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Pamela Kearns

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Although a seed beader at heart, Pam has been branching out into new techniques and combining the best of all worlds into her creations. She sells her work and peyote patterns in stores, shows and through Etsy. She had her first project published in the May/June 2013 issue of Beadwork. Pam taught at the 2014, 2015, 2016 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is teaching five classes at the 2017 Bead and Button Show.

A problem solver, Pam thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring students to think beyond basic techniques encouraging students to stamp their own vision on projects.

As a new endeavour in her own teaching career (and fellow ‘Lefty’), Pam has started to include ‘Lefty-Alerts’ within her class instructions ensuring that everyone is able to complete the techniques easily.

Upcoming Events

July 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $45.00

Wire Macrame on Flat Leather

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Bring macrame into the 21st Century by creating an amazing bracelet using Regaliz flat leather, 4mm metal beads and 26 gauge wire. As a design option, you can learn how to add a riveted closure to your bracelet. The instructor will provide glue and rivets for the class. This class is suitable for older children; a long length of thin wire will be used as part of the class. Students less than 13 years of age must be…

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Cdn $50.00

St. Petersburg Chain Bracelet with 2-Hole Beads

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: St. Petersburg Chain can be dainty or dramatic depending on the beads you choose. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do a double St. Peterburg Chain bracelet using 2-hole beads. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: Knowledge of regular St. Petersburg Chain will be helpful but not required. Technique: St. Petersburg Chain Bring to class: (the following amounts fit a 6.5" wrist; more may be needed for a larger wrist) 30 4mm fire-polish or druk beads…

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August 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Mini Loomed Pendant

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn about small format looming with instructor Pamela Kearns while creating a loomed pendant. In this class, we'll use the Clover Mini Beading Loom that is perfect for small projects! You'll learn how to set-up the loom and how to add beads. Once you've finished adding beads, you'll learn how to remove the piece from the loom, finish it and turn it into a pendant. This class is suitable for older children; a needle will be used as…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Huichol-style Bead Mosaic with bonus ‘cord-painting’

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique to create jewellery. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a laser-cut wood shape and apply beads to create a flat design. The wood shape can be used as a pendant. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Enthusiastic students may start a pendant using…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $40.00

Fire and Ice Bracelet

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Right-angle weave can't be any easier than in this bracelet! With help from Pamela Kearns, you'll create a base of 6mm beads and then create an embellishment of smaller beads on both sides of the base. This class is suitable for older children and teens; a needle will be used as part of the class. Students less than 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Right-angle weave with embellishment…

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September 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Triangular Peyote

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learning how to do peyote triangles opens up a world of design possibilities! This class with Pamela Kearns will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, is included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any materials needed for the projects will be your responsibility to purchase…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: A bead loom is not just for beads! The Jewel Loom is an excellent way to create small tapestry weavings that can be used for bracelets, bookmarks and other small projects. This introductory class will teach you how to warp your loom and create a weft-facing tapestry using a couple of weaves. You'll also learn how to add size 8/0 beads. The instructor will have samples using other materials, such as fine yarn and wire lace. The class…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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October 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Flat Herringbone

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Herringbone creates a beautiful texture and is supple to the feel. Also called Ndebelle, herringbone can be done using seed beads and two-hole beads. Among the available projects will be two bracelets; one using triangular beads and the second using two-hole beads. As with my other boot camp classes, this class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You will then…

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Cdn $60.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Going Beyond the Basic Triangle

October 14 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So, you've learned to make a triangle and may have joined them to create a bracelet or a kaleidoicycle (or three!), but there's more you can do! Discover how to use triangular peyote to create a bezel for sparkling triangular Swarovski rivolis! You'll learn how to start with a hole in the centre and expand and then decrease to capture the rivoli. As with all of my other Boot Camps, the class will be technique driven and all…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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November 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Tubular Herringbone

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Tubular herringbone makes fantastic ropes that are slinky and easy to wear. As with flat herringbone, you can do tubular herringbone using regular and 2-hole seed beads - change the beads and you change the look. Students will also learn how to make their designs spiral for a completely different effect. We'll also look at how to create an invisible join so that you don't need to use a clasp. Projects will include a necklace rope and two…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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December 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.