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

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

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May 2018
Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

May 24 @ 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

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 2

May 25 @ 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 $40.00 +Kit fee: $28 + HST to $180 + HST depending on kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Foxtail Bracelet (aka Full Persian)

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: So sophisticated! The chain is round, flexible, and a true classic. It is also a starting weave for other chains, such as the Candy Cane Cord. Kit fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class. All kits include step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main sizes of jump ring, and a quality, toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9 bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished. The Foxtail Twist bracelet is a custom kit, and comes with a stunning,…

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Cdn $95.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Metalsmith Essential: Riveted Pendant with a Faceted Stone

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will learn three metalsmithing techniques that will broaden the scope of your skills: setting a faceted stone (not using a premade setting), sawing and piercing, and riveting with micro hardware and tube spacers. The shape of the pendant is up to you - there will be other options to choose from, and we will talk about how to design these. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1: Intro to…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25.99 + HST to $111.99 + HST depending on kit chosen, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Candy Cane Cord Bracelet

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: It's round and yummy, just like a Christmas candy cane, but very flexible. The overlapping edges of the rings form a delightfully intricate pattern. Great as a bracelet and it is also be stunning as a necklace. This is a rewarding challenge with many potential variations! Kit fees: Payable to Marilyn the day of the class. All kits include step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, 3 colours of temporary rings, and a quality clasp. Makes…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $7.00 plus HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Double Silk Strand Pearl Knotting

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn the two silk strand, no tool method, for tying perfect knots between beads or pearls and how to attach a clasp using the professional French wire method. Both techniques can be applied to many stringing projects and are a must for the tool box. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl knotting with two strands of silk Bring to class: I will be at the store from 11:00am to…

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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

May 27 @ 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 Plus Prerequisite: Previous experience with wire wrapping will be helpful; a recommended prerequisite class is the Wire…

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Free

Happy Hour 2018

May 28 @ 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

May 31 @ 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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June 2018
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chainmaille Owl Charm (2 days)

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 6:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

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

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Cdn $70.00

Introduction to the Bead Loom

June 2 @ 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 $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Alligator Back Bracelet with Beads

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This bracelet is a stunner, and not difficult if you have some previous experience with chainmaille. It has a natural channel down the centre which is perfect for adding beads in a contrasting or coordinating colour. We will have lots of colour combos available. Skill level: Beginner Plus/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some chainmaille experience will be beneficial Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Two pairs of flat nose or chain nose pliers. Classroom tools will be available. Magnification if required. Of…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 7 @ 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 $145.00

Handmade Embroidered Butterfly

June 8 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Apply your Crochet de Luneville/Tambor embroidery introductory skills while making a butterfly applique! Learn how to draw a design and and plan your motif using beads and other materials. The class will include supplies of gold metal thread and black and white size 11/0 beads. Your applique can be used as a pin or sewn onto clothing. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Completion of an Introduction to Crochet de Luneville, Tambour embroidery class, Part 1. Haven't had an intro…

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Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Soutache Embroidery Foundations (2 days)

June 9 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 2:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn the fundamental skills and techniques of soutache braid embroidery with Angela Peace and gain confidence to design and make your own pieces. Saturday morning will be spent discovering how to handle and stitch the soutache braid while learning to make two basic modules with added beads. The afternoon will cover more basic units in addition to spirals, and adding layers. These will be taught while you design your own focal piece. The class will also cover working…

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

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

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

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

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Cdn $145.00

Metal Clay Wind Chimes

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: This fun and inventive class will teach you a range of metal clay principles and processes on a project other than jewellery! You will learn how to design your projects and, if required, create templates, texture and assemble your wind chimes. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Designing a project, template making, texturing, refining, finish and embellishing metal clay Bring to class: 50gms to 100gms of Bronze or Copper clay in Hadar's or Prometheus brands. This project is…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 14 @ 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

