Spread your Creative Wings

You can cultivate creativity – you don’t need to be ‘born’ with it. According to WikiHow, broadening your knowledge is one way of fostering creativity. For example, you have an idea for a bracelet that you want to create. If the bracelet is metal, do you need to know how to solder? If it is made of beads, what beads will work best and how can you assemble it? Like many people, you head to YouTube to check out the techniques. Yea, you found something! Unfortunately, the video isn’t in focus; the sound is muffled and you can’t ask questions. Do you give up in disgust? No – head for a class!

Our late-July classes offer a wide variety of techniques from wire wrapping; to beading; to enamelling; to a new class with Kelly Garland in casting silver. There is something for almost everyone. The open sessions will give you time to practice the skills that you have learned.

Here are the classes scheduled July 21 – 31:

Saturday, July 22
FREE Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am – 2:30pm
Explore the basics of jewellery making!

Wire Wrapping: Simple Bangle
Instructor: Jen Rosen
1:00 – 4:00pm
What to learn how to work with wire? This class with Jen is perfect for you!

Sunday, July 23
NEW Straw Casting: Perfectly Organic Sterling Silver Jewellery
Instructor: Kelly Garland
11:00am – 5:00pm
Delve into a fun way to cast silver – no two pendants will be the same!

Monday, July 24
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your lampworking friends for dedicated time to make beads or practice new skills!

Wednesday, July 25
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your projects in air-conditioned comfort with your beading friends!

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

Friday, July 28
ZIG ZAG Diamond Bracelet
Instructor: Sureka Sriharan
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to layer right-angle weave while creating this sparkling beauty!

Click on the class or open session title to see more information including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the July class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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