December classes – last chance for a 2013 class!

The holidays are almost upon us and New Year’s celebrations are right behind, but 2013 isn’t finished yet. There are still great classes to come out to at BeadFX! These classes and open sessions are terrific opportunities to complete a list minute gift for someone special – including you! These classes and open sessions are scheduled for December 1 – 15: Sunday, December 1 Tree of Life of Life Pendant (left)  Instructor: Bonni Poch 11:30am – 2:30pm The Basics of Enamelling (right)  Instructor: Cindy Goldrick 12:00 – 3:00pm Monday, December 2 Pearls, Knots and Chain Necklace Instructor: Rae Huggins 6:00 …

2014 Meet the Teachers Class Kick-off

I find it unbelievable that a brand New Year is lurking around the corner – where has 2013 gone? Looking back we’ve had more classes than ever and have expanded the jewellery-making techniques to go way beyond beading and basic metal work. In fact, as of October 31, we have held 232 classes and open sessions and have taught 1,106 students! 2013 is not finished yet – there are still lots of classes in November and December. We’re not resting on our laurels (although we’re catching our breath over the holidays!) because we’re introducing more classes in a wider variety …

November classes continue with great holiday ideas

Yikes, the holidays are creeping up fast!You don’t need to go to the malls for holiday gifts – create them yourself! Hand-made gifts are special to most people because they come from the heart; the time it takes to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery is always appreciated by the recipient. Come on out to a class to learn a new technique – then come on out to Open Bead Night and/or an Afternoon Bead Tea and work on your gifts in the company of other beaders. Great conversation and time to bead – what more can you can for? …

Your input is needed … Metal Clay Play Days

BeadFX runs a monthly Metal Clay Play Day for the lovers of Art Clay Silver and the many other metal clays available. However, we’re finding that we are seldom getting sign-ups for the sessions — and we don’t really know why! We are asking for your help! If you’re a lover of metal clay, what would you like to see for an open session? We’ve had lots of new classes in metal clays led by Heather Bell Denison, Liz Reynolds and Jenn Jevons and many people have been introduced to this fascinating medium. As it stands now, the Metal Clay …

November classes – a great time to learn a new skill!

Wow, November is just around the corner and, with it, you know holidays and gift-giving is coming up fast! Why not create your holiday gifts? Now is the time to learn a new jewellery-making technique and create something special for your family and friends – and yourself! In November there are several new classes and some new instructors too! Welcome to Roxann Blazetich-Ozols who brings us new fibre classes! Here are the November 1st – 15th classes and open sessions: Saturday, November 2 NEW Hot Connections Bezel Set Pendant Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, November 3 Getting …

Autumn Colours and Classes

By now you’ve noticed the days getting longer and the nights are nice and cool. Yes, Fall is upon in all its glory and colour! Have you also noticed that Santa’s helpers are starting to decorate some of the stores? (No, come back and finish reading!!) Now is the time to start some of your holiday projects to finish in time for gift-giving! And what better time to learn a new technique to create beautiful gifts for your family members and friends – and yourself! We’ve had a lot of inquiries about photographing jewellery and we’re proud to announce that …

October kicks off with new classes

There are lots of great things about October: the beautiful autumn leaves; Fall Festivals, Thanksgiving and families getting together; Halloween and seeing kids in costumes – and classes at BeadFX! We’re back in the full swing of classes and many of our instructors are offering new projects and techniques to keep creative juices flowing. We’re pleased that Iris Rogers Melamed has returned from her summer break. We also welcome Barb Scott as a new instructor to teach knitting with beads! Take a look at all that is happening in the first half of October: Friday, October 4 AS REQUESTED! Felt …

Nervous about being in a classroom with others?
Think about a Private Class!

Not everyone likes to be a part of a class but are still eager to learn a new jewellery-making technique. Some students feel they need more attention than they may receive in a larger class. Others find the commotion of a class to be distracting, making it difficult to learn. If you find yourself in this situation, then perhaps a private class is a solution! Most instructors are happy to offer private classes to students who, for their own reasons, are not comfortable in a classroom full of students. Also, perhaps the class you want to learn isn’t on the …

September continues with more classes

September is chock full of classes, especially in the second half of the month! With you kids (and grandkids!) back to school, get yourself back to class too! Monday, September 16 How to Start and Run a Successful Microbusiness Instructor:Catherine Winter 5:00 – 9:00pm You’ve read her Sailor Girl posts in BeadFX’s blog, now come out and learn from her in person! Tuesday, September 17 Loomwork Series (3 weeks) Instructor: Maria Rypan 6:00 – 9:00pm If you missed her session earlier in the year, now is your chance to learn how to do loomwork and read a pattern! Thursday, September …

Introducing … Afternoon Bead Tea

Are you looking for a time to bead and make new friends – but the evenings just don’t work for you? Then join us at Afternoon Bead Tea! From 1:00 – 3:00pm on alternating Thursdays, I (Pam Kearns) will be hosting and sharing tips and techniques as you work on your own projects. You’ll also be among the first to see new weekly update products before they hit the store! I am BeadFX’s class coordinator and teach classes in several techniques. My project, Boho Bangle, was recently published in the June/July 2012 issue of Beadwork. I’m passionate about beading and …