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Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
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Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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January 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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 $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Cdn $105.00

Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly way to create fine silver jewellery such as pendants and charms. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will…

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

Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This plump little pendant will get lots of compliments! The 3D shape is made by zipping together flat triangles of peyote stitch and adding some stuffing. An odd-count peyote stitch bail is grafted on so you can hang your pendant. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. Once you understand the technique, go crazy designing your own patterns! Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but…

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Free - Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Resin: A Mixed-up Media Approach

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
forgotten objects

Course outline: Fill your resin toolbox, with a mixed melange of techniques, that includes different colouring agents, collage, mixed media, wire and experiments with both paper and botanicals (dried leaves, feathers and flowers). Instructor Anne Marie Desaulniers will also demonstrate Iced Enamels and Pebeo Fantasy Paints. Beyond the basics, but designed to appeal to all levels! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Experience with resin is an asset, but definitely not a requirement Technique: Adding botanicals, collage and mixed media techniques…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Carol Cooper

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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 Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

January 24 @ 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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Cdn $180.00 +Kit fee: $50.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Introduction to Granulation: Pendant (2 day class)

January 26 @ 11:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with instructor Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of granulation. Students will learn how to form consistently sized balls of silver, and how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Students will learn how to fuse metal, forming a secure bond between silver elements without the use of solder. Lastly, students will learn how to add a bezel-set cabochon gemstone accent to their work using a fine-silver bezel cup. Note: a…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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 Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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: $5 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Warped Square Earrings

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The warped square is the basis for many 3D forms in geometric beadwork. It also makes the cutest earrings! Learn the basics of how to make this shape, make a pair of earrings, then experiment with more colours and patterns. Skill level: Enthusiastic Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but not essential to know how to make a warped square. Technique: Peyote stitch beading with increases Bring to class: A size 11…

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February 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Squiggles Bracelet

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jen Rosen

Course outline: A bracelet with the look of crochet without crocheting! Learn to make a fun and beautiful freeform Squiggles bracelet using fine gauge wire and beads with instructor Jen Rosen. This is a great introductory class to learn how to work with wire. Note: a kit is required; see below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Securing wire and attaching wire to make a freeform wire bracelet Bring to class: Flush cutters, chain nose, round nose pliers, ruler. Students…

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Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Bronze and Copper Metal Clay

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: Powdered Metal Clay has an indefinite shelf life, but some find mixing it up a bit challenging. It's not difficult, but there is a process that should be followed for best results. But when buying lump clay, especially if it has been on the shelf a while, it can be a bit dry. Conversely, very new clay can sometimes be somewhat sticky. This class will show you how to remedy all of the above conditions as well demonstrating…

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

Jewellery Making 101

February 3 @ 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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Free - Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Working with cement and making your own molds

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Discover the versatility of cement for jewellery! In this class with Ann Shewan you will focus on making your own molds to be used with cement. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials to use to add colour, curing times and finishing your pendants. The kit fee will include…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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 Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral Rope is one of the most versatile stitches; change the beads and you change look of your piece completely! The rope itself is flexible and lightweight yet strong enough to hold a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be provided. You will then apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your…

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

Beginner Wirework Brooch

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jen Rosen

Course outline: Learn or make a beautiful brooch or two with wire wrapping with instructor Jen Rosen! This beginner class is a great start to working with wire and exploring how to add decorative and focal beads. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire wrapping, pin making Bring to class: flush cutters, chain nose and round pliers; a rules, files (students may use the studio pliers and cutters) Of special note: the…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $35 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Learning to solder silver is your gateway into the world of fine metalwork. In this class with instructor Iris Rogers Melamed you will learn how to solder circles of heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking rings. We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bezelling a Cabochon 101 – Simple but effective!

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to bezel a cabochon, but didn't really know how? If so, this class with Anne Marie Desaulniers is for you! We will focus on learning how to make a peyote stitch bezel around a flat cabochon. The next steps will include bead embroidery, backing, and edging combinations. Decisions will need to be made on how to finish off the piece. Pendant, and brooch construction will be discussed. This is a building block, and not…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $25 for copper/brass kit or $45 for sterling silver kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tree of Life Earrings

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Discover how the 'tree of life' translates into a beautiful pair of statement earrings with Lucie Lee. Created in either sterling silver or copper, you'll add metal beads (alternatively you can purchase and add stone beads) for interest and texture. You'll make one earring in class and create your second earring at home with complete step-by-step instructions. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Please specify which kit you would like when registering. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite:…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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 $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

