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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
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Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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January 2020
Cdn $65.00 - Cdn $75.00

Easy Custom Findings

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Under the guidance of metalworker Christine Woollacott, you will learn the basics of using a jewellers butane torch to create custom ball-head pins. Students will also learn how to make their own custom jumprings using a jeweller's sawframe, and how to solder and fuse jumprings closed. Lastly, students will learn the basics of how to create a beautiful custom toggle clasp from sheet metal and wire. Special offer: take both of Christine's classes on Sunday, January 26 and…

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Free - Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Triangular Peyote Bails

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you have a favourite stone donut or pendant with a large centre hole but don't know how to hang it from a necklace? Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to create a bail using two beaded triangles! We'll first learn (or review) how to make triangles using larger beads and how to join them along one side and at the point inside the centre of the stone donut or crystal. Then, we'll jump in and create our…

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Cdn $65.00 - Cdn $75.00

Easy Half-Drilled Accents and Patterned Metal

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: This beginner course with Christine Woollacott will cover how to create a simple post setting to decorate a piece with half-drilled pearls or crystals. Students will have an option of decorating a toggle clasp (made in the Easy Custom Findings class on the same day), or creating a new simple project of custom stud earrings or textured rosette pendant. Half-drilled pearls and half-drilled Swarovski drops will be available for purchase from the instructor of the day of the…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2020)

January 27 @ 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

Carol Cooper

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…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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February 2020
Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $18, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions if you get stuck. Trivets, mesh firing trays, grinding tools…

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Creating Canes with Polymer Clay

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Barbara Colautti

Course outline: This class is about canes. We'll make leaves of different shapes and colours, simple flowers, and explore colour relationships. What works together, what should be kept apart. It's an intermediate class but a keen beginner should be able to keep pace; there's no pressure. Each student will work at her own comfort level. When time permits, we'll fashion the canes into beautiful beads and pendants. They can also be used to cover boxes, make book covers, decorate all…

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Cdn $130.00

Leaves, Tendrils & Granulation in Metal Clay

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: Join Liz Reynolds and explore using templates and textures to create both realistic, decorative or symbolic leaf shapes in the creation of earrings, pendants, etc. Techniques include the creation and application of tendrils, granulations and framing. Also covered in this class are the properties of metal clay, texturing, application of decorative elements, sealing techniques and various bail constructions. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Creation of various leaf shapes, textures and decorative applications, using silver and base metal…

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Cdn $30.00

Lampwork: Just a Taste! (Bloom Experience)

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BeadFX

Do you love the look of beautiful glass beads and have wondered how they’re made? Wonder no more! This 2-hour experience is perfect for Bloomers who love artisan beads and would like to experience first-hand what goes into making them. Bloomers will be working with molten glass and an open flame to make a few beads. Beads require a 24-hour cooling in a kiln and will be mailed to you. Note: Although hosted at BeadFX, this is a Bloom Experience…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Cdn $105.00 - Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Cardinal or Blue Jay motif

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Cardinal (adjust your colours to make a statement Blue Jay)! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. Use the finished motif as an applique or as a pin. All materials for the projects, including the use of the instructor's tambour needles during class, is included in the class fee. Note: if you already have taken the class…

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Free - Cdn $130.00 +Kit fee: $55, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Walking the Red Road Beaded Bag

February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 9 @ 4:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: Raised or embossed beading techniques are considered to be a Haudenosaunee invention. The bead artists from Six Nations communities produced wonderfully beaded bags and related household items for sale to the non-indigenous Victorian population. This class focuses on the raised beading tradition and explores how to create texture and contrast through the use of 10/0 and 11/0 seed beads. This small functional pouch will make a one-of-a-kind addition to any bead work collection. I invite you to be…

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Cdn $100.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Metalsmith Essentials: Introduction to the Hydraulic Press

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Using a hydraulic press will expand the options for your jewellery design. In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will cover hydraulic press guidelines and basic operations. We will explore the use of a small (8 ton) hydraulic press for cutting out shapes in metal (allowing you to produce multiple pieces quickly). Also, using copper and brass wire, we will emboss patterns in some of these shapes, adding dimension to your work. Many different pancake dies will…

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Free - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pebble Beach Jewellery

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Have you ever collected pebbles from the beach and then wondered what you could do with them? Join Ann Shewan to learn how to drill different beach pebbles and then turn them into earrings, bracelets or necklaces. Once Ann has demonstrated how to drill the different stones you will be given stones to practice with When you feel comfortable using the rotary tool you can select pebbles from Ann's vast collection and start creating your own unique pieces.…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Spiral Rope – With an Edge!

