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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
+1-416-751-1911

Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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July 2019
Cdn $105.00

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Monarch Butterfly Motif

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your Class 1 skills to work while creating this stunning Mini Monarch Butterfly! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. You'll learn how to follow a drawing using a legend showing which supplies are used in specific areas. Use the finished motif as an applique on your own T-shirt or a brooch. Pattern, silk fabric, cotton threads, beads and sequins are included in the class fee,…

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Cdn $190.00

Bezel Setting Rounded Cabochons (2 days)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - July 21 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will create simple jewellery decorated with sterling silver settings to showcase a favourite cabochon. Students will be introduced to using a jewellers saw-frame, silver soldering, bezel setting, and metal polishing techniques. Students will use fine silver bezel wire to form a custom-shaped bezel for a cabochon of their choice. Cabochons should not be larger than 40mm in diameter, and should have no corners. This course is suitable for learning to set…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $66 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $31 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit; $28 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Byzantine Pendant and Earrings

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Make an exquisite, keepsake pendant while learning the classic Byzantine chain mail weave. Add matching earrings with Swarovski briolettes. Includes 16-18 metal mesh neck chain. Choose from 3 metals. Kit fees, payable to the instructor the day of the class: $66 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $31 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze Bracelet kit $28 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, jump rings, adjustable, metal mesh choker chain; earwires; and…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $67 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet; $39 plus HST for Jeweller's Bronze and Silver Filled Bracelet; $37 plus HST for Black and Silver Filled kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fire Wyrm Bracelet

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: I love wearing this bangle-like bracelet, and it attracts love and admiration wherever it travels. It is a variation of the Full Persian weave, and is named after a mythical creature connected to battles, dragons and fire. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: $67 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $39 plus HST for Jewellers Bronze & Silver Filled Bracelet kit $37 plus HST for Black & Silver Filled Bracelet kit The…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

July 24 @ 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

July 25 @ 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.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Finishing Touches

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You love seed beading! Right-angle weave, spiral rope, loom work, St. Petersburg chain, peyote - you name it, you're doing it! Problem is - you're not sure how to attach a clasp or which kind of a clasp will work best. Bring your ready-to-finish projects to this technique-based class with Pamela Kearns and, together, we'll troubleshoot finishing options (there is always more than one way to finish a project) and what style of clasp will work for the…

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Cdn $137.50

Flush Set Pebble Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Stacking rings are all the rage! Complete a set of three for yourself with the centre ring set with faceted gemstone using the flush/gypsy-set method. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Metalwork, stone setting, soldering Bring to class: 14ga round sterling wire, sufficient length for a ring Scrap sterling silver 3mm Faceted gemstone (synthetic stones are fine) Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes…

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Cdn $137.50

Spinner Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Make your very own personalized sterling silver spinner ring, also known as a meditation or worry ring. Learn how to give this ring some personality by flaring the edge, adding color or creating little torn decorations. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Metalwork including soldering, forging and texturing Bring to class: Sterling silver sheet in 18ga or 20ga sufficient length for a ring. You can trim to a…

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Free

Meet and Greet with Robyn Cornelius

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BeadFX

We are thrilled to have Robyn Cornelius join us again at BeadFX! Drop by and help us give Robyn a big welcome at our upcoming Meet and Greet: Friday, July 26 6:00 - 7:00pm Robyn will have a selection of jewellery for show and sale. All are welcome to this FREE event! Light refreshments will be served. It is not necessary to RSVP for this event.

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Cdn $275

Jeweled Connections with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Make an anticlastic necklace using basic silversmithing tools and learn how to attach your favorite gemstone beads using pin connections and a torch. Skill levels: All levels Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Anticlastic hammering techniques, soldering, pin connections, and patinas. Bring to class: Sterling silver sheet, 20ga; 1.5cm wide x 4.5" long Sterling silver round wire, 26ga, 10' in length Sterling silver tubing, 9mm diameter, 5mm in length 9" strand of…

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Cdn $275.00

Sand Cast Rings with visiting instructor Robyn Cornelius

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Robyn Cornelius

Course outline: Learn this low tech way to cast your very own solid rings without the use of big equipment. Learn how to cast shapes that would otherwise be hard to make in a home studio and embellish with a a set gemstone. In addition we will play with texture to create flat ring shanks to be formed into rings once cast. Skill level: All level Prerequisite: Some soldering and metalwork will be helpful but not required. Technique: Sand casting,…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

July 31 @ 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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August 2019
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 1 @ 1:00 am - 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 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Swirly Pendant and Earrings

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Make a beautiful reversible swirly wired pendant and earrings. This is a very easy project using a flat bead, half round and round wire to make a very organic pendant and earrings. You will learn how to finish your wire ends and patina your project. These make great gifts. A good class for those who don't like too much measuring and precision in their metal work. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Using half round wire and finer…

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Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day – store is closed

August 5

Store is closed for holiday observance. The store will re-open on Tuesday, August 6 at 11:00am. On-line ordering is always available!