February 16 @ 9:30 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Champleve is a style of enamelling that uses depressions in a metal backing to generate a colourful design. In this class led by Christine Woollacott, students will create original jewellery designs or components using fine silver metal clay and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: this is a two-day class and will take place Saturday, February 16, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, February 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay – Faux Agate Beads

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: This class with Bonni Poch will give you the opportunity to play with polymer clay, get to learn the differences between brands, how to condition the clay, colour blending, working with translucent clay and the most exciting of all, creating pendants and beads that look just like agate stone! You will leave this class with at least one pendant or cabochon, and the feeling of self-satisfaction you get when accomplishing a new task. Come join me for an…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $25 for copper kit; $30 for sterling kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Alphabet Letter Pendant

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Join Lucie Lee to create one letter of your choosing (please specify choice of letter so instructor can provide printed copy for that letter) - perfect for a pendant or ornament! Students will have a chance to work with sterling silver wire or copper. Work with the template; shape your wire following the pattern. Learn how to set faceted stone in your jewelry with wire wrapping. Practice hammering and learn how to oxidize your letter to create visual…

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Store closed for Family Day observance

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BeadFX

Please note that BeadFX is closed on Monday, February 18 for the observance of Family Day. We will reopen at 11:00am sharp on Tuesday, February 19.

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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 Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fly away home: Birdhouse Pendant

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
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Course outline: Let your imagination fly free, while working on this delightful little project with Anne Marie Desaulniers! Stretch your skills, and capture a little whimsy, with paper collage, paint, Ice Resin and Iced Enamels. Learn to work with Ice Resin, and Iced Enamels (note: both will be project specific). Although this project is designed to be worn as a pendant, it could also be used as a hanging ornament. Suitable for gift giving! Note: a kit is required; see…

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

Quick and Fun: Stretchy Bracelets

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Stretchy bracelets are all the rage and they are a perfect jewellery choice for last-minute accessories. While they may seem easy, there are some tips and tricks to creating sturdy bracelets. Stretchy bracelets are also easy on/easy off and are especially great for individuals who may have trouble with traditional clasps. Join Pamela Kearns to learn the finer points of making stretchy bracelets for yourself and friends. The class will also discuss design elements and how to camouflage…

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Free - Cdn $46.00 +Kit fee: $12 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fibre Beads

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your designs. During the class you will work with a variety of fibres to create coordinated graduated beads in select colourways. These beads are soft to the touch, and made completely from fibre. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Fibre Arts Bring to class: Small scissors; magnification if required. Of special note: the class…

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Cdn $80.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Strawberry Dreams

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: Led by First Nations instructor Naomi Smith, you'll create a functional and decorative 3-D beaded Strawberry Emery influenced by a century-old Native American design. The Strawberry remains an esteemed symbol of Woodlands Native Culture. Beautiful silk and velvets make up the main body which is finely beaded using size 8/0 crystal AB seed beads, and 11/0 or 10/0 seed beads. As a way of honoring the history of this piece, antique beads will be incorporated into the design.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $83 + HST for Argentium Sterling Silver; $29 + HST for Jeweller's Bronze; $24 + HST for Copper Bracelet, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This is an elegant classic! It's a flat weave with a row of shiny, round beads marching down the centre. This class is a perfect choice for learning chainmaille, or for anyone who wants to add a timeless bracelet to their collection. Kit fees: payable to the instructor the day of the class (please indicate your choice at the time of registration). $83 + HST for Argentium Sterling Silver $29 + HST for Jeweller's Bronze $24 + HST…

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Cdn $90.00 +Kit fee: $50 - $100 depending on the kit chosen, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections: Rolling and Wavy Bangles

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: You can never have too many bangles, and if you do, you can give them away as presents! In this class with instructor Iris Rogers Melamed we will learn how to make two sets of bangles: a set of three interlocking rolling bangles and a set of three wavy bangles. The interlocking bangles require a four-step process - solder, anneal, saw, solder so there will be lots of soldering practice. The wavy bangles involve some heavy forging on…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $58 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $24 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Gridbox Bracelet

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This eye-catching bracelet links Gridbox units vertically. The result is an exceptional bracelet that I adore. Kit fees: Payable to the instructor the day of the class. Please indicate your choice of kit at the time of registration. $58 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $24 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Completion of several previous projects. Technique: the GridBox weave and review chainmail basics Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up…

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Cdn $80.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Petite History Cuff

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: First Nation's instructor Naomi Smith will help you create a beautifully detailed raised beaded cuff bracelet featuring an older traditional Woodlands Native motif using micro seed beads to create an intricate-looking design. This design looks wonderful worn alone or stacked with other cuffs. Width of cuff is 1/2" wide. Workshop participants will learn how to use deer hide to create a fabulous and elegant cuff closure. Traditional Native teachings will be part of the learning experience. Note: the…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $40 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Embossed and Anodized Niobium Earrings

