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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

January 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

January 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

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 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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February 2018
Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 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

February 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 $45.00 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even Count Peyote

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

Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! It is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Nancy Cain's upcoming classes in March. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving…

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

Jewellery Making 101

February 11 @ 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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Free

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

February 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

February 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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Cdn $45.00 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd Count Peyote

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote or perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This is also an excellent class if you need a refresher or need to learn the stitch to take one of Nancy Cain's upcoming classes in March. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the…

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March 2018
Cdn $55.00

Spiral Rope Boot Camp

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral Rope is one of the most versatile stitches; change the beads and you change look of your piece completely! The rope itself is flexible and lightweight yet strong enough to hold a pendant. The 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 apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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Cdn $40 +Kit fee: $10* payable to the instructor the day of the class.

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

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 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 a…

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Cdn $50.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Triangular Peyote

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

Jewellery Making 101

March 22 @ 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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April 2018
Cdn $50.00

Brick Stitch Boot Camp

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Brick stitch is an off-loom, in-hand stitch that you can use in a multitude of ways. You will learn how to start brick stitch from a ladder stitch start as well as how to start it from an object like a metal link; how to increase and decrease with brick stitch. The 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…

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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.
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