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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
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Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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October 2019
Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Metal Clay

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: If you’ve ever been curious about the wonderful world of Metal Clay, this is the introductory class will give you all the basics … and then some! Join Liz Reynolds to learn how to form and texture this malleable metal which, once fired, becomes a solid piece of bronze, or copper, or silver. Metal Clay takes texture wonderfully and we will experiment with a wide range of texturing methods. You will also learn important basics like conditioning clay…

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Cdn $135.00

Introduction to Silver Filigree

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of filigree. Students will learn how to form traditional scalloped fine silver filigree wire from regular round wire. Students will create a thicker fused Argentium silver frame, and will learn how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Traditional powder filigree solder will be used to stabilize the design. Additional design elements such as beads, bezel-set stones, and silver granules will be discussed. While…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Carol Cooper

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Mixed Media Tags: Stitch, Bead and Paint!

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Join Anne Marie Desaulniers and play around with a new idea! Mix up your media, and end up with a fabulous art tag! We will be working on a combination of techniques, that include bead embroidery, fabric, paper, collage, simple stitching, painting, and stamping. Use one, or all of these techniques to design a perfect little piece of art! Use these tags for gift giving, framing, hanging on your holiday tree, or just admiring on your personal design…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets…

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Cdn $95 +Kit fee: Kits range from $35 to $95, depending on metals chosen. Kit fees are payable to the instructor the day of the class and must be chosen at the time of registration.

Metalsmith Essentials: Multi-level textured cuff with cabochons

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Create a multi-level textured cuff with Iris Rogers Melamed using a rolling mill to add texture, and hand forming techniques to create dimension. Students will solder (and/or rivet) bezel cups on a curve, set cabochons, explore different patination options (chemical and heat) and cold connect multiple layers of textured and formed metal.  A kit is required; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kits and kit fees: There will be several kits available: all base…

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Cdn $40.00

Charice Pendant with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carolyn Cave

Course outline: GemDuos, Tile beads, luminescent pearls, and laser-etched daggers are the perfect ingredients for a sumptuous and multi-layered pendant. Beading artist and designer Carolyn Cave will help you create this elegant piece of jewelry using an embellished variation of right-angle weave (RAW). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience Technique: Multiple stitches; variation of Right-Angle Weave Bring to class: Metallic colour: 9 6x6mm Czech tile beads; 3g size 11/0 Japanese seed beads; 2g size 15/0 Japanese seed beads;…

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Cdn $40.00

Astrid Necklace and Earrings with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolyn Cave

Course outline: How can smooth glass beads look fluffy? Beading artist and instructor Carolyn Cave will teach you how when you make this floral necklace from bugle beads positioned vertically on a seed bead base. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience. Technique: Learn how to stitch a base using a hexagonal form of right-angle weave (RAW) and add bugle beads to create delicate flowers; how to stitch the flowers together to create a stunning necklace. Bring to class:…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Amulet Pouch Necklace: Stitch + Beads

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Build a spectacular, fabric-based amulet pouch necklace, that includes stitch, and freeform peyote beading. It will be built on a scrap fabric, collage base, then embellished with simple embroidery stitches, freeform peyote, and/or other stitches. The freeform is optional, as you could also embellish with buttons, or a beaded fringe. Choose to draft your own amulet pouch shape, or use one of the instructors sample designs. Finish with chain, gemstone chain, silk string/cord, leather, Kumihimo, or your own…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative With Cement – Bangles and Jangles

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on your mold making skills and move on to creating molds that are circles or irregular shapes. You can create rings, bangles or pendants, again each one will be uniquely yours. The molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We will do a quick review on adding colour and how to get a good pour and then start making molds. Note: a kit…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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November 2019
Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Creating with Quick Cure Clay: Pendants & Cabochons

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Join Anne Marie Desaulniers to create, and experiment with Quick Cure Clay. Learn how to use this new medium, while making fabulous pendants, &/or cabochons. Cure the clay in minutes, with a simple heat tool! Decorate before, or after curing, while utilizing mixed media supplies, that you probably already have in your toolbox. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of techniques, including filling a metal bezel, freeform techniques, and working with silicone molds. Let’s make some art! Skill…

