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All About Circles

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore circle components. We’ll learn about Celtic Stars, Mobius Balls, Byzantine Circles, and Japanese Flowers.

Why are circles so hot? Because they’re 360 degrees. (Math Joke)

**Prior to class, students should download and review four documents with basic information about chainmaille:  https://marilyngardiner.com/support/student-resources/?v=3e8d115eb4b3

Part 1: We will discuss questions you may have about Tools, Wire & Jump Rings, and Lighting and Magnification.

Part 2: You will start by making a Copper and Black Celtic Star Pendant. Quality workmanship will be demonstrated and encouraged. Next, you’ll make a Faux Gold Japanese 12-in-2 Flower Pendant.

As we make these pendants we will examine jewellery samples and photos to see a variety of ways these weaves can be used to make jewellery. We will also look at the structure of Mobius Balls, the Chrysanthemum, and Byzantine Circles and their use as jewellery components.

Part 3: To finish the day, you will choose from a selection of project kits that use these components and then start work on your project. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your work following the class — via my private FaceBook student group.

Kit options for your main project:

  • Celtic Star Kits: There are 11 different Earring, Pendant, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring Celtic Stars. They range in price from $14.99 to $98.99 and use a variety of different metals.
  • Japanese 12-in-2 Kits: There are 6 different Earring, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring the Japanese 12-in2 weave. They range in price from $13.99 to $83.99 and use a variety of different metals.
  • Mobius Kits: There are 8 different Earring, Zipper Pull, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring the Mobius component. They range in price from $14.50 to $179.99 and use a variety of different metals.
  • Chrysanthemum Kits: There are 2 different bracelet kits featuring the Chrysanthemum component. They are $37.99 and $81.99 for Jeweller’s Bronze or Silver Filled.
  • Byzantine Circle Kits: There are 6 different Earring and Earring/Pendant kits featuring the Byzantine Circle component. They range in price from $19.99 to $65.99 and use a variety of different metals.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: You have completed at least one previous chainmail project.

Technique: Chainmaille

Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Tools designed for chainmail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.

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Date:
February 15
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Cdn $70.00
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Location

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

Instructor

Marilyn Gardiner

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Kit Fee:
$20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus the cost of the main project kit of your choice.
Kit Includes:
Instructions, jump rings and any beads or findings to complete the Celtic Star Pendant and the Japanese 12-in-2 Flower Pendant. Kit options for your main product: Celtic Star Kits: There are 11 different Earring, Pendant, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring Celtic Stars. They range in price from $14.99 to $98.99 and use a variety of different metals. Japanese 12-in-2 Kits: There are 6 different Earring, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring the Japanese 12-in2 weave. They range in price from $13.99 to $83.99 and use a variety of different metals. Mobius Kits: There are 8 different Earring, Zipper Pull, Bracelet, and Necklace kits featuring the Mobius component. They range in price from $14.50 to $179.99 and use a variety of different metals. Chrysanthemum Kits: There are 2 different bracelet kits featuring the Chrysanthemum component. They are $37.99 and $81.99 for Jeweller’s Bronze or Silver Filled. Byzantine Circle Kits: There are 6 different Earring and Earring/Pendant kits featuring the Byzantine Circle component. They range in price from $19.99 to $65.99 and use a variety of different metals.

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.