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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
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Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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December 2017
Half Price

Happy Hour Torching

December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

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 2017

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

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 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

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Pamela Kearns

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

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Christmas Day

December 25

The store is closed.

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Boxing Day

December 26

The store is closed.

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January 2018
$15 - $20

Test Dummy Event

January 1, 2018
BeadFX

This is only a test event. This event is private and continued from the night before.

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

January 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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 2018

January 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

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 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

2018 Meet The Teachers and Class Kick-off

January 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Help us kick-off the 2018 Classes! Come on out and meet your amazing instructors and see first-hand the great projects they have planned for you! As a bonus, for each class you register for on the date, you will receive a draw ballot toward a $25 gift certificate. One class = one ballot; two classes = two ballots, and so on. There will be lots more fun and surprises too. Saturday, January 6, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm Bonni Poch (beadwork)…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $5, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 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: None Technique: Peyote stitch Bring to class: Beading needle of choice;…

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Free

Happy Hour 2018

January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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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Cdn $135.00 +Kit fee: $25 or $10 payable to the instructor the first day of the class.

Bead Crochet: Peacock Mandala Coin Purse in Two Styles (3 days over 3 weeks)

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to make a geometrically patterned coin purse using single stitch crochet with beads. The project will be worked flat, and in-the-round until the bead pattern is completed. This is an excellent first-step for those interested in making their own bead crochet bags, or for anyone who has enjoyed making bead crochet ropes and would like a new challenge. Note: a kit is required; see details below. This three-day…

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Cdn $40.00

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet

January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Morning Glory Pendant, designed by Ella

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sureka Sriharan

Course outline: In this class with Sureka Sriharan, you will learn how to create a beautiful pendant designed by Ella and taught by permission. During the class, you will work on and aim to finish at least one petal using peyote stitch. Complete instructions will be provided to complete the full pendant at home. Note: a kit is required; see below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Knowledge of peyote is an advantage of completing a petal in class. Technique: Peyote stitch…

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

Bead Crochet 101 – Getting the Basics Down

January 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: Instructor Bonni Poch will take the mystique out of bead crochet. We start with the very basics - the crochet stitch and gigantic pony beads. Each step of the process is given as much time as needed and we move forward when everyone is comfortable. By the end of the class, you will be able to design a crochet pattern, complete a crochet tube, cast on, and cast off. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill…

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

Tart your Tiles: Glass Tile Pendants & Cabochons

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: A fast and easy mixed-media technique, for turning simple glass tiles, into fabulous gifts! A low-tech, easy project, with huge impact and minimal cost! If you're looking for quick, easy, and inexpensive, then this is the class for you! Anne Marie Desaulniers will teach you how to splash paint around, recycle images and re-purpose papers for maximum impact! Children's drawings and hand drawn sketches are also an option (but only for those interested). No experience required, and I'll…

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Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Discovering the Pan Chang Knot (2 days)

January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: The Pan Chang knot is one of the most recognizable of all the Chinese knots. With an intricate woven body, the knot creates symmetry and a solid foundation suitable for jewellery design. In this class with Angela Peace, you will learn to tie the long Pan Chang, the Classic Pan Chang, the Butterfly Pan Chang and the Double Button Knot. Techniques for cord making will also be covered as you learn how to use these knots in your…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

January 20, 2018 @ 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. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which can be picked up the following day…

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

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

January 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 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

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier will lead you through the history and the basics of 'Crochet de Luneville' - the style of embroidery featured in haute couture and other high-end fashion designs. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional Luneville hook and how to load the frame. You will also learn how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, the barring stitch and how to apply size…

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Cdn $105.00

Intro to FYI Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: FYI fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly (and inexpensive) alternative to Art Clay Silver. 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 be discussed. Skill…

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

Jewellery Making 101

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay Pendant

January 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Colautti

Course outline: Learn how to work with polymer clay with artist Barbara Colautti. Students will choose colours, shapes, and styles of their pendant and, at the end of the class, will have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Using textures, powders, paints, rub-ons, molds, and cutters, we'll explore what can be done for an individual effect. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: None, although a familiarity with clay would be helpful. Technique:…

