JPL-5 Chainmaille Bracelet (now including the start!)

Course outline: This is an interesting intermediate-level chain weave from the Jens Pind Linkage (JPL) family. It looks complicated but we will make it simple! If you did this class before using a starter piece you can now learn how to start the weave from scratch! Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), but tools will also be available in class. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for …

JPL-5 Chainmaille Bracelet (now including the start!) – rescheduled to May 21

This class has been rescheduled to May 21. To go to the new class page for information and registration, click here. Course outline: This is an interesting intermediate-level chain weave from the Jens Pind Linkage (JPL) family. It looks complicated but we will make it simple! If you did this class before using a starter piece you can now learn how to start the weave from scratch! Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it. If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them (2 pairs are required), …

Four Winds Chainmaille Bracelet and Earrings

Course outline: Four Winds is a charming knot-like weave with a Celtic flavour. Its a little tricky to get your head around – definitely intermediate level – but worth the effort. Using two colours makes learning easier, and as a bonus you get a reversible pattern. Matching earrings are included. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Good basic chainmaille skills, plus a little patience Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special note: the …

Cool off Creatively during the Dog Days of Summer

We’re in the midst of the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ – traditionally the hottest part of the season. The origin of the saying doesn’t actually refer to our canine friends but to the placement of the Sun in the in the canine constellation of Sirius. Your trivial tidbit for the day! The air conditioning has been working at full speed at BeadFX as we’ve had a couple of scorching heat waves in Toronto. The comfort adds a benefit to taking a class! Our mid to late-August classes feature new classes as well as encore projects – just in case they …