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral Rope is an extremely versatile stitch that is easy to customize, yet strong enough to hold pendants with some weight. Join Pamela Kearns to discover how to do the basic stitch - and then how to create a consistent edge of decorative beads to enhance your project. Students will create a piece of beading that can be used, in conjunction with chain, to create a necklace or simply add clasp to to create a bracelet. The instructor…

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Cdn $105.00

A Touch of Gold: Keum-boo

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the Korean decorative metal technique of Keum-boo. Students will learn how to fuse high karat gold foil to fine silver plate using pressure and low heat. Once the metals have been fused together, a rolling mill texture or patina can be added to create simple charm pendants or earrings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Add high-karat gold foil accents to fine silver using the Korean technique of Keum-boo…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus the cost of the main project kit of your choice.

All About Circles

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore circle components. We’ll learn about Celtic Stars, Mobius Balls, Byzantine Circles, and Japanese Flowers. Why are circles so hot? Because they’re 360 degrees. (Math Joke) **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 Copper…

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Family Day – Store is Closed

February 17

The store is closed today in observance of Family Day. BeadFX will re-open on Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $60.00

Rolling pin pendants

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: Let’s explore the world of texture with the rolling mill. Join Darija Radic in this class to design your very own pendant, we will start by annealing our metal and then experimenting with textures. We still sandwich your chosen metal with the texture material between two pieces of brass and we will roll it through the rolling mill to imprint the texture onto the surface. After this we will be choosing a design for your pendant, cut it…

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Cdn $43.75 +Kit fee: $15* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Taking it inside a Bowl

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique. Students will learn how to apply the mosaic inside a small wooden bowl that can used to hold rings or other small treasures. You'll see a variety of items that have been done using this style of mosaic beading and learn what works well - and what doesn't! Students…

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Cdn $75.00 +Kit fee: $40 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Learning to solder silver is your gateway into the world of fine metalwork. In this class with instructor Iris Rogers Melamed you will learn how to solder circles of heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking rings. We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Turtle Tab Setting a Cabochon or Flat Back Crystal or Flat Bead

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: Here is an opportunity to create a pendant for your favourite cabochon or flat stone bead! With guidance from Liz Kennedy, you'll set your cabochon in copper sheet or stainless sheet metal using tabs which have been cut using shears. Using various stamps, hammers and home-made stamps, you'll texture the metal, adding strength to your pendant. Finally, a self-bail will be made and you can choose to add a patina to emphasize the textural details. You'll create your…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $30.00 +Kit fee: Optional: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the session

Open Metal Studio: Drilling Stones

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: You’ve taken the drilling stones workshop, but don’t have a drill at home, or stones.  Come out on; Ann will have rotary tools that you can use or use the studio tools. Bring your own beach stones or rummage through Ann’s for a small fee. Note: this is not a class; you must have taken the Pebble Beach Jewellery class to attend. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Pebble Beach Jewellery class Technique: Drilling stones Bring to class: Hand-held…

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Cdn $190.00

Best of Both – Silver metal clay textures and soldered construction (2 days)

February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:30 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: While silver metal clay is a wonderful material to work with, on occasion it is simply easier to use traditional metal work techniques to achieve a design. This class will focus on how to combine wonderfully textured metal clay elements in traditional metalwork designs. No longer worry about calculating shrinkage rates in rings, or whether a bezel will shrink too much and no longer fit the stone intended for the design. Students will create textured metal clay components…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: As featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery, Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you turn a little time into the fantasy landscape of your choice. We will be exploring needle felting, hand, and bead embroidery in this tasty little class. Working in this smaller format, takes a lot of the actual work out of making the project. Create your own magical little world, in a few short hours. You should be able to complete your…