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Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

November 2 @ 9:30 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Champleve is a style of enamelling that uses depressions in a metal backing to generate a colourful design. In this class led by Christine Woollacott, students will create original jewellery designs or components using fine silver metal clay and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: this is a two-day class and will take place Saturday, November 2, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, November 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pendantic Necklace

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This Pendantic necklace by Deborah Beesley has great style and movement. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The Focal bead is framed in heavy gauge wire which will require a little more strength and finger dexterity. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as some fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring…

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Creating Canes with Polymer Clay

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Barbara Colautti

Course outline: This class is about canes. We'll make leaves of different shapes and colours, simple flowers, and explore colour relationships. What works together, what should be kept apart. It's an intermediate class but a keen beginner should be able to keep pace; there's no pressure. Each student will work at her own comfort level. When time permits, we'll fashion the canes into beautiful beads and pendants. They can also be used to cover boxes, make book covers, decorate all…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jenn Jevons

Course outline: This one-day workshop with instructor Jenn Jevons is a primer on all of the basics of the incredible medium of Art Clay Silver. Learn about the different forms of silver clay, proper handling and storing technique as well as cutting, sanding, polishing and finishing. This workshop will focus on three projects; a stamped charm, a pair of textured earrings, and a relief pendant. We will both torch and kiln fire projects in class, and choosing the appropriate method…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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

Chainmaille Stars and Snowflakes

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Led by Gillian Clarke, you'll make some pretty winter-themed earrings or a delicate pendant using your choice of these variants on Byzantine weave. The basic pattern is beginner-friendly, but the smallest size will challenge your dexterity! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deb Muss

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…

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Cdn $75.00 +Kit fee: $35 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Learning to solder silver is your gateway into the world of fine metalwork. In this class with instructor Iris Rogers Melamed you will learn how to solder circles of heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking rings. We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings…

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Cdn $50 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Bubble Bracelet

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and learn how to make this fun bracelet using two sizes of Super Duo beads accented with druks. You'll learn how to do tubular peyote using two-hole beads and then embellish to help give the bracelet structure. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some experience with seedbeading will be beneficial. Technique: Tubular peyote Bring to class: One or two vials of regular SuperDuo beads (quantity depends on size of bracelet needed) One vial of mini SuperDuo…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $40 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Embossed and Anodized Niobium Earrings

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Liz Kennedy will introduce you to the wonders of niobium metal! Beautiful colours, light weight and hypoallergenic. You will be making two pair of niobium earrings. You will be using embossing folders to emboss 30 gauge niobium sheet metal pieces. You will be finishing the metal then anodizing it using an electric anodizer to the colours you choose. You will be anodizing niobium ear wires to match and adding beads or a coil to decorate your ear wires.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45.00

Candy Band Bracelet

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and explore how you can combine 2 styles of two-hole beads to create a slinky - yet quick and easy bracelet! Your colour choices can make your bracelet sharp and sporty to elegant and sophisticated - or somewhere in between! You won't stop at just one bracelet (nudge, nudge, they make great Christmas gifts). Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using needle and thread. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: One strand of two-hole Candy…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus a kit of your choice.

Chainmaille Boot Camp: Part II

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to get grounded in chainmail basics. In addition to basic chainmail information you will learn how to make key chainmail weaves that represent 3 of the main families of weaves: Japanese, European, and Persian. Part 1 We will answer questions about tools; wire and jump rings; and lighting and magnification. You will receive handouts (if you don’t already have them) about these topics for further reference. Quality workmanship will be demonstrated and encouraged.…

