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Christine Woollacott

christine7-300wChristine Woollacott grew up in Prince Rupert, a small coastal town in Northern British Columbia. From a young age, she was interested in jewellery design and spent many a rainy afternoon bead weaving. In September 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue her education. After completing a Master of Science degree in botany at the University of British Columbia, Christine earned a diploma in Jewellery Art and Design from Vancouver Community College. She now owns a jewellery business called Turritella Designs in Toronto.

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September 2019
Cdn $30.00

Get it Finished with Christine Woollacott

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Have you an unfinished class project from one of Christine Woollacott's classes? Perhaps you want to make an additional stacked ring or pearl earrings with Christine's guidance? This session is NOT a class, but an ideal time to come in to finish a metalworking class project (bezel setting, soldering, granulation, creating findings, etc.) with supervision from the instructor. This is not a suitable session for kiln enamelling projects due to possible cross-contamination between metal shavings and enamel. Instead…

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Cdn $105.00

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

September 21 @ 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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October 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 2 @ 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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Cdn $135.00

Introduction to Silver Filigree

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of filigree. Students will learn how to form traditional scalloped fine silver filigree wire from regular round wire. Students will create a thicker fused Argentium silver frame, and will learn how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Traditional powder filigree solder will be used to stabilize the design. Additional design elements such as beads, bezel-set stones, and silver granules will be discussed. While…

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November 2019
Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

November 2 @ 9:30 am - November 3 @ 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, November 2, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, November 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

November 6 @ 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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December 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

December 4 @ 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 on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm 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…

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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.