April Forecast: Expect Showers of Creativity!

Forget worrying about showers of rain (although we all love May flowers), this April you can count on showers of creative classes!

Marilyn Gardiner and Bonni Poch brings us three NEW classes in mid-April. Pamela Kearns is also teaching a bracelet design featuring honeycomb and pip beads. If you’re interested in lampworking, but not sure if it is right for you, why not join Deb Muss for a quick 2-hour ‘Taste’ class at the torch? Also scheduled are two open metal studios that are perfect times to start or complete a metalwork project with assistance and tips from the facilitators. If you’ve taken an introductory lampworking course, remember that we have Happy Hour Torching every Monday (except holidays); come in and work on some lampwork beads!

Keep in mind that, later in April are classes with visiting instructors Karina Guevin (Sculptural Beadmaking and Glassblowing Techniques) and Carolyn Cave (Constellation Beaded Bead and Pendant; Octagana Bracelet; Atlantea Necklace and Piggy Blossom Necklace).

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled April 11 to 20:

Thursday, April 13
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!



Queen’s Lace Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Learn how to combine honeycomb, pips and ‘O’ beads to form a stylish bracelet!

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your kiln enamel projects with Christine’s assistance!

Saturday, April 15
NEW Garter Belt Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 1:00pm
Your bracelet will be sexy, sultry and feminine with this beautiful chainmaille weave!

NEW Candy Cane Cord Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
2:00 – 5:00pm
Chainmaille enthusiasts will love the challenge of this weave!

Monday, April 17
HALF PRICE Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join fellow lampworkers at the torch for a fun evening!

Wednesday, April 19
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your PHDs (projects half done) and work on them with your beading friends!

Open Metal Studio: Fine Jewellery
Facilitator: Kelly Garland
5:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your metalwork with Kelly’s assistance!

Lampwork – Just a Taste
Instructor: Deb Muss
6:30 – 8:30pm
Sitting on the fence about taking a full lampworking class? Come out and have a try!

Thursday, April 20
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Join your beading buddies and be among the first to see the new weekly products!

NEW Resin Bangles – The Basics of Crafting Resin Jewellery
Instructor: Bonni Poch
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn how to cast resin jewellery!

Click on the class/open session title for more information. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the April class calendar to see the full schedule of classes. Note: BeadFX will be closed Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16 in observance of Good Friday and Easter Sunday respectively.

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