Flat Cellini Carrier bead Bracelet

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Using carrier beads is an ideal way to create a beaded bead! Stitch a length of flat peyote, zip it around a carrier bead and - voila! - a perfect beaded bead! But - what if we changed up flat peyote to create flat 'Cellini'? You then have a beaded bead with form and dimension! Discover how to do flat Cellini while creating beaded beads. You'll also see examples of other ways to use this interesting flat peyote…

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

JPL-5 Chainmaille Bracelet

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

Course outline: This is an interesting intermediate-level chain weave from the Jens Pind Linkage family. It looks complicated but well make it simple! A kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Previous chainmaille experience is needed Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Magnification if required. Two pairs of flat note or chain nose pliers; classroom tools are available. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the…

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

Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads

June 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

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

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

Pebble Beach Jewellery

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ann Shewan

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 21 @ 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: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fly away home: Birdhouse Pendant

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

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Free

Summer Classes Open House

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BeadFX

  Discover the classes that are being taught this summer and meet the instructors who are teaching them in our first-ever evening open house! Friday, June 22 5:00 - 8:00pm Confirmed instructors include: Liz Reynolds (metal clay) Marilyn Gardiner (chainmaille) Pamela Kearns (beadwork) (more will be added as confirmations are received) Bring a friend - all are welcome to this FREE event!

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

Boxing with Pliers – No Boxing Gloves Required

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day boxing session. We'll explore the Box Chain and the Staggered Box Chain, as well as other surprising box chain variations. This months class will focus on Box chains, with 2 methods of weaving the basic Boxchain, and progress to the ziggy-zaggy Staggered Boxchain. Along the way you will see/experiment with some boxchain variant surprises. In class you will have the option to learn any or all of these, or design something for…

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

Hot Connections: Spinner Ring

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

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

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class OR bring the materials listed in 'Bring to Class'

Swarovski Pearl Wire Wrap Element

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: In the class, participants will create versatile element which can be used as a pendant or bracelet. One simple trick will change the look of your created wire wrap element and you may have completely different look for the same piece. Students will receive instruction step by step with pictures and description and can duplicate element to create a matching set. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Student must know basic wire wrapping techniques Technique: How to add Swarovski pearls…

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

Bead Crochet 101 – Getting the Basics Down

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

June 28 @ 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

Peyote Boot Camp: Tubular Peyote

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

Course outline: Peyote stitch isn't just for flat bands! Discover how you can stitch peyote in the round to create amulet bags, and even business card cases. Well take a look at how tubular peyote is created and understand the step-up that takes you from one row to another in even-count tubular peyote. Well also take a look at working with patterns for tubular count peyote and understand how they differ from patterns for flat peyote. The available projects will…

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July 2018

Canada Day – Store is closed

July 1 - July 2

BeadFX will be closed for the Canada Day observance on both Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2. The store will reopen at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 3.

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

July 4 @ 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

July 4 @ 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

July 5 @ 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

July 6 @ 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

July 7 @ 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 $175.00

Magnetic Metal Clay Brooch (2 days)

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: In this versatile project workshop with Liz Reynolds, you will learn how to construct a layered brooch that can also double a pendant attached to chain. This project embeds a rare-earth magnet on the back, allowing you to attach it to clothing without poking holes. We will also explore adding subtle colour using diachroic powder. Caution: this workshop is not appropriate for anyone using a pacemaker. This is a two-day class and will take place on Sunday, July…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added…

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Cdn $40.00

Jill Wiseman’s Daydreamer Rope

July 12 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Looking for a great way to use SuperDuos? The Daydreamer Rope is your answer! Taught with permission from Jill Wiseman and using her instructions, Pamela Kearns will teach you how to use these 2-hole gems to create a wonderful supple rope that is perfect for necklaces and bracelets. Pam will also show you how to substitute MiniDuos as a design option; show you ways of using this design to create end caps, and show how to join the…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

July 12 @ 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 $70.00 +Kit fee: $30 for light deer hide or $40 for dark deer hide, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Traditional Baby Moccasins (2 days)

