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Gillian Clarke

gillian-clarke-picture-300wGillian retired early from an unsatisfying corporate job and is now exercising her creative side and dying her hair odd colours. She is a self-taught chainmailler who loves to share her obsession.

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Upcoming Events

March 2020
Cdn $30.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Half Byzantine necklace with Heart

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This elegant necklace is easy enough for complete beginners! More experienced chainmaillers can add a challenge by using stainless steel jump rings and/or making an entire bracelet or necklace from this very pretty weave. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Bring your own flat-nose pliers if you have them (two pairs are required). Tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special note: the class patterns and…

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April 2020
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

JPL-5 Chainmaille Bracelet (now including the start!)

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This is an interesting intermediate-level chain weave from the Jens Pind Linkage (JPL) family. It looks complicated but we will make it simple! If you did this class before using a starter piece you can now learn how to start the weave from scratch! Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Japanese Chainmaille Fidget Balls

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

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…

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May 2020
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: Beginner can purchase an optional starter kit for $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Peyote stitch Finger Rings

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This class with Gillian Clarke is for anyone who wants to play around with peyote stitch – from complete beginners to experienced beaders. Rings are quick to make and a great way to try out new things: even- and odd-count peyote, working from a pattern, Cellini-style 3D effects. The class will be tailored to your experience level. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Peyote stitch beadweaving Bring to class: Supplies can be purchased in the store before…

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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.