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Our Class News

  • Don’t let Summer slip away without taking a class!

    How do you recognize that summer is coming to an end? Here in Toronto, we know that the end is near when we hear the radio jingles for the Canadian National Exposition (CNE for short!). Yes, the days are getting a little shorter and fall schedules will start. But hey, let’s not end it quite yet!

    If you need to get your freeform peyote or bead embroidery mojo up and started again, why not drop by Anne Marie Desaulnier‘s new UFO (UnFinished Objects) session? Marilyn Gardiner has classes happening with two stunning chainmaille bracelet projects that are drop-dead gorgeous! If you’ve wanted to give fine silver metal clay a try, then Christine Woollacott‘s class is for you. Pamela Kearns will get your beading skills up and running with a quick right-angle weave project – perfect for younger students too! Of course, we have our open sessions happening too so you can finish or start new projects with help.

    Here are the classes and sessions scheduled August 21 to 31:

    Planet BeadFXWednesday, August 22
    FREE Open Bead Night
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Give yourself dedicated beading time over conversation and refreshments!


    Thursday, August 23
    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00
    Join your bead-y friends and be among the first to see the new weekly products!


    NEW UFO to Go: Intensive Support for Intuitive Bead Embroidery, Freeform Peyote and Hand Stitching
    Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Need help to finish or start another intuitive or freeform projects? Get help from Anne Marie!


    Friday, August 24
    Japanese Chainmaille Fidget Balls
    Instructor: Gillian Clarke
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    A fun, stress-reliever piece to have on your desk; make yours with Gillian!


    Saturday, August 25
    Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones
    Instructor: Christine Woollacott
    9:30am – 5:30pm
    Discover the versatility of metal clay to create your own components!


    NEW Celtic Dawn Bracelet
    Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    Create this feminine and lacy bracelet!


    NEW Barrel of Pearls Bracelet
    Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
    2:00 – 5:00pm
    A fun chainmaille weave with LOTS of movement!


    Fibre Spirit Festival
    Barrie Curling Club, Barrie
    10:00am – 4:30pm
    Join us at this NEW show dedicated to everything fibre!


    Monday, August 27
    Happy Hour Torching
    Facilitator: Carol Cooper
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Work on your lampwork beads over conversation with like-minded enthusiasts!


    Planet BeadFXWednesday, August 29
    FREE Open Beading Night
    Facilitator: Amanda Pittman
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Join your friends in air-conditioned comfort as you work on your projects!


    Thursday, August 30
    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Coffee, conversation and fun with bead-y friends!


    Fire and Ice Bracelet
    Instructor: Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 8:00pm
    This is a perfect first-time right-angle weave project!

    Click on the class or session title to see all of the details including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to the August class calendar and see all of the month’s activities.

Our Latest Inspiration

  • InspirationFX: I want to Be-Leaf

    InspirationFX
    Get your creative juices flowing


    I want to Be-Leaf

    by: Dwyn Tomlinson

    I want to Be-Leaf

    A simple pair of earrings so easy to make,but so satisfying and so elegant.

    These lightweight handmade glass leaves just call out to dangle and gleam with light passing through them. Being glass however, they are not so suitable as charms on a bracelet. Instead, make earrings.

    Just open the loop on the ear wire remember to twist to the side, not pull out and put the leaf on, and close up the earring. That’s it! That’s all there is to it! Add a plastic stopper to the ear wire so that you don’t lose what will become a favourite pair of earrings!

    Pick your favourite colour leaves!

     

    Components

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