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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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March 2019
Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 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

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

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

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Cdn $105.00

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

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this stunning Mini Monarch Butterfly! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. You'll learn how to follow a drawing using a legend showing which supplies are used in specific areas. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee,…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $76 plus HST for Silver Filled kits; $42 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze kits; $43 plus HST for Copper kits, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Elfstar Pendant and Jens Pind Chain

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

Course outline: The perfect pendant - not too small, and not too large. It has three arms with round beads wired in between. The bail for the pendant will hold a Jens Pind Chain. This chain is a beautiful, classic spiral chain that's perfect for adding a pendant. The instructions feature a new, easy-to-follow method for Jens Pind. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice of kit when registering) The pendant kit…

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Cdn $90.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections: Spinner bangle

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will explore techniques of soldering and forming sheet metal and wire. We will start by discussing methods of measurement for bangles, both from metal sheet and different forms of wire. We will then construct and finish the base bangle from copper sheet that is 16 mm to 19 mm wide. Design decisions will be made regarding texture and types of metal to use. Spinners will be formed from sterling silver,…

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

Silky Net Tapered Bracelet

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

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

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

Fold Formed Leaf Pendant

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

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

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Carol Cooper

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 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

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

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

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

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

Course outline: Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch with instructor Pamela Kearns. With this in-hand beading stitch, you add variations through the edging. You will learn both the single St. Petersburg Chain, the double St. Petersburg Chain. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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

Beginner Kumihimo: Fibre and Beads

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

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

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

Three Intermediate Kumihimo Braids

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

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

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

Pebble Beach Jewellery

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

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

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

Knotted End Caps

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

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

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April 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 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

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Right-Angle Weave

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

Course outline: Learn how to do right-angle weave (also known as RAW). This is one of those basic bead stitches that is the foundation of many a great design. You'll learn how to do flat right-angle weave with various bead combinations and discover why the stitch is called right-angle weave (hint: it's the thread path, not the beads!). We'll also look at ways of embellishing the surface of right-angle weave pieces. The class will be technique driven and all the…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Romancing the Pearl Collar

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: Pearls lend a classic and timeless appeal to jewellery and with a hint of sparkle this collar is as unique as the person making it. Deborah Beesley will teach you how to form the frame and the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped…

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

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

April 6 @ 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 $70.00 +Kit fee: $25.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Resin: A Mixed-up Media Approach

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

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

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

Working with cement and making your own molds

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 10 @ 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

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

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

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

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

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

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

Fibre Beads

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature’s Muse: Beaded Art Doll

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

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

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

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

Course outline: The variations of Spiral Rope is as infinite as the beads you can use! We'll look at two variations of this under appreciated beading stitch: flat spiral and spiral rope using two-hole beads (such as SuperDuos). The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply either Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 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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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jenn Jevons
Planet BeadFX

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

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave

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

Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. Available projects will be choices of two bracelets or a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee.…

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Store closed for Good Friday Observance

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The store is closed today. BeadFX will re-open Saturday, April 20 at 9:00am

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Cdn $135.00

Loom Series (3 Weeks)

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 24 @ 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

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Chevron Along Bracelet

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come first serve); see details below. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some…

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Cdn $47.00

Traditional Pearl Knotting

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

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

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $55 plus HST for Silver Filled bracelet kit; $31 plus HST for Faux Gold & Silver Filled bracelet kit; $23 plus HST for Copper & Black bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Double Spiral, Half Byzantine Bracelet

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This graceful and dainty bracelet will delight you! It combines elements of both the Double Spiral weave and the Byzantine weave. Notice that two of the options combine metals in different ways its fun to experiment this way. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $124 plus HST for Argentium and Black Bracelet kit; $100 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black Bracelet kit; $69 plus HST for Faux Gold and Silver Filled kit; $40 plus HST for Faux Gold & Black kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Druid Rope Bracelet

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: If you are looking for an awesome and substantial bracelet - this is it. It is round, dense, and sure to please. This weave combines elements of the Roundmaille and Turkish Roundmaille weaves. Kit Fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) $124 plus HST for Argentium and Black Bracelet kit $100 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black Bracelet?kit $69 plus HST for Faux Gold and…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay – Transfer Sheets & Silk Screen

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: This class with Bonni Poch will give you the opportunity to learn how to use transfer sheets and silk screen techniques to create amazing pendants, beads, and/or cabochons. We'll start out learning the basics about polymer clay, how to condition it, available brands and types, and baking. We'll then move right into how to use transfer sheets, alcohol inks, and silk screens. You'll walk away with a lovely pendant and keychain at the end of the class. Note:…

