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Bead-Treat jewellery-making retreat

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Free - Cdn $425.00

You’re invited to Canada’s newest jewellery-making retreat!


May 4, 5, 6, 2018

Treat yourself to a weekend of fun, creativity and learning. You’ll learn three original designs focusing on three exciting jewellery-making techniques: chainmaille, geometric peyote, and Cavandoli tapestry knotting. You’ll be the first to learn these never-taught-before designs from three established and creative designers/instructors in the comfort of Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. BeadFX is Bead-Treat’s presenting sponsor and organizer of the weekend event.

Bead-Treat is being held in conjunction with Pin it Canada, a consumer trade show that is expected to feature over 80 booths filled with creative art supplies including: Painting, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, DIY, Beading & Jewelry, Fibre Arts, Pamper Yourself, Pin it Look, new products, hands-on experiences and much more! Several retreats will be held on-site and will have access to the show.

Complete information and registration is available through www.beadtreat.com. You can register for the entire weekend, or for one or two classes below.

The entire weekend is yours for only $450however, take advantage of our special offer:

Bead-Treat wants to help you celebrate your friendships! Until Friday, April 20, when you and a friend (or friends!) register for Bead-Treat, you will each get $25 off the registration fee! That means, you and your friend will be able to take all three classes, receive all three class kits, goodie bags, enjoy Friday evenings Meet and Greet and Saturdays Open Session for only $425 CAD + HST. Note: both friends must register together.

Give us your friends name(s) in the order notes section of the checkout page and well do our best to keep friends together in classes.

Bead-Treat classes:

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet: A statement bracelet at its best!

This is the most impressive new bracelet Ive made for several years. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings, or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks?

We will start the day by making a pair of Byzantine Earrings so everyone learns the basic Byzantine weave and is comfortable with opening and closing jump rings. There are a lot of jump rings required to make this bracelet, but you will be well on your way to completing it by the end of the day (though some may actually finish). This class will run 10:00am to 5:00pm on all days with a lunch break.

This class includes a kit to make your bracelet in copper. It includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring and a coordinating clasp. Makes up to a 9 bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished


Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner

Swarovski Trillion Component Bracelet: Seed beaded dimension and form!

Discover how to create triangular peyote bezels around sparkling 10mm Swarovski Trillion rivolis! Well start the class by learning how to do simple triangular peyote using larger beads before we graduate to using size 11/0 Delicas. Then the fun will begin by learning to create a triangular bezel. Increases and decreases and zipping your components together will be part of the days curriculum. This class is suitable for beginners; however, knowing peyote stitch will be helpful.

The project will focus on making the bracelet as shown, but youll also have the instructions on how to create two pendants and earrings – all using the same type of rivoli component. This class will run 10:00am to 5:00pm on all days with a lunch break.

This class includes your kit of 12 Swarovski Trillion rivolis, 2 colours of size 11/0 Delica beads and a sliding tube clasp and findings with full-colour, illustrated instructions. Colour choices will be available.

Instructor: Pamela Kearns

Knotted Fibre End-Caps: Join the fiber and micro-macrame revolution!

Fiber end caps present a new and innovative option for finishing jewelry projects and allow for seamless colour designs or for creating amazing colour contrasts. These made to measure knotted end-caps work well with standard metal clasps and findings or can be used with glue.

In class, you will learn the knotting techniques and how to change the end cap size for a perfect fit. You’ll also learn how to make a knotted fiber clasp.

By the end of the class you will have a pair of custom end caps and will be well-prepared to make more. This class will run 10:00am to 5:00pm on all days with a lunch break.

This class includes illustrated instructions, C-lon knotting cord in your choice of colours, jump rings, pinning board, tapestry needle, and pins.

Instructor: Angela Peace



May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Free - Cdn $425.00
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How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.