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Bonni Poch

www.beadonawire.ca

bonni-bio-photo-300wBonni has been dabbling in jewelry making since 2011, and has been into one craft or another for most of her life. She has experience with stringing, chainmaille, wire wrapping, bead weaving, epoxy resin, and polymer clay. Although she has enjoyed all of these to some extent, bead crochet is her true passion and calling and has been the one consistent technique throughout her jewelry-making career.

Upcoming Events

August 2018
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Bead Crochet 101 – Getting the Basics Down

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: Instructor Bonni Poch will take the mystique out of bead crochet. We start with the very basics - the crochet stitch and gigantic pony beads. Each step of the process is given as much time as needed and we move forward when everyone is comfortable. By the end of the class, you will be able to design a crochet pattern, complete a crochet tube, cast on, and cast off. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill…

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September 2018
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Polymer Clay – Faux Agate Beads

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: This class with Bonni Poch will give you the opportunity to play with polymer clay, get to learn the differences between brands, how to condition the clay, colour blending, working with translucent clay and the most exciting of all, creating pendants and beads that look just like agate stone! You will leave this class with at least one pendant or cabochon, and the feeling of self-satisfaction you get when accomplishing a new task. Come join me for an…

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October 2018
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Basic Wire Wrapping

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonni Poch

Course outline: In this class we will look at the basics in wire wrapping. We will wrap cabochons to make beautiful pendants, take a crack at a wire wrapped ring and work with the different shapes and gauges of wire to help build your knowledge base. We will also take a field trip from the classroom into the BeadFX shop to view the different types of wire and what is available to you for your designs. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite:…

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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.