Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

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 bring and use your own loomwork pattern if you wish. You will need to purchase beads, thread, and findings to …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave

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. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

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 project with Pam’s help. Any materials needed for the projects will be your responsibility to purchase but are readily available …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Right-Angle Weave

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 materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

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 you may design your own project with Pam’s help. Any materials needed for the projects will be your responsibility to …

Bezelling a Cabochon 101 – Simple but effective!

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to bezel a cabochon, but didn’t really know how? If so, this class with Anne Marie Desaulniers is for you! We will focus on learning how to make a peyote stitch bezel around a flat cabochon. The next steps will include bead embroidery, backing, and edging combinations. Decisions will need to be made on how to finish off the piece. Pendant, and brooch construction will be discussed. This is a building block, and not an intuitive class! Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle …

Fulfilling Your Resolution to Learn

We made it into a brand New Year! It’s nice to get back to a regular schedule, although let’s face it – we need to break out once in a while – right? Do you set resolutions? I prefer to set positive resolutions, rather than focus on what I shouldn’t be doing. My 2019 resolution is to learn more wirework and metalwork. I’ve been eyeing a number of classes that will keep me busy. Come and join me – there are lots of classes to choose from! I hope you were able to join us for this past weekend’s Meet …

Kick Up Your Heels – 2019 Classes are Here!

A brand New Year – a brand new YOU! Make 2019 your year to learn a new jewellery-making technique or hone and perfect your current skills. Our creative BeadFX instructors have outdone themselves to bring you their best new projects to kick-off a new season of classes. Our early January classes feature a new way to use polymer clay with Bonni Poch and a new metalwork class with Liz Kennedy. Ann Shewan will take you through the steps of drilling small stones – perfect for simple statement pieces! Seed beaders will learn all about brick stitch with Pamela Kearns complete …

March into Spring with
Terrific Classes

The coming of March it means that Spring is finally just around the corner! If you’ve been suffering from cabin fever, then break the monotony and come on out for a class or two and get those creative juices flowing again. We have a number of NEW classes in the first half of March. Pauline Peskoff, a new instructor with BeadFX, is teaching a bracelet and earring set that is perfect for daytime wear or glammed up for evening wear. Metal enthusiasts will love Iris Rogers Melamed’s updated spinner ring. Liz Reynolds is teaching a 2-day metal clay class using …