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

Double-sided pendant with Swarovski beads

January 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Instructor Lucie Lee will show you how to do freeform wire wrapping inside a frame. Similar to bead embroidery but instead of thread we are going to use wire. Learn how to coil 20/26 gauge wire fast and easy with no special tools. A new addition to your jewelry-making techniques! Note: a kit is required, see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire wrapping Bring to class: Creativity and enthusiasm; magnifiers if needed. Of special note:…

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February 2018
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15.00 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Nature’s Mood: Bead Embroidered Pendant

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Create a miniature bead embroidered seascape, and then surround it, with the metal bezel of your choice. Utilize natural materials, seed beads and intuitive bead embroidery stitches, to create a totally unique pendant. We will be working intuitively, so no drawing or sketching ability required! Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable working with a needle, thread, very tiny beads, and in a small format. Technique: Bead…

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Cdn $170.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay (2 days)

February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: The strongest form in nature is the sphere and in this workshop you'll 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 either Hadar's Clay or Prometheus clay. Prometheus Clay…

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Cdn $45.00 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even Count Peyote

February 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! It is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Nancy Cain's upcoming classes in March. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery

February 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier will lead you through the history and the basics of 'Crochet de Luneville' - the style of embroidery featured in haute couture and other high-end fashion designs. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional Luneville hook and how to load the frame. You will also learn how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, the barring stitch and how to apply size…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 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. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which can be picked up the following day…

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Cdn $200.00

Discovery and Creation: Applique work with Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create a beautiful applique using sequins and beads. The applique can be used for clothing or converted to a pin or pendant. The class fee includes all materials, the use of the instructor's luneville hooks and frames. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None Technique: Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery; applying sequins and beads, vermicelli stitch Bring to class: Magnification if required, scissors Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $35 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

February 10, 2018 @ 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 $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

February 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons

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

Jewellery Making 101

February 11, 2018 @ 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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Cdn $225.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 1

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boris Kolodny

Course outline: You love gems and stones and have lots of ideas on how to use them - now learn how to cut them yourself with the expertise of artist and instructor Boris Kolodny! This one-day introductory class will teach you how to cut a shape from a 'rough' slab and then grind it to a beautiful flat back cabochon that you can use in your own designs. You'll learn how orientate the cabochon for best color, pattern, or orientation,…

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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!

February 17, 2018 @ 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 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd Count Peyote

February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Nancy Cain's upcoming classes in March. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Kumihimo with Micro-Thread Warps

February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to make micro-thread warps that imitate the silk warps used in traditional kumihimo with Angela Peace. Techniques for attaching the 8 warps to the kumihimo disk, and managing the fine threads without tangles are all part of the process. After the Kumihimo disk is set up, you will work on a box style braid that is well suited to multi-strand warps and which can be used as a pendant neck cord or wrap bracelet. Skills learned…

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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 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - February 25, 2018 @ 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 24, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, February 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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

Micro-Knotting Swing Earrings

February 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Create a fabulous pair of swing earrings with Angela Peace! Learn the basic knots, and how to use them with an armature (frame) to create a stable fiber shape. This class will focus on creating the square shape using a herring bone knotting pattern and fabricating it into a pair of swing earrings. Lots of colour options. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None; should be comfortable working with small components and…

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

Wire Wrapped Tassel Earrings

February 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Join the trend of tassels! Lucie Lee will guide you through the steps of creating a pair of tassel earrings accented with a bit of bling. Suitable for all skill levels; the greater your skills the finer the piece you will create. Leave the class with a pair of earrings that everyone will 'ohh' and 'ahh' over. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Students need some basic wire wrapping skills Technique: Wire…

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March 2018
Cdn $55.00

Spiral Rope Boot Camp

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 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 included in the class fee. You will then apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic with bonus ‘cord-painting’

March 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

March 10, 2018 @ 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. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which can be picked up the following day…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $8 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

2, 4, and 6-Strand Cords

March 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Under the guidance of Angela Peace, you'll learn three different cord styles chosen to coordinate with all of your jewellery designs. Learn the classic 2 strand twisted cord with self-loop and button knot closure, plus a four stand plaited cord and a 6 strand herringbone design. These cord styles can easily be personalized by using a variety of fibers and cord diameters. And for those times when a beaded cord is required, the 4 and 6 strand can…

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

Jewellery Making 101

March 22, 2018 @ 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: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Painted Fantasy: Pendant and Bezels

