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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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September 2018
Cdn $170.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay (2 days)

September 21 @ 11:00 am - September 22 @ 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 $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 1

September 21 @ 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 $70.00 +Kit fee: $14 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class; optional kits available.

Round & Round We Go – All About Round Weaves

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore round weaves. Well learn about Roundmaille, Inverted Round(maille), Captive Round, and Turkish Round as well as a new round chain I have in progress. (I'll also have Candy Cane Cord projects available for anyone who missed this in the May class. It's a lovely round weave too.) In class you will have the option to learn any or all of these, or design something for yourself based on one…

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

Knotted Fibre End Caps

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Fiber end-caps present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects and allow for seamless colour designs or for creating 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. You'll also learn how to make a knotted fiber clasp. By the end of the class you will have…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $40 (sterling kit) or $25 (copper kit), payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hummingbird Brooch

September 23 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: In this class with Lucie Lee, participants will create a stunning brooch. Students will have a chance to work with sterling silver wire or copper (please specify the choice when registering). Working with a template, you will shape your wire following the pattern. You'll also practise hammering and learn how to oxidize your wire to create depth. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Students need to know wire wrapping techniques through previous classes Technique: Working with silver (or copper) wire;…

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Free

Happy Hour 2018

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 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

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

September 27 @ 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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Free - Cdn $295.00

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

September 28 @ 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 $95.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

We Remember Beaded Poppy (2 days)

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: This class with Artisan and Educator Naomi Smith is a wonderful introduction into indigenous raised beading techniques to a beautiful embossed beaded poppy. The poppy can be worn as a pin or as a neck piece. A unique construction method with be part of the learning experience. This is a two-day class and will take place Friday September 28, 5:00 to 9:00pm, and Saturday September 29, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with hand sewing…

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Free

Meet and Greet with Astrid Riedel

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We are thrilled to have Astrid Riedel join us for two inspiring classes! Drop by and say Hi to Astrid at BeadFX! When: Friday, September 28 When: 6:00 - 7:30pm Astrid will bring a selection of beads for show and sale. All are welcome to this free event! Refreshments will be served. It is not necessary to RSVP for this event.

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

Chainmaille with Scales: Bracelet and Earrings

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Instructor Gillian Clarke with show how chainmaille becomes dramatic when you add metal scales! This narrow scaled bracelet may look a little spiky, but it is actually easy to wear and quite soft and stroke-able. Its also very easy to make even for complete beginners and works up quickly enough that you should be able to complete two bracelets in class. You will also make matching earrings! If you are ready for a bit more of a challenge,…

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Free - Cdn $595.00

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

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 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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Free

Book Launch: Creating with Components by Marilyn Gardiner

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BeadFX

Join BeadFX and help celebrate the launch of Marilyn Gardiner's latest book: Creating with Components. This beautifully presented book is a perfect follow-up to her first book, Modern Chain Mail Jewelry. Marilyn is one of BeadFX's long-time instructors and has shared her love of chainmaille to many students over the years. Date: Saturday, September 29 Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm Where: BeadFX, 19 Waterman Avenue, Unit 2, Toronto As an added bonus, Marilyn will be leading Make and Takes for the…

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Cdn $10.00

Orchid Zipper Pull Make and Take

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Celebrate the launch of Marilyn Gardiner's latest book: Creating with Components. The Orchid Zipper Pull is a piece of blingy jewellery that will clip onto your purse, a zipper, or even onto a neck chain as a pendant. It's easy to make, and a perfect introduction to chain mail. All the materials plus clear, step-by-step, illustrated instructions are part of the kit. Such an elegant and feminine chainmaille weave! This make and take will be part of the…

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

Jewellery Making 101

September 30 @ 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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October 2018
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 3 @ 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

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $84.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterliing Bracelet kit; $17.99 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit; $22.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit.

