Cool off Creatively during the Dog Days of Summer

We’re in the midst of the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ – traditionally the hottest part of the season. The origin of the saying doesn’t actually refer to our canine friends but to the placement of the Sun in the in the canine constellation of Sirius. Your trivial tidbit for the day!

The air conditioning has been working at full speed at BeadFX as we’ve had a couple of scorching heat waves in Toronto. The comfort adds a benefit to taking a class! Our mid to late-August classes feature new classes as well as encore projects – just in case they didn’t fit in your schedule before now. Definitely check out Christine Woollacott‘s class that combines metalwork and metal clay techniques. Marilyn Gardiner‘s new boot camp will introduce you to the world of chainmaille and help you gain experience as you progress in your maille adventures. Gillian Clark has a new chainmaille weave that combine colours of rings into fanciful designs. Pamela Kearns, Anne Marie Desaulniers and Jenn Jevons also have classes you won’t want to miss.


Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled August 15 – 31:


Thursday, August 15

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to work on your projects!


Easy Slider Chaimaille Pendant
Instructor:
Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 8:00pm
This project is an excellent way to start a passion for chainmaille!


Saturday, August 17

NEW Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)
Instructor:
Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Yes, fine silver metal clay can be soldered to create more design possibilities – discover how!


Coral Fringe Tassel – Seedbead Possibilities!
Instructor:
Anne Marie Desaulniers
12:00 – 4:00pm
Learn to make a spectacular, one-of-a-kind beaded tassel, to add punch to your beaded creations!


Monday, August 19

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Practise your skills or work on your lampwork projects in the company of others!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, August 21

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Enjoy coffee and conversation as your work on your projects!


Thursday, August 22

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 8:00pm
This fun variation of spiral rope creates clusters that resemble miniature beaded beads!


Planet BeadFX

Saturday, August 24

Introduction to Art Clay Silver
Instructor:
Jenn Jevons
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore the versatility of this malleable medium that, when fired, becomes fine silver metal!


NEW Chainmaille Boot Camp
Instructor:
Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm
Join Marilyn for a comprehensive full-day class to get grounded in chainmaille basics and learn how to make key chainmaille weaves!


Sunday, August 25

Bead Making in Art Clay Silver
Instructor:
Jenn Jevons
9:00am – 5:00pm
Move beyond the basics of creating flat pieces and put some dimension into your work by learning how to build hollow beads!


Monday, August 26

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Lampwork with like-minded friends as you work on your glass beads!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, August 28

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Get started on your fall jewellery wardrobe with inspiration from others!


Thursday, August 29

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Enjoy cool comfort and catch up on our beading and chainmaille projects!


NEW Four Winds Chainmaille Bracelet and Earrings
Instructor:
Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn how to create this charming knot-like weave with a Celtic flavour!

Click on the class/session title to see complete information including applicable fees. You can see all of the month’s activities by going to the August class calendar.

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