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Gillian Clarke

gillian-clarke-picture-300wGillian retired early from an unsatisfying corporate job and is now exercising her creative side and dying her hair odd colours. She is a self-taught chainmailler who loves to share her obsession.

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Upcoming Events

July 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Maillestrom Chainmaille Pendant / Keychain / Earrings

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: The Maillestrom is a fantastic design by Karen Snyder that can be used as a pendant, keychain or purse charm. The swirling centre looks like a whirlpool - hence the name - and I guarantee people will ask you how DID you do that? A kit is required; see details below. Because this is a proprietary design, the student kit fee will include a paid tutorial from Karen's website https://osebastian.selz.com/ Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: It is helpful to…

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August 2019
Cdn $30.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This classy little pendant looks like an advanced level project - but it's not! If you can open and close a handful of jump rings you can easily make this necklace. Original design is by Scott Robertson of Simply Woven Rings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille and stringing Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also…

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

Four Winds Chainmaille Bracelet and Earrings

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Four Winds is a charming knot-like weave with a Celtic flavour. Its a little tricky to get your head around - definitely intermediate level - but worth the effort. Using two colours makes learning easier, and as a bonus you get a reversible pattern. Matching earrings are included. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Good basic chainmaille skills, plus a little patience Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please…

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September 2019
Cdn $40.00

Chainmaille UFO Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Bring me your Un-Finished Objects, your poor lost chainmaille projects yearning to be finished! This workshop with Gillian Clarke will give you personalized help for any chainmaille project that you need help with, and a supportive place to get stalled projects moving again. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: None - just an unfinished project you need help with. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: All the materials with instructions from your unfinished project(s). Bring your own tools if you…

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

Moorish Rose Chainmaille Pendant

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Moorish Rose is the chainmaille weave most likely to make your brain melt. Interlocking Mobius spirals of rings make a dreamy, swirly and very confusing weave. Not for the faint of heart! However if you do want to tackle it, this class with Gillian Clarke is a great place to start. We will make a pendant from a single hexagonal unit with six swirls surrounding a central Mobius core. This will teach you the basic skills you need…

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

Class Cancellation Policy:

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