Course outline: Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch with instructor Pamela Kearns. With this in-hand beading stitch, you add variations through the edging. You will learn both the single St. Petersburg Chain, the double St. Petersburg Chain. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or…Find out more »
Course outline: Learn how to do right-angle weave (also known as RAW). This is one of those basic bead stitches that is the foundation of many a great design. You'll learn how to do flat right-angle weave with various bead combinations and discover why the stitch is called right-angle weave (hint: it's the thread path, not the beads!). We'll also look at ways of embellishing the surface of right-angle weave pieces. The class will be technique driven and all the…Find out more »
Course outline: The variations of Spiral Rope is as infinite as the beads you can use! We'll look at two variations of this under appreciated beading stitch: flat spiral and spiral rope using two-hole beads (such as SuperDuos). The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply either Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own…Find out more »
Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. Available projects will be choices of two bracelets or a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee.…Find out more »
Course outline: Expand your stretchy bracelet tool box by learning how to create them on the Endless Loom. Pamela Kearns will teach you how to judge your size and allow for ease of wear. This style of stretchy bracelet allows for more than one 'row' of beads and still not need to deal with a clasp. You'll see finished bracelets in two sizes using various beads. By using size 8/0 or 6/0 beads in your design, you should be able…Find out more »
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! It is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Powers's upcoming classes. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Power's upcoming classes. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before…Find out more »
Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits - and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may…Find out more »
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. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a 3-D wood shape and apply wax and beads to create a design. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Note: a kit is required for this class.You'll see a variety of items that have been done using…Find out more »
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.