Li’l Cleo Bracelet

Course outline: This bracelet was inspired by bead weaving techniques, but instead it’s made with wire. I wanted the look of bead weaving without the needle and threat. Learn how to use wire and chain in a unique way to create this eye-catching beaded cuff bracelet.  Once you learn the basic concept and pattern you will be amazed at its simplicity. You will choose your own colour scheme and beads for this bracelet. Once you’ve made one though, be prepared as you might find making it addictive. Just let your imagination soar to create dazzling colourful versions of “Li’l Cleo”. …

Chevron Along (bracelet)

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructor’s signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come, first served). Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some experience working with wire will be beneficial to the student. Technique: Wirework Bring to class: Students should bring a Sharpie and magnification …

Li’l Cleo Bracelet – rescheduled to May 9

This class has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 9. To go to the new class page for information and registration, click here. Course outline: This bracelet was inspired by bead weaving techniques, but instead it’s made with wire. I wanted the look of bead weaving without the needle and threat. Learn how to use wire and chain in a unique way to create this eye-catching beaded cuff bracelet.  Once you learn the basic concept and pattern you will be amazed at its simplicity. You will choose your own colour scheme and beads for this bracelet. Once you’ve made one though, …

Pendantic Necklace

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 and working with wire. Colour options/kit will be on a first-come-first serve on the day of class. Skill level: All …

Moving into November

So, Halloween in just around the corner; autumn leaves have changed colour and some parts of Canada and the United States are already experiencing snow. What’s next? Well, the holidays! Now is the time that many people are thinking of what holiday gifts they need to buy for family, friends, teachers and colleagues. How about hand-making a gift instead? It won’t necessarily save you money, but it will be more personal and thoughtful than a store gift card. It will be unique because it won’t be available anywhere else. It is an opportunity to share your special talents and skills. …

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 …

Romancing the Pearl Collar

Course outline: Pearls lend a classic and timeless appeal to jewellery and with a hint of sparkle this collar is as unique as the person making it. Deborah Beesley will teach you how to form the frame and 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. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped loops. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some experience in twisted-wire technique is needed. Technique: Wire-work; twisted wire Bring to class: Students …