Summertime and the Living is Creative!

One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. ~Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle Not only do we have more light to read by, but think of all the other creative things we can do with the longer days! We have lots of new classes in the latter-half of June that you’ll love to try. Pamela Kearns has a new way to bust your bead stash by beading round a cord. Iris Rogers Melamed has a new metalsmithing class for metalwork lovers. Wireworkers will enjoy learning a new wire wrapping project with Jen Rosen …

Step into Summer Classes

Ahhh…the month of June. The end of a school year. Graduations. Finalizing summer vacations. Before we get our summer in gear, let’s have some fun now and take a class or two! You’ll notice that we have lots of new classes including a new wire brooch project with Jen Rosen. Jenn Jevons and Liz Reynolds will be teaching separate classes to metal clay enthusiasts how to use this amazing medium for more constructed shapes and designs. Genevieve Habib is sharing her love of hubble stitch with a new design that combines hubble with ndebelle (aka herringbone). Pauline Peskoff brings four …

Slip into Summer with June Classes

June? Wasn’t it just a couple of weeks ago we were shoveling snow? Yes, June is just around the corner. School wrap-ups, graduations, and getting ready for vacations. At BeadFX, we not winding down. In fact, we’re gearing up for the best summer of classes yet! June kicks off with classes in a variety of mediums including classes in three types of metal clays. Dwyn covered in a previous blog the differences between the three types of clay: “All three types – Art Clay Silver, Prometheus, and Hadar’s Clay – are “metal” clays – they are a very finely ground …

June continues with great classes!

June – the month of weddings, proms and parties! With those events come the need for gifts – and a gift of handmade jewellery is always appreciated. Build your skills and create your gifts with a class with one of our many instructors. Note: As our air-conditioning works very well, our classroom gets a little chilly; please bring a light sweater or wrap with you. We’re pleased as punch to welcome Diane Dennis and Jean Power to BeadFX to teach classes. Each are offering three classes that are sure to delight and challenge you. Here are the classes scheduled June …

Kick-off the Summer with a June Class!

We thought Spring would never get here and now Summer is just around the corner! June opens up with a wonderful assortment of classes in various jewellery media including wirework, metal work, metal clay, chainmaille, seed beading, knotting, lampwork and mixed media. Rae Huggins is sharing a new project (Fun with Wire Ring); Angela Peace is featuring a new class using paracord (Elegant Paracord Knotting). Cindy Goldrick is teaching her new Romantic Ribbon Cuff and is bringing back her Basics to Enamelling class. Anne Marie Desaulniers is teaching a new class in mixed media – Charm School: Inchies Charm Bracelet! …

Jean Power Making a Return Visit to BeadFX

We had so much fun with Jean Power last year that we’ve asked her back again for three days of classes! Jean Power is an award-winning jewellery designer, writer and teacher based in London, England. She first began making jewellery in 2001, having already spent many years painting as well as exploring different aspects of fibre and textile arts. While she continues some of these interests, beading, wirework and chainmaille are her main love and she tries to use them in conjunction with her other interests. Many of you may know that Jean is publishing her second book of geometric …