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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

July 2017
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
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

Boho Bangle

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do odd-count peyote and how to read a peyote graph. You'll also learn how to easily zip your peyote band around Regaliz Licorice Leather, taking a bracelet from okay to spectacular! The class fee will include complete written instructions and several peyote patterns that will fit around Regaliz licorice leather. The instructor will also provide various colours of aluminum wire as a design option. Note: instructions will be…

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Jewellery Making 101

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 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. Prepared projects are not used - you will create…

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August 2017
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10*, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-Style Bead Mosaic

August 10 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique to create jewellery. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a laser-cut wood shape and apply beads to create a design. The wood shape can be used as a pendant. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Enthusiastic students may start a pendant using a…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Right-Angle Weave

August 14 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do three more of the most popular and versatile bead stitches in this second seed beading boot camp session with instructor Pamela Kearns. The classes 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 apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Cubic Right Angle Weave

August 16 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do three more of the most popular and versatile bead stitches in this second seed beading boot camp session with instructor Pamela Kearns. The classes 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 apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any…

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Cdn $50.00

That’s a Wrap! Beading Around a Core

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: This is a real stash-buster necklace idea! In this class with Pamela Kearns you'll learn how to stitch beads on 6" length of nylon cord using an assortment of seed beads in all shapes and sizes! We'll use end caps to secure your beaded cord to chain and create a one-of-a-kind necklace - no two pieces will be the same! Your design is completely intuitive - you can be as orderly or as random as you wish. The…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp, Session 2: Triangular Peyote

August 18 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do three more of the most popular and versatile bead stitches in this second seed beading boot camp session with instructor Pamela Kearns. The classes 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 apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pams help. Any…

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Cdn $45.00

Mini Loomed Pendant

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn about looming with instructor Pamela Kearns while creating a loomed pendant. In this class, well use the new Clover Mini Beading Loom that is perfect for small projects! You'll learn how to set-up the loom and how to add beads. Once you've finished adding beads, you'll learn how to remove the piece from the loom, finish it and turn it into a pendant. Patterns will be available or you can design your own using graph paper. Skill…

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September 2017
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tick Tock Timepiece Pendant

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Watching the time has never been so glamorous! Your peyote skills will create the illusion of watch straps with the watch face pendant. What's more - the watch face opens so you can add small inclusions and keepsakes. Simple dangles at the bottom complete the look. Note: a kit is required for this class. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll combine even and odd-count peyote using size 11/0 Delica beads. Not a fan of odd-count peyote? No…

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

Jewellery Making 101

September 28 @ 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. Prepared projects are not used - you will create…

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October 2017
Cdn $35.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chainmaille Regaliz Leather Bracelet

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: An easy-to-do open weave chainmaille pattern accents genuine Regaliz Leather to create a stunning bracelet. Add a couple of accent beads and you have a piece suitable for a man or a woman. Instructor Pamela Kearns will also show you how to change up your design and how to make a complementary necklace/collar to go with your bracelet. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Comfortable opening and closing jump rings. Technique: Open Weave Chainmaille Bring to class: Regaliz/Licorice Leather in…

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Epoxy Clay: Thinking Outside the Bezel

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Epoxy clay isn't just for bezels! In this class with Pamela Kearns you'll work epoxy clay just like metal clay by rolling it, texturing it and creating components that will air-dry. The resulting pieces are light-weight and strong and can be coloured. You'll also learn how to apply epoxy clay to filigree pieces, such as pendants, that when dry can be painted and have resin applied to simulate enamelling. You will be able to take home your components.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique to create jewellery. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a laser-cut wood shape and apply beads to create a design. The wood shape can be used as a pendant. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Enthusiastic students may start a pendant using a…

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

Jewellery Making 101

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 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. Prepared projects are not used - you will create…

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November 2017
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

November 23 @ 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. Prepared projects are not used - you will create…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bead Quilled Pendant

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Bead Quilling is a modern interpretation of this ancient technique created by Kathy King and is being taught with her permission. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you will learn how to use the edges of cylinder beads and thread colour to fashion one of two pendants featuring size 8/0 cylinder…

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  • 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.