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 7 @ 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

August 8 @ 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.

Pocketful-of-Posies Bracelet

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Discover how to create these delightful little components using brick stitch with Pamela Kearns! Newbies to brick stitch will love how quickly components work up. If you already know brick stitch, you'll discover the secret of starting on the outside of a bead. Either way, you'll have a substantial yet stylish bracelet. You'll also see how to create a matching pair of earrings! Written and illustrated instructions are included in the class fee as well as optional French…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Resin: A Mixed-up Media Approach

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Instructor Anne Marie Desaulniers will help fill your resin toolbox with a mixed melange of techniques that includes different colouring agents, collage, mixed media, wire and experiments with both paper and botanicals (dried leaves, feathers and flowers). Beyond the basics, but designed to appeal to all levels! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Experience with resin is an asset, but definitely not a requirement Technique: Adding botanicals, collage and mixed media techniques to resin. Bring to class: Enthusiasm, a…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 14 @ 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

August 15 @ 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 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This classy little pendant looks like an advanced level project - but it's not! If you can open and close a handful of jump rings you can easily make this necklace. Original design is by Scott Robertson of Simply Woven Rings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille and stringing Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also…

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Cdn $190.00

Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: While silver metal clay is a wonderful material to work with, on occasion it is simply easier to use traditional metal work techniques to achieve a design. This class will focus on how to combine wonderfully textured metal clay elements in traditional metalwork designs. No longer worry about calculating shrinkage rates in rings, or whether a bezel will shrink too much and no longer fit the stone intended for the design. Students will create textured metal clay components…

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

Coral Fringe Tassel – Seedbead Possibilities!

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: This project definitely makes a statement! Learn to make a spectacular, one-of-a-kind Coral Fringe Tassel, to add punch to your beaded creations! This tassel could be used (as I have) in a long, beaded necklace, or more simply as the focal on a purse, or fibre art piece. The majority of the class time will be focused on actually making the tassel, but there will still be time to gather supplies, then discuss how to make a finished…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 21 @ 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

August 22 @ 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.

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral rope is extremely versatile and variations are unlimited. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do the Dot Stitch version of Spiral rope while making yourself a bracelet. This fun stitch creates clusters that resemble miniature beaded beads. Bring a variety of shaped beads that you can use; there isn't a wrong combination of beads - the possibilities are endless! You will also see examples of how you can use the same stitch to…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons
Planet BeadFX

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

Chainmaille Boot Camp

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a comprehensive full-day class to get grounded in chainmaille basics. In addition to basic chainmaille information you will learn how to make key chainmaille weaves that represent three of the main families of weaves: Japanese, European, and Spiral. Note: In addition to the kit fee of $20 (see details below), you will also need to purchase a kit of your choice for a project. Part 1: We will talk about tools; wire and jump…

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Cdn $150.00

Bead Making in Art Clay Silver

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons

Course outline: Are you ready to move beyond the basics of creating flat pieces? Do you crave putting some dimension into your work? If you want to take your silver clay practice to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Take a dive into creating constructed pieces made entirely from Art Clay Silver. We will explore hollow forms and how to build dimensional pieces. Jenn will show you a variety of ways she uses forms for shaping the…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

August 28 @ 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

August 29 @ 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: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Four Winds Chainmaille Bracelet and Earrings

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Four Winds is a charming knot-like weave with a Celtic flavour. Its a little tricky to get your head around - definitely intermediate level - but worth the effort. Using two colours makes learning easier, and as a bonus you get a reversible pattern. Matching earrings are included. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Good basic chainmaille skills, plus a little patience Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please…

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September 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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Free

Back to Class Open House

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BeadFX

Hammer, stitch, saw, weave, bend, torch, knot, punch, fold, wrap - it sounds like something out of an action movie! The action is really happening at our Fall class line-up and the wonderful projects that you'll be enjoying with our imaginative and enthusiastic instructors. Preview the action at our upcoming Back to Class Open House! Saturday, September 7 11:00am - 3:00pm Join us and see many of the projects scheduled for the Fall and meet the instructors who are teaching…

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

Jewellery Making 101

September 12 @ 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 $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 - Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

September 14 @ 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

September 14 @ 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 $60.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Crazy about Carrier Beads

