Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

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 can be picked up the following day after they are kiln annealed, or mailed to you for a small fee. …

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 …

Keep your Creative Resolutions with a January Class

Woo hoo, we made through the holidays! Depending where in Canada (or the rest of the world) you are, the winter snows are blowing and we don’t want to go out unless we really have to. Let’s do something about that cabin fever and come on out for a class or two at BeadFX! Our imaginative and inspirational instructors have created a wide and varied palette of jewellery projects and techniques to share with you. Bonni Poch has a new wire wrapped pendant and a new cubic right-angle weave pendant! Christine Woollacott will be teaching how to add a gem …

Getting to know…Deb Muss

Deborah Muss has been introducing potential lampworking students by giving them Just a Taste of how lampwork beads are made. Many students have gone on to take full introductory workshops to learn the art of how to make beads. Like most of us, Deb was introduced to her creative side as a child. “I learned embroidery at an early age; my mother taught me to crochet and sew,” she explains. “Soon I was altering patterns to make things fit me. Then I was into quilting, jewellery making and wood working. I have a closet full of craft stuff to cover …

Lampwork: Just a Taste!

Have you thought about taking a lampworking class but you’re not sure if fire and glass is your thing? Come give Lampwork: Just a Taste! a try for 2 hours and see if it ‘sparks’ your interest! This class is perfect for those who love lampwork beads and would like to experience first hand what goes into making them. This class is also great for those trying to determine if a formal introductory lampworking class is something you would enjoy. Deb Muss Deborah Muss (msMussy Jewels) will be leading this exciting class. Deb is a familiar face at BeadFX and …

November classes continue with great holiday ideas

Yikes, the holidays are creeping up fast!You don’t need to go to the malls for holiday gifts – create them yourself! Hand-made gifts are special to most people because they come from the heart; the time it takes to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery is always appreciated by the recipient. Come on out to a class to learn a new technique – then come on out to Open Bead Night and/or an Afternoon Bead Tea and work on your gifts in the company of other beaders. Great conversation and time to bead – what more can you can for? …