Explore your jewellery-making options

If you were to design a necklace for this little rubber ducky – what would you do? A simple strung necklace to emphasize the ‘biker chick’ feel of the sunglasses? How about a metalwork pedant? Needless to say, there are lots of options!

Our mid-July classes offer lots of options too when it comes to learning how to make jewellery. Lucie Lee will take you through the steps of a wire work component that can be use in a variety of ways. Anne Marie Desaulniers will help you explore how to create molds that you can use for resin, polymer or epoxy clay or even metal clay! First Nations instructor Naomi Smith will share some her traditions will you create a beautiful bag.


Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled July 11 – 20:

Planet BeadFXWednesday, July 11
FREE Open Beading Night
Facilitator: Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your projects and work on them in cool comfort!


Thursday, July 12
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


Open Metal Studio: Hot and Cold Connections – 2 sessions!
Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed
Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Evening: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Practise your skills or work on your soldering/riveting project with help from Iris!


Jill Wiseman’s Daydreamer Rope
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover a wonderful way of using SuperDuo beads, taught with permission by Jill!


Friday, July 13
NEW Big Blossom Deer Hide Bag (2 days)
Instructor: Naomi Smith
5:00 – 9:00pm
Explore how to embellish deer hide using traditional Woodlands embroidery techniques! Class continues Saturday, July 14; 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Saturday, July 14
Graphite and Enamel Charms
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Learn how to combine your pencil drawings with the beauty of enamel!


Sunday, July 15
NEW Elegant ‘Bird’ Component
Instructor: Lucie Lee
11:30am – 4:00pm
Create a versatile wire work component perfect for a necklace focal!


Monday, July 16
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join your lampwork buddies as you create beautiful glass beads!


Planet BeadFXWednesday, July 18
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated beading and chainmaille time!


Thursday, July 19
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Work on your UFOs and PHDs over coffee and conversation!


NEW Mold Making for Resin, Bead Embroidery, and Mixed Media
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
5:00 – 8:00pm
Explore how to create molds of your favourite buttons, shells and more!


Friday, July 20
Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Part 2
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Expand your knowledge of tambour embroidery with Catherine!

Click on the class or session title for complete descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to the July class calendar to see all of the month’s opportunities.

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