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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

May 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5 with option to buy a crochet hook at cost, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: You may have seen beaded crochet chains on Pinterest - they are very easy to make and very much in step with popular BoHo style. Gillian Clarke will take you through the steps to make a single-strand necklace that doubles as a wrap bracelet. Once you know the basic method you can get as creative as you like by changing the beads or the cord, making multiple strands and using different clasps. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique:…

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July 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beaded JPL Chainmaille Bracelet

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Here's a new spin on a classic chainmaille weave, JPL (Jens Pind Linkage). Seed beads fit snugly into the three corners of this chain, making a triangular cross-section, like a Toblerone bar. Very fun! This is not a class for beginners. It will be easier if you already know JPL weave, but this is not essential (I will teach you). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some chainmaille experience. Knowledge of JPL weave is a plus. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beaded Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Beads add colour and texture to this classic Byzantine chainmaille bracelet. This project is easy enough for a chainmaille beginner, but will also interest experienced maillers who want to try using beads. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Your choice of size 6/0 seed beads (may be purchased in the store). If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Maillestrom Chainmaille Pendant / Keychain / Earrings

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The Maillestrom is a fantastic design by Karen Snyder that can be used as a pendant, keychain or purse charm. The swirling centre looks like a whirlpool - hence the name - and I guarantee people will ask you how DID you do that? A kit is required; see details below. Because this is a proprietary design, the student kit fee will include a paid tutorial from Karen's website https://osebastian.selz.com/ Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: It is helpful to…

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August 2019
Cdn $30.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This classy little pendant looks like an advanced level project - but it's not! If you can open and close a handful of jump rings you can easily make this necklace. Original design is by Scott Robertson of Simply Woven Rings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille and stringing Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Slinky Roundmaille Bracelet – Chainmaille in a tube

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: You will love this super-soft and slinky bracelet! It drapes fluidly, is very comfortable to wear and always gets compliments. Roundmaille is European 4-in-1 chainmaille in tubular form. It is surprisingly sensitive to ring size, and we will be using my absolute favourite. You will learn two different ways to make it in this class led by instructor Gillian Clarke. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings in your choice of colours. The kit contains materials to make…

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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.