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Cdn $45.00

Wire Woven Shawl Pin

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Create a statement Shawl Pin you'll be proud to wear with your favourite wrap! Under the guidance of Liz Kennedy, you will be making a base shape with 14 gauge wire and weaving 24 gauge wire around the base wires. Decorative beads will be added. A piece of the 14 gauge wire will be formed, hardened and sharpened to make a pin. Patina can be applied if desired. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving. Forming a…

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May 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 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

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Tubular Bead Crochet Boot Camp

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Bead crochet has an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Its not, and the results are stunning! This full day class with Gillian Clarke will teach you all the basic techniques you need to make a spiral pattern crochet bracelet. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Bead crochet Bring to class: If you have a 2mm crochet hook, please bring it (I will also have some for purchase). Size 6 beads…

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

Stretchy Bracelets on the Endless Loom

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Expand your stretchy bracelet tool box by learning how to create them on the Endless Loom. Pamela Kearns will teach you how to judge your size and allow for ease of wear. This style of stretchy bracelet allows for more than one 'row' of beads and still not need to deal with a clasp. You'll see finished bracelets in two sizes using various beads. By using size 8/0 or 6/0 beads in your design, you should be able…

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

Pearl Pendant

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Instructor Lucie Lee will guide you through the steps of creating your own statement wire-woven pendant. Enhanced by beads, pearls or stones of your choosing, you will learn how to weave with wire, how to shape the wire base and how to apply a patina to add depth to your design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: 1. Working with silver (copper or brass) wire 2. Hammering the wire 3. Oxidizing final piece and polishing Bring to class:…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 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

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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Cdn $45.00 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even-Count Peyote

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

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

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

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

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

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

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

May 11 @ 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 $170.00

Essential Oil Diffuser in Metal Clay (2 days)

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

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

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

Jewellery Making 101

May 12 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 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

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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Cdn $46.00 +Kit fee: $8 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tension Setting with Fibre

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and learn how to design and knot fibre tension settings for regular and irregular shape cabochons and beads and how to finish with a hidden or loop type bail. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Micro-Macrame Bring to class: large flat stone bead or cabochon one skein of cotton embroidery thread in a colour to coordinate with the stone. (please save black and dark colours for future projects) scissors magnification if required Of special note:…

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Cdn $95.00

Graphite and Enamel Charms

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

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

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

Awesome Scale Maille Necklace

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

Course outline: This necklace will unleash your inner Game of Thrones personality! This chainmaille piece with scales is dramatic, yet light and easy to wear and surprisingly quick to make. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings and pre-cut scales in two colours of your choice. Using two colors really helps you understand the construction. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills required. This is an intermediate project. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

May 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

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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Cdn $45.00 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Jean Power's upcoming classes. 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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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Rose Motif

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this beautiful Mini Rose Motif! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. You'll learn how to follow a drawing using a legend showing which supplies are used in specific areas. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee,…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $120 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $53 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: This is the most impressive new bracelet I've made since Dragonscale. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks? Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of…

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Cdn $105.00

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will make simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents. The class will focus on simple tricks for making rings with sterling silver wire, and will go over the basics of stone setting using pre-formed fine silver bezels. The class will go over texturing and finishing techniques such as how to achieve a high polish, hammer texture, or satin finish to the ring. This is an excellent course…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $44 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $36 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Foxtail (Full Persian) Bracelet

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: So sophisticated! This classic chain is round and flexible. The texture is highlighted with a hammered clasp. Full Persian is a building block for several advanced level weaves, e.g. Candy Cane Cord. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kits includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, and a coordinating, hammered clasp. Makes up to a 9" bracelet. All rings are…

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

Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

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

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm 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 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5 with option to buy a crochet hook at cost, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

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

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

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Cdn $175.00

Crashing Waves Necklace with visiting instructor Jean Power

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

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

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June 2019
Cdn $175.00

Gates Necklace and Bracelet with visiting instructor Jean Power

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

Course outline: This intermediate to advanced class covers making this unique necklace and bracelet. The design can be left simple (as shown in the necklace on the right) or made more ornate (as shown in the bracelet on the left) as desired. Skill level: Intermediate for the basic design however the more ornate version is advanced. Prerequisite: Must be comfortable with Peyote stitch and working with small beads Technique: Peyote stitch and embellishment Bring to class: It is recommended that…

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Free - Cdn $175.00

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

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

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

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

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

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

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

Working with cement and making your own molds

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ann Shewan

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

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Cdn $155.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay

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

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

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

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

Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits - and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may…

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

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

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

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

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

Orc Weave Bracelet

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

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

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

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Working on a Curved Surface

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a 3-D wood shape and apply wax and beads to create a design. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Note: a kit is required for this class.You'll see a variety of items that have been done using…

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July 2019
Cdn $137.50

Flush Set Pebble Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

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

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

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Cdn $137.50

Spinner Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

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

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

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Cdn $275

Jeweled Connections with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

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

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

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Cdn $275.00

Sand Cast Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

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

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

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  • 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.
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