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Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 22 @ 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 23 @ 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…

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Power's upcoming classes. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before…

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Stitch Meditations – Exploring the Zen of Fibre, Thread and Beads

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Rose Motif

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this beautiful Mini Rose Motif! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. You'll learn how to follow a drawing using a legend showing which supplies are used in specific areas. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee,…

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: This is the most impressive new bracelet I've made since Dragonscale. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks? Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of…

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will make simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents. The class will focus on simple tricks for making rings with sterling silver wire, and will go over the basics of stone setting using pre-formed fine silver bezels. The class will go over texturing and finishing techniques such as how to achieve a high polish, hammer texture, or satin finish to the ring. This is an excellent course…

Foxtail (Full Persian) Bracelet

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: So sophisticated! This classic chain is round and flexible. The texture is highlighted with a hammered clasp. Full Persian is a building block for several advanced level weaves, e.g. Candy Cane Cord. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kits includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, and a coordinating, hammered clasp. Makes up to a 9" bracelet. All rings are…

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Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course outline: Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you stretch your skills by beading your way out of the Peyote Stitch box! Prepare to work intuitively, while covering a wooden bead with different sizes and shapes of seed beads. Add a single freeform bead, to a simple chain, and make a statement...add a few more, for a stunning necklace! A good way to use up some of those leftover beads. Suitable for hostess gifts &/or holiday gift giving! Definitely not a…

Line Folding Sheet Metal

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to line fold forming of metal. You will make the folds and hammer your metal then anneal it with a torch so it can be opened. Shears will be used to cut the metal into the shapes you design. You will trim file and buff the pieces. If desired a patina can be applied. You can make whatever you choose from your metal: bracelet, pendant , earrings or any combination.…

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

May 27 @ 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…

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Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 29 @ 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

May 30 @ 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…

Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: You may have seen beaded crochet chains on Pinterest - they are very easy to make and very much in step with popular BoHo style. Gillian Clarke will take you through the steps to make a single-strand necklace that doubles as a wrap bracelet. Once you know the basic method you can get as creative as you like by changing the beads or the cord, making multiple strands and using different clasps. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique:…

Crashing Waves Necklace with visiting instructor Jean Power

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking, textured Star pendant which hangs on a CRAW rope (stitch will be taught in class) with matching beaded fastening. The swirling & undulating design on the Star is inspired by crashing waves & sea foam whilst the rope is beaded in sand colours and its shape is inspired by the sand dunes I walk on in Cornwall. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch.…

Meet and Greet with Jean Power

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

British author and acclaimed designer Jean Power has been a favourite returning instructor at BeadFX! Armed with incredible beading skills and a wicked sense of humour, Jean specializes in geometric beading and pushing designs to the very edge. Please join BeadFX to give a warm Canadian welcome to Jean! Date: Friday, May 31 Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm Where: at BeadFX In addition to bringing kits and tutorials, Jean will be discussing her beading journey and have lots of samples to…

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

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

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid has a large crystal centrepiece and pearl highlights incorporated into the beadwork. The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations to make a unique piece of beadwork. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch Technique: Peyote Bring to class: It is recommended that…

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Introduction to Art Clay Silver

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

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…

Bead Making in Art Clay Silver

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Are you ready to move beyond the basics of creating flat pieces? Do you crave putting some dimension into your work? If you want to take your silver clay practice to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Take a dive into creating constructed pieces made entirely from Art Clay Silver. We will explore hollow forms and how to build dimensional pieces. Jenn will show you a variety of ways she uses forms for shaping the…

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid has a large crystal centrepiece and pearl highlights incorporated into the beadwork. The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations to make a unique piece of beadwork. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch Technique: Peyote Bring to class: It is recommended that…

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  • 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.