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Liz Kennedy will introduce you to the wonders of niobium metal! Beautiful colours, light weight and hypoallergenic. You will be making two pair of niobium earrings. You will be using embossing folders to emboss 30 gauge niobium sheet metal pieces. You will be finishing the metal then anodizing it using an electric anodizer to the colours you choose. You will be anodizing niobium ear wires to match and adding beads or a coil to decorate your ear wires.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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 Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jenn Jevons
Planet BeadFX

Course outline: This one-day workshop with instructor Jenn Jevons is a primer on all of the basics of the incredible medium of Art Clay Silver. Learn about the different forms of silver clay, proper handling and storing technique as well as cutting, sanding, polishing and finishing. This workshop will focus on three projects; a stamped charm, a pair of textured earrings, and a relief pendant. We will both torch and kiln fire projects in class, and choosing the appropriate method…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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.

Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Diagonal Peyote is a variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips. The 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 apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any materials needed…

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March 2019
Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets…

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Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $40, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Mixed Media Boot Camp (2 Days)

March 2 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Immerse yourself in colour, let all the stress go, and just wallow in playtime! This is a taster workshop with Anne Marie Desaulniers. We will be exploring a variety of paint, paper, and collage techniques in a fairly short period of time. Day 1, involves wet media, including various types paints for monoprints on paper, &/or small pieces of fabric. Also included on this day is an introduction to flow painting (dirty pours), on a very small scale,…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chainmaille Owl Charm (2 days)

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Make this super cute little owl charm entirely from jump rings with Gillian Clarke! This is a magical design created by Jodey Hathaway (of Bike Part Jewelry and The Ring Lord), which I am teaching with her permission. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings in your choice of colours. The owl is 1" tall and can be hung on a chain as a pendant, or will stand upright as a little sculpture. There is also a larger…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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 $105.00

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Monarch Butterfly Motif, Part 1

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Monarch Butterfly! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. You'll continue your learning experience with the Monarch Butterfly Motif, Part 2 class on March 28. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee, as well as the…

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

Simple Wirework Bangle

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jen Rosen

Course outline: Led by instructor Jen Rosen, learn to wire wrap square wires and make your own hook and eye clasp to make a gorgeous sleek bangle. This class is an excellent start to the world of wire wrapping. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire wrapping and making hook and eye clasps Bring to class: Flush cutters; ruler; flat nose pliers, round nose pliers; thin permanent marker; pin…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deb Muss

Course outline: This one day class is for the beginner who is interested in learning how to make lampworked beads. Join instructor Deborah Muss in this 6 hour class that will introduce you to the tools & equipment in the studio. This will allow you time to learn & practice numerous techniques; become comfortable with lighting a torch; and placing beads into the kiln. All glass is included in class fee. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which…

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Cdn $90.00 +Kit fee: $55 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections: Spinner Ring

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Take your soldering and metalworking skills up a notch! Starting with a strip of sterling silver sheet, we will design a wide band ring that is flared at the edges to contain a moving wire ring. At each stage of this project we will explore the technical skills required for the successful completion of this ring. Skill level: Advanced beginner Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1 or experience soldering with a micro torch and using a jeweller's saw. Technique: Working…

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

Wirework Hair Comb

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jen Rosen

Course outline: This class with Jen Rosen is perfect for those who have never handled wire or would like more ideas on things they could make with wire. You will get a feel for handling thinner wires and adding beads to the wires. By the end of the class you will have an amazing hair piece. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Handling thin wire, wire twisting Bring to class: Chain nose pliers, flush cutters, other small beads you may…

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

Peyote Boot Camp: Using 2-Hole Beads

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learning to use 2-hole beads opens up your beading horizons! In this class you will learn how to do peyote using 2-Hole beads, such as Diamond Duos, Silky beads or SuperDuos. Students will see examples the stitch using different beads and learn about considerations for each bead type. Don't worry if you haven't worked with the peyote stitch before - you won't have a problem! This class will cover even and odd-count turns using the two-hole beads. It…

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

Getting Creative With Cement – Bangles and Jangles

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on your mold making skills and move on to creating molds that are circles or irregular shapes. You can create rings, bangles or pendants, again each one will be uniquely yours. The molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We will do a quick review on adding colour and how to get a good pour and then start making molds. Note: a kit…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

March 14 @ 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 $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

March 16 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Cloisonne is a style of enamelling that uses fine wires to create a design of glass and metal. The wires are used to form partitions - cloisons - that aid in colour shading and help to create the overall design. In this class, students will create original jewellery designs or components using copper or fine silver sheet metal, fine silver wire and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal!…

