Fall is on the way

With Fall on the way it’s time to start getting cozy and take some classes at BeadFx. Our September classes are exiting. Pamela Kearns, Liz Kennedy and Anne Marie Desaulniers have seed beading, resin and metalwork classes for you to keep busy in September. We Also have Happy hour torching on Monday nights. Space is limited please sign up here. We also have Virtual Bead tea every Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm. Bead tea is a free session where you can chat and ask questions about a current project your working on. you can sign up here. The classes in September are both …

Sunny And Hot In July

With all of this heat you should stay in side and take a virtual class. Our July classes are super exciting. Pamela Kearns, Gillian Clarke, Liz Reynolds, Peggy Stirling and Liz Kennedy have seed beading, chainmaillie, metal clay and metal smiting to keep you busy in July. The classes at the beginning of July are all Virtual but we are happy to say we do have some classes in store this month. Check out our July calendar for more details.

Spring Has Sprung

With all this sunshine, Classes are popping up at BeadFX. Our June Classes are super exciting. Pamela Kearns, Gillian Clarke and Liz Reynolds have Seed beading, Chainmaille and Metal clay classes to keep you busy in June. The beginning of June remains virtual, however, we are looking ahead to the middle of June where we have some in-studio classes scheduled. Check out the June Calendar for more details Here are the Classes and open sessions beginning May 28th.

Metal Clay Fast-Track Starter Class

General Virtual Class web outline: Course outline: If you’re curious about the wonderful world of Metal Clay, this introductory class will give you all the basics….and then some! This class is appropriate for an absolute beginner, as well as those wanting a refresher or looking to expand their skills. Join Liz Reynolds and learn how to form and texture this malleable metal which, once fired, becomes a solid piece of bronze, copper or silver. Explore a wide range of texturing methods How-to basics like reconditioning clay when it becomes dry, and what to do if fresh clay straight out of …

Russian Leaves Earrings

General Virtual Class web outline: Course outline: Take your peyote skills to the next level by learning how to do diagonal peyote. In this class with Pamela Kearns, we’ll learn to Russian Leaves to make a great pair of earrings. Type of class: Virtual. A few days prior to the class you will be sent an email containing the class instructions and the electronic link to the Zoom class. Once these instructions have been sent, refunds and cancellations will not be permitted. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Students need to know how to do peyote Technique: Diagonal Peyote Have for class:  …

Classes are Blooming In May

With all rain in April, May classes are Blooming. Our May classes are very exciting. Pamela Kearns and Gillian Clarke have Seed beading and Chainmaille classes to keep you busy in May. The beginning of May remains virtual, however, we are looking ahead to the end of May for some in-studio options. Check out the May calendar for more details. Here are the classes and open session beginning May 1st

2020 Classes are on the Horizon!

No, I’m not rushing the season – I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my family and having some ‘down time’. Can’t rush that! But, a brand New Year is just around the corner and January (and some February) classes are now on-line. What can you look forward to? How about some seed bead classes with Anne Marie Desaulniers and Pamela Kearns! Christine Woollacott has metalwork classes that you’ll enjoy and are a perfect way to learn about some of the basics of this versatile technique. If you’re interested in chainmaille, then check out the classes with Marilyn Gardiner and …

Winding up November

Another season is about to pass – the bright autumn colours and clear skies that has inspired a myriad of products. Another season is coming up quickly and ushers in a new palette of colours: red, gold, green, blue, and silver. Let’s not rush the season too quickly – there are still lots of November classes to enjoy. If you like triangular peyote, check out Pamela Kearns‘ new pendant class. Deborah Beesley‘s new class combines pearls and wire to create a stunning statement necklace and Ann Shewan takes her cement class to a new level with inclusions. Darija Radic will …

BeadFX classes – all treats, no tricks!

Well, maybe some tricks – like how to make designs ‘pop’, tips about seed beading, working with cement, making loops with headpins, etc. Definitely lots of treats such as learning new skills and meeting like-minded people! Late-October classes showcase a wide range of techniques and projects. Anne Marie Desaulniers has two new brand new classes sure to get your creativity pumping! We also welcome Alberta bead artist Carolyn Cave who is presenting two classes featuring lots of texture with some two-hole beads. Of course, you can give yourself dedicated time to work on your beading and chainmaille projects in the …

Not all Autumn colours are inspired by leaves

Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, this season’s report features the top 12 stand-out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway as they introduce their new autumn/winter collections. Colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a visceral palette of colors that are relatable yet display some clever tweaks for the winter season. Expressing our wide-ranging acceptance of color, combinations for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 suggest a thirst for liberation and a desire to realize our own individualized unique …