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Happy Hour Torching (2019)

September 23 @ 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…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

September 25 @ 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 Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 26 @ 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…

Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll create a beautiful bracelet using the new 2-hole Ginko beads plus seed beads and demi beads. Reminiscent of a garden trellis, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear. Skill level: This class is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread is helpful. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Two tubes of Ginko beads One tube of size 8/0 Toho Demi beads One…

T-Fold Cuff

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

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to making a T- fold in sheet metal. In this beginner-level class, you will learn how to size a cuff (approximately 1" wide) and make the T-fold (a style of foldforming), forging your metal into shape. You will learn to apply heat with a torch so the folds can be opened. You will trim, file and buff the pieces. You will form the metal into a cuff. Once completed, you…

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

September 27 @ 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…

Hot Connections: Connecting Components

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering sterling silver circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings. Note: a kit is required; see details below. In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels,…

Moorish Rose Chainmaille Pendant

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

Course outline: Moorish Rose is the chainmaille weave most likely to make your brain melt. Interlocking Mobius spirals of rings make a dreamy, swirly and very confusing weave. Not for the faint of heart! However if you do want to tackle it, this class with Gillian Clarke is a great place to start. We will make a pendant from a single hexagonal unit with six swirls surrounding a central Mobius core. This will teach you the basic skills you need…

Peyote Boot Camp: Crazy about Carrier Beads

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: You've seen those delightful beaded beads - strips of peyote wrapped around two-hole Carrier beads. Beaded Carrier beads are then used to create bracelet and necklaces. There are lots of patterns already out there that are available for you to do. BUT - there is still more that can be done with peyote and Carrier Beads! This class with Pamela Kearns will stretch your basic peyote skills to include other ideas - including adding texture with 'stitch in…

Working with cement and making your own molds

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: Discover the versatility of cement for jewellery! In this class with Ann Shewan you will focus on making your own molds to be used with cement. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials to use to add colour, curing times and finishing your pendants. The kit fee will include…

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 2 @ 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

October 2 @ 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 Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 3 @ 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…

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

Intro to Over-Under Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor in the wonderful world of wire weaving! This class introduces the fundamentals of wire weaving. Students will learn the most basic weave while creating several shapes that can be put together into a fun necklace. Skills learned in this class can be used to create bracelets, necklaces and bails for pendants. The focus of the class will be on learning the technique and improving the skill level. Students will learn the secrets for keeping their…

Intro to Over-Over Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Discover wire weaving with Kaska Firor! This class introduces one of the most popular weaves used by many wire artists today. You will learn the most basic version of the weave while creating this elegant necklace. Instructor will provide some pre-made elements so that students can focus on learning the weaving techniques. Make your learning complete by taking the Intro to Over-Under Weave class on the same day. Save on the class fees for both classes; you must…

Wound Fibre Beads

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your jewellery designs. During the class you will work with a variety of fibres to create coordinated graduated beads in select colourways. These beads are soft to the touch, and made completely from fibre. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Fibre Arts Bring to class: Small scissors; magnification if required. Of special note: the…

Teardrop Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: Create this beautiful pendant with Kaska Firor using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note:…

Double Connection and Snake Knot Cords

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs! This class will focus on two classic knots used to make solid cords or in small groupings to add design elements. By using different fibres these knots, provide numerous options to create new textures for your projects. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chinese knotting Bring to class: 20 yard spool of 2mm satin cord in your choice of colour (available at BeadFX);…

Bead Ring with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Expand your wire skills with Kaska Firor as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discussed. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of…

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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.

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