaves. Kit Fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) $124 plus HST for Argentium and Black Bracelet kit $100 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black Bracelet?kit $69 plus HST for Faux Gold and…

Polymer Clay – Transfer Sheets & Silk Screen

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: This class with Bonni Poch will give you the opportunity to learn how to use transfer sheets and silk screen techniques to create amazing pendants, beads, and/or cabochons. We'll start out learning the basics about polymer clay, how to condition it, available brands and types, and baking. We'll then move right into how to use transfer sheets, alcohol inks, and silk screens. You'll walk away with a lovely pendant and keychain at the end of the class. Note:…

Wire Woven Shawl Pin

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Create a statement Shawl Pin you'll be proud to wear with your favourite wrap! Under the guidance of Liz Kennedy, you will be making a base shape with 14 gauge wire and weaving 24 gauge wire around the base wires. Decorative beads will be added. A piece of the 14 gauge wire will be formed, hardened and sharpened to make a pin. Patina can be applied if desired. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving. Forming a…

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets…

Tubular Bead Crochet Boot Camp

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course outline: Bead crochet has an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Its not, and the results are stunning! This full day class with Gillian Clarke will teach you all the basic techniques you need to make a spiral pattern crochet bracelet. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Bead crochet Bring to class: If you have a 2mm crochet hook, please bring it (I will also have some for purchase). Size 6 beads…

Stretchy Bracelets on the Endless Loom

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Course outline: Expand your stretchy bracelet tool box by learning how to create them on the Endless Loom. Pamela Kearns will teach you how to judge your size and allow for ease of wear. This style of stretchy bracelet allows for more than one 'row' of beads and still not need to deal with a clasp. You'll see finished bracelets in all three available loop sizes using various beads. By using size 8/0 or 6/0 beads in your design, you…

Pearl Pendant

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course outline: Instructor Lucie Lee will guide you through the steps of creating your own statement wire-woven pendant. Enhanced by beads, pearls or stones of your choosing, you will learn how to weave with wire, how to shape the wire base and how to apply a patina to add depth to your design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: 1. Working with silver (copper or brass) wire 2. Hammering the wire 3. Oxidizing final piece and polishing Bring to class:…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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  • 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.