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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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November 2018
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $14, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

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

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

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

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons
Planet BeadFX

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

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

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote Holiday Edition

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

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

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25 for copper kit or $45 for sterling silver, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Wire Wrapped Ring with Swarovski Rivoli

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lucie Lee

Course outline: Learn how to create your own statement rings with Lucie Lee! Using wire wrapping techniques, you can set any stone into a ring. You'll also learn how to measure your material for different sizes of rings. Printing material in class will be provided for sizes 6-9, all other sizes we will discuss in class. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Please specify your choice of wire upon registering. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Previous wire working classes…

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Free

Happy Hour 2018

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

Carol Cooper

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Concrete and Candy: Exploring Artist’s Concrete

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

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

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 2

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

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

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Cdn $175.00

Graphic Designs in Glass: Screen Printing Enamel

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

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

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

Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery

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

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

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

Swirly Pendant and Earrings

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

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

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

Coral Fringe Tassel – Seedbead Possibilities!

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

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

November 29 @ 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: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Netted Wooden Ornament

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

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

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December 2018
Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery – Part 2

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier
bead embroidery

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

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

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

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

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

Hummingbird Brooch

December 2 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lucie Lee

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

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

Netted Snowflakes

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Create a flurry of snowflakes with seed beads, a needle and thread! Great for ornaments, hostess gifts and as an add-on to a gift, you'll want to stitch up a blizzard of them! Change the size of the snowflakes simply by changing your bead size. Great for those last-minute gifts! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Netting Bring to class: Bring 1 bag of white seed beads and one bag of an accent colour (both size 6…

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

Micro-Knotting Swing Earrings

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

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

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

Dragonscale Bracelet

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

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

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

Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet

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

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

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Free - Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tree of Life Pendant

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: The Tree of Life is symbolic in many cultures and connects all forms of creation. Instructor Bonni Poch will lead you through the basics for creating a Tree of Life pendant. The basic skills are simple and once they are mastered, the possibilities are endless! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None Technique: Wirework Bring to class: Students may bring their own pliers (flat nose or chain nose and round nose) and wire cutters or use the tools in the…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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

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

Rockin’ Circles: Stash-busting, Wrapped Loop Necklace

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

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

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

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

December 25, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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

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January 2019
Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 2, 2019 @ 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

January 3, 2019 @ 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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Free

2019 Meet The Teachers and Class Kick-Off

January 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BeadFX

Help us kick-off the 2019 Classes! Come on out and meet your amazing instructors and see first-hand the great projects they have planned for you! As a bonus, for each class you register for on the date, you will receive a draw ballot toward a $25 gift certificate. One class = one ballot; two classes = two ballots, and so on. There will be lots more fun and surprises too. Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm The following instructors…

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

Pebble Beach Jewellery

January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ann Shewan
mixed media jewelery

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

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 10, 2019 @ 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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Brick Stitch

January 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Brick stitch is an off-loom, in-hand stitch that you can use in a multitude of ways. You will learn how to start brick stitch from a ladder stitch start as well as how to start it from an object like a metal link; how to increase and decrease with brick stitch. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You…

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

Etching on Copper and Brass

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rosemary Beasley

Course outline: In this class, we will explore etching on copper using rubber stamps to create the images to be transferred to the metal. Easy-to-use, this technique opens up a wide variety of possibilities for creating one-of-a-kind, personalized jewellery. We'll also look at applying colour and a patina to your work bringing out the etching even more. Bring your own copper or brass blanks; you can make bracelets, earrings, pendants, dog tags, bookmarks or whatever else you choose. A kit…

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

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

January 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

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

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Cdn $360.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the first day of the class.

Cab and Cut (6 sessions)

January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: Dive in head first in a six-session metalsmithing adventure with Darija Radic! We will begin by making a simple ring. You will choose what kind of design you want for your band and cut it out, you'll emery it and polish it. After that we will be fabricating a bezel setting for a stone cabochon of your choice and solder that on. Next, you will then clean your ring, polish it and learn how to set a stone.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 16, 2019 @ 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

January 17, 2019 @ 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

January 17, 2019 @ 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

Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones

January 19, 2019 @ 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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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This plump little pendant will get lots of compliments! The 3D shape is made by zipping together flat triangles of peyote stitch and adding some stuffing. An odd-count peyote stitch bail is grafted on so you can hang your pendant. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. Once you understand the technique, go crazy designing your own patterns! Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but…

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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

January 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
forgotten objects

Course outline: 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). Instructor Anne Marie Desaulniers will also demonstrate Iced Enamels and Pebeo Fantasy Paints. 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…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 23, 2019 @ 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

January 24, 2019 @ 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.

Jewellery Making 101

January 24, 2019 @ 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 $180.00 +Kit fee: $50.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Introduction to Granulation: Pendant (2 day class)

January 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Course outline: In this class with instructor Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of granulation. Students will learn how to form consistently sized balls of silver, and how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Students will learn how to fuse metal, forming a secure bond between silver elements without the use of solder. Lastly, students will learn how to add a bezel-set cabochon gemstone accent to their work using a fine-silver bezel cup. Note: a…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 30, 2019 @ 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

January 31, 2019 @ 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 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Stitch Warped Square Earrings

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The warped square is the basis for many 3D forms in geometric beadwork. It also makes the cutest earrings! Learn the basics of how to make this shape, make a pair of earrings, then experiment with more colours and patterns. Skill level: Enthusiastic Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flat peyote stitch. It will be helpful but not essential to know how to make a warped square. Technique: Peyote stitch beading with increases Bring to class: A size 11…

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February 2019
Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Bronze and Copper Metal Clay

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course outline: Powdered Metal Clay has an indefinite shelf life, but some find mixing it up a bit challenging. It's not difficult, but there is a process that should be followed for best results. But when buying lump clay, especially if it has been on the shelf a while, it can be a bit dry. Conversely, very new clay can sometimes be somewhat sticky. This class will show you how to remedy all of the above conditions as well demonstrating…

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

Jewellery Making 101

February 3, 2019 @ 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

February 6, 2019 @ 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

February 7, 2019 @ 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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope

February 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral Rope is one of the most versatile stitches; change the beads and you change look of your piece completely! The rope itself is flexible and lightweight yet strong enough to hold a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 14, 2019 @ 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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Store closed for Family Day observance

February 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BeadFX

Please note that BeadFX is closed on Monday, February 18 for the observance of Family Day. We will reopen at 11:00am sharp on Tuesday, February 19.

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 20, 2019 @ 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

February 21, 2019 @ 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 +Kit fee: $40 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Embossed and Anodized Niobium Earrings

February 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Liz Kennedy will introduce you to the wonders of niobium metal! Beautiful colours, light weight and hypoallergenic. You will be making two pair of niobium earrings. You will be using embossing folders to emboss 30 gauge niobium sheet metal pieces. You will be finishing the metal then anodizing it using an electric anodizer to the colours you choose. You will be anodizing niobium ear wires to match and adding beads or a coil to decorate your ear wires.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 27, 2019 @ 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

February 28, 2019 @ 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

Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote

February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Diagonal Peyote is a variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any materials needed…

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March 2019
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 7, 2019 @ 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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 14, 2019 @ 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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How to Register:

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

Class Cancellation Policy:

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