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Kelly Garland

Kelly is bench jeweler, metal artist and instructor who also dabbles with beading and glass bead looming from her studio in the beautiful bluffs area of Toronto, Canada. Kelly has studied and trained through the Jewelry Methods Program at George?Brown College, Toronto and is currently pursuing a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) designation from the Gemological Institute of America. (GIA) Kelly is also an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and a GIA Alumni. You can contact Kelly through www.kellygarland.ca.

Upcoming Events

July 2017
Cdn $165.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Straw Casting: Perfectly Organic Fine Silver Jewellery

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelly Garland

Course outline: Join Kelly Garland for a new metal casting class! Straw casting is one of the more fun and creative techniques in jewellery making, due to its one-of-a-kind qualities and ability to transform the castings into earrings, necklaces and rings. The process can be repeated, so its like opening a gift every time until you create that perfect piece. Findings are added after casting to complete your jewellery. These can be purchased at BeadFX. This process does include working…

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August 2017
Cdn $525.00

BeadFX Summer Comprehensive Course: Beginner Metalsmith – Mastering the Basics (5 days)

August 28 @ 11:00 am - September 1 @ 6:00 pm
Kelly Garland

Course outline: Do you want to learn how to work metal, but have no idea where to start? This beginner metalsmith course with Kelly Garland will include basic and fundamental skills for jewelry fabrication. Students will review technical drawing and correct measuring skills, design considerations and implementation, as well as studio safety and basic tool requirement. Then students will move forward with sawing, annealing, soldering and cold connections as well as polishing/finishing. All of these skills will be used to…

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September 2017
Cdn $20.00

Open Metal Studio: Fine Jewellery

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 20, 2017
Kelly Garland

Join Kelly Garland for an Open Studio with a focus on jewelry fabrication in precious metals (sterling, fine silver, gold). You'll have the opportunity to practice your skills in wax carving for casting, forging, hollow form construction, gem setting, hinge making, technical drawing and advanced finishing techniques with full support from Kelly. If you are working in copper and brass but would like to take the leap to precious metal, this open studio is for you! As with all Open…

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October 2017
Cdn $165.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Straw Casting: Perfectly Organic Fine Silver Jewellery

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelly Garland

Course outline: Join Kelly Garland for a new metal casting class! Straw casting is one of the more fun and creative techniques in jewellery making, due to its one-of-a-kind qualities and ability to transform the castings into earrings, necklaces and rings. The process can be repeated, so its like opening a gift every time until you create that perfect piece. Findings are added after casting to complete your jewellery. These can be purchased at BeadFX. This process does include working…

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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.