What will you do with your extra 24 hours?

2020 is a Leap Year! As you may know, Julius Caesar created the concept of leap year and was further refined by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 when he created the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Incidentally, it was not an easy change and riots broke out; check out more information on this bit of history here.

Whatever the history, you can use your extra 24 hours as you wish. Of course, we hope you’ll join us for a class! Our late-February classes a variety of techniques including seed beading, drilling stones (yes, another class has been added!), soldering, felting, metalwork, and metal clay.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled February 21 – 29:

Saturday, February 22

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Taking it inside a Bowl
Pamela Kearns
10:00am – 1:00pm
Explore the art of this ancient style of bead mosaic!

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am – 4:30pm
Learning to solder sterling silver is your gateway into the world of fine metalwork!

Sunday, February 23

Turtle Tab Setting a Cabochon or Flat Back Crystal or Flat Bead
Liz Kennedy
12:00 – 3:00pm
Delve into metalwork and learn how to set your favourite flat bead without heat while learning how to add texture and patina to sheet metal for a one-of-a-kind pendant!

Monday, February 24

Happy Hour Torching
Carol Cooper
5:00 -9:00pm
This is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects with like-minded friends!

Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, February 26

FREE Open Bead Night
Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself the gift of time to work on your beading and chainmaille projects over coffee and conversation!

Thursday, February 27

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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Add a time-honoured technique to your beading repertoire while creating a loomed bracelet!

Pebble Beach Jewellery
Ann Shewan
5:30 – 8:30pm
Learn how to drill different beach pebbles and turn them into earrings, bracelets, and necklaces!

Saturday, February 29 – Leap Day!

Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)
Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to combine silver metal clay and traditional metalsmithing techniques! Class continues Sunday, March 1, 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches
Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Learn how to blend bead embroidery, traditional embroidery stitches and needle felting to create a fantasy landscape!

Click on the links for additional information. Check-out what is coming up on the March class calendar!

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