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Cdn $40.00

Basic Viking Knit

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cindy Goldrick

Course outline: Learn the ancient art of Viking knitting with wire using an updated Lazee Daizee tool. Create a bracelet or chain to showcase a bead - the possibilities are endless! Cindy Goldrick will show you how to get many different results by varying your wire colour, gauge, number of wraps and how much you pull it through a drawplate. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Viking Knit Bring to class: A Stephanie Eddy Lazee Dazee Viking Knit kit and…

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

Interwoven 4-in-1 Chainmaille bracelet

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This is a lovely chainmaille weave - one of my absolute favourites for bracelets. It is constructed of two layers of European 4-in-1 with the edges cleverly interlaced. We will use two different colours of anodized aluminum, which gives a reversing pattern. For confident students, kits will also be available with bronze or stainless steel rings in a finer gauge. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills. Knowledge of European 4-in-1 is useful but not essential. Technique: Chainmaille…

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Cdn $40.00

Wire Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cindy Goldrick

Course outline: Learn how to use a square kumihimo disk to create simple but stunning bracelets you can wear alone or stack, using wire and beads. Once you learn the braiding steps and where to place the beads, this project can be completed in less than an hour. You can also make gorgeous chokers and get lots of interesting results by varying the wire gauge and colour and size of your beads. Once you start you'll be addicted and want…

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

Jewellery Making 101

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 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. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two. The focus will be on large, shank type buttons, but smaller, and flatter buttons could be used as well. Frame them, dress up something special, or use them as closures for a favourite bead weaving piece! Definitely not machine washable, but you can buy special pins, to make them removable (for clothing purposes). A special way to…

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Cdn $105.00

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Monarch Butterfly Motif, Part 2

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Continue creating and learning how to complete your Monarch Butterfly! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee, as well as the use of the instructors tambour hook and frame. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Monarch Butterfly Motif, Part 1 Technique:…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Silky Net Tapered Bracelet

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maria Rypan

Course outline: Instructor Maria Rypan will teach you how to combine 2-hole Czech Silky beads, Os, 6mm fire-polish crystals and 8/0 seed beads. This modified netting technique has tapered ends attached to a tubular clasp for a comfortable fit. Choose to make a narrow or or wide net bracelet. 2-hole Silky beads dictate the easy-to-follow thread path. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Comfort with in-hand beading Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: (quantities shown will create up to 9" bracelet) Narrow…

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

Polymer Clay – Mokume Gane and Simple Canes

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: This class with Bonni Poch will give you the opportunity to play with polymer clay, get to learn the differences between brands, how to condition the clay, colour blending, working with translucent clay and the most exciting of all, creating pendants and beads using simple canes and an ancient Japanese technique called Mokume Gane. You will proudly leave the class with one pendant using each technique and the incredible feeling of satisfaction of having learned a few new…

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

Fold Formed Leaf Pendant

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Instructor Liz Kennedy will introduce you to fold forming sheet metal and various commonly used metalwork techniques. Shears will be used to cut the leaf shape you design. You will be hammering the sheet metal to form curves and texture. You will anneal the piece, using a torch. You will trim file and buff the piece. If desired a patina can be applied as well as a bead embellishment. You can make this project as large or small…

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $43.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beginner Kumihimo: Fibre and Beads

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn the traditional Japanese Kongah-Gumi (spiral braid) with Angela Peace and discover how to create pattern with fiber and beads. This techniques class will cover the basic 8 strand braid with both S and Z spirals and how to progress to 12, and 16, strand braids. The discussion will also cover fiber choices, tension, patterns, set up and problem solving. Lots of practice time too. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Kumihimo braiding Bring to class: Kumihimo foam…

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Cdn $46.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Three Intermediate Kumihimo Braids

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Angela Peace will take you beyond the 8 strand spiral braid and you'll learn three new distinct Kumihimo braids. The class includes a box braid, a waves braid and an S-Z reversing spiral braid all made with micro-thread warps. These threads mimic traditional braiding silk and have a luxurious feel. As with other braids, these new braids can easily be used in the future with fibres of your choice. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must know how to braid…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pebble Beach Jewellery

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Have you ever collected pebbles from the beach and then wondered what you could do with them? Join Ann Shewan to learn how to drill different beach pebbles and then turn them into earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Once Ann has demonstrated how to drill the different stones you will be given stones to practice with When you feel comfortable using the rotary tool you can select pebbles from Ann's vast collection and start creating your own unique pieces.…

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Cdn $48.00 +Kit fee: $10 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Knotted End Caps

