Beaded Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet

Course outline: Beads add colour and texture to this classic Byzantine chainmaille bracelet. This project is easy enough for a chainmaille beginner, but will also interest experienced maillers who want to try using beads. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Your choice of size 6/0 seed beads (may be purchased in the store). If you have your own flat nosed pliers (2 pairs are required) please bring them, but tools will also be available in class. Bring magnification if you need it. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your …

Beaded JPL Chainmaille Bracelet

Course outline: Here’s a new spin on a classic chainmaille weave, JPL (Jens Pind Linkage). Seed beads fit snugly into the three corners of this chain, making a triangular cross-section, like a Toblerone bar. Very fun! This is not a class for beginners. It will be easier if you already know JPL weave, but this is not essential (I will teach you). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some chainmaille experience. Knowledge of JPL weave is a plus. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Your choice of size 6/0 seed beads (may be purchased in the store). If you have your own flat …

Mid-July Classes are Cool!

Rest your feet and raise a glass of lemonade – it’s summer! Summer is also a great time to take a class or two and learn a new jewellery-making technique with like-minded people. Our inspiring instructors have lots of classes in mid-July that will get your creative juices flowing, whether you are into knotting, beads, lampworking or metalwork. Note: our classroom’s air conditioning is very refreshing; you may wish to bring a sweater or wrap! Here are the classes scheduled July 11 – 20: (For complete information about any of the activities, click on the title; the class or session …

Let’s Celebrate July Classes!

We have a lot to celebrate in July starting with our national holiday Canada Day and helping our American neighbours celebrate Independence Day! Early-month classes include several new projects including Daydreamer Rope, being taught by Pamela Kearns with permission from designer Jill Wiseman. Liz Reynolds is teaching a new introduction to base metal clay and Anne Marie Desaulniers will take you into the bead embroidery world with a new pendant project. Jen Rosen will treat wire-workers with a new brooch project (brooches are so popular now!). As always, we have encore classes you’ll love too! Find out more about the …

It’s Summer! A Great Time to Relax and take a July Class!

Finally, we’ve hit summer! School is out, vacations have begun and it’s time to relax. No need to stop learning – come on out and take a class with us. Comfort alert – our classroom tends to be a little cold at times, so it’s always a good idea to bring a sweater or a light pashmina to put around your shoulders. We have some new classes during the first half of July – Tracey Neidhardt is sharing how to make a beaded ring using brick stitch; Malliga Nathan is bringing us a necklace using hammered wire and Boro Swoop …

July will be ‘Hot’ with Classes

Can’t stand the heat? Come into the air conditioning for some great classes during July! And, yes, you may want to bring a sweater – our air conditioning works very well. July has some amazing classes, including our new Summer Arts Camp classes for youth. We also welcome three new instructors! What’s new July 1st – 14th: (these are in addition to other repeating classes!) Tuesday, July 2 Netted V’s 6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Maria Rypan Thursday, July 4 Sprinkled Diamonds (left)1:00 – 4:00pm Instructor: Sureka Sriharan Intro to Bead Embroidery (right)6:00 – 9:00pm Instructor: Stephanie Dixon Friday, July 5 …