Cubic Right-Angle Weave Bracelet

Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. The class project will be a bracelet using 4mm fire-polish beads. It is your choice if you create the bracelet all in one colour (as shown) or change it up to use more colours in the piece. The class will cover how to change directions to create zig-zags and you’ll see many different samples …

Tubular Chenille Stitch Bracelet

Course outline: Tubular chenille creates a beautiful netted rope that is perfect for bracelet or rope necklaces. Even better – use different beads to create a variety of effects. Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this easy rope and see how different beads provide different looks. The class project will be a bracelet, but you can simply add length to your beading to create a rope necklace. Taking Nancy Cain’s St. Lucia class? Knowing this stitch is a requirement for the class; come on out and find out how it works! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Comfort with needle …

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

Course outline: Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two. The focus will be on large, shank type buttons, but smaller, and flatter buttons could be used as well. Frame them, dress up something special, or use them as closures for a favourite bead weaving piece! Definitely not machine washable, but you can buy special pins, to make them removable (for clothing purposes). A special way to turn the ordinary, into the extraordinary! Fast, simple, and oh so satisfying! I guarantee that you will not be able …

Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads

Course outline: Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you stretch your skills by beading your way out of the Peyote Stitch box! Prepare to work intuitively, while covering a wooden bead with different sizes and shapes of seed beads. Add a single freeform bead, to a simple chain, and make a statement…add a few more, for a stunning necklace! A good way to use up some of those leftover beads. Suitable for hostess gifts &/or holiday gift giving! Definitely not a beginner project, as a working knowledge of either Even- and/or Odd-Count Peyote is necessary. Note: a kit is required; see …

Have a class or two with Carolyn Cave: Canadian SuperDuo Queen!

We have an amazing array of talent in Canada and sometimes they don’t get the attention they deserve. Carolyn Cave is one of those artists may be flying under your radar, but, if you like seed beading, she is someone whose work you will love! We’re proud to have Carolyn join us at BeadFX to teach 6 half-day classes that feature a variety of beading stitches. A self-taught bead artist living in Alberta, Canada, Carolyn enjoys the endless creativity derived from stringing and stitching “little, round, shiny things with holes in them”. This is both a frustrating and exhilarating way …

Leap into February Classes

Feeling creatively dry, I was looking for ideas to help write this blog. Did you know February is: – Candy Month – Canned Foods Month – Friendship Month – Heart Month…and much, much more! Well, it turns out there is a connection between being creative and maintaining creative outlets and staying physically, emotionally and intellectually healthy! Come on out and exercise your creativity at our later-February classes. You’ll also have the chance to make new friends (see the tie-in with friendship). Here is what is scheduled February 16 – 28: Tuesday, February 18 Wrap It Up! Instructor: Marg Hughes 11:30 …