Refresh your Creativity

It’s Spring! The weather is finally catching up to the calendar. Plants are poking through the dirt. You’re itching to start something new.

Spring is an ideal time to start something new or to breathe new life into a favourite activity. Classes are a great way to add to your knowledge base or to test your desire of trying a new technique. Our late-April classes have lots of options for you: Cindy Goldrick with Sue Henry will help you explore design possibilities with both wet and dry felting. If you’ve been wondering about the craze of ‘peyote with a twist, not crochet’, then you’ll want to check out a new class with Pamela Kearns. Gillian Clarke is here with an absolutely delightful – and easy – chainmaille pendant! Deborah Beesley has a two-part wire work class that will twig your creative genius! Marilyn Gardiner has a new full-day class featuring spiral chainmaille and Liz Reynolds will teach you how to use metal clay to fashion your own sterling rings. Lucie Lee has a new wirework earring design that will keep you on trend.

We also welcome Kim Fields back to BeadFX for a fun three-day lampwork class focusing on creating floral murrini!


Here are the classes and sessions scheduled April 21 – 30:

Saturday, April 21
NEW Felting Two Ways: Nuno Felting and Needle Felting
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick and Sue Henry
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover what you can do with wool roving!


Sunday, April 22
NEW The Basics of ‘Peyote with a Twist, Not Crochet’
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 4:30pm
This technique gives you the look of single-stitch crochet without pre-stringing the beads!


Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 8:00pm
Join your lampworking friends for a cheerful evening of conversation!


Planet BeadFXWednesday, April 25
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated beading time over coffee and refreshments!


Thursday, April 26
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


NEW Easy Slider Chainmaille Pendant
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 8:00pm
Try a new technique in a short 2-hour class!


Friday, April 27
NEW Floral Murrini Cane Workshop (3 days)
Instructor: Kim Fields
10:00am – 5:00pm
Take your lampworking skills to the next step by creating and using canes!


FREE Meet and Greet with Kim Fields
6:00 – 7:30pm
Drop by and say ‘Hi’ and peruse her beautiful beads!


From Here to Infinity Collar (2 days)
Instructor: Deborah Beesley
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to create consistency in your wirework! Class continues Saturday, April 28, 10:30am – 2:30pm.


Saturday, April 28
Knitter’s Frolic
Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$8 Cash only
BeadFX will have lots of seedbeads and other necessities for knitters and fibre enthusiasts!


NEW Hypnotic Spirals
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to create spirals in chainmaille!


Sunday, April 29
NEW Sterling Silver Adjustable Rings
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
11:0am – 5:00pm
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind rings using sterling silver metal clay!


NEW Wire Wrapped Boho Earrings
Instructor: Lucie Lee
12:00 – 3:00pm
Create lightweight and fun earrings using wire and a few crystals!


Monday, April 30
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 8:00pm
Work on your lampwork designs with dedicated time!

Click on the class title to see all of the details, including applicable fees. You can also go to April class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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