March 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Angela Peace will show you how fiber end-caps will present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects or kumihimo braids and allow for seamless colour designs or amazing colour contrasts. These made to measure knotted end-caps work well with standard metal clasps and findings or as a glue on. In class, you will learn the knotting techniques and how to change the end-cap size for a perfect fit. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Cavandoli knotting…

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Cdn $170.00

Essential Oil Diffuser in Metal Clay

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: In this class with Liz Reynolds, you will create a tube holder, with decorative cut-outs, for a wick to which essential oils can be added, providing personal aromatherapy throughout the day. We will explore different methods for guiding a chain, either on the top or sides. Various open and lidded versions will be explored. In this very focused one-day class, you will use Prometheus base metal clay (either Bronze, Sunny Bronze or Greenish Yellow Bronze clay). Prometheus Clay…

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April 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Right-Angle Weave

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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

Working with cement and making your own molds

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Discover the versatility of cement for jewellery! In this class with Ann Shewan you will focus on making your own molds to be used with cement. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials to use to add colour, curing times and finishing your pendants. The kit fee will include…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

UFO 2 Go: Intensive Support for Intuitive Bead Embroidery, Freeform Peyote & Hand Stitching

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Has your mojo left the building? Have you run out of ideas, are stuck, not inspired, need a little help to finish your project, or start another one? What if a bunch of us got together, and supported each other on a one-to-one basis? I will be there to answer any questions, give you a jump start, and/or remind you of some of the stitches you've already forgotten. There's no shame in UFOs! We all have them, and…

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Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Plique-a-jour with Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

April 13 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Plique-a-jour is a style of enamelling that uses a delicate metal framework to support free areas of transparent glass. Because plique-a-jour has no metal backing, it is visually similar to a stained glass window. While this technique is beautiful, it is arguably the most challenging form of enamelling. In this class, students will create fine silver frames for plique-a-jour using metal clay. Multiple approaches to enamel application will be covered. Note: this is a two day class and…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $30.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Nature’s Muse: Beaded Art Doll

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Add a little whimsy to your life, by joining me in my latest creative adventure, beading a small art doll! I'll provide the face, the stuffed form, and detailed instructions, all you'll need to do is add her unique personality. Your choice of beads and techniques, will transform your doll, into the muse of your dreams. Listen carefully to her whispers, and she'll tell you how to proceed. Possible themes include, but are not limited to the sea,…

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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.…

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Cdn $135.00

Loom Series (3 Weeks)

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maria Rypan

Course outline: Create a unique loomwoven neckpiece with bead artist Maria Rypan in a supportive atmosphere. This style uses a long wooden loom to enable easier pre-stringing and weaving of your chosen pattern. Learn to weave between pre-strung connectors; then continue loomweaving the pattern at home. Join your loomwork into a swag or a medallion pendant. Finish it off with a fabulous fringe. If you require a 36" loom, please indicate it at the time of registration. April 23, week…

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Cdn $47.00

Traditional Pearl Knotting

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: All…

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May 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Cdn $95.00

Graphite and Enamel Charms

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn how to incorporate their own graphite drawings into vitreous enamel under the guidance of instructor Christine Woollacott. In the class, students will make simple charms or components that have been decorated with their own drawings and then delicately coloured with transparent glass enamels. Students will learn wet-packing enamel techniques with a focus on effective colour shading. Preparation of the enamel surface for graphite drawings will be covered, as well as kiln firing methods. Skill level:…

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

Awesome Scale Maille Necklace

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This necklace will unleash your inner Game of Thrones personality! This chainmaille piece with scales is dramatic, yet light and easy to wear and surprisingly quick to make. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings and pre-cut scales in two colours of your choice. Using two colors really helps you understand the construction. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic chainmaille techniques. You must be comfortable opening and closing jump…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
statement pendants

Course outline: Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you stretch your skills by beading your way out of the Peyote Stitch box! Prepare to work intuitively, while covering a wooden bead with different sizes and shapes of seed beads. Add a single freeform bead, to a simple chain, and make a statement...add a few more, for a stunning necklace! A good way to use up some of those leftover beads. Suitable for hostess gifts &/or holiday gift giving! Definitely not a…

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June 2019
Cdn $155.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: The strongest form in nature is the sphere and in this workshop with Liz Reynolds youll learn why, and how to make non-sphere forms just as strong. You'll learn how to construct an internal architecture that prevents hollow shapes from sagging. Included are two variations on constructing regular hollow forms (squares, rectangles, circles) as well as using irregular shapes, such as stones, to create asymmetrical hollow forms. In this class we will use Prometheus clay. This will be…

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Cdn $50.00 - Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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