Byzantine Bracelet

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This is an exquisite and intricate-looking bracelet that is so easy to make. The classic Byzantine weave is a valuable one to learn because of the many variations and possibilities it offers for future jewellery projects. A kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: The Byzantine weave, and some chain mail basics. Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use, but…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $121.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit; $67.99 plus HST for Silver-Filled Bracelet kit; $29.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit; $98.99 plus HST for Silver-Filled Necklace kit

Trizantine Bracelet or Necklace

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Dramatic or what! Think of this lovely weave as Byzantine on steroids. The sensational bead dangles on the bracelets are Swarovski pearls, wire wrapped with curved, textured, metal disks. The 20" necklace has a centre section that features faceted, Turquoise stone beads, spacers, and a wire ball-bead in the middle. A kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Plus Prerequisite: Completion of a couple of previous projects. Knowledge of Byzantine is helpful. Technique: The Trizantine weave…

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Thanksgiving Day – Store is closed

October 8

The store is closed today. We will reopen Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00am sharp. See you then!

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Flat Herringbone

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Herringbone creates a beautiful texture and is supple to the feel. Also called Ndebelle, herringbone can be done using seed beads and two-hole beads. Among the available projects will be two bracelets; one using triangular beads and the second using two-hole beads. As with my other boot camp classes, this 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…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

October 11 @ 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 $40.00

Peyote Triangle Kaleidocycle

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marilyn Parker

Course outline: This fun and mind-expanding project takes beading to a new level, not a fun piece of jewellery, but your own beaded fidget toy! This class session will focus on assembling 24 triangles (that you've made prior to class) to create the Kaleidocycle and how and where to add the point rows and hinges for assembly. The 24 triangles that you bring to class need to be four sets of six triangles, all with the working threads still attached…

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Cdn $80.00

Geometric Peyote Bangle

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Parker

Course outline: Join Marilyn Parker for an exciting day as we explore techniques including various starts for rick-rack bracelets, making horns, bangles, pendants all in an array of shapes and sizes. Explore how colour choices impact the designs and while in class design and start your own bangle. Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: knowledge of flat peyote Technique: Tubular peyote, increases and decreases Bring to class: variety of size 11/0 Delica beads, 6lb Fireline, beading needle, scissors to cut Fireline,…

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

Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 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 $80.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Going Beyond the Basic Triangle

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So, you've learned to make a triangle and may have joined them to create a bracelet or a kaleidoicycle (or three!), but there's more you can do! Discover how to use triangular peyote to create a bezel for sparkling triangular Swarovski rivolis! You'll learn how to start with a hole in the centre and expand and then decrease to capture the rivoli. As with all of my other Boot Camps, the class will be technique driven and all…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 17 @ 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

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Maillestrom Chainmaille Pendant / Keychain / Earrings

October 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 $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 2

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Continue to add to your haute couture-style of embroidery skills you learned in Part 1 of this series with designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will use the traditional Luneville hook and frame as well as discovering how to apply weights, apply seed beads, bugle beads and sequins in continuous lines and how to apply vermicelli beads. The class fee includes the use of the use of the instructor's…

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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)

October 20 @ 9:30 am - October 21 @ 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, October 20, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, October 21, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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

Basic Wire Wrapping

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: In this class we will look at the basics in wire wrapping. We will wrap cabochons to make beautiful pendants, take a crack at a wire wrapped ring and work with the different shapes and gauges of wire to help build your knowledge base. We will also take a field trip from the classroom into the BeadFX shop to view the different types of wire and what is available to you for your designs. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite:…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 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

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Jewellery Making 101

October 25 @ 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 $40.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Wishy, Washy and Whimsical Altered Metal Washers

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: A fast and easy, mixed media technique, for turning metal washers, into fabulous gifts! It's low-tech, easy, with a fairly inexpensive base. Metal washers are readily available, as they can be sourced from hardware stores, or even better, stolen from your husband! If you're looking for the unusual, with a huge impact, then this is the class for you! I'll teach you how to work with the paints, Alcohol Inks, Vintag Patinas and Iced Enamels, then demo how…

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Cdn $165.00

Quilting in Metal Clay

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: This class with Liz Reynolds explores mixing metal clay and textures to create Quilt pendants, both framed and unframed. Metal clay properties, construction, sealing techniques and various bail constructions will be demonstrated. We will also explore how patina can deepen the contrast between clays and darken the recesses, and thereby highlighting the textured areas. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Mixing powdered metal clay helpful, but not required. Pre-mixed clays also available at BeadFX. Technique: Overlay technique using mix of…