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March 2020
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Resin: A Mixed-up Media Approach

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Instructor Anne Marie Desaulniers will help fill your resin toolbox with a mixed melange of techniques that includes different colouring agents, collage, mixed media, wire and experiments with both paper and botanicals (dried leaves, feathers and flowers). Beyond the basics, but designed to appeal to all levels! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Experience with resin is an asset, but definitely not a requirement Technique: Adding botanicals, collage and mixed media techniques to resin. Bring to class: Enthusiasm, a…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $50.00 - Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even-Count Peyote

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus a kit of your choice for the main project.

Naughty Knots

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore knot components. We’ll learn about the Love Knot, Triple Knot, Byzantine Knot, Chinese Knot (aka Pheasible), and Cloud Cover/Four Winds. Note: a kit is required; see details below. For your enlightenment, Google “Naughty Knots”, and then check it out on Pinterest! **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…

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Cdn $43.75 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tubular Chenille Stitch Bracelet

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative With Cement – Make Your Own Molds

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will be working with cement found in your local hardware store and a sculpting cement. The first part of the class will focus on making your own molds. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials that can be used to add colour,…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deb Muss

Course outline: This one day class is for the beginner who is interested in learning how to make lampworked beads. Join instructor Deborah Muss in this 6 hour class that will introduce you to the tools & equipment in the studio. This will allow you time to learn & practice numerous techniques; become comfortable with lighting a torch; and placing beads into the kiln. All glass is included in class fee. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which…

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Cdn $70.00

Bead Crochet Patterned Rope

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn how to create a beaded rope using single stitch bead crochet. Single stitch bead crochet can be increased to diameters of more than 12 beads, and therefore it offers a high degree of pattern and design possibility. In this class, students will string beads and begin creating a patterned rope bracelet. Starting and finishing a project will be discussed, though a bracelet may not necessarily be completed within the…

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Cdn $180.00

Spool & Barrel Beads (2 days)

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: Discover and explore the versatility of metal clay! This class with Liz Reynolds explores the creation of overlapping and butt-joined, hollow barrels and tubes. Various end treatments will be created – open, flat and convex. Textures and various surface treatments will be applied to the tubes. Also covered in this class are the properties of metal clay, sealing techniques and various bail constructions. This class takes place Saturday, March 14, 12:00 - 6:00pm; and Sunday, March 15, 12:00…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $50.00 - Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Cdn $175.00

Bellissima with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Cain

Course outline: Bellissima means beautiful in Italian. It is the feminine form of the adjective bella meaning beautiful, but when you add -issima to the end of an adjective in Italian, it intensifies the meaning. My muse for this project was to make something that was elegant and sophisticated with a large Swarovski stone for visual impact and specific beads for textural effect. The 25x18mm center jewel is made with an open bezel so the color flashes out the sides of the beadwork.…

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Cdn $175.00

Feathers with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Cain

Course outline: “Hope” is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops - at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. -- Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886 Native Americans have a deep connection to feathers. When a feather falls to earth, they believe it carries all of the energy of its…

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Cdn $175.00

St. Lucia with visiting instructor Nancy Cain

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nancy Cain

Course outline: In Italian the meaning of the name Lucia is: Graceful Light. It comes from the Latin word Lux (Light). Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. For many, many years Lucia has brought faith, hope, and a reason to believe in good things to come. “The night treads heavily around yards and dwellings In places unreached by sun, the shadows brood Into our dark house…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Li’l Cleo Bracelet

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This bracelet was inspired by bead weaving techniques, but instead it’s made with wire. I wanted the look of bead weaving without the needle and threat. Learn how to use wire and chain in a unique way to create this eye-catching beaded cuff bracelet.  Once you learn the basic concept and pattern you will be amazed at its simplicity. You will choose your own colour scheme and beads for this bracelet. Once you’ve made one though, be prepared…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

