Wire Woven Shawl Pin

Course outline: Create a statement Shawl Pin you’ll be proud to wear with your favourite wrap! Under the guidance of Liz Kennedy, you will be making a base shape with 14 gauge wire and weaving 24 gauge wire around the base wires. Decorative beads will be added. A piece of the 14 gauge wire will be formed, hardened and sharpened to make a pin. Patina can be applied if desired. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving. Forming a wire base frame and wrapping the base wires with thinner wire. Adding decorative beads to the weave. Hardening and sharpening …

Chevron Along Bracelet

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. There will be a few colour choices for kits (first come first serve); see details below. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some experience working with wire will be beneficial to the student. Technique: Wirework Bring to class: Students should bring a Sharpie …

Bloom Where You’re Planted

If you’ve been anywhere near a garden centre, you know that there are flats of bright colourful flowers, herbs and other greenery ready for your home garden. BeadFX classes are blooming too. Whether you’re a Seed Bead Snapdragon, a Wirework Water Lily or a Metalwork Marigold, we have a class or open session for you! As a matter of interest, gardening and crafts have similar benefits for adults: Encourages use of all motor skills Learning new skills challenges the brain and promotes problem-solving Reduces stress levels and promotes relaxation Improves wellbeing as a result of social interaction Promotes self-esteem Here are …

Romancing the Pearl Collar

Course outline: Pearls lend a classic and timeless appeal to jewellery and with a hint of sparkle this collar is as unique as the person making it. Deborah Beesley will teach you how to form the frame and the design technique for twisting your way to creating this collar length necklace, using medium-fine gauge wire, and embellishing with pearls and beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of bead embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; wrapped loops. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some experience in twisted-wire technique is needed. Technique: Wire-work; twisted wire Bring to class: Students …