Marching into April

We’re in the midst of the in-between stage of winter turning into spring and waiting to see if March is heading out as a lamb with gentler weather or like a lion with a full winter blast!

Fortunately, our classes are much more certain – you know you’ll get value for your money from knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors. Plus you’ll have lots of fun while learning something new! Our late-March classes cover everything from seedbeading to chainmaille to fibrework to metalwork and wirework – there is is literally something for everyone!

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 21 – 31:

Thursday, March 21

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Share your passion with other like-minded folks over coffee and conversation!


Capture your style: Bead Embroidered Buttons
Instructor:
Anne Marie Desaulniers
5:00 – 9:00pm
Recycle a piece of history, and make a few memories, by covering, and then bead embroidering a family button, or two.


Friday, March 22

Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 2: Mini Monarch Butterfly Motif
Instructor:
Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Use your Class 1 skills and learn how to create a beautiful mini applique!


Saturday, March 23

NEW Hot Connections: Spinner Bangle
Instructor:
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 4:30pm
Explore soldering and forming sheet metal and wire to create a beautiful bangle!


NEW Elfstar Pendant and Jens Pind Chain
Instructor:
Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create the perfect pendant and a beautiful, classic spiral chain to match!


NEW Silky Net Tapered Bracelet
Instructor:
Maria Rypan
12:00 – 3:00pm
Discover how to combine 2-hole Czech Silky beads, Os, 6mm fire-polish crystals and 8/0 seed beads for a statement bracelet.


Sunday, March 24

NEW Fold Formed Leaf Pendant
Instructor:
Liz Kennedy
12:00 – 3:00pm
Be introduced to fold forming sheet metal and various commonly used techniques – a great first step into metalwork!


Monday, March 25

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
This the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects, under the guidance of an experience facilitator!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, March 27

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated beading time while enjoying the company of others!


Thursday, March 28

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


Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch, and explore its many variations.


Friday, March 29

Beginner Kumihimo: Fibre and Beads
Instructor:
Angela Peace
5:30 – 9:00pm
Learn the traditional Japanese Kongah-Gumi (spiral braid) with and discover how to create pattern with fiber and beads.


Three Intermediate Kumihimo Braids
Instructor:
Angela Peace
9:30am – 12:30pm
Go beyond the 8 strand spiral braid and learn three new distinct Kumihimo braids: the box braid, a waves braid and an S-Z reversing spiral braid all made with micro-thread warps.


Pebble Beach Jewellery
Instructor:
Ann Shewan
12:00 – 3:00pm
Learn how to drill different beach pebbles and then turn them into earrings, bracelets or necklaces.


Knotted End Caps
Instructor:
Angela Peace
1:30 – 5:30pm
Explore how fiber end-caps present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects or kumihimo braids and allow for seamless colour designs or amazing colour contrasts.


Sunday, March 31

NEW Treble Clef Brooch
Instructor:
Lucie Lee
12:00 – 3:00pm
Calling all music lovers! Working with two gauges of wire, you’ll learn how to work with wire, hammer the wire to form and shape the brooch and add a patina to add richness and depth to your piece.

Click on the class/open session title to see complete information including class description and applicable fees. You can also click on the instructors’ name to see other classes they are teaching. You can also go to the March class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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