Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits - and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may…Find out more »
Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size 11 delica beads. Along the way, you'll learn how to read peyote patterns. The class…Find out more »
Course outline: Tubular chenille creates a beautiful netted rope that is perfect for bracelet or rope necklaces. Even better - use different beads to create a variety of effects. Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this easy rope and see how different beads provide different looks. The class project will be a bracelet, but you can simply add length to your beading to create a rope necklace. Taking Nancy Cain's St. Lucia class? Knowing this stitch is a…Find out more »
Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote! Intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size 11 delica beads. You will learn the three ways of making the odd-turn and what the pros and cons are of each method. The class…Find out more »
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. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Course outline: 'Change the beads - change the look!'. This is especially true when doing flat Cellini. Done in standard even or odd-count peyote, the introduction of various sizes of Delica and seed beads will add texture and movement to your jewellery. Depending on where you add larger beads, the overall shape of the beading will create bumps, height and changes in the width of your beading. What's the secret? Tension! Join Pamela Kearns and learn about three ways to…Find out more »
Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and take your peyote skills to the next level with this statement bracelet. Based on peyote chevrons, as the bracelet is worn, the chevron centres rise up to resemble scales. The triangular tips are finished with Pip beads (or drops) adding to the dimensional quality of the design. This class will be kept to 6 students maximum to allow maximum personal attention. Students may use either size 11/0 or size 10/0 Delica beads (the size…Find out more »
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.