September 15 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You've seen those delightful beaded beads - strips of peyote wrapped around two-hole Carrier beads. Beaded Carrier beads are then used to create bracelet and necklaces. There are lots of patterns already out there that are available for you to do. BUT - there is still more that can be done with peyote and Carrier Beads! This class with Pamela Kearns will stretch your basic peyote skills to include other ideas - including adding texture with 'stitch in…

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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

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

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two. The focus will be on large, shank type buttons, but smaller, and flatter buttons could be used as well. Frame them, dress up something special, or use them as closures for a favourite bead weaving piece! Definitely not machine washable, but you can buy special pins, to make them removable (for clothing purposes). A special way to…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $7, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Ring Workshop

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: Have you ever heard of a Metalsmith and thought what in the world is that? Well here's your chance to take a complete beginner class and live in a day of a craftsman/woman. You will get to work in our fully equipped studio to create your very own ring with expert guidance from Darija Radic. We start off with your choice of metal; silver, copper or brass, then you get to put a personal message on the inside…

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Cdn $40.00

Chainmaille UFO Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Bring me your Un-Finished Objects, your poor lost chainmaille projects yearning to be finished! This workshop with Gillian Clarke will give you personalized help for any chainmaille project that you need help with, and a supportive place to get stalled projects moving again. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: None - just an unfinished project you need help with. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: All the materials with instructions from your unfinished project(s). Bring your own tools if you…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $59 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $30 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit; $26 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Are you looking for something feminine? Lacy? This is it! Short lengths of an openwork weave are connected to small, hammered links and combined into a most delightful bracelet. Choose from 3 metals; please choose your kit at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, hammered connector rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9"…

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Cdn $105.00

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will make simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents. The class will focus on simple tricks for making rings with sterling silver wire, and will go over the basics of stone setting using pre-formed fine silver bezels. The class will go over texturing and finishing techniques such as how to achieve a high polish, hammer texture, or satin finish to the ring. This is an excellent course…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $85 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $35 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Orc Weave Bracelet

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction - but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear. I have a solution to the challenge of building and controlling each unit as you link them together. Two metals are available; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes…

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Cdn $82.50 +Kit fee: $13, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hammered Texture Dangle Earrings

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 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, design and create your own dangle earrings! Let your creativity shine by customizing your earrings with your own shapes and cut-out designs. Choose a finishing technique (e.g., polished, brushed, textured), and take home your one-of-a-kind handcrafted dangle earrings. Your earrings will feature a mixed-metals look, combining copper and/or brass with sterling silver, and will…

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Cdn $49.00 +Kit fee: $5 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Traditional Pearl Knotting

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls, stones and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class:…

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

Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll create a beautiful bracelet using the new 2-hole Ginko beads plus seed beads and demi beads. Reminiscent of a garden trellis, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear. Skill level: This class is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread is helpful. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Two tubes of Ginko beads One tube of size 8/0 Toho Demi beads One…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

T-Fold Cuff

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to making a T- fold in sheet metal. In this beginner-level class, you will learn how to size a cuff (approximately 1" wide) and make the T-fold (a style of foldforming), forging your metal into shape. You will learn to apply heat with a torch so the folds can be opened. You will trim, file and buff the pieces. You will form the metal into a cuff. Once completed, you…

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

Moorish Rose Chainmaille Pendant

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Moorish Rose is the chainmaille weave most likely to make your brain melt. Interlocking Mobius spirals of rings make a dreamy, swirly and very confusing weave. Not for the faint of heart! However if you do want to tackle it, this class with Gillian Clarke is a great place to start. We will make a pendant from a single hexagonal unit with six swirls surrounding a central Mobius core. This will teach you the basic skills you need…

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

Working with cement and making your own molds

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Discover the versatility of cement for jewellery! In this class with Ann Shewan you will focus on making your own molds to be used with cement. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials to use to add colour, curing times and finishing your pendants. The kit fee will include…

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October 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

October 3 @ 6:00 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 $65.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay Pendant

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barbara Colautti

Course outline: Learn how to work with polymer clay with artist Barbara Colautti. Students will choose colours, shapes, and styles of their pendant and, at the end of the class, will have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Using textures, powders, paints, rub-ons, molds, and cutters, we'll explore what can be done for an individual effect. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: None, although a familiarity with clay would be helpful. Technique:…

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

Peyote Boot Camp: Chevrons (Pierced Arrow Peyote)

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: This intriguing flat peyote technique creates chevrons that can be as intricately decorated as you wish or left as simple colour blocks. Edge variations include a jagged edge similar to arrows or a smooth edge that creates a band. As with other boot camps, this is an technique-based class that will take you through the steps to create a piece of beadwork and how to create a self-toggle finish or with snaps. You will learn on larger beads…

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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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November 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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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 $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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December 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.