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Gillian Clarke

gillian-clarke-picture-300wGillian retired early from an unsatisfying corporate job and is now exercising her creative side and dying her hair odd colours. She is a self-taught chainmailler who loves to share her obsession.

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Upcoming Events

January 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This plump little pendant will get lots of compliments! The 3D shape is made by zipping together flat triangles of peyote stitch and adding some stuffing. An odd-count peyote stitch bail is grafted on so you can hang your pendant. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. Once you understand the technique, go crazy designing your own patterns! Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Warped Square Earrings

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The warped square is the basis for many 3D forms in geometric beadwork. It also makes the cutest earrings! Learn the basics of how to make this shape, make a pair of earrings, then experiment with more colours and patterns. Skill level: Enthusiastic Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but not essential to know how to make a warped square. Technique: Peyote stitch beading with increases Bring to class: A size 11…

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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.