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Carolyn Cave

carolyn-cave-image-300wA self-taught bead artist living in Alberta, Canada, Carolyn enjoys the endless creativity derived from stringing and stitching little, round, shiny things with holes in them. This is both a frustrating and exhilarating way to fill in the spare moments of her very full days as a wife, mother of three young ladies, and musician. Creativity has always played a large role in her life, from sewing clothes for Barbie at a young age, to experimenting with a wide variety of arts and crafts; from earning a Degree in Music and playing several instruments, to making jewelry. Her creations are inspired by a wide variety of things: the colors and shapes of the natural world, works of vintage and antique beaded art, the encouraging comments of her family, and the many hours spent composing with needle, beads and thread.

Her work has been published in Bead and Button and Beadwork magazines, and she has been a winner in multiple categories of BeadStar every year since 2011. Carolyn is also the author of the book “Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads”, published by Kalmbach, and a second book is in the works now. You can see some of Carolyn’s work on her Facebook page, Lady Beadle Designs.

Carolyn has also taught at the 2016 Bead and Button Show and is teaching at the 2017 Bead and Button Show.

Upcoming Events

October 2019
Cdn $40.00

Charice Pendant with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carolyn Cave

Course outline: GemDuos, Tile beads, luminescent pearls, and laser-etched daggers are the perfect ingredients for a sumptuous and multi-layered pendant. Beading artist and designer Carolyn Cave will help you create this elegant piece of jewelry using an embellished variation of right-angle weave (RAW). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience Technique: Multiple stitches; variation of Right-Angle Weave Bring to class: Metallic colour: 9 6x6mm Czech tile beads; 3g size 11/0 Japanese seed beads; 2g size 15/0 Japanese seed beads;…

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Cdn $40.00

Astrid Necklace and Earrings with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolyn Cave

Course outline: How can smooth glass beads look fluffy? Beading artist and instructor Carolyn Cave will teach you how when you make this floral necklace from bugle beads positioned vertically on a seed bead base. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience. Technique: Learn how to stitch a base using a hexagonal form of right-angle weave (RAW) and add bugle beads to create delicate flowers; how to stitch the flowers together to create a stunning necklace. Bring to class:…

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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.