Pearl Knotted Necklace

Course outline: Join Rae Huggins-Bowen and discover the ancient art of pearl knotting using pearls to create an elegant necklace that can be worn at the end of the class. I will demonstrate this technique with tweezers, an awl and pearl knotting pliers. Reaming with two different types of bead reamers will also be demonstrated. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl knotting Bring to class: Approx. 50 7x10mm Oval Pearls or 1 strand or 10x11mm Potato Pearls #6 Griffin Silk Thread (Thread with the needle attached) to match your pearls 1 pair of thread scissors Clear nail polish …

Happy New Year!

When September rolls around, it is like a brand new year! School starts again with students going into a new grade. Routines get back in place and we make ‘Fall’ resolutions, like ‘We’re going to paint the living room in time for the holidays’, or, I’m going to enroll in new jewellery classes this fall’. BeadFX classes have geared up to include new projects with established instructors as well as opportunities with new teachers. If you had a chance to drop by BeadFX on September 7, you would have seen the new class offerings and met the terrific people presenting …

Traditional Pearl Knotting

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls and beads with Angela Peace, and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Illustrated instructions are included in the class fee. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: All items can be purchased at the store prior to class and the instructor will be there 1/2 hour prior to …

What’s on my bead mat – September edition!

The kids are back in school, but the weather seems to be stuck in summer mode. A cooling trend has been predicted, but today was still quite warm. Strangely enough, we all seem to need the cooler weather to get our rears in gear, and start thinking about learning new things. Do you think it’s because we think fondly of school days, and still tend to slack off during the lazy days of summer? Please excuse the sorry state of my bead mat, because I’m using my original, and it’s apparent that it needs a good cleaning! However, I’m excited …

May Blooms with a Bouquet of New Classes

Forget May flowers – there are lots of new May classes that will get your creative juices flowing! By the way — remember Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Consider a special gift from you to your mom with a class! Gift certificates are available in any denomination you wish or sign her up directly by calling the store and registering her. In addition to some favourite returning classes, here are all the new projects and techniques that will be taught in May: Textured Herringbone Saturday, May 4 9:30am – 12:30pm Instructor: Maria Rypan At first glance …