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Anne Conrad

Course outline: First Nation's instructor Anne Conrad will teach you how to construct a traditional pair of baby moccasins using deer hide. Anne will go through the history of the design and how the style differs from an adult version. Baby moccasin are not traditionally beaded, but you can add an optional design feature to your pair. A kit is required; see details below. You will need to specify at the time of registration which colour of deer hide you…

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Cdn $95.00

Graphite and Enamel Charms

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Free - Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $15 for copper kit or $40 for sterling silver kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Elegant ‘Bird’ Component

July 15 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Discover how to create a versatile 'bird' element which can be used as a necklace or bracelet. Students will have a chance to work with sterling silver wire or copper (please specify the choice when registering). You'll create lots of spirals in this design, learn how to finish the end of the spiral and give a final finishing touch by hammering portions of the wire. You'll also give some definition and colour by oxidizing the wire in class…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

July 18 @ 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

July 19 @ 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 2

July 20 @ 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 $70.00

Introduction to the Bead Loom

July 21 @ 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 $30.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This classy little pendant looks like an advanced level project - but its not! If you can open and close a handful of jump rings you can easily make this necklace. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille and stringing Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also be available in class. Of special note: the class patterns…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

July 25 @ 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

July 26 @ 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 $45.00

Wire Macrame on Flat Leather

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Bring macrame into the 21st Century by creating an amazing bracelet using Regaliz flat leather, 4mm metal beads and 26 gauge wire. As a design option, you can learn how to add a riveted closure to your bracelet. The instructor will provide glue and rivets for the class. This class is suitable for older children; a long length of thin wire will be used as part of the class. Students less than 13 years of age must be…

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Cdn $40.00 - Cdn $70.00

Chainmaille Help Day

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

Have you started a chainmaille project and run into a bit of difficulty? Have you bought a kit, and need some courage and assistance to get it started? Is there a project you've always wanted to do, but you've never seen a class for it? Are you working on a project of your own design and want some feedback or ideas? Do you just want to work at some chainmaille with like-minded folks? This month I'm trying something new -…

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Cdn $50.00

St. Petersburg Chain Bracelet with 2-Hole Beads

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: St. Petersburg Chain can be dainty or dramatic depending on the beads you choose. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do a double St. Peterburg Chain bracelet using 2-hole beads. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Knowledge of regular St. Petersburg Chain will be helpful but not required. Technique: St. Petersburg Chain Bring to class: (the following amounts fit a 6.5" wrist; more may be needed for a larger wrist) 30 4mm fire-polish or druk beads…

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August 2018
Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 1 @ 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

August 2 @ 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

Mini Loomed Pendant

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn about small format looming with instructor Pamela Kearns while creating a loomed pendant. In this class, we'll use the Clover Mini Beading Loom that is perfect for small projects! You'll learn how to set-up the loom and how to add beads. Once you've finished adding beads, you'll learn how to remove the piece from the loom, finish it and turn it into a pendant. This class is suitable for older children; a needle will be used as…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 8 @ 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

August 9 @ 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 15 @ 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

August 16 @ 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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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 22 @ 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

August 23 @ 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

Fire and Ice Bracelet

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Right-angle weave can't be any easier than in this bracelet! With help from Pamela Kearns, you'll create a base of 6mm beads and then create an embellishment of smaller beads on both sides of the base. This class is suitable for older children and teens; a needle will be used as part of the class. Students less than 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Right-angle weave with embellishment…

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

Japanese Chainmaille Fidget Balls

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This intriguing object can be an ornament or a stress-relieving fidget toy. The chainmaille rings capture a glass marble in the centre. If you have taken my Japanese Ball pendant class you may recognize this as a (much) larger variation of the same design. We will use aluminum jump rings in your choice of colors. The kit contains materials to make two balls, and you will complete at least one during the class. Note: a kit is required…

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Cdn $105.00

Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm 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

August 30 @ 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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September 2018
Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

September 15 @ 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 $275.00 - 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 $550.00 - 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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  • 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.