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Cdn $145.00

Cardinal Applique or Pin

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Cardinal! 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 or as a pin. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery classes, Part 1 and Part 2. If you haven't taken an introductory class as yet, you can take the introductory class, part 1, on Friday, September 21 (click…

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

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Turn a little time, into the fantasy landscape of your choice. We will be exploring needle felting, hand, and bead embroidery in this tasty little class. Working in this smaller format, takes a lot of the actual work out of making the project. Create your own magical little world, in a few short hours. You should be able to complete your project in the time allotted. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Must be able to work with wool,…

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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

October 27 @ 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 $45.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pebble Beach Jewellery

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ann Shewan
mixed media jewelery

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 $45 +Kit fee: $30 for copper kit; $35 for sterling kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Alphabet Letter Ornament

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 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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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Japanese Chainmaille Ball Charm

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This intricate and decorative little ball is about 3/4" across and makes a great pendant or focal bead. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills are helpful. We will be using lots of very small rings. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own pair of flat nosed pliers, please bring them but tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 31 @ 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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November 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 1

November 2 @ 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 $70.00

Introduction to the Bead Loom

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to thread a loom, and use beads to weave a simple patterned bracelet. Finishing options will be discussed. Depending on time, the project may or may not be completed during the class. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Patience and enthusiasm! Technique: Weaving on a bead loom (The Jewel Loom, Ricks loom, Mirrix loom or any bead loom of your choice are welcome). Bring to class: Bead loom of the…

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Cdn $55.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling – Extended Hours

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 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. Unlike our weekday open studios, this kiln enamelling session will feature extended hours so that you can work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish but needed more time to complete. Best of all you'll still be able to work under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. Remember to bring a lunch;…

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Cdn $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 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! The class will be limited to 6 students so that each student can receive as much attention as possible. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 7 @ 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

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Tubular Herringbone

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

Course outline: Tubular herringbone makes fantastic ropes that are slinky and easy to wear. As with flat herringbone, you can do tubular herringbone using regular and 2-hole seed beads - change the beads and you change the look. Students will also learn how to make their designs spiral for a completely different effect. We'll also look at how to create an invisible join so that you don't need to use a clasp. Projects will include a necklace rope and two…

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Cdn $55

Pendant – Texture and Solder

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: In this class with Darija Radic, you get to design your own pendant! We will be using two types of metal (silver, brass and/or copper) you can use two the same or two different up to you! You will pick two geometric shapes to cut out, texture and layer. We will be learning how to properly use jewellers' hand tools along with tips, tricks and technique. Tools such as Jewellers' saws, hand files, emery sticks and flex shafts…

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

Kumihimo with Micro-Thread Warps

November 9 @ 5:30 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 $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

November 10 @ 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: Connecting Components

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings. Note: a kit is required; see details below. In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels, bail making…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $8 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Knotted Tension Setting

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to knot a tension style setting for a bead or cabochon. This technique works for both regular and irregular shapes and includes a self-hidden bail that can be used to attach a neck cord or brooch fastener. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Micro-knotting Bring to class: Large cabochon or flat bead, a spool of C-Lon bead cord in colour to match, scissors, and magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $7 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Twisted Style Neck Cords

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn to knot the classic 2-strand twisted cord with self loop and button knot closure. This is a must-have neck cord style for your pendant wardrobe. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chinese knotting Bring to class: 2mm satin rattail cord in your choice of colour (minimum amount 5m). Bobbins of cord are available at the store for purchase prior to the class. clip board or macrame board Scissors Magnification, if required Of special note: the class patterns…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tab Setting a Cabochon

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Discover an easy way to create a pendant for your favourite stone! Bring or buy a cabochon to set in a copper sheet metal setting using tabs which have been cut using a jeweller's saw. You will use dimpling pliers to texture the metal, punch pliers to put holes for jump rings. You also learn how to apply a patina to the metal to enhance the texture. You can make your piece as large or as small as…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Peyote Star Ornament

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: These cheerful and bright 3D star ornaments use large size 6/0 seed beads, so they work up much faster than most peyote stitch projects. Crystal rondelles at the tips add seasonal bling! Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Familiarity with peyote stitch and peyote triangles would be helpful. Technique: Beadweaving - Peyote stitch warped squares Bring to class: Three colours of size 6/0 seed beads (Toho or Miyuki), one tube of each. You can buy these in the store just…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $14, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Make a Chain, Twist It, and Lock It In Place

