March Madness Mini Class: Triplet Pendant (Long Component)

Course outline: Create a beaded component that can be used in so many ways! Designed by Starman TrendSetters and taught with permission by Pamela Kearns, you’ll combine two sizes of demi rounds and seed beads to create a piece of bead work that can be used as a pendant or used as a component for a bracelet or earrings. The class fee includes all the materials and written instructions and will involve using a needle. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with seed beading will be helpful but not required. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Scissors and magnification if …

March Madness Mini Class: Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

Course outline: Dip your creative toe into wire work while creating this nifty bangle bracelet. With guidance from Pamela Kearns, you’ll learn how to create the base using flat wire and then add metal beads to give your bracelet some pizazz! This mini class will involve using a rawhide mallet, bracelet mandrel, bail making pliers and cutters. The class fee includes all materials. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire work Bring to class: Magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property …

March Madness Mini Class: Whispers of Spring – Talisman Necklace

Course outline: Believe it or not, spring is coming! Why not rush the season, by listening to the whispers, and making this sweet little talisman necklace? Learn how to build a talisman pendant, by using a variety of components. Start with a small ring, then build your design with headpins, seed beads, flowers, and a little bit of hemp. Other construction details will focus on opening/closing jumprings, and making loops with the One-step Looper. Your necklace will be finished off with a comfortable length of ball chain. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Open/close jumprings, using headpins, making simple …

March Madness Mini Class: Infinity Link Bracelet

Course outline: Create a quick and easy bracelet featuring an Infinity link and leather cords. The secret to this project is a simple sliding closure feature! The class will involve using flush cutters and pliers. All materials are included in the class fee. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Working with leather, using crimp covers. Bring to class: Magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes …

March Madness Mini Class: Stamped Pendant Necklace

Course outline: Carry a positive thought with you throughout the day! Pamela Kearns will take you through a number of techniques including stamping on a metal blank and learning how to create a sliding knot on leather. A variety of blanks will be available and you can stamp your own message. The class fee includes everything you need for the project including 1.5mm leather cord, blank pendant or link and findings. This class will involve use of a hammer and metal stamps. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Stamping, knotting Bring to class: Magnification of required. Of special note: …

Mad about March classes

When you mention ‘March Madness’, most automatically think of basketball playoffs. Not at BeadFX! By now you know that our annual March Madness Sale is in full swing. As part of the special sale, we are please to present March Madness Mini Classes (say that five times fast!); five quick classes that will introduce you to a wide variety of techniques and projects. Taking place during our local school boards’ March Break, these classes are suitable for teens and adults alike. Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 11 to March 20: Monday, March 11 NEW March Madness …

March Break Classes – new for 2013

March is almost upon us and, with it, March Break. For the first time, BeadFX is offering March Break classes for youth.”It’s important to attract the imagination and excitement of the next generation of beaders,” says Pam Kearns, Class and Special Events Coordinator. “It’s also a great opportunity for Mother/Daughter and Grandmother/Granddaughter combinations to come in and learn together.” March Break classes will be designed so that projects can be completed during class time. While an adult does not need to take the class with the child, the adult must remain on the premises. The minimum age for a student …