September. The month conjures up a mixture of feelings. Sadness because summer is coming to an end and vacations are over. Relief because crazy schedules are getting back to normal. Anticipation because lots of opportunities are just around the corner. It’s like that at BeadFX too. We see customers and students who have been away and we get to hear great stories about travels and see projects that were completed or started in the summer but are also excited to see what’s coming up.
This Fall will see a number of new projects in all jewellery-making media and we are also hosting three visiting instructors – Marti Brown, Betty Stephan and Joy Munshower – who will be teaching classes in their respective areas of expertise. Many of our instructors have used the summer to recharge their batteries, develop new projects and prepare new techniques for sharing. I’ve been able to see many of the proposed projects from our instructors and I’m getting excited on your behalf – watch for lots of new classes!
Our Fall season kicks-off with our Back to Class event. This free event showcases the projects that will be taught over the next few months and it is your chance to meet the instructors who are teaching them. This has become an annual event and allows you to whet your appetite for what’s coming up! As we have done before, we will have door prizes and refreshments and incentives to book classes on the day of the event.
Here are the classes and sessions scheduled September 1 – 10:
Wednesday, September 6
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your unfinished projects and work on them in cool comfort!
Thursday, September 7
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Come and see what new’s in the weekly update as you enjoy an afternoon with your bead-y friends!
Saturday, September 9
FREE Back to Class Event
11:00am – 3:00pm
Join us to see the vast array of new projects and classes for the Fall!
KW Knitters’ Fair
9:30am – 4:30pm
Calling all knitters! BeadFX will be bringing lots of seed beads and other items specially selected for knitting and fibre artists!
Sunday, September 10
NEW Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
11:00am – 4:00pm
Discover how to create a beautiful and fun pendant!
NEW Sterling Lotus Flower Pendant with Labradorite
Instructor: Kelly Garland
11:00am – 5:00pm
Hone your piercing, sawing and bezel-setting skills while creating a beautiful pendant!
Click on the class or open session title to see complete details including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the September class calendar to see all of the month’s offerings.