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Deborah Beesley


Deborah Beesley has been creating jewellery for over 20 years. She started when she was looking for a piece of jewellery and just couldn’t find the right thing. Necessity is the mother of invention and so making it herself started her on a whole new journey. Always curious, Deborah has taken various technique classes over the years, finding that it boosts creativity. Deborah’s particular passion is creating with wire and exploring and working with colour, different shapes and textures. It speaks to her and she is passionate about her wearable art.

Deborah has been a member of the Toronto Bead Society (TBS) since 2006 and she joined the TBS Steering Committee in 2016 to volunteer as their Education Coordinator.


Upcoming Events

October 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tangled Chips Bracelet

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This class is an excellent opportunity to delve into the versatile technique of wire twisting under the guidance of Deborah Beesley. In this beginner/intermediate class you will learn basic wire twisting to make a unique bracelet using medium-fine gauge wire and stone chips/beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of beads. You will also learn to make coil embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; coiling; wrapped loops. Colour options/kit will be on a first-come-first…

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November 2019
Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pendantic Necklace

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This Pendantic necklace by Deborah Beesley has great style and movement. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The Focal bead is framed in heavy gauge wire which will require a little more strength and finger dexterity. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as some fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

De’ Pearl Necklace

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then pearls must be a woman's. De' Pearl is a necklace which is as unique as the person making it. With guidance from Deborah Beesley, you will learn how to form the frame along with the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments.…

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  • 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.