Re-set your 2017 class goals!

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
– Les Brown

I always think of September as a mini-New Year. It’s a time is re-set my goals and give a little push toward what I want to do. In fact a lot of calendars that you find in stores are geared to the school year because it is a new start and a chance to set new goals. I’m always looking to learn new things so two classes I’m planning to take is Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery with Catherine Sequalino Portier (a new instructor!) and the Sterling Lotus Flower Pendant with Labradorite metalwork pendant with Kelly Garland. It’s good for me to get out of my comfort zone once in a while.

You’re invited to get out of your comfort zone too and try something new – there are certainly lots of options! Pamela Kearns (yes, me) is teaching a new peyote project that will make you look at time in a new light. How about working on your wire skills with Lucie Lee‘s new Swarovski pendant design? Deb Muss is teaching a new one-day introductory lampworking class that will get you started creating your own glass beads. If you want more opportunities to work with an open flame, take a look at Ann Shewan‘s torch enamelling class! Sureka Sriharan‘s bracelet class will get you stitching with beads in no time. You get the idea – and there’s still lots more classes to discover.

Here are the classes and sessions scheduled September 11 to 20:

Monday, September 11
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your friends at the open torch will making glass beads!

Wednesday, September 13
Getting Started in Metal Clay
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
10:30am – 5:00pm
Mold, texture, sculpt and more with this incredible medium!

Thursday, September 14
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
See the new weekly products while working on your projects!

NEW Tick Tock Timepiece Pendant
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Even- and odd-count peyote come together to create a keepsake pendant!

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your kiln-fired enamelling projects with Christine’s guidance!

Friday, September 15
Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 1
Instructor: Boris Kolodny
9:00am – 5:00pm
Unearth how to turn rough stones to sparking cabochons that you can use in your own designs!

Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Learn the basics of creating jewellery for yourself, friends and family!

NEW Wire Wrapped Pendant with Swarovski
Instructor: Lucie Lee
6:00 – 9:00pm
Take your wire wrapping skills to the new level with a beautiful pendant!

Saturday, September 16
Bead Crochet: The Basics and Beyond, Part A
Instructor: Bonni Poch
9:30am – 12:30pm
Discover how to combine cord and beads to create wonderful beaded ropes!

NEW Fire and Glass: Learn to Lampwork
Instructor: Deb Muss
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create your own glass beads for original jewellery designs!

Hot Connections 1: Intro to Soldering
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30 – 4:30pm
Learning to solder sterling wire is your gateway to the world of metalwork!

Bead Crochet: The Basics and Beyond, Part 2
Instructor: Bonni Poch
1:30 – 4:30pm
Go beyond creating simple ropes and see what more you can do!

Sunday, September 17
Painting with Fire: Intro 101
Instructor: Ann Shewan
12:00 – 4:00pm
Combine open flame and glass powder to create amazing and colourful enamelled beads!

Whimsical Freeform Peyote: Beaded Beads
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
12:00 – 5:00pm
Let your imagination go wild and create focal beads with personality plus!

Monday, September 18
NEW Double-Sided Poppy Bracelet
Instructor: Sureka Sriharan
5:00 – 9:00pm
SuperDuos come together to create a fun reversible bracelet!

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your friends at the open torch will making glass beads!

Wednesday, September 20
Open Metal Studio: Fine Jewellery
Facilitator: Kelly Garland
5:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your sterling and fine metal designs with tips and advice from Kelly!

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your UFOs or start a new project over refreshments and great conversation!

Lampwork: Just a Taste!
Instructor: Deb Muss
6:30 – 8:30pm
Not sure if you have the aptitude for lampworking? Join Deb to find out!

Click on the class or session title to get more detailed information, including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to and click on the September calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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