BeadFX has close associations with so many artisans that we just need to share their beautiful works! This is a perfect opportunity to get a gift for yourself or a special someone in time for Spring!
BeadFX Trunk Show
Saturday, April 7
11:00am – 4:00pm
Bring a friend – all are welcome to this FREE event!
Our inspiring designers/artisans who will be showing and selling their designs are:
Barbara Colautti – Polymer Clay
A fruitless search for just the right brooch to complete an outfit, 13 years ago, led me down the path of polymer clay experimentation. I had expected to play with it for a week or two, but here I am, all this time later, still in its grip!
Dwyn Tomlingon – Lampworking
Dwyn Tomlinson is a dragon in human form -fascinated equally by fire, and by shiny baubles – she wields a fiery torch to create one-of-a-kind creations in glass. She will be introducing her new line of unique horse beads at this show.
Maria Rypan – Beadwork
Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on gerdany, Ukrainian-style beadwork. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995, Maria has taught, produced a kit line and lectured on beading and global folk arts. She has just returned from a research trip in Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Her specialties are netting, unique beadweaving and loomweaving. Maria enjoys teaching, and showing how adaptable beadweaving is; how it can change by asking, What if?” Her greatest satisfaction is the students ah-ha moment.
Ai Matsuzono – Lampworking
Ai Matsuzono has been taking lampworking at BeadFX since 2016, and truly enjoys working with molten glass. She enjoys semi-sculptural work, including glass mermaids and aliens in flying saucers. She also loves working with lost wax metal objects. She posts her work on Instagram @fiotoronto.
Marilyn Gardiner – Chainmaille
Based in Waterloo, Marilyn teaches classes and sells her chainmaille and beading kits both online and at bead shows across Canada and in the U.S. In 2007, Marilyn was selected as the “Artist in Residence: Beadwork” at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, ON, and in 2011, she was invited t include pieces in an international beadwork exhibit at the JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson, AZ. In 2012, she was invited to teach six classes at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI, the largest consumer bead show in the world. The fall 2012 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread had a four-page Artist Profile featuring photos of her beadwork and chainmaille jewellery. You can find out more at www.marilyngardiner.com.
Deb Muss – Lampworking
I have been lampworking for about 6 years. I was very dissatisfied with the low quality of manufactured lampwork beads sold in most stores, and discovered that BeadFX offered classes. I
took a weekend course and was hooked. Now, all my jewellery creations include my lampwork beads, and are totally one-of-a-kind. I use the BeadFX Studio as often as I can, and participate in the Happy Hour evenings. It also doesnt hurt that they are located 5 minutes from my home!