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…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

T-Fold Cuff

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to making a T- fold in sheet metal. In this beginner-level class, you will learn how to size a cuff (approximately 1" wide) and make the T-fold (a style of foldforming), forging your metal into shape. You will learn to apply heat with a torch so the folds can be opened. You will trim, file and buff the pieces. You will form the metal into a cuff. Once completed, you…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bodacious Beauties: Watercolour/Resin Cuff Bracelets (2 sessions)

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Do you love out-of-the-ordinary jewelry? Join Anne Marie Desaulniers in a class that uses non-traditional materials, to make fabulous mixed media jewelry! Combine watercolour paper, with both paints, and resin, to make a spectacular cuff bracelet.  Fun, colourful, and perfect for just about anyone, even those allergic to metal alloys. This is the start of a series, and won’t be the end of my exploration of the subject. In the first session we will focus on watercolour techniques,…

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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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Cdn $105.00

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will make simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents. The class will focus on simple tricks for making rings with sterling silver wire, and will go over the basics of stone setting using pre-formed fine silver bezels. The class will go over texturing and finishing techniques such as how to achieve a high polish, hammer texture, or satin finish to the ring. This is an excellent course…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $18, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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April 2020
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions if you get stuck. Trivets, mesh firing trays, grinding tools…

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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 $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative with Cement – Inclusions

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on the skills learned in Working with Cement and Making Your Own Mold class and move on to adding inclusions into your pieces. There will be gold foil, natural grape agate pebbles/nuggets, olivine green peridot crystal pebbles, beach pebbles, sand, shells, gears, and more. Once again you will piece that will be uniquely yours, the molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We…

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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!

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Cdn $75.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tassel Mania

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

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 pull and even a keychain. This is a fun easy paced workshop. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with hand sewing is an…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cubic Right-Angle Weave Bracelet

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

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…

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Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

April 18 @ 9:30 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Champleve is a style of enamelling that uses depressions in a metal backing to generate a colourful design. In this class led by Christine Woollacott, students will create original jewellery designs or components using fine silver metal clay and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: this is a two-day class and will take place Saturday, April 18, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, April 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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Cdn $66.25 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Swarovski Trillion Pendant

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

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…

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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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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Flat Cellini

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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Victoria Day – Store is Closed

May 18

The store is closed today in observance of Victoria Day. BeadFX will re-open on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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Cdn $180.00

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay (2 days)

May 23 @ 11:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: The strongest form in nature is the sphere and in this workshop you'll learn why, and how to make non-sphere forms just as strong. You'll learn how to construct an internal architecture that prevents hollow shapes from sagging. Included are two variations on constructing regular hollow forms (squares, rectangles, circles) as well as using irregular shapes, such as stones, to create asymmetrical hollow forms. In this class we will use Prometheus clay. On day 1 we will create…

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Cdn $66.25 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Dragonscale Peyote Bracelet

May 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

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…

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June 2020
Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

June 13 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Cloisonne is a style of enamelling that uses fine wires to create a design of glass and metal. The wires are used to form partitions - cloisons - that aid in colour shading and help to create the overall design. In this class, students will create original jewellery designs or components using copper or fine silver sheet metal, fine silver wire and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal!…

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July 2020

Canada Day – Store is Closed

July 1

The store is closed today in observance of Canada Day. BeadFX will re-open on Thursday, July 2 at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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August 2020

Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day – Store is Closed

August 3

The store is closed today in observance of Civic Holiday/Simcoe Day. BeadFX will re-open on Tuesday, August 4 at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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September 2020

Labour Day – Store is Closed

September 7

The store is closed today in observance of Labour Day. BeadFX will re-open on Tuesday, September 8 at 11:00am sharp. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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October 2020

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!

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December 2020

Christmas Day – Store is Closed

December 25

The store is closed today in observance of Christmas Day. Not to worry - our on-line order desk is open 24/7!

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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.
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