Classes

We’re starting June off with one of our most popular classes! On Saturday, June 2nd join Lyndsey as she shows you how to make this fabulous wrap bracelet.

Course Outline

In this class you will learn how to make a single wrap
leather ladder bracelet with a button closure. You will be using 6mm
stone beads or Czech firepolish. You may also choose to use 4mm Miyuki
cubes. By learning this technique, you will be able to make multiple
wrap bracelets of any length using several types and sizes of beads.

Skill Level: Beginner

Focus Technique: Ladder stitch

June is chock full of awesome classes. Be sure to check out the full class schedule to see the months offerings. With the humidity  of the last few days – I can think of nothing better to do then spend a few hours in beady, air-conditioned bliss!

Monday June 4th – Start off a three week course in wire wrapping with Robert Burton.

Course Outline


In this class you will