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Bonni Poch


bonni-bio-photo-300wBonni has been doing crafts since she was a child. Shes dabbled in everything from knitting and needlework to stained glass. She made the leap to jewelry after trying one visit to BeadFX in July 2010 and has been hooked every since. Her current passion is working with natural stones and loves that each stone has a story to tell.

Upcoming Events

September 2017
Cdn $35.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bead Crochet: The Basics and Beyond! Part 1

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: Check your frustrations at the door! Led by instructor Bonni Poch, we will start from the very beginning with super large beads and work slowly to give you the basics needed to create a bead crocheted bangle. You will learn everything from how to load the beads, how to make patterns, and how to get past the first four rows of terror, to how to end your piece and seamlessly attach the ends to make a super strong,…

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Cdn $35.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bead Crochet: The Basics and Beyond! Part 2

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: This is the second session to Bead Crochet: Basics and Beyond! Led by Bonni Poch, this class takes bead crochet to the next level by learning the following skills: Adding more beads to a project already in production. Perfecting the invisible join. Joining 2 ropes into one (2-to-1 technique) Using bead crochet as a bezel for a cabochon. This class focuses on technique. There may not be enough time to finish all projects in class, but the provided…

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How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.