October classes are a ‘Treat’!

What’s so scary about October? Halloween – ghosts – ghouls – the cost of candy – definitely!  But not classes! That’s because our classes are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors who are enthusiastic about teaching. Our late-October classes feature a number of NEW classes from Tracey Neidhardt, Gio Paz and Barbara Colautti. Liz Reynolds also brings us a NEW project using Hadar’s Clay! Also this month, BeadFX is participating in CreativFestival at the  South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! We’ll be bringing lots of seed beads, findings and many other products. The CreativFestival is a consumer trade …

Join us for a Holiday Class Bash!

No, we’re not pushing the Holiday Season, but we do want you to circle Friday, December 12 in your calendar! For the first time, BeadFX is offering a holiday-themed evening of three classes that all students will be able to take in the same evening! From 6:00 – 9:00pm on Friday, December 12, each student will participate in three 1-hour classes, rotating through the classes during the evening. Each class features a great project, perfect for the holiday season and last-minute gifts. Kumi Candy Cane Learn to do Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) around a piece of wire with Pamela Kearns. Once …

October classes are just around the corner!

What do you think of when you hear ‘October’? For me it’s cooler weather, vivid colours, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Its also only two months before Christmas and other big gift-giving events! Why not consider taking a class to learn a new technique to make gifts? Even if the gift is for yourself! Our team of instructors are bringing a number of new techniques and projects to teach – many of which are at the beginner level. Here are the classes and Open Metal Studios scheduled October 1 – 15: Thursday, October 2 Open Metal Studio: Soldering Facilitator: Iris Rogers …

September continues with lots of
new and returning classes and projects

Driving back from Windsor the other weekend, I noticed a few leaves starting to change colour. I find this time of year a very inspirational time because of the colour possibilities that are triggered. Our instructors have brought many new projects that are perfect for this time of year – whether you are making a new piece of jewellery to go with your fall wardrobe or thinking ahead to holiday gifts. The following classes are scheduled September 16 – 30: Wednesday, September 17 Lampwork – Just a Taste! Instructor: Deb Muss 6:30 – 8:30pm   Thursday, September 18 NEW Peyote …

September isn’t the end of Summer;
it’s the start of a new Season!

In Toronto, we know that summer is pretty well over when the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) kicks off. Labour Day will be around the corner and the kids will be back in class. But it’s not really an ‘end’ – it is the start of a new season when we get to wear new fall clothes and look forward to cooler weather and the colours of changing leaves. (okay, cue the violins!) But really! Our routines get back to normal and scheduling gets back in place. And we do need new jewellery to go with our new fall wardrobe! Our …

There is Still Time for a Class (or two)
Before the End of Summer

I can’t believe that Summer will soon be over and another season will be rushing in to take its place! Have no fear – there is still time to join us for a class during August.  In addition to returning favourites, we have two new classes. Marilyn Gardiner is bringing us a chainmaille necklace that is sure to garner lots of admiration. For Art Clay Silver enthusiasts, Jenn Jevons is teaching a focal pendant class that combines beads and metal clay. Also, if you’ve taken a class with Angela Peace and need a little extra help with a knot or …

Getting to know…Pamela Kearns

(Editor’s confession — Okay this is just weird! I (Pam) am writing about me (Pam) in the third person. I promise – my ego is not this big!) Pamela Kearns wears a couple of hats at BeadFX. As the Class and Event Coordinator, she gets to meet all of the instructors, schedule classes and has the opportunity to see all of the projects before anyone else. Pam is also one of the teachers at BeadFX and teaches a range of techniques from beginner jewellery to seed beading. “My background in making jewellery and doing all sorts of crafts comes naturally,” …

There is still lots of summer left for August classes

Turn those Dog Days of Summer into opportunities to learn a new jewellery technique! August hasn’t stopped our creative instructors from bringing you lots of classes – including some new classes and projects. Note: our classroom tends to be on the cool side, so you may wish to bring a light sweater or shawl with you. In early August we welcome two new instructors to BeadFX. We are especially pleased to bring lampwork and glass artist Sara Sally LaGrand in for two exciting lampwork classes. Come on out and meet Sara at a reception for her on Thursday, August 7! …

Mark your calendars now for these special events

BeadFX has so much happening this Fall that I wanted to give you a ‘head’s up’ on the upcoming dates. These events will be included on our monthly class schedules soon, but here is the advance information: Saturday, September 13 Back to Class Kick-Off Join us at BeadFX to discover more about the classes that will be happening this Fall. You’ll have the opportunity to meet many of our instructors and see for yourself the great projects being planned. Refreshments, of course, will be served. We also planning for draws and gifts. The event is on our website now and …

July is hot with cool classes

Can you believe that ‘Back to School’ stuff is already on store shelves? Well, I’m not ready to give up summer yet! My calendar still says ‘July’ and there are lots of classes yet to take. Roxann Blazetich-Ozols is teaching how to create a wonderful lariat using the St. Petersburg Chain. Cindy Goldrick is bringing another new project to the metal studio: Exploring Texture and the Rolling Mill. Jenn Jevons is presenting a two-day class to introduce beginner students to the joys and wonders of Art Clay Silver. Nadine Foskin is bringing back a wire class to share how to …