Peyote Boot Camp: Using 2-Hole Beads

Course outline: Learning to use 2-hole beads opens up your beading horizons! In this class you will learn how to do peyote using 2-Hole beads, such as Diamond Duos, Silky beads or SuperDuos. Students will see examples the stitch using different beads and learn about considerations for each bead type. Don’t worry if you haven’t worked with the peyote stitch before – you won’t have a problem! This class will cover even and odd-count turns using the two-hole beads. It will not focus on creating or reading patterns. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need …

Come in out the cold for a class!

Late-February is jam-packed full of classes to brighten the dullest month of the year! Whether you’re a beginner or confirmed enthusiast in beading, metalwork, mixed media, metal clay, fibre or chainmaille, there is a class for you! Our open sessions are a perfect time to give yourself the gift of dedicated time to work on your own projects and get inspiration and assistance and meet new friends. Join us for a class or open session scheduled February 21 to 28: Thursday, February 21 FREE Afternoon Bead TeaFacilitator: Pamela Kearns1:00 – 3:00pmEnjoy coffee and conversation as your work on your projects! …

Planting Spring Seeds of Creativity
with more May Classes

This is the time of year when garden centres get busy – rich topsoil, lots of gardening tools and, best of all, plenty of seeds that promise full blooms and delicious vegetables. Classes are like that too! Our instructors plant seeds of know-how with a promise of beautiful jewellery. Yes, we need to cultivate and give ourselves some practice in new techniques but, when you have a wonderful finished piece that you’re proud of, you know know the effort was worth it! May classes continue with Liz Reynolds who will show you how to add colour to metal clay without …

Late-April Classes will Shower you with Creativity

Forget worrying about showers of rain (although we all love May flowers), this April you can count on showers of creative classes! We have a number of NEW classes during the last half of April including a new Chinese knotting project with Angela Peace. Tuesday Tasters continue with an added evening session; you’ll love the little beaded bead! Jen Rosen has a fun new wire bracelet and metalsmith Kelly Garland will share how to do a beautiful flower pendant in sterling silver. Of course we have lots of encore classes! Iris Rogers Melamed will show how to do cold connections …

July will be ‘Hot’ with Classes

Can’t stand the heat? Come into the air conditioning for some great classes during July! And, yes, you may want to bring a sweater – our air conditioning works very well. July has some amazing classes, including our new Summer Arts Camp classes for youth. We also welcome three new instructors! What’s new July 1st – 14th: (these are in addition to other repeating classes!) Tuesday, July 2 Netted V’s 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Maria Rypan Thursday, July 4 Sprinkled Diamonds (left)1:00 – 4:00pm Instructor: Sureka Sriharan Intro to Bead Embroidery (right)6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Stephanie Dixon Friday, July 5 …

Still time to catch April classes

Wow, can you believe how fast time is flying; before you know it, another month will roll by! Not to worry – there is still lots of time to take some April classes. For complete information, including class and kit fees, please consult the on-line calendar at http://www.beadfx.com/classes.php and click on “April”. Soutache Lesson #1: The Basic Module Thursday, April 18 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Angela Peace This class will introduce students to Soutache Bead Embroidery and how to stitch the Basic Module.  Students will learn how to handle the soutache braid, manage tension, place stitches correctly, define the curve, …