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Make Your Own Pin

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $2, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Pins are fun! So let’s design and make our very own. We will begin with creating or choosing a design (suited to your comfort level) about 1″ x 1″ size, get it on paper and glue it to a piece of metal (of your choice). Next you will cut the design out using a jeweller’s saw and shape it with small jeweller’s files along with the flexshaft. You will sand the piece, prep it for polishing, polish it and touch it up with the flexshaft. After this we will solder on the pin backing – pickle it, wash it, clean it, dry it, polish it (wash it again!) and see if the design calls for oxidizing the metal. Finally we will give it a final polish and there you go – your very own one-of-a-kind pin!

Lets see what we can come up with whether it be a cat, a fruit, abstract – who knows!

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Designing! Texturing metal, intricate small hand file work, refining jeweller’s saw technique, sweat soldering, new flexshaft techniques, polishing, oxidizing metals.

Bring to class:

  • Your choice of metal sheet, 18ga (or thereabouts)
  • You may choose to bring your own metalwork tools (please identify them your initials) or use the studio tools
  • Magnification if required
  • Paper, pencil, etc.

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.



October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cdn $60.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Darija Radic


Kit Fee:
$2, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Tie tack blank

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.