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

Concrete and Candy: Exploring Artist’s Concrete

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: As featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery, Anne Marie Desaulniers will take you on an exploratory journey: learning how to use this versatile new medium, while reviewing many of the experimental options available, to take your art/jewellery to the next level. Its fun, addictive, and like candy, one piece will never be enough! I will take you through the mixing, pouring, colouring, inclusion, and curing stages to help you get a better understanding of…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions if you get stuck. Trivets, mesh firing trays, grinding tools…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: As featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery, Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you turn a little time into the fantasy landscape of your choice. We will be exploring needle felting, hand, and bead embroidery in this tasty little class. Working in this smaller format, takes a lot of the actual work out of making the project. Create your own magical little world, in a few short hours. You should be able to complete your…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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

Stitch Meditations – Exploring the Zen of Fibre, Thread and Beads

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
maker

Course outline: Have you been saving up scraps of fabrics, and embellishments? Are you interested in taking a more meditative approach to stitch? Learn to make a series of small art pieces, that include recycled items, forgotten projects, fibre, hand and bead embroidery. Finished pieces, could be used to make cards, framed, or even joined together to make a larger piece. Finishing options will be discussed. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread would be an…

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Cdn $90.00 +Kit fee: $55 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections: Connecting Components

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering sterling silver circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings. Note: a kit is required; see details below. In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels,…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bezelling a Cabochon 101 – Simple but effective!

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

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…

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Cdn $105.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pierced Cuff Bracelet

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joyce Lam

Course outline: Learn the basics of piercing and sawing to create intricate cut-outs in sheet metal, and practice your sawing technique with the jeweller's saw. Then, create a Pierced Cuff Bracelet in your own design! Pierce and saw your own pattern into copper or brass, form into a cuff, and choose a finishing technique (e.g., polished, brushed, textured) to complete your custom Pierced Cuff Bracelet! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Piercing & Sawing (drilling into and cutting out patterns…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fractal Peyote Triangular Pendant

November 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So, what would happen if you took a stack of triangles and spun them around? You would get this marvelous pendant! Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this statement pendant, done all in one piece. This pendant is done using size 10/0 delicas and works up fairly quickly. Small drop beads on the triangle corners help to give the pendant drama and movement. As you add layers, the triangles develop a wave along the edge. You'll…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Star Ornament

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: These cheerful and bright 3D star ornaments use large size 6/0 seed beads, so they work up much faster than most peyote stitch projects. Crystal rondelles at the tips add seasonal bling! Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Familiarity with peyote stitch and peyote triangles would be helpful. Technique: Beadweaving - Peyote stitch warped squares Bring to class: Three colours of size 6/0 seed beads (Toho or Miyuki), one tube of each. You can buy these in the store just…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

De’ Pearl Necklace

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then pearls must be a woman's. De' Pearl is a necklace which is as unique as the person making it. With guidance from Deborah Beesley, you will learn how to form the frame along with the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments.…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative with Cement – Inclusions

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on the skills learned in Working with Cement and Making Your Own Mold class and move on to adding inclusions into your pieces. There will be gold foil, natural grape agate pebbles/nuggets, olivine green peridot crystal pebbles, beach pebbles, sand, shells, gears, and more. Once again you will piece that will be uniquely yours, the molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We…

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December 2019
Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Cdn $40.00 - Cdn $70.00

Be Prepared: Make Some Hostess Gifts

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Yes, you could just take along a bottle of wine, but here’s a chance to up your game. I have many easy kits for small projects like earrings, purse jewellery/zipper pulls, and pendants that could be used as a hostess gift during the holiday season. Best of all, you don't need to venture into crowed malls to shop! You can register for a three-hour morning or afternoon session OR you can register for a full-day option which will…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

December 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions if you get stuck. Trivets, mesh firing trays, grinding tools…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $110.00 +Kit fee: $45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

It’s a Puzzling Thing: Woodlands Puzzle Pouch (2 days)

December 14 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 4:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: The Woodlands puzzle pouch features raised and flat bead embroidery on both sides of the bag. Puzzle pouches are an interesting Woodlands indigenous design. The pouch doesn’t open up the way people expect, there is a secret way of getting into the puzzle pouch so indeed it is a puzzling thing. It was thought the puzzle pouch was often used as a way to entertain others. Hand the pouch to someone and ask them to figure to how it…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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How to Register:

  • 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.