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Christine Woollacott

christine7-300wChristine Woollacott grew up in Prince Rupert, a small coastal town in Northern British Columbia. From a young age, she was interested in jewellery design and spent many a rainy afternoon bead weaving. In September 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her education. After completing a Master of Science degree in botany at the University of British Columbia, Christine earned a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College. She now owns a jewellery business called Turritella Designs in Toronto.

Upcoming Events

July 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

July 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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Cdn $65.00 - Cdn $75

Easy Custom Findings

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of metalworker Christine Woollacott, you will learn the basics of using a jewellers butane torch to create custom ball-head pins. Students will also learn how to make their own custom jumprings using a jeweller's sawframe, and how to solder and fuse jumprings closed. Lastly, students will learn the basics of how to create a beautiful custom toggle clasp from sheet metal and wire. Special offer: take both of Christine's classes on Saturday, July 6 and…

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Cdn $65 - Cdn $75

Easy Half-Drilled Accents and Patterned Metal

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: This beginner course with Christine Woollacott will cover how to create a simple post setting to decorate a piece with half-drilled pearls or crystals. Students will have an option of decorating a toggle clasp (made in the Easy Custom Findings class on the same day), or creating a new simple project of custom stud earrings or textured rosette pendant. Half-drilled pearls and half-drilled Swarovski drops will be available for purchase from the instructor of the day of the…

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Cdn $190.00

Bezel Setting Rounded Cabochons (2 days)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 21 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will create simple jewellery decorated with sterling silver settings to showcase a favourite cabochon. Students will be introduced to using a jewellers saw-frame, silver soldering, bezel setting, and metal polishing techniques. Students will use fine silver bezel wire to form a custom-shaped bezel for a cabochon of their choice. Cabochons should not be larger than 40mm in diameter, and should have no corners. This course is suitable for learning to set…

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August 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

August 14 @ 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 $190.00

Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: While silver metal clay is a wonderful material to work with, on occasion it is simply easier to use traditional metal work techniques to achieve a design. This class will focus on how to combine wonderfully textured metal clay elements in traditional metalwork designs. No longer worry about calculating shrinkage rates in rings, or whether a bezel will shrink too much and no longer fit the stone intended for the design. Students will create textured metal clay components…

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September 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

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

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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.