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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
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Our store has separate classrooms, metal studio and lampwork studio!

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September 2019
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

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…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $7, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Ring Workshop

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: Have you ever heard of a Metalsmith and thought what in the world is that? Well here's your chance to take a complete beginner class and live in a day of a craftsman/woman. You will get to work in our fully equipped studio to create your very own ring with expert guidance from Darija Radic. We start off with your choice of metal; silver, copper or brass, then you get to put a personal message on the inside…

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Cdn $40.00

Chainmaille UFO Workshop

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Bring me your Un-Finished Objects, your poor lost chainmaille projects yearning to be finished! This workshop with Gillian Clarke will give you personalized help for any chainmaille project that you need help with, and a supportive place to get stalled projects moving again. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: None - just an unfinished project you need help with. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: All the materials with instructions from your unfinished project(s). Bring your own tools if you…

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Cdn $105.00

Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will make simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents. The class will focus on simple tricks for making rings with sterling silver wire, and will go over the basics of stone setting using pre-formed fine silver bezels. The class will go over texturing and finishing techniques such as how to achieve a high polish, hammer texture, or satin finish to the ring. This is an excellent course…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $59 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $30 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit; $26 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Are you looking for something feminine? Lacy? This is it! Short lengths of an openwork weave are connected to small, hammered links and combined into a most delightful bracelet. Choose from 3 metals; please choose your kit at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, hammered connector rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9"…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $85 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit; $35 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Orc Weave Bracelet

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marilyn Gardiner

Course outline: Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction - but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear. I have a solution to the challenge of building and controlling each unit as you link them together. Two metals are available; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes…

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Cdn $82.50 +Kit fee: $13, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hammered Texture Dangle Earrings

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Joyce Lam

Course outline: Learn the basics of piercing and sawing to create intricate cut-outs in sheet metal, and practice your sawing technique with the jeweller's saw. Then, design and create your own dangle earrings! Let your creativity shine by customizing your earrings with your own shapes and cut-out designs. Choose a finishing technique (e.g., polished, brushed, textured), and take home your one-of-a-kind handcrafted dangle earrings. Your earrings will feature a mixed-metals look, combining copper and/or brass with sterling silver, and will…

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Cdn $49.00 +Kit fee: $5 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Traditional Pearl Knotting

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls, stones 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:…

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Free

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Carol Cooper

If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll create a beautiful bracelet using the new 2-hole Ginko beads plus seed beads and demi beads. Reminiscent of a garden trellis, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear. Skill level: This class is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread is helpful. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Two tubes of Ginko beads One tube of size 8/0 Toho Demi beads One…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

T-Fold Cuff

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to making a T- fold in sheet metal. In this beginner-level class, you will learn how to size a cuff (approximately 1" wide) and make the T-fold (a style of foldforming), forging your metal into shape. You will learn to apply heat with a torch so the folds can be opened. You will trim, file and buff the pieces. You will form the metal into a cuff. Once completed, you…

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Cdn $105

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets…

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Cdn $90.00 +Kit fee: $55 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections: Connecting Components

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering sterling silver circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings. Note: a kit is required; see details below. In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels,…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Moorish Rose Chainmaille Pendant

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Moorish Rose is the chainmaille weave most likely to make your brain melt. Interlocking Mobius spirals of rings make a dreamy, swirly and very confusing weave. Not for the faint of heart! However if you do want to tackle it, this class with Gillian Clarke is a great place to start. We will make a pendant from a single hexagonal unit with six swirls surrounding a central Mobius core. This will teach you the basic skills you need…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Crazy about Carrier Beads

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You've seen those delightful beaded beads - strips of peyote wrapped around two-hole Carrier beads. Beaded Carrier beads are then used to create bracelet and necklaces. There are lots of patterns already out there that are available for you to do. BUT - there is still more that can be done with peyote and Carrier Beads! This class with Pamela Kearns will stretch your basic peyote skills to include other ideas - including adding texture with 'stitch in…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Working with cement and making your own molds

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: Discover the versatility of cement for jewellery! In this class with Ann Shewan you will focus on making your own molds to be used with cement. Each mold is used once, creating a pendent that will be uniquely yours. We will start by talking about the different types of cement, where to buy it, tips on getting a good pour, different materials to use to add colour, curing times and finishing your pendants. The kit fee will include…

