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Happy Hour Torching (2019)

March 18 @ 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

March 20 @ 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

March 21 @ 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…

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two. The focus will be on large, shank type buttons, but smaller, and flatter buttons could be used as well. Frame them, dress up something special, or use them as closures for a favourite bead weaving piece! Definitely not machine washable, but you can buy special pins, to make them removable (for clothing purposes). A special way to…

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Monarch Butterfly Motif

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this stunning Mini Monarch Butterfly! 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,…

Elfstar Pendant and Jens Pind Chain

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: The perfect pendant - not too small, and not too large. It has three arms with round beads wired in between. The bail for the pendant will hold a Jens Pind Chain. This chain is a beautiful, classic spiral chain that's perfect for adding a pendant. The instructions feature a new, easy-to-follow method for Jens Pind. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice of kit when registering) The pendant kit…

Hot Connections: Spinner bangle

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will explore techniques of soldering and forming sheet metal and wire. We will start by discussing methods of measurement for bangles, both from metal sheet and different forms of wire. We will then construct and finish the base bangle from copper sheet that is 16 mm to 19 mm wide. Design decisions will be made regarding texture and types of metal to use. Spinners will be formed from sterling silver,…

Silky Net Tapered Bracelet

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Instructor Maria Rypan will teach you how to combine 2-hole Czech Silky beads, Os, 6mm fire-polish crystals and 8/0 seed beads. This modified netting technique has tapered ends attached to a tubular clasp for a comfortable fit. Choose to make a narrow or or wide net bracelet. 2-hole Silky beads dictate the easy-to-follow thread path. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Comfort with in-hand beading Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: (quantities shown will create up to 9" bracelet) Narrow…

Fold Formed Leaf Pendant

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Instructor Liz Kennedy will introduce you to fold forming sheet metal and various commonly used metalwork techniques. Shears will be used to cut the leaf shape you design. You will be hammering the sheet metal to form curves and texture. You will anneal the piece, using a torch. You will trim file and buff the piece. If desired a patina can be applied as well as a bead embellishment. You can make this project as large or small…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 27 @ 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

March 28 @ 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…

Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch with instructor Pamela Kearns. With this in-hand beading stitch, you add variations through the edging. You will learn both the single St. Petersburg Chain, the double St. Petersburg Chain. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

Beginner Kumihimo: Fibre and Beads

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Learn the traditional Japanese Kongah-Gumi (spiral braid) with Angela Peace and discover how to create pattern with fiber and beads. This techniques class will cover the basic 8 strand braid with both S and Z spirals and how to progress to 12, and 16, strand braids. The discussion will also cover fiber choices, tension, patterns, set up and problem solving. Lots of practice time too. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Kumihimo braiding Bring to class: Kumihimo foam…

Three Intermediate Kumihimo Braids

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course outline: Angela Peace will take you beyond the 8 strand spiral braid and you'll learn three new distinct Kumihimo braids. The class includes a box braid, a waves braid and an S-Z reversing spiral braid all made with micro-thread warps. These threads mimic traditional braiding silk and have a luxurious feel. As with other braids, these new braids can easily be used in the future with fibres of your choice. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must know how to braid…

Pebble Beach Jewellery

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Once Ann has demonstrated how to drill the different stones you will be given stones to practice with When you feel comfortable using the rotary tool you can select pebbles from Ann's vast collection and start creating your own unique pieces.…

Knotted End Caps

March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Course outline: Angela Peace will show you how fiber end-caps will present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects or kumihimo braids and allow for seamless colour designs or amazing colour contrasts. These made to measure knotted end-caps work well with standard metal clasps and findings or as a glue on. In class, you will learn the knotting techniques and how to change the end-cap size for a perfect fit. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Cavandoli knotting…

Treble Clef Brooch

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Calling all music lovers! Lucie Lee will take you step-by-step so you can create a stunning Treble Clef brooch. Working with two gauges of wire, you'll learn how to work with wire, hammer the wire to form and shape the brooch and add a patina to add richness and depth to your piece. The kit comes with metal beads, but you can substitute your own Swarovski bicones or stone beads, available for purchase in the store. Please indicate…

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

April 3 @ 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

April 3 @ 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 4 @ 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…

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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.