Creativity is in your hands

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Whether you paint, work metal, lampwork or do beadwork, creativity can be like a thunder bolt out of the blue or as a soft voice in the back of your mind whispering, ‘why not try it this way?’ However you receive creativity, you can develop and hone your skills at a class.

Late-April classes feature several new classes with Anne Marie Desaulniers and Pamela Kearns. We also welcome Quebec lampwork artist Karina Guevin and Alberta beadworker Carolyn Cave to teach at BeadFX. You can meet both Karina and Carolyn at their respective Meet and Greets.

Knitters and fibre-artists: drop by BeadFX’s booth at the Knitters Frolic! We’ll have seedbeads and findings suitable for knitting and other fibre arts.


Here are the classes scheduled April 21 – 30:

Friday, April 21
NEW Sculptural Beadmaking and Glassblowing Techniques
Instructor: Karina Guevin
10:00am – 5:00pm
Learn a variety of advance sculptural beadmaking, glassblowing and sculpting techniques using soda lime glass. Class continues Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.


Meet and Greet with Karina Guevin
6:00 – 7:30pm
Karina will bring a selection of lampwork and glass items for show and sale!



NEW Building Connections: Talisman Pendant
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to create a talisman with personal meaning to you!


Saturday, April 22
Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am – 4:30pm
Learning to solder sterling silver opens up a universe of design possibilities!

Sunday, April 23
NEW Peyote Bubble Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn how to do triangular peyote to create a dramatic, sculptural bracelet!



Monday, April 24
HALF PRICE Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carolyn Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your fellow lampworkers for an evening of conversation and creativity!

Wednesday, April 26
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs and join your beady friends for a fun evening!

Thursday, April 27
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


Fiesta Brick Stitch Earrings
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how easy brick stitch is while creating a pair of colourful, dangle earrings!



Open Metal Studio: Hot and Cold Connections
Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed
6:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your sterling soldering projects with Iris’ assistance!



Friday, April 28
NEW Constellation Beaded Bead and Pendant
Instructor: Carolyn Cave
10:00am – 1:00pm
Learn how to make a beaded bead and then turn it into a pendant!




NEW Octagana Bracelet
Instructor: Carolyn Cave
2:00 – 5:00pm
Discover how SuperDuo Duets can spark up your designs!




Meet and Greet with Carolyn Cave
6:00 – 7:30pm
Carolyn will bring a selection of kits and patterns for show and sale!



Saturday, April 29
Knitters Frolic Show
9:00 – 4:30pm
Visit our booth at this popular knitting show at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre!




NEW Atlantea Necklace
Instructor: Carolyn Cave
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create a stylish and curvy necklace with bugles and SuperDuos!




Intro Weekend to Lampworking, Part B
Instructor: Amy Waldman
10:00am – 2:30pm
Take your next step in learning how to make lampwork beads with Amy! Class continues Sunday, April 30; 11:30am – 4:00pm




Hot Connections: Spinner Ring
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn to work sheet metal into a ring with a wire spinner!






Sunday, April 30
NEW Piggy Blossom Necklace
Instructor: Carolyn Cave
10:00am – 5:00pm
Piggy beads take centre stage in this colourful necklace!





Wire Wrapping: Lover’s Embrace Pendant
Instructor: Jen Rosen
1:00 – 4:00pm
Learn to combine wire and beads to create a beautiful pendant!

Click on the class/session/show title to get complete information. You can also go to and click on the April class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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