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Christine Woollacott

christine7-300wChristine Woollacott grew up in Prince Rupert, a small coastal town in Northern British Columbia. From a young age, she was interested in jewellery design and spent many a rainy afternoon bead weaving. In September 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her education. After completing a Master of Science degree in botany at the University of British Columbia, Christine earned a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College. She now owns a jewellery business called Turritella Designs in Toronto.

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November 2017
Cdn $105.00

Fantastic Fuchsias

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn how to form lovely three dimensional fuchsia flowers from metal sheet (copper, brass, silver, and niobium are welcome). In the class, students will use a jeweller's saw frame to cut out petals they will then form into pendulous flower pendants or earrings. Students will have an opportunity to create a colourful heat patina on copper, or anodize niobium to create more vibrant flower forms. NOTE: the patina techniques covered will depend on the materials the…

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December 2017
Cdn $20.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

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 second Thursdays 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…

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January 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

January 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

Christine Woollacott

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…

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Cdn $135.00 +Kit fee: $25 or $10 payable to the instructor the first day of the class.

Bead Crochet: Peacock Mandala Coin Purse in Two Styles (3 days over 3 weeks)

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to make a geometrically patterned coin purse using single stitch crochet with beads. The project will be worked flat, and in-the-round until the bead pattern is completed. This is an excellent first-step for those interested in making their own bead crochet bags, or for anyone who has enjoyed making bead crochet ropes and would like a new challenge. Note: a kit is required; see details below. This three-day…

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Cdn $105.00

Intro to FYI Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: FYI fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly (and inexpensive) alternative to Art Clay Silver. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will be discussed. Skill…

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  • 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.