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Pamela Kearns

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Although a seed beader at heart, Pam has been branching out into new techniques and combining the best of all worlds into her creations. She sells her work and peyote patterns in stores, shows and through Etsy. She had her first project published in the May/June 2013 issue of Beadwork. Pam taught at the 2014, 2015, 2016 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is teaching five classes at the 2017 Bead and Button Show.

A problem solver, Pam thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring students to think beyond basic techniques encouraging students to stamp their own vision on projects.

As a new endeavour in her own teaching career (and fellow ‘Lefty’), Pam has started to include ‘Lefty-Alerts’ within her class instructions ensuring that everyone is able to complete the techniques easily.

Upcoming Events

September 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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

Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: A bead loom is not just for beads! The Jewel Loom is an excellent way to create small tapestry weavings that can be used for bracelets, bookmarks and other small projects. This introductory class will teach you how to warp your loom and create a weft-facing tapestry using a couple of weaves. You'll also learn how to add size 8/0 beads. The instructor will have samples using other materials, such as fine yarn and wire lace. The class…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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October 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Flat Herringbone

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Herringbone creates a beautiful texture and is supple to the feel. Also called Ndebelle, herringbone can be done using seed beads and two-hole beads. Among the available projects will be two bracelets; one using triangular beads and the second using two-hole beads. As with my other boot camp classes, this class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You will then…

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Cdn $80.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Going Beyond the Basic Triangle

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So, you've learned to make a triangle and may have joined them to create a bracelet or a kaleidoicycle (or three!), but there's more you can do! Discover how to use triangular peyote to create a bezel for sparkling triangular Swarovski rivolis! You'll learn how to start with a hole in the centre and expand and then decrease to capture the rivoli. As with all of my other Boot Camps, the class will be technique driven and all…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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November 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! The class will be limited to 6 students so that each student can receive as much attention as possible. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Tubular Herringbone

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Tubular herringbone makes fantastic ropes that are slinky and easy to wear. As with flat herringbone, you can do tubular herringbone using regular and 2-hole seed beads - change the beads and you change the look. Students will also learn how to make their designs spiral for a completely different effect. We'll also look at how to create an invisible join so that you don't need to use a clasp. Projects will include a necklace rope and two…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote! Perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size delica beads. You will learn the three ways of making the odd-turn and what the pros and cons are of each method.…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Netted Wooden Ornament

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Here's jewellery for your Christmas Tree! Learn how to do netting around a wooden ornament that can be hung on a Christmas Tree or on a stand. The class kit will include one pre-painted and varnished wooden ornament in gold, silver or natural. The ornament shown is only a guide - we'll discuss how you can personalize the pattern! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using a needle and thread Technique: Netting Bring to class: 1 tube of…

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December 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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  • 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.