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Coral Fringe Tassel – rescheduled to May 23

April 5 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

This class has been rescheduled to May 23. To go to the new class page for information and on-line registration, click here. 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…

Happy Hour Torching (2020)

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 21, 2020

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…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Pearl Knotted Necklace

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Join Rae Huggins-Bowen and discover the ancient art of pearl knotting using pearls to create an elegant necklace that can be worn at the end of the class. I will demonstrate this technique with tweezers, an awl and pearl knotting pliers. Reaming with two different types of bead reamers will also be demonstrated. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl knotting Bring to class: Approx. 50 7x10mm Oval Pearls or 1 strand or 10x11mm Potato Pearls #6…

Good Friday – Store is Closed

April 10

The store is closed today in observance of Good Friday. BeadFX will re-open on Saturday, April 11 at 9:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

Tassel Mania – rescheduled to Saturday, June 6

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This class has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 6. To go to the new class page for information and on-line registration, click here. Course outline: Tassels look great one their own or in sets of three or more. This fun and easy project features a large tassel fashioned from deer hide and repurposed fur which is embellished with glass beads using tubular peyote. The tassel can be used as a decorative feature on a favourite bag or as a zipper…

Hot Connections: Spinner Ring

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: Take your soldering and metalworking skills up a notch! Starting with a strip of sterling silver sheet, we will design a wide band ring that is flared at the edges to contain a moving wire ring. At each stage of this project we will explore the technical skills required for the successful completion of this ring. Skill level: Advanced beginner Prerequisite: Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering. Technique: Working with sterling silver sheet; cutting, texturing, forming, fitting, soldering…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Cubic Right-Angle Weave Bracelet

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. The class project will be a bracelet using 4mm fire-polish beads. It is your choice if you create the bracelet all in one colour (as shown) or change it up to use more colours…

Round & Round We Go

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore round weaves. We’ll learn about Roundmaille, Inverted Round, Captive Round, Turkish Round, and Druid Rope. **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 Faux Gold Inverted Round Zipper Pull. Quality workmanship will be demonstrated…

Swarovski Trillion Pendant

April 19 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: So, you've learned to make a peyote triangle (or two) and may have joined them to create a bracelet, bail or a kaleidoicycle, but there's more you can do! Discover how to use triangular peyote to create a bezel for sparkling triangular Swarovski rivoli! You'll learn how to start with a hole in the centre and expand and then decrease to capture the rivoli. You'll again expand your triangle before finally closing it up to finish your statement…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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…

Japanese Chainmaille Fidget Balls

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: This intriguing object can be an ornament or a stress-relieving fidget toy. The chainmaille rings capture a glass marble (or something else that size…) in the centre. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills required. We will be using heavy-gauge aluminum rings so some hand strength is required. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own pair of flat nosed pliers please bring them, but tools will also be available in class. Of special note: the…

Checkerboard Pendant

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Imagine combining weaving and metalwork - all in one statement piece! In this class with Liz Kennedy, you'll weave soft thin copper strips into a checkerboard pattern. You then use rivets, a cold-connection method, to join the weaving to a sheet metal base. The base will then be textured and a patina applied, if desired, to bring up the surface treatment. The design shown is only one interpretation - you can design your piece as desired. Instead of…

Chevron Along (bracelet)

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructor’s signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come, first served). Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some experience working…

Intro to Metal Clay

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course outline: If you’ve ever been curious about the wonderful world of Metal Clay, this is the introductory class will give you all the basics…and then some! Join Liz Reynolds to learn how to form and texture this malleable metal which, once fired, becomes a solid piece of bronze, or copper, or silver. Metal Clay takes texture wonderfully and we will experiment with a wide range of texturing methods. We will also explore some of the latest fun and functional…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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  • 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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