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Virtual Class: Mulberry Clusters Kumihimo Necklace

September 22 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Join Gillian Clarke and discover how to combine beads and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding). Juicy clusters of beads adorn this braided necklace, which is much easier to make than it looks - there is very little counting required! Choose your colours to evoke your favourite seasonal berries, or go bright and abstract, or monochrome and elegant. This class is in two sessions. The first class (two hours) is to set up the disk, string the beads and start braiding.…

Virtual Session: Afternoon Bead Tea

September 23 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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 - via your computer! Pamela Kearns will be in the available 1:30 - 3:30pm every Wednesday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. Registering in advance for this…

In-Studio Class: Introduction to Art Clay Silver

September 24 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Course outline: This one-day workshop with instructor Jenn Jevons is a primer on all of the basics of the incredible medium of Art Clay Silver. Learn about the different forms of silver clay, proper handling and storing technique as well as cutting, sanding, polishing and finishing. You will complete two projects; a stamped charm, and textured pendant. Your projects will be kiln fired, and torch firing will be demonstrated. By the end of the day, you will have a working…

Virtual Class: Japanese Rosettes Necklace

September 24 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Join Gillian Clarke to create this is a classic and elegant necklace that drapes beautifully and won’t take forever to finish! You can chose to add more rows to make a large statement piece or reduce it to a minimalist triangle. Only basic chainmaille skills are required (plus a few tricks for tangle-free assembly). While you are welcome to watch along with the instructor, this is intended to be an interactive class. You are encouraged to create the…

Virtual Class: Double Diamond Deluxe with visiting instructor Diane Whiting

September 26 @ 9:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Double up on a modified Right Angle Weave with 288 gorgeous Swarovski Round crystals. This is a long lariat, with multiple styling possibilities. It works up faster than it looks and is fun to watch grow! Because it is made with round crystals, it is very comfortable to wear, even on bare skin. The class fee includes one kit in the colour of your choice (approximately $105 CAD value); please make your choice at the time of registration.…

In-Studio Class: Checkerboard Pendant

September 26 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

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…

Virtual Class: Rue Magique with visiting instructor Diane Whiting

September 26 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Course outline: A magical path of crystals and pearls! The name of this bracelet means “magical road,” and it will lead you on a journey full of sparkles and possibilities! You will use Diane’s PRAW Perfect tool for a quick and easy start, then strengthen and enhance your beading skills with this multiple-row cubic right-angle weave project. The class fee includes one kit in the colour of your choice and Diane's Perfect PRAW tool (4-sided start, only); please make your…

Virtual Class: Elfweave 1 Chainmaille Bracelet

September 28 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Elfweave is a beautiful chainmaille weave with one problem: it won’t stay flat when you wear it. Solution? Join Gillian Clarke to discover how to add some carefully placed stabilizing rings to make a well-behaved and very wearable bracelet. Note: you probably won’t finish the project in class, but you will master the technique. While you are welcome to watch along with the instructor, this is intended to be an interactive class. You are encouraged to create the…

Virtual Class: Jewellery Making 101 (2 sessions)

September 29 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to start with and which ones you might want later. You will be working with your own…

Virtual Session: Afternoon Bead Tea

September 30 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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 - via your computer! Pamela Kearns will be in the available 1:30 - 3:30pm every Wednesday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. Registering in advance for this…

Virtual Class: Weaving Outside the Lines: Embellished crystal bracelet (2 sessions)

October 1 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn advanced bead loom techniques by making a fringe-embellished bracelet with a button-hole closure and crystal accents. This project will cover how to manipulate warp threads to create button holes, and how to plan warp spacing for accent beads that are larger than the average seed bead. The project will also cover how to add the foundation for fringes and edging directly into weaving.This is an intermediate/advanced class, and students…

Virtual Class: Elfweave 2 Wide Sheet Chainmaille Bracelet

October 5 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Join Gillian Clarke to discover another way to stabilize that beautiful but balky chainmaille pattern, Elfweave. We will make two pieces and join them together to make the broader “sheet” weave that is known as Elfsheet. This is a stand-alone class, but you will find it goes quicker if you have taken my Elfweave 1 class, or can already make Elfweave.  Note: you probably won’t finish the project in class, but you will master the technique. A few…

Virtual Session: Afternoon Bead Tea

October 7 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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 - via your computer! Pamela Kearns will be in the available 1:30 - 3:30pm every Wednesday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. Registering in advance for this…

Virtual Class: Netted Zigzags Cuff

October 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Join designer Maria Rypan to create this staement beaded bracelet! The stunning pizzazz comes from the continuous zigzag running around the entire bracelet. A contrast zigzag is set in between contrast beads. Creating the zigzag pattern requires close attention to bead placement as motifs are quickly formed as you bead weave vertically up and down. The color changes keep you on your toes. Make it more interesting and current using 8/ seed beads with a novel melon bead…

Thanksgiving Day – Store is Closed

October 12

The store is closed today in observance of Thanksgiving Day. BeadFX will re-open on Tuesday, October 13  at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

Virtual Class: Tapestry Sampler Bracelet (2 sessions)

October 13 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: A bead loom is not just for beads! The Jewel Loom is an excellent way to create small tapestry weavings that can be used for bracelets, bookmarks and other small projects. This introductory class with Pamela Kearns will teach you how to warp your loom and create a weft-facing tapestry using a couple of weaves. You'll also learn how to add size 8/0 beads. The instructor will have samples using other materials, such as fine yarn and wire…

Virtual Session: Afternoon Bead Tea

October 14 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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 - via your computer! Pamela Kearns will be in the available 1:30 - 3:30pm every Wednesday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. Registering in advance for this…

Virtual Class: Arkham Weave Chainmaille – with and without beads (2 sessions)

October 15 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Course outline: Arkham is an intriguing lesser-known weave. It is related to Viperscale and has a similar look, but is easier to make. It looks particularly nice with an edging of beads. This class with Gillian Clarke is in two sessions. In the first class (two hours) we will learn the weave using two colours of rings to create a bracelet. The second class (one hour) is to learn how to add beads, and to try it in a single…

Virtual Class: Intro to Metal Clay (2 sessions)

October 16 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

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…

Virtual Session: Afternoon Bead Tea

October 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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 - via your computer! Pamela Kearns will be in the available 1:30 - 3:30pm every Wednesday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. Registering in advance for this…

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How to Register:

  • You may register for all classes and open sessions either on-line, in-person at the store, or by calling the store at (416) 751-1911
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration
  • Materials for Virtual classes are the responsibility of the student, unless otherwise indicated in the class description.
  • For some metalwork, mixed media and lampwork classes, 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:

  • Virtual classes: Cancellations and refunds will not be permitted once instructions, materials and electronic links to the classes have been emailed to students. Only registered students will be permitted to take virtual classes.
  • In-Studio classes: If you need to cancel an in-studio class, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. If you come to the class unwell (sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) you will be asked to leave and a refund will NOT be provided.
  • 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.