Let Autumn Colours Stir Your Creativity

I love the colours of Fall – the deep, almost burgundy reds, crisp oranges, rustic browns and bright yellows and the remnants of summer green. How can it not stir the creative soul?

We welcome Astrid Riedel to our calendar of September classes. Astrid is teaching two outstanding lampwork classes. Our late-September classes also feature several new classes including a new full day class with Marilyn Gardiner. Angela Peace is teaching a new way to end ropes and other substantial pieces that need tube ends. Wire workers will love Lucie Lee‘s new class and seed beaders will adore Naomi Smith‘s new poppy pin that you’ll have ready for Remembrance Day. If you’ve wanted to try weaving, check out Pamela Kearns‘ new tapestry class using the Jewel Loom.

BeadFX is proud to help launch Marilyn Gardiner’s new book Creating with Components. As part of the launch, Marilyn will be leading scheduled make & takes throughout the afternoon. Autographed copies of her book will be available for purchase. Bring a friend and help Marilyn celebrate!

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled September 21 – 30:

Friday, September 21
Hollow Metal Forms in Metal Clay (2 days)
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
11:00am – 6:00pm
Explore how to create strong hollow metal shapes for pendants and components. Class continues Saturday, September 22; 12:00 – 5:00pm.


Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Part 1
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to embroider as haute designers do!


Saturday, September 22
NEW Round & Round We Go – All About Round Weaves
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm
There are many stunning round weaves – let Marilyn help you design a piece for yourself!


2018 Wonders of the Earth Gem Show
Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave. East
(beside Kennedy subway station)
10:00am – 6:00pm (continues Sunday, September 23; 11:00am – 5:00pm)
Explore the world of gems and minerals for your own jewellery designs!


Sunday, September 23
NEW Knotted Fibre End Caps
Instructor: Angela Peace
11:00am – 5:00pm
Learn to make custom-sized end caps using cord!


NEW Hummingbird Brooch
Instructor: Lucie Lee
11:30am – 3:30pm
Lucie will show you how to create your own wire wrapped brooch!


mixed media jeweleryPebble Beach Jewellery
Instructor: Ann Shewan
12:00 – 3:00pm
Find out how small stones and pebbles can amp up your jewellery designs!


Monday, September 24
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Create glass beads while enjoying the camaraderie of others!


Planet BeadFXWednesday, September 26
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated beading time!


Thursday, September 27
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


NEW Tapestry Sampler Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to create weft-faced tapestry bracelets using the Jewel Loom!


Friday, September 28
NEW Enamel ‘Painting’ in the Flame of the Torch
Instructor: Astrid Riedel
10:00am – 5:00pm
Combine glass enamel and molten glass while working your beads!


NEW We Remember Beaded Poppy (2 days)
Instructor: Naomi Smith
5:00 – 9:00pm
Create a beautiful poppy befitting the importance of Remembrance Day. Class continues Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm.


FREE Meet and Greet with Astrid Riedel
6:00 – 7:30pm
Drop by and say ‘Hi’ to Astrid. She will be bringing a selection of beads for show and sale.


Saturday, September 29
NEW Mokumegane/Battuto Lampwork Beads (2 days)
Instructor: Astrid Riedel
10:00am – 5:00pm
Explore how to create lampwork beads with lots of colour and pattern! Class continues Sunday, September 30, 10:00am – 5:00pm.


FREE Book Launch: Creating with Components
11:00am – 3:00pm
Help Marilyn celebrate the launch of her second chainmaille book!


NEW Orchid Zipper Pull Make and Takes
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Various times; see website for details
Make a delightful zipper pull with Marilyn!


Sunday, September 30
Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 4:00pm
This class is a perfect entryway into the world of jewellery making!

Click on the title to get complete information about each class/open session including course description and applicable fee. You can also go to the September class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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