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore weaves created in a similar manner: make a chain, twist it, and lock each twist in place. We'll explore the Garter Belt weave, Mngwa (say mingwah) weave, and Basketweave (aka Vipera Berus). (Ill also have the Kinged Basketweave/Vipera Berus variation option available.) In this all-day class: Well all start by making a Garter Belt zipper pull. Ill bring a selection of kits for all 3 weaves in a variety…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

November 17 @ 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 $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote! Perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size delica beads. You will learn the three ways of making the odd-turn and what the pros and cons are of each method.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 21 @ 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

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Concrete and Candy: Exploring Artist’s Concrete

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: An exploratory journey: learning how to use this versatile new medium, while reviewing many of the experimental options available, to take your art/jewellery to the next level. Its fun, addictive, and like candy, one piece will never be enough! I will take you through the mixing, pouring, colouring, inclusion, and curing stages to help you get a better understanding of how to use this product in your work. Suitable bezels, molds, forms, wire, metalwork, and types of inclusions,…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 2

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Continue to add to your haute couture-style of embroidery skills you learned in Part 1 of this series with designer and instructor Catherine Sequalino Poitier. Also known as 'tambour embroidery' in North America, students will use the traditional Luneville hook and frame as well as discovering how to apply weights, apply seed beads, bugle beads and sequins in continuous lines and how to apply vermicelli beads. The class fee includes the use of the use of the instructor's…

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Cdn $175.00

Graphic Designs in Glass: Screen Printing Enamel

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Students will learn to use dry and liquid glass enamel to screen print graphic designs onto an enamelled copper surface. You will learn to prepare a copper surface for enamel application, and how to fire enamel in a hot kiln. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own silk screen to use in their project, however designs on transparencies must be prepared before the class. Students will make one enamelled coaster, and will have the option of…

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Cdn $75.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
handmade gifts

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

Swirly Pendant and Earrings

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Make a beautiful reversible swirly wired pendant and earrings. This is a very easy project using a flat bead, half round and round wire to make a very organic pendant and earrings. You will learn how to finish your wire ends and patina your project. These make great gifts. A good class for those who don't like too much measuring and precision in their metal work. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Using half round wire and finer…

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

Coral Fringe Tassel – Seedbead Possibilities!

November 25 @ 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 28 @ 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

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Netted Wooden Ornament

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Here's jewellery for your Christmas Tree! Learn how to do netting around a wooden ornament that can be hung on a Christmas Tree or on a stand. The class kit will include one pre-painted and varnished wooden ornament in gold, silver or natural. The ornament shown is only a guide - we'll discuss how you can personalize the pattern! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using a needle and thread Technique: Netting Bring to class: 1 tube of…

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December 2018
Cdn $80.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

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

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
Planet BeadFX

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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 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

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $43.99 - $214.99, depending on kit chosen,

Dragonscale Bracelet

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This is a stunning bracelet that makes a definite statement! Its intricate, dense, and flexible - think how scales overlap and expand and contract. Its one of the most beautiful chainmaille weaves! Make it in a single metal, or in a bi-metal combo. Kit fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class $214.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit $43.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit $120.99 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $45.99 plus…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $26.99 - $83.99, depending on kit chosen.

Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Create an unusual and contemporary bracelet that originates from the tradition of Japanese chainmaille. It's easy to make and versatile; you could add charms to the large rings if you wished. This project is from my first book Modern Chain Mail Jewelry. The matching necklace was selected for the cover photo. Kit fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class $83.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit $26.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit $26.99 plus…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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

Rockin’ Circles: Stash-busting, Wrapped Loop Necklace

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Create a stunning, one-of-a-kind necklace, utilizing stones, beads and metal elements from your stash! Learn to love wrapped loops, while combining them with jump rings, newer components, and some of your well-loved items (recycled jewellery is also an option)! A fun and relaxing workshop, that encourages you to recycle, stash bust and work intuitively! Each necklace will be an original. No sketching required! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Perfecting wrapped loops, and learning how to blend…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 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 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 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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Store is closed

December 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019

The store is closed today. We will re-open Friday, January 2, 2019. Have a great holiday!

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How to Register:

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

Class Cancellation Policy:

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