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Marilyn Gardiner

marilyn-gardiner-imageBased in Waterloo, Marilyn teaches classes and sells her chain mail and beading kits both online and at bead shows across Canada and in the U.S. In 2007 Marilyn was selected as the Artist in Residence: Beadwork at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, ON and in 2011 she was invited to include pieces in an international beadwork exhibit at the JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson AZ. In 2012 she was invited to teach six classes at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee WI, the largest consumer bead show in the world. The fall 2012 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread had a four-page Artist Profile featuring photos of her beadwork and chain mail jewellery. You can find out more at www.marilyngardiner.com.

Upcoming Events

November 2018
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $14, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Make a Chain, Twist It, and Lock It In Place

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore weaves created in a similar manner: make a chain, twist it, and lock each twist in place. We'll explore the Garter Belt weave, Mngwa (say mingwah) weave, and Basketweave (aka Vipera Berus). (Ill also have the Kinged Basketweave/Vipera Berus variation option available.) In this all-day class: Well all start by making a Garter Belt zipper pull. Ill bring a selection of kits for all 3 weaves in a variety…

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December 2018
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $43.99 - $214.99, depending on kit chosen,

Dragonscale Bracelet

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This is a stunning bracelet that makes a definite statement! Its intricate, dense, and flexible - think how scales overlap and expand and contract. Its one of the most beautiful chainmaille weaves! Make it in a single metal, or in a bi-metal combo. Kit fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class $214.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit $43.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit $120.99 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $45.99 plus…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $26.99 - $83.99, depending on kit chosen.

Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Create an unusual and contemporary bracelet that originates from the tradition of Japanese chainmaille. It's easy to make and versatile; you could add charms to the large rings if you wished. This project is from my first book Modern Chain Mail Jewelry. The matching necklace was selected for the cover photo. Kit fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class $83.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit $26.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit $26.99 plus…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.