Astrid Necklace and Earrings with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

Course outline: How can smooth glass beads look fluffy? Beading artist and instructor Carolyn Cave will teach you how when you make this floral necklace from bugle beads positioned vertically on a seed bead base. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience. Technique: Learn how to stitch a base using a hexagonal form of right-angle weave (RAW) and add bugle beads to create delicate flowers; how to stitch the flowers together to create a stunning necklace. Bring to class: Main colour: 15g 6x2mm bugle beads (not longer than 7mm); 5g size 11/0 Czech seed beads (for trim along top …

Charice Pendant with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

Course outline: GemDuos, Tile beads, luminescent pearls, and laser-etched daggers are the perfect ingredients for a sumptuous and multi-layered pendant. Beading artist and designer Carolyn Cave will help you create this elegant piece of jewelry using an embellished variation of right-angle weave (RAW). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience Technique: Multiple stitches; variation of Right-Angle Weave Bring to class: Metallic colour: 9 6x6mm Czech tile beads; 3g size 11/0 Japanese seed beads; 2g size 15/0 Japanese seed beads; 4 8mm twisted jump rings, 22 ga Main colour: 9 5x16mm daggers (single hole); 18 gem duos, back-lit; 18 4mm …

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 …

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 …

October classes are a mosaic of techniques

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz There are so many opportunities coming up on October – how can one person decide what to do? Perhaps you would like to work with twisted wire with Deborah Beesley? Catherine Sequalino Poiter will expand your tambour skills! How about a metal clay class with Liz Reynolds? Liz Kennedy has a brand new metalwork class featuring copper and stones. Christine Woollacott will introduce you to the technique of filigree! Or, perhaps you just need to come in and join …

Fall for October Classes at BeadFX!

October — cooler evenings, the wonderful colours of leaves, Thanksgiving, pumpkins — and the realization that Christmas and other gift-giving holidays are only two months away! Make your gift-giving easier by making a piece of jewellery for your friends and family! Why not give a gift of a class to someone special – including yourself! We have lots of options and choices in October! Deborah Beesley is showing how to use wire to make jewellery components. Angela Peace is teaching a daytime ‘newbie’ class on Cavandoli knotting. Bonni Poch is taking students to the next level of bead crochet by …

October classes are a ‘Treat’!

What’s so scary about October? Halloween – ghosts – ghouls – the cost of candy – definitely!  But not classes! That’s because our classes are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors who are enthusiastic about teaching. Our late-October classes feature a number of NEW classes from Tracey Neidhardt, Gio Paz and Barbara Colautti. Liz Reynolds also brings us a NEW project using Hadar’s Clay! Also this month, BeadFX is participating in CreativFestival at the  South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! We’ll be bringing lots of seed beads, findings and many other products. The CreativFestival is a consumer trade …

October classes are just around the corner!

What do you think of when you hear ‘October’? For me it’s cooler weather, vivid colours, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Its also only two months before Christmas and other big gift-giving events! Why not consider taking a class to learn a new technique to make gifts? Even if the gift is for yourself! Our team of instructors are bringing a number of new techniques and projects to teach – many of which are at the beginner level. Here are the classes and Open Metal Studios scheduled October 1 – 15: Thursday, October 2 Open Metal Studio: Soldering Facilitator: Iris Rogers …

Autumn Colours and Classes

By now you’ve noticed the days getting longer and the nights are nice and cool. Yes, Fall is upon in all its glory and colour! Have you also noticed that Santa’s helpers are starting to decorate some of the stores? (No, come back and finish reading!!) Now is the time to start some of your holiday projects to finish in time for gift-giving! And what better time to learn a new technique to create beautiful gifts for your family members and friends – and yourself! We’ve had a lot of inquiries about photographing jewellery and we’re proud to announce that …