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Deborah Beesley

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Deborah Beesley has been creating jewellery for almost 20 years. She started when she was looking for something and just couldn’t find the right thing. “I bet I could make it” she said. Friends saw her work and asked to make some for them and it started her on a whole new journey. Always curious, Deborah has taken various technique classes over the years, finding that it really boosts creativity. Deborah’s particular passion is creating with wire and exploring and working with colour, different shapes and textures. It speaks to her and she is passionate about her wearable art.

Deborah has been a member of the Toronto Bead Society (TBS) since 2006, volunteering at many of the TBS events. This year she has joined the TBS Steering Committee to volunteer as their Education Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

March 2018
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Making a Bee Line

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: A playful interpretation of a bees journey to his sweet spot. You will learn to create with wire, bee-inspired connectors and looped bead components to form a bee-line. You will zig-zag your way, much like a bee to nectar, toward the focal bead. Finishing includes a refresher on some fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), straightening wire, coiling, and tips on working with wire. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some experience working with wire…

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Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chevron Along Bracelet

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: This bracelet is lively and luscious. You will learn to create the instructor's signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and bead pods. The framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learning to hammer-finish frames as well as fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Some experience working with wire will be beneficial to the student. Technique: Wirework Bring to class: Students…

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April 2018
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $40.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

From Here to Infinity Collar (2 days)

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 2:30 pm
Deborah Beesley

Course outline: A statement piece with texture and dimension. You will learn to create an infinity style frame and the instructors signature Framed Beads with medium-gauge wire and stone bead pods. The infinity links and framed bead-pods are joined together with cold connections. Learning to hammer-finish frames and fundamentals of wire work, such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), and tips on measuring and working with wire. You will be working with four different gauges of wire, natural stones and…

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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.