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Deborah Beesley


Deborah Beesley has been creating jewellery for almost 20 years. She started when she was looking for something and just couldn’t find the right thing. “I bet I could make it” she said. Friends saw her work and asked to make some for them and it started her on a whole new journey. Always curious, Deborah has taken various technique classes over the years, finding that it really boosts creativity. Deborah’s particular passion is creating with wire and exploring and working with colour, different shapes and textures. It speaks to her and she is passionate about her wearable art.

Deborah has been a member of the Toronto Bead Society (TBS) since 2006, volunteering at many of the TBS events. This year she has joined the TBS Steering Committee to volunteer as their Education Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

April 2019
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Romancing the Pearl Collar

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: Pearls lend a classic and timeless appeal to jewellery and with a hint of sparkle this collar is as unique as the person making it. Deborah Beesley will teach you how to form the frame and the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chevron Along Bracelet

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come first serve); see details below. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some…

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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.