March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Use the magic of Pebeo Fantasy paints, to create unique jewellery components. Colour therapy at its finest!!! Explore applying to other surfaces, as we take a journey with this unique medium. Pigment properties, colouring and finishing techniques will be discussed. Instructor Anne Marie Desaulniers will demonstrate the mixing and application of Ice Resin, to finish your pendant/bezel. Think of this as an exploration of possibilities! Note: This is an oil-based product, so will need to be used in…

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Cdn $155.00

Couture Cuff with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Cain

Course outline: Couture: High Fashion Design, Haute, Attention to Detail, Sophisticated, Elegant, Custom-made. In the style of expensive, fashionable, and hand sewn couture clothing, we are able to create our own high fashion custom accessories with beads, crystals and time invested in attention to detail. Couture Cuff is a beautifully sophisticated statement piece handcrafted in structural peyote. The structure of the cuffs channel is stitched with an inventive technique that I developed called Pinch-in-the-Ditch. The reward of taking time to…

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Cdn $155.00

Vessel No. 1 with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Cain

Course outline: Vessel No. 1 was the inspiration piece for my Bead & Button Show Master Class on engineering 3-dimensional vessel design. It is a hollow piece with interior embellishments for a visual surprise as well as creating additional support. Vessel No. 1 is an elegant, statement piece with chain gracing the bottom. Design, balance and proportion as well as structure techniques are discussed throughout the piece and understanding 3D peyote work. The 3 rings are vertically stacked with 6mm…

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Cdn $155.00

Fusion Ring and Bracelet with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: This watch style piece is built from two separate components designed a year apart that have been fused together. The key is keeping all of your bead bits in a bowl for future use! The individual components are engineered with Peyote stitch and built in stages allowing the underside to have a fun peek-a-boo of embellishment. It is created from the outside-in and the inside-out alternately using the working and tail threads. You can make a bangle bracelet…

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Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Metal Clay

March 31, 2018 @ 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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April 2018
Cdn $145.00

Sterling Silver Adjustable Rings

April 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: In this class with Liz Reynolds you will learn two methods of ring construction in sterling silver metal clay ? (1) formed in the wet state, and (2) designed, textured and fired flat and formed around a mandrel after firing. You will also learn appropriate ring textures and embellishments, as well as adjusting for clay shrinkage rates. This size-adjustable ring is a good introduction to the process of making rings in metal clay. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Some…

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

Wire Wrapped Boho Earrings

April 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Very modern Boho style earrings are usually big and massive, but with this unique design, you will create very light and comfortable Bohemian-style earrings. In class, you'll create only one piece of the pair, but you can finish it at home with completely illustrated step-by-step instructions and directions. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Student needs to know some basic wire work. Technique: Wire wrapping Bring to class: Magnifiers if required. You…

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May 2018
Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 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. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which can be picked up the following day…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Painting With Fire: Intro 101

May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Create unique enameled beads with Ann Shewan using the Barbara Lewis Painting With Fire immersion process. In the first part of this "hands on" workshop Ann will take you through the step by step process of enameling copper, iron and brass beads using a torch. Ann will demonstrate safe handling techniques, how to troubleshoot common problems and how to add more layers of solid and transparent color to your beads. In the second part of the class you…

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September 2018
Cdn $275.00 - Cdn $295.00

Enamel ‘Painting’ in the Flame of the Torch with visiting instructor Astrid Riedel

September 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Astrid Riedel

Course outline: Lampworker extraordinaire Astrid Riedel will guide you through the art of adding enamels to your beads and how to draw with stringers. This intermediate level class will teach when and where to head the glass when using stringers and how to pull hair-fine stringers to draw with. Astrid will also share the secrets of how to draw straight lines and curved lines with stringers. You will also learn how to 'paint' in the flame of the torch using…

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Cdn $550.00 - Cdn $595.00

Mokumegane/Battuto Lampwork Beads with visiting instructor Astrid Riedel (2 days)

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Astrid Riedel

Course outline: Learn to create beads with Astrid Riedel like you've never seen! Using the Mokumegane/Battuto technique, students will create elaborate, layered and textured beads. Day 1, students will be walked through the steps to create multi layered cane, lentil shaped beads, and layering techniques using enamels and shards. Then on the second day, you'll learn to cold work, polish and add final details to your beads such as stringer, murrini and more. You won't believe what you can create…

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  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

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  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.