Foxtail (Full Persian) Bracelet

Course outline: So sophisticated! This classic chain is round and flexible. The texture is highlighted with a hammered clasp. Full Persian is a building block for several advanced level weaves, e.g. Candy Cane Cord. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kits includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, and a coordinating, hammered clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished $44 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $36 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit Skill …

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet

Course outline: This is the most impressive new bracelet I’ve made since Dragonscale. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks? Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, and a coordinating slider or toggle clasp. …

Druid Rope Bracelet

Course outline: If you are looking for an awesome and substantial bracelet – this is it. It is round, dense, and sure to please. This weave combines elements of the Roundmaille and Turkish Roundmaille weaves. Kit Fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) $124 plus HST for Argentium and Black Bracelet kit $100 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black Bracelet kit $69 plus HST for Faux Gold and Silver Filled $40 plus HST for Faux Gold & Black kit Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Completion of a several …

Double Spiral, Half Byzantine Bracelet

Course outline: This graceful and dainty bracelet will delight you! It combines elements of both the Double Spiral weave and the Byzantine weave. Notice that two of the options combine metals in different ways its fun to experiment this way. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice at the time of registration) The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished. $55 plus HST for Silver Filled bracelet kit $31 plus HST …

Elfstar Pendant and Jens Pind Chain

Course outline: The perfect pendant – not too small, and not too large. It has three arms with round beads wired in between. The bail for the pendant will hold a Jens Pind Chain. This chain is a beautiful, classic spiral chain that’s perfect for adding a pendant. The instructions feature a new, easy-to-follow method for Jens Pind. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: (please indicate your choice of kit when registering) The pendant kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 sizes of jump rings, turquoise or black stone beads, and a coordinating bail. Makes a …

Gridbox Bracelet

Course outline: This eye-catching bracelet links Gridbox units vertically. The result is an exceptional bracelet that I adore. Kit fees: Payable to the instructor the day of the class. Please indicate your choice of kit at the time of registration. $58 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $24 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Completion of several previous projects. Technique: the GridBox weave and review chainmail basics Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use, but you may wish to bring your personal …

Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet

Course outline: This is an elegant classic! It’s a flat weave with a row of shiny, round beads marching down the centre. This class is a perfect choice for learning chainmaille, or for anyone who wants to add a timeless bracelet to their collection. Kit fees: payable to the instructor the day of the class (please indicate your choice at the time of registration). $83 + HST for Argentium Sterling Silver $29 + HST for Jeweller’s Bronze $24 + HST for Copper Bracelet Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None Technique: The Cleopatra Weave Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up …

Discovering: Chainmaille

When you think of chainmaille, you automatically think of knights and dragons and jousting tournaments. The use of this flexible armor has a much earlier history and dates back to the 4th century BCE. It is believed that chainmaille was invented by the Celts and was adopted by the Romans after they realized its potential after fighting the Celts. In addition to Europe, other cultures including Japan and Persia used chainmaille as protection in battle. In Japan, chainmaille was known as Kusari and was used in samurai armor in the 1270s. Persia’s use of chainmaille is lesser known but was …

Stay Connected with a Class

What kind of a December person are you? Do enjoy hikes and outdoor adventures in the fresh air? Are you more of a homebody curled up on the sofa with a good book? I prefer to stay indoors but I need to keep my hands busy so jewellery-making is a great activity. I also recognize the need to get out of the apartment and ‘meet the world’. Attending a class is a great way to stay connected with others as well as satisfy my own creative need. BeadFX’s early-December classes will all create beautiful gifts for family, friends – and …

Summertime and the Living is Creative!

One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. ~Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle Not only do we have more light to read by, but think of all the other creative things we can do with the longer days! We have lots of new classes in the latter-half of June that you’ll love to try. Pamela Kearns has a new way to bust your bead stash by beading round a cord. Iris Rogers Melamed has a new metalsmithing class for metalwork lovers. Wireworkers will enjoy learning a new wire wrapping project with Jen Rosen …