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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
+1-416-751-1911

Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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May 2019
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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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Line Folding Sheet Metal

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to line fold forming of metal. You will make the folds and hammer your metal then anneal it with a torch so it can be opened. Shears will be used to cut the metal into the shapes you design. You will trim file and buff the pieces. If desired a patina can be applied. You can make whatever you choose from your metal: bracelet, pendant , earrings or any combination.…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

May 27 @ 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

May 29 @ 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 Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

May 30 @ 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 with option to buy a crochet hook at cost, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: You may have seen beaded crochet chains on Pinterest - they are very easy to make and very much in step with popular BoHo style. Gillian Clarke will take you through the steps to make a single-strand necklace that doubles as a wrap bracelet. Once you know the basic method you can get as creative as you like by changing the beads or the cord, making multiple strands and using different clasps. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique:…

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Cdn $175.00

Crashing Waves Necklace with visiting instructor Jean Power

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jean Power

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking, textured Star pendant which hangs on a CRAW rope (stitch will be taught in class) with matching beaded fastening. The swirling & undulating design on the Star is inspired by crashing waves & sea foam whilst the rope is beaded in sand colours and its shape is inspired by the sand dunes I walk on in Cornwall. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch.…

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Free

Meet and Greet with Jean Power

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BeadFX

British author and acclaimed designer Jean Power has been a favourite returning instructor at BeadFX! Armed with incredible beading skills and a wicked sense of humour, Jean specializes in geometric beading and pushing designs to the very edge. Please join BeadFX to give a warm Canadian welcome to Jean! Date: Friday, May 31 Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm Where: at BeadFX In addition to bringing kits and tutorials, Jean will be discussing her beading journey and have lots of samples to…

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June 2019
Cdn $175.00

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jean Power

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid has a large crystal centrepiece and pearl highlights incorporated into the beadwork. The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations to make a unique piece of beadwork. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch Technique: Peyote Bring to class: It is recommended that…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Cdn $150.00

Bead Making in Art Clay Silver

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons

Course outline: Are you ready to move beyond the basics of creating flat pieces? Do you crave putting some dimension into your work? If you want to take your silver clay practice to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Take a dive into creating constructed pieces made entirely from Art Clay Silver. We will explore hollow forms and how to build dimensional pieces. Jenn will show you a variety of ways she uses forms for shaping the…

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Cdn $175.00

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jean Power

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid has a large crystal centrepiece and pearl highlights incorporated into the beadwork. The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations to make a unique piece of beadwork. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch Technique: Peyote Bring to class: It is recommended that…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

June 5 @ 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

June 6 @ 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 $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Working with cement and making your own molds

June 8 @ 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 $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 $70.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to journal about something, but just couldn't find the words? Do you collect special bits and pieces for one of those some day projects? Do you want to make a framed, memory piece? Is your stash of precious items taking over your house? This class is an intuitive, visual journaling approach to bead embroidery. There are no rules! No one will make you journal, or force you to bead encrust a piece. You can…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

June 12 @ 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

June 13 @ 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: 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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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $59 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $30 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit; $26 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Are you looking for something feminine? Lacy? This is it! Short lengths of an openwork weave are connected to small, hammered links and combined into a most delightful bracelet. Choose from 3 metals; please choose your kit at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, hammered connector rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9"…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $85 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $35 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Orc Weave Bracelet

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction - but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear. I have a solution to the challenge of building and controlling each unit as you link them together. Two metals are available; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes…

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

Getting Creative With Cement – Bangles and Jangles

June 16 @ 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

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

June 19 @ 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 Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 20 @ 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 $48.00 +Kit fee: $10 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Sliding Adjustable Cords

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn the traditional Chinese Sliding Button knot and the more contemporary Flat knot slider. These two techniques are essential if you work with fibre cords and do not want to rely on metal findings. The Button Knot can also be used between beads or as a finishing knot for tie cords. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Fibre Arts/Knotting Bring to class: Small scissors Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your…

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Cdn $45.00

Wire Wrapped Pendant with Swarovski

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Take your wire wrapping skills to the next level! Under Lucie Lee's guidance, you will learn how to make a pendant using wire wrapped technique. By the end of the class, you will have a beautiful pendant with Swarovski dangles. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must know the basics of wire wrapping. Technique: Wire wrapping, wire weaving Bring to class: One small Swarovski pendant 20 gauge round wire, dead soft, in your choice of colour 26 gauge round wire,…

