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Get it Finished with Christine Woollacott

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Course outline: Have you an unfinished class project from one of Christine Woollacott's classes? Perhaps you want to make an additional stacked ring or pearl earrings with Christine's guidance? This session is NOT a class, but an ideal time to come in to finish a metalworking class project (bezel setting, soldering, granulation, creating findings, etc.) with supervision from the instructor. This is not a suitable session for kiln enamelling projects due to possible cross-contamination between metal shavings and enamel. Instead…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

September 18 @ 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 19 @ 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

September 19 @ 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…

Ring Workshop

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Have you ever heard of a Metalsmith and thought what in the world is that? Well here's your chance to take a complete beginner class and live in a day of a craftsman/woman. You will get to work in our fully equipped studio to create your very own ring with expert guidance from Darija Radic. We start off with your choice of metal; silver, copper or brass, then you get to put a personal message on the inside…

Chainmaille UFO Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Bring me your Un-Finished Objects, your poor lost chainmaille projects yearning to be finished! This workshop with Gillian Clarke will give you personalized help for any chainmaille project that you need help with, and a supportive place to get stalled projects moving again. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: None - just an unfinished project you need help with. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: All the materials with instructions from your unfinished project(s). Bring your own tools if you…

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

September 21 @ 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…

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: Are you looking for something feminine? Lacy? This is it! Short lengths of an openwork weave are connected to small, hammered links and combined into a most delightful bracelet. Choose from 3 metals; please choose your kit at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, hammered connector rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9"…

2019 Wonders of the Earth Gem Show

September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

BeadFX is proud to be showing at this long-running and impressive gem and mineral show and sale. We'll be bringing lots of stone beads, tools and findings - everything you need to create beautiful stone jewellery! When: Saturday, September 21, 10:00am - 6:00pm; and Sunday, September 22; 11:00am - 5:00pm Where: Don Montgomery Community Centre; 2467 Eglinton Avenue East., Toronto (beside Kennedy Subway Station) Admission: $5 Adults/$1 kids Free parking and wheelchair accessible For more information, go to www.scarbgemclub.ca  

Orc Weave Bracelet

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction - but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear. I have a solution to the challenge of building and controlling each unit as you link them together. Two metals are available; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes…

Hammered Texture Dangle Earrings

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Course outline: Learn the basics of piercing and sawing to create intricate cut-outs in sheet metal, and practice your sawing technique with the jeweller's saw. Then, design and create your own dangle earrings! Let your creativity shine by customizing your earrings with your own shapes and cut-out designs. Choose a finishing technique (e.g., polished, brushed, textured), and take home your one-of-a-kind handcrafted dangle earrings. Your earrings will feature a mixed-metals look, combining copper and/or brass with sterling silver, and will…

Traditional Pearl Knotting

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls, stones 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:…

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…

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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.