Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

Course outline: You may have seen beaded crochet chains on Pinterest – they are very easy to make and very much in step with popular BoHo style. Gillian Clarke will take you through the steps to make a single-strand necklace that doubles as a wrap bracelet. Once you know the basic method you can get as creative as you like by changing the beads or the cord, making multiple strands and using different clasps. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Bead Crochet (chain stitch) Bring to class: All items (except crochet hooks) are available at BeadFX One colour each of …

“May” all things be possible!

May is a month of celebrations – some very serious, such as Mother’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo, and some that are just plain wacky – such as ‘Star Wars’ Day (May the Fourth Be With You.) Late-May celebrations includes Victoria Day in Canada and Memorial Day in the United States. The best part is enjoying a long weekend with friends and family. To be honest, I’m finding that May is racing by; June seems to be right around the corner. Join me by living in the present and enjoying what is here and now – including upcoming classes with visiting …

Tubular Bead Crochet Boot Camp

Course outline: Bead crochet has an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Its not, and the results are stunning! This full day class with Gillian Clarke will teach you all the basic techniques you need to make a spiral pattern crochet bracelet. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Bead crochet Bring to class: If you have a 2mm crochet hook, please bring it (I will also have some for purchase). Size 6 beads in 5 colours – can purchase on the day. As this is a full-day class, please bring a lunch. Coffee …

Bloom Where You’re Planted

If you’ve been anywhere near a garden centre, you know that there are flats of bright colourful flowers, herbs and other greenery ready for your home garden. BeadFX classes are blooming too. Whether you’re a Seed Bead Snapdragon, a Wirework Water Lily or a Metalwork Marigold, we have a class or open session for you! As a matter of interest, gardening and crafts have similar benefits for adults: Encourages use of all motor skills Learning new skills challenges the brain and promotes problem-solving Reduces stress levels and promotes relaxation Improves wellbeing as a result of social interaction Promotes self-esteem Here are …