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

Boho Lights: Mixed Media Necklace

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Create a totally unique, multi-strand necklace, using a few simple techniques. You'll be working with stones, beads, stringing, leather, and chain, to create your one-of-a-kind piece. Other options include paper, enamel, and polymer clay beads. Simple instructions, colour, and texture are all you need! Some of the techniques may be familiar, but the instructor will be taking you in new design directions! Are you ready to play? Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Stringing, leather, chain Bring…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Titanium 101

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class is an introduction titanium metal with metalworker Liz Kennedy. It is a less expensive metal than niobium but it is somewhat more difficult to work. It can be anodized; to get the bright colours the use of a Multi-Etch solution is recommended. Come out and play with some titanium metal. Check its workability, ease of cutting and colouring or try your hand at making titanium ear wires. You can make whatever you like with from your…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

June 26 @ 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 Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 27 @ 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: $15* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Working on a Curved Surface

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a 3-D wood shape and apply 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 this…

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July 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

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

Beaded JPL Chainmaille Bracelet

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Here's a new spin on a classic chainmaille weave, JPL (Jens Pind Linkage). Seed beads fit snugly into the three corners of this chain, making a triangular cross-section, like a Toblerone bar. Very fun! This is not a class for beginners. It will be easier if you already know JPL weave, but this is not essential (I will teach you). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some chainmaille experience. Knowledge of JPL weave is a plus. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to…

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

Beaded Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Beads add colour and texture to this classic Byzantine chainmaille bracelet. This project is easy enough for a chainmaille beginner, but will also interest experienced maillers who want to try using beads. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Your choice of size 6/0 seed beads (may be purchased in the store). If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class.…

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Cdn $80.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Freeform Peyote Bracelet: Design-on-the-fly!

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: You've learned the rules, and now its time to break them! If you're interested in playful experimentation, with an intuitive approach to bead weaving, then this is the class for you! Use this design-on-the-fly approach, to make a totally unique, freeform peyote bracelet. This is a great stash buster project! Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some knowledge of either even, or odd count peyote would be an asset. However, also…

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

Turtle Tab Setting a Cabochon or Flat Back Crystal or Flat Bead

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Here is an opportunity to create a pendant for your favourite cabochon or flat stone bead! With guidance from Liz Kennedy, you'll set your cabochon in copper sheet metal using tabs which have been cut using shears. Using various stamps, hammers and home-made stamps, you'll texture the metal, adding strength to your pendant. Finally, a self-bail will be made and you can choose to add a patina to emphasize the textural details. You'll create your own design and…

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

Jewellery Making 101

July 11 @ 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 $45.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pebble Beach Jewellery

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 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 $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Maillestrom Chainmaille Pendant / Keychain / Earrings

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The Maillestrom is a fantastic design by Karen Snyder that can be used as a pendant, keychain or purse charm. The swirling centre looks like a whirlpool - hence the name - and I guarantee people will ask you how DID you do that? A kit is required; see details below. Because this is a proprietary design, the student kit fee will include a paid tutorial from Karen's website https://osebastian.selz.com/ Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: It is helpful to…

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Cdn $190.00

Bezel Setting Rounded Cabochons (2 days)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 21 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will create simple jewellery decorated with sterling silver settings to showcase a favourite cabochon. Students will be introduced to using a jewellers saw-frame, silver soldering, bezel setting, and metal polishing techniques. Students will use fine silver bezel wire to form a custom-shaped bezel for a cabochon of their choice. Cabochons should not be larger than 40mm in diameter, and should have no corners. This course is suitable for learning to set…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $66 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $31 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit; $28 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Byzantine Pendant and Earrings

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Make an exquisite, keepsake pendant while learning the classic Byzantine chain mail weave. Add matching earrings with Swarovski briolettes. Includes 16-18 metal mesh neck chain. Choose from 3 metals. Kit fees, payable to the instructor the day of the class: $66 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $31 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit $28 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, jump rings, adjustable, metal mesh choker chain; earwires; and…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $67 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet; $39 plus HST for Jeweller's Bronze and Silver Filled Bracelet; $37 plus HST for Black and Silver Filled kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fire Wyrm Bracelet

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: I love wearing this bangle-like bracelet, and it attracts love and admiration wherever it travels. It is a variation of the Full Persian weave, and is named after a mythical creature connected to battles, dragons and fire. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: $67 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $39 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze & Silver Filled Bracelet kit $37 plus HST for Black & Silver Filled Bracelet kit The…

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Finishing Touches

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You love seed beading! Right-angle weave, spiral rope, loom work, St. Petersburg chain, peyote - you name it, you're doing it! Problem is - you're not sure how to attach a clasp or which kind of a clasp will work best. Bring your ready-to-finish projects to this technique-based class with Pamela Kearns and, together, we'll troubleshoot finishing options (there is always more than one way to finish a project) and what style of clasp will work for the…

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Cdn $137.50

Flush Set Pebble Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Stacking rings are all the rage! Complete a set of three for yourself with the centre ring set with faceted gemstone using the flush/gypsy-set method. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Metalwork, stone setting, soldering Bring to class: 14ga round sterling wire, sufficient length for a ring Scrap sterling silver 3mm Faceted gemstone (synthetic stones are fine) Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes…

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Cdn $137.50

Spinner Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Make your very own personalized sterling silver spinner ring, also known as a meditation or worry ring. Learn how to give this ring some personality by flaring the edge, adding color or creating little torn decorations. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Metalwork including soldering, forging and texturing Bring to class: Sterling silver sheet in 18ga or 20ga sufficient length for a ring. You can trim to a…

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Cdn $275

Jeweled Connections with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Make an anticlastic necklace using basic silversmithing tools and learn how to attach your favorite gemstone beads using pin connections and a torch. Skill levels: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Anticlastic hammering techniques, soldering, pin connections, and patinas. Bring to class: Sterling silver sheet, 20ga; 1.5cm wide x 4.5" long Sterling silver round wire, 26ga, 10' in length Sterling silver tubing, 9mm diameter, 5mm in length 9" strand of…

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Cdn $275.00

Sand Cast Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Learn this low tech way to cast your very own solid rings without the use of big equipment. Learn how to cast shapes that would otherwise be hard to make in a home studio and embellish with a a set gemstone. In addition we will play with texture to create flat ring shanks to be formed into rings once cast. Skill level: All level Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Sand casting,…

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August 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pocketful-of-Posies Bracelet

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

Course outline: Discover how to create these delightful little components using brick stitch with Pamela Kearns! Newbies to brick stitch will love how quickly components work up. If you already know brick stitch, you'll discover the secret of starting on the outside of a bead. Either way, you'll have a substantial yet stylish bracelet. You'll also see how to create a matching pair of earrings! Written and illustrated instructions are included in the class fee as well as optional French…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

August 14 @ 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 $30.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This classy little pendant looks like an advanced level project - but it's not! If you can open and close a handful of jump rings you can easily make this necklace. Original design is by Scott Robertson of Simply Woven Rings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille and stringing Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also…

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Cdn $190.00

Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: While silver metal clay is a wonderful material to work with, on occasion it is simply easier to use traditional metal work techniques to achieve a design. This class will focus on how to combine wonderfully textured metal clay elements in traditional metalwork designs. No longer worry about calculating shrinkage rates in rings, or whether a bezel will shrink too much and no longer fit the stone intended for the design. Students will create textured metal clay components…

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

Coral Fringe Tassel – Seedbead Possibilities!

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: This project definitely makes a statement! Learn to make a spectacular, one-of-a-kind Coral Fringe Tassel, to add punch to your beaded creations! This tassel could be used (as I have) in a long, beaded necklace, or more simply as the focal on a purse, or fibre art piece. The majority of the class time will be focused on actually making the tassel, but there will still be time to gather supplies, then discuss how to make a finished…

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

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral rope is extremely versatile and variations are unlimited. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do the Dot Stitch version of Spiral rope while making yourself a bracelet. This fun stitch creates clusters that resemble miniature beaded beads. Bring a variety of shaped beads that you can use; there isn't a wrong combination of beads - the possibilities are endless! You will also see examples of how you can use the same stitch to…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus a kit of your choice.

Chainmaille Boot Camp

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a comprehensive full-day class to get grounded in chainmaille basics. In addition to basic chainmaille information you will learn how to make key chainmaille weaves that represent three of the main families of weaves: Japanese, European, and Spiral. Note: In addition to the kit fee of $20 (see details below), you will also need to purchase a kit of your choice for a project. Part 1: We will talk about tools; wire and jump…

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

Slinky Roundmaille Bracelet – Chainmaille in a tube

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: You will love this super-soft and slinky bracelet! It drapes fluidly, is very comfortable to wear and always gets compliments. Roundmaille is European 4-in-1 chainmaille in tubular form. It is surprisingly sensitive to ring size, and we will be using my absolute favourite. You will learn two different ways to make it in this class led by instructor Gillian Clarke. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings in your choice of colours. The kit contains materials to make…

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  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

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