Double Connection and Snake Knot Cords

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs! This class will focus on two classic knots used to make solid cords or in small groupings to add design elements. By using different fibres these knots, provide numerous options to create new textures for your projects. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chinese knotting Bring to class: 20 yard spool of 2mm satin cord in your choice of colour (available at BeadFX); small scissors Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please …

Wound Fibre Beads

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your jewellery designs. During the class you will work with a variety of fibres to create coordinated graduated beads in select colourways. These beads are soft to the touch, and made completely from fibre. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Fibre Arts Bring to class: Small scissors; magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our …

Traditional Pearl Knotting

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls, stones and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: All items can be purchased at the store prior to class and the instructor will be there 1/2 hour prior …

Happy New Year!

When September rolls around, it is like a brand new year! School starts again with students going into a new grade. Routines get back in place and we make ‘Fall’ resolutions, like ‘We’re going to paint the living room in time for the holidays’, or, I’m going to enroll in new jewellery classes this fall’. BeadFX classes have geared up to include new projects with established instructors as well as opportunities with new teachers. If you had a chance to drop by BeadFX on September 7, you would have seen the new class offerings and met the terrific people presenting …

Looking Ahead to Fall Classes

Yes, there is still summer to enjoy BUT, once Labour Day passes, BeadFX will have an abundance of new classes for you! Mark your calendars now to attend our annual Back to Class event on Saturday, September 7; 11 – 3pm. You’ll be able to see for yourself the wonderful projects being taught and the creative instructors who are presenting them. By we are planning something very special to happen the same day. Click here to find out more! One of the highlights is visiting instructor Kaska Firor who is presenting six new wirework classes. Kaska’s projects are all beginner/advanced …

Sliding Adjustable Cords

Course outline: Learn the traditional Chinese Sliding Button knot and the more contemporary Flat knot slider. These two techniques are essential if you work with fibre cords and do not want to rely on metal findings. The Button Knot can also be used between beads or as a finishing knot for tie cords. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Fibre Arts/Knotting Bring to class: Small scissors Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you …

Tension Setting with Fibre

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and learn how to design and knot fibre tension settings for regular and irregular shape cabochons and beads and how to finish with a hidden or loop type bail. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Micro-Macrame Bring to class: large flat stone bead or cabochon one skein of cotton embroidery thread in a colour to coordinate with the stone. (please save black and dark colours for future projects) scissors magnification if required Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of …

Traditional Pearl Knotting

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: All items can be purchased at the store prior to class and the instructor will be there 1/2 hour prior to …

Stir your Spring Spirit with a class

Spring! Winter is finally passing and the weather is showing a hint of warmer temperatures and sunshine. Depending where you are in Canada, tree buds may be starting to bloom and crocuses are starting to poke up through the ground. Spring is a time to shake off the winter grime and pull out the brighter-coloured clothes. If course you need jewellery to go with your new Spring wardrobe – why not make it for yourself and friends! Our mid-April classes will stir your Spring spirit with some seed beading, metal clay, fibre work and more! Here are the classes and …

Knotted End Caps

Course outline: Angela Peace will show you how fiber end-caps will present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects or kumihimo braids and allow for seamless colour designs or amazing colour contrasts. These made to measure knotted end-caps work well with standard metal clasps and findings or as a glue on. In class, you will learn the knotting techniques and how to change the end-cap size for a perfect fit. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Cavandoli knotting Bring to class: Small scissors and magnification, if needed. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes …