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Liz Kennedy

I have had a lifelong love of jewellery and stones. I have always made crafts (knitting, crochet, and sewing, jewellery) as an outlet for my creative side. In the past I have done many jewellery courses; silversmith, glass enamelling, beading and metal and wirework. I travel extensively to take courses. As a retired teacher I now have the time to pursue my creativity and beading, metalwork and wirework was the perfect blending of all of my interests. I love to teach so teaching soon followed.

Upcoming Events

May 2019
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Line Folding Sheet Metal

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to line fold forming of metal. You will make the folds and hammer your metal then anneal it with a torch so it can be opened. Shears will be used to cut the metal into the shapes you design. You will trim file and buff the pieces. If desired a patina can be applied. You can make whatever you choose from your metal: bracelet, pendant , earrings or any combination.…

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June 2019
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Titanium 101

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class is an introduction titanium metal with metalworker Liz Kennedy. It is a less expensive metal than niobium but it is somewhat more difficult to work. It can be anodized; to get the bright colours the use of a Multi-Etch solution is recommended. Come out and play with some titanium metal. Check its workability, ease of cutting and colouring or try your hand at making titanium ear wires. You can make whatever you like with from your…

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July 2019
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Turtle Tab Setting a Cabochon or Flat Back Crystal or Flat Bead

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Here is an opportunity to create a pendant for your favourite cabochon or flat stone bead! With guidance from Liz Kennedy, you'll set your cabochon in copper sheet metal using tabs which have been cut using shears. Using various stamps, hammers and home-made stamps, you'll texture the metal, adding strength to your pendant. Finally, a self-bail will be made and you can choose to add a patina to emphasize the textural details. You'll create your own design and…

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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.