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October 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Cdn $100.00 - Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $42, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Intro to Over-Under Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor in the wonderful world of wire weaving! This class introduces the fundamentals of wire weaving. Students will learn the most basic weave while creating several shapes that can be put together into a fun necklace. Skills learned in this class can be used to create bracelets, necklaces and bails for pendants. The focus of the class will be on learning the technique and improving the skill level. Students will learn the secrets for keeping their…

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Cdn $100 - Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $46, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Intro to Over-Over Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Discover wire weaving with Kaska Firor! This class introduces one of the most popular weaves used by many wire artists today. You will learn the most basic version of the weave while creating this elegant necklace. Instructor will provide some pre-made elements so that students can focus on learning the weaving techniques. Make your learning complete by taking the Intro to Over-Under Weave class on the same day. Save on the class fees for both classes; you must…

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Cdn $48.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Wound Fibre Beads

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

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…

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Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $34 for copper kit or $47 for sterling silver kit, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Teardrop Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Create this beautiful pendant with Kaska Firor using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note:…

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Cdn $49 +Kit fee: $8 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Double Connection and Snake Knot Cords

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs! This class will focus on two classic knots used to make solid cords or in small groupings to add design elements. By using different fibres these knots, provide numerous options to create new textures for your projects. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chinese knotting Bring to class: 20 yard spool of 2mm satin cord in your choice of colour (available at BeadFX);…

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Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $35 for copper kit or $42 for sterling silver kit, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Bead Ring with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Expand your wire skills with Kaska Firor as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discussed. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of…

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Cdn $49 +Kit fee: $7 + HST, payable to the instructor

Button Knot Fasteners and Cords

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Join Angela Peace and explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs! This class teaches how to make button knot necklace closures - a fashionable alternative to metal findings - and how to use the same button knots to make cords. These fasteners can stand alone or be integrated into a neck cord. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chinese knotting Bring to class: 20 yard spool of 2mm satin cord in your choice of…

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Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $33 for copper kit or $65 for sterling silver kit, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Looped Stone Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor to learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant. Students in this class will learn the secrets to making uniform looking and tightly fitting loops that hold the stone securely. This class will focus on learning how to use the wire-looping technique for capturing differently shaped stones. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers…

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Cdn $65.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay Pendant

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barbara Colautti

Course outline: Learn how to work with polymer clay with artist Barbara Colautti. Students will choose colours, shapes, and styles of their pendant and, at the end of the class, will have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. Using textures, powders, paints, rub-ons, molds, and cutters, we'll explore what can be done for an individual effect. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: None, although a familiarity with clay would be helpful. Technique:…

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Cdn $115 +Kit fee: $72, payable to BeadFX the day of the class.

Alita Necklace with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kaska Firor

Course outline: Led by Kaska Firor, you'll make this intricate necklace using several wire techniques. Expand your skills as you learn to weave in tight spaces and how to shape your wire into a graceful design to fit inside a small frame. Students will learn hand and tool wire shaping techniques, and how to tell which one to use when for the best results. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes. Technique: Wire weaving Bring…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Chevrons

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: This intriguing flat peyote technique creates chevrons that can be as intricately decorated as you wish or left as simple colour blocks. Edge variations include a jagged edge similar to arrows or a smooth edge that creates a band. As with other boot camps, this is an technique-based class that will take you through the steps to create a piece of beadwork and how to create a self-toggle finish or with snaps. You will learn on larger beads…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $2, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Make Your Own Pin

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Course outline: Pins are fun! So let's design and make our very own. We will begin with creating or choosing a design (suited to your comfort level) about 1" x 1" size, get it on paper and glue it to a piece of metal (of your choice). Next you will cut the design out using a jeweller's saw and shape it with small jeweller's files along with the flexshaft. You will sand the piece, prep it for polishing, polish it…

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Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Cardinal or Blue Jay motif

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Put your class skills to work while creating this stunning Cardinal (adjust your colours to make a statement Blue Jay)! You'll be using Crochet de Luneville/Tambour embroidery techniques with thread, beads and sequins to create texture and design. Use the finished motif as an applique or as a pin. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1 Technique: An ancestral French Technique "Le Crochet de Luneville" Bring to class: Confidence and patience; magnification if…

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Cdn $150.00

Introduction to Art Clay Silver

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jenn Jevons

Course outline: This one-day workshop with instructor Jenn Jevons is a primer on all of the basics of the incredible medium of Art Clay Silver. Learn about the different forms of silver clay, proper handling and storing technique as well as cutting, sanding, polishing and finishing. This workshop will focus on three projects; a stamped charm, a pair of textured earrings, and a relief pendant. We will both torch and kiln fire projects in class, and choosing the appropriate method…

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Thanksgiving Day Observance – Store is closed

October 14

The store is closed today. We will reopen Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00am sharp. See you then!

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Calla Lily Pendant

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liz Kennedy

Course outline: This class with Liz Kennedy is an introduction to cutting a shape and bending metal to make a 3-dimensional pendant from a flat piece of metal sheet. You will use wire to add a bead and form a bail. To finish, you will trim, file and buff the pieces. If desired a patina can be applied. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Making a 3-dimensional pendant from a flat piece of sheet metal. Bending, hammering and texturing the…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tangled Chips Bracelet

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This class is an excellent opportunity to delve into the versatile technique of wire twisting under the guidance of Deborah Beesley. In this beginner/intermediate class you will learn basic wire twisting to make a unique bracelet using medium-fine gauge wire and stone chips/beads. Students should be comfortable with a random approach to placement of beads. You will also learn to make coil embellishments. Techniques include: twisted-wire; wire wrapping; coiling; wrapped loops. Colour options/kit will be on a first-come-first…

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Cdn $145.00

Introduction to Metal Clay

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Liz Reynolds

Course outline: If you’ve ever been curious about the wonderful world of Metal Clay, this is the introductory class will give you all the basics … and then some! Join Liz Reynolds to learn how to form and texture this malleable metal which, once fired, becomes a solid piece of bronze, or copper, or silver. Metal Clay takes texture wonderfully and we will experiment with a wide range of texturing methods. You will also learn important basics like conditioning clay…

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Cdn $135.00

Introduction to Silver Filigree

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: In this class with Christine Woollacott, students will learn the decorative metal technique of filigree. Students will learn how to form traditional scalloped fine silver filigree wire from regular round wire. Students will create a thicker fused Argentium silver frame, and will learn how to bend wire accurately into even, repeating shapes. Traditional powder filigree solder will be used to stabilize the design. Additional design elements such as beads, bezel-set stones, and silver granules will be discussed. While…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Mixed Media Tags: Stitch, Bead and Paint!

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Join Anne Marie Desaulniers and play around with a new idea! Mix up your media, and end up with a fabulous art tag! We will be working on a combination of techniques, that include bead embroidery, fabric, paper, collage, simple stitching, painting, and stamping. Use one, or all of these techniques to design a perfect little piece of art! Use these tags for gift giving, framing, hanging on your holiday tree, or just admiring on your personal design…

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Cdn $105.00

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catherine Sequalino Poitier

Course outline: Also known as Tambour embroidery in North America, students will learn how to use the traditional tambour hook and how to load the frame. Designer Catherine Sequalino Poitier will teach you how to create the beginning stitch, the chain stitch, how to apply seed beads and sequins in a continuous line, and how to embroider beads or sequins in vermicelli. This technique can create appliques and overlays for jewellery and clothing designs. There are a lot of secrets…

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Cdn $95 +Kit fee: Kits range from $35 to $95, depending on metals chosen. Kit fees are payable to the instructor the day of the class and must be chosen at the time of registration.

Metalsmith Essentials: Multi-level textured cuff with cabochons

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Create a multi-level textured cuff with Iris Rogers Melamed using a rolling mill to add texture, and hand forming techniques to create dimension. Students will solder (and/or rivet) bezel cups on a curve, set cabochons, explore different patination options (chemical and heat) and cold connect multiple layers of textured and formed metal.  A kit is required; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kits and kit fees: There will be several kits available: all base…

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Cdn $40.00

Charice Pendant with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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;…

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Cdn $40.00

Astrid Necklace and Earrings with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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:…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Amulet Pouch Necklace: Stitch + Beads

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Build a spectacular, fabric-based amulet pouch necklace, that includes stitch, and freeform peyote beading. It will be built on a scrap fabric, collage base, then embellished with simple embroidery stitches, freeform peyote, and/or other stitches. The freeform is optional, as you could also embellish with buttons, or a beaded fringe. Choose to draft your own amulet pouch shape, or use one of the instructors sample designs. Finish with chain, gemstone chain, silk string/cord, leather, Kumihimo, or your own…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative With Cement – Bangles and Jangles

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on your mold making skills and move on to creating molds that are circles or irregular shapes. You can create rings, bangles or pendants, again each one will be uniquely yours. The molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We will do a quick review on adding colour and how to get a good pour and then start making molds. Note: a kit…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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November 2019
Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Creating with Quick Cure Clay: Pendants & Cabochons

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Join Anne Marie Desaulniers to create, and experiment with Quick Cure Clay. Learn how to use this new medium, while making fabulous pendants, &/or cabochons. Cure the clay in minutes, with a simple heat tool! Decorate before, or after curing, while utilizing mixed media supplies, that you probably already have in your toolbox. The instructor will demonstrate a variety of techniques, including filling a metal bezel, freeform techniques, and working with silicone molds. Let’s make some art! Skill…

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Cdn $190.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Champleve Enamel on Fine Silver Metal Clay (2 days)

November 2 @ 9:30 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Course outline: Champleve is a style of enamelling that uses depressions in a metal backing to generate a colourful design. In this class led by Christine Woollacott, students will create original jewellery designs or components using fine silver metal clay and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: this is a two-day class and will take place Saturday, November 2, 9:30am - 5:30pm; and Sunday, November 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm.…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pendantic Necklace

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This Pendantic necklace by Deborah Beesley has great style and movement. You will learn to create the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The Focal bead is framed in heavy gauge wire which will require a little more strength and finger dexterity. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learn to hammer-finish frames as well as some fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Cdn $30.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chainmaille Stars and Snowflakes

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Led by Gillian Clarke, you'll make some pretty winter-themed earrings or a delicate pendant using your choice of these variants on Byzantine weave. The basic pattern is beginner-friendly, but the smallest size will challenge your dexterity! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fibre Covered Rings and Jump Rings

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Upgrade those basic rings and jump rings with fibre. This class with Angela Peace will teach two styles of knotting around a ring and how to seamlessly finish the ends. Different size ring and fibres will be available to work with to complete earrings or pendant rings. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Knotting Bring to class: Small scissors; thread zap is useful if you have one. Magnification if required. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions…

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Cdn $200.00

Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deb Muss

Course outline: This one day class is for the beginner who is interested in learning how to make lampworked beads. Join instructor Deborah Muss in this 6 hour class that will introduce you to the tools & equipment in the studio. This will allow you time to learn & practice numerous techniques; become comfortable with lighting a torch; and placing beads into the kiln. All glass is included in class fee. Students should be able to make 8-12 beads which…

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Cdn $80.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Knotted Waves Bracelet

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: This is an introductory micro-knotting class with instructor Angela Peace and introduces the mounting knots and the two basic half hitch knots. These knots will be used to create a comfy free-form fiber and seed bead bracelet with knotted loop and bead closure. This class provides a good foundation for more advanced knotting projects. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Micro-macrame Bring to class: Macrame board or clipboard (or borrow…

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Cdn $75.00 +Kit fee: $35 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Iris Rogers Melamed

Course outline: Learning to solder silver is your gateway into the world of fine metalwork. In this class with instructor Iris Rogers Melamed you will learn how to solder circles of heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking rings. We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings…

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Cdn $50 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Bubble Bracelet

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and learn how to make this fun bracelet using two sizes of Super Duo beads accented with druks. You'll learn how to do tubular peyote using two-hole beads and then embellish to help give the bracelet structure. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some experience with seedbeading will be beneficial. Technique: Tubular peyote Bring to class: One or two vials of regular SuperDuo beads (quantity depends on size of bracelet needed) One vial of mini SuperDuo…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45.00

Candy Band Bracelet

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and explore how you can combine 2 styles of two-hole beads to create a slinky - yet quick and easy bracelet! Your colour choices can make your bracelet sharp and sporty to elegant and sophisticated - or somewhere in between! You won't stop at just one bracelet (nudge, nudge, they make great Christmas gifts). Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using needle and thread. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: One strand of two-hole Candy…

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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class, plus a kit of your choice.

Chainmaille Boot Camp: Part II

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to get grounded in chainmail basics. In addition to basic chainmail information you will learn how to make key chainmail weaves that represent 3 of the main families of weaves: Japanese, European, and Persian. Part 1 We will answer questions about tools; wire and jump rings; and lighting and magnification. You will receive handouts (if you don’t already have them) about these topics for further reference. Quality workmanship will be demonstrated and encouraged.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Concrete and Candy: Exploring Artist’s Concrete

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: As featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery, Anne Marie Desaulniers will take you on an exploratory journey: learning how to use this versatile new medium, while reviewing many of the experimental options available, to take your art/jewellery to the next level. Its fun, addictive, and like candy, one piece will never be enough! I will take you through the mixing, pouring, colouring, inclusion, and curing stages to help you get a better understanding of…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Needle Felted Landscapes: Pendants and Brooches

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: As featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery, Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you turn a little time into the fantasy landscape of your choice. We will be exploring needle felting, hand, and bead embroidery in this tasty little class. Working in this smaller format, takes a lot of the actual work out of making the project. Create your own magical little world, in a few short hours. You should be able to complete your…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Stitch Meditations – Exploring the Zen of Fibre, Thread and Beads

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers
maker

Course outline: Have you been saving up scraps of fabrics, and embellishments? Are you interested in taking a more meditative approach to stitch? Learn to make a series of small art pieces, that include recycled items, forgotten projects, fibre, hand and bead embroidery. Finished pieces, could be used to make cards, framed, or even joined together to make a larger piece. Finishing options will be discussed. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread would be an…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bezelling a Cabochon 101 – Simple but effective!

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to bezel a cabochon, but didn't really know how? If so, this class with Anne Marie Desaulniers is for you! We will focus on learning how to make a peyote stitch bezel around a flat cabochon. The next steps will include bead embroidery, backing, and edging combinations. Decisions will need to be made on how to finish off the piece. Pendant, and brooch construction will be discussed. This is a building block, and not…

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Cdn $105.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pierced Cuff Bracelet

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joyce Lam

Course outline: Learn the basics of piercing and sawing to create intricate cut-outs in sheet metal, and practice your sawing technique with the jeweller's saw. Then, create a Pierced Cuff Bracelet in your own design! Pierce and saw your own pattern into copper or brass, form into a cuff, and choose a finishing technique (e.g., polished, brushed, textured) to complete your custom Pierced Cuff Bracelet! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Piercing & Sawing (drilling into and cutting out patterns…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Fractal Peyote Triangular Pendant

November 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So, what would happen if you took a stack of triangles and spun them around? You would get this marvelous pendant! Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this statement pendant, done all in one piece. This pendant is done using size 10/0 delicas and works up fairly quickly. Small drop beads on the triangle corners help to give the pendant drama and movement. As you add layers, the triangles develop a wave along the edge. You'll…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

De’ Pearl Necklace

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then pearls must be a woman's. De' Pearl is a necklace which is as unique as the person making it. With guidance from Deborah Beesley, you will learn how to form the frame along with 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.…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Getting Creative with Cement – Inclusions

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ann Shewan

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on the skills learned in Working with Cement and Making Your Own Mold class and move on to adding inclusions into your pieces. There will be gold foil, natural grape agate pebbles/nuggets, olivine green peridot crystal pebbles, beach pebbles, sand, shells, gears, and more. Once again you will piece that will be uniquely yours, the molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We…

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December 2019
Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christine Woollacott

Love kiln enamelling, but don't own your own kiln? Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling is the perfect time to enamel in the BeadFX studio. Join like-minded enthusiasts on most first Wednesdays of every month anytime from 5:00-9:00pm and work on those enamelling projects you've been itching to finish under the supervision of designer and instructor Christine Woollacott. This is not a class - you must have previous experience enamelling with a kiln; however Christine will be there to answer questions…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $30.00

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darija Radic

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $110.00 +Kit fee: $45, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

It’s a Puzzling Thing: Woodlands Puzzle Pouch (2 days)

December 14 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 4:00 pm
Naomi Smith

Course outline: The Woodlands puzzle pouch features raised and flat bead embroidery on both sides of the bag. Puzzle pouches are an interesting Woodlands indigenous design. The pouch doesn’t open up the way people expect, there is a secret way of getting into the puzzle pouch so indeed it is a puzzling thing. It was thought the puzzle pouch was often used as a way to entertain others. Hand the pouch to someone and ask them to figure to how it…

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Free

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BeadFX Staff
Planet BeadFX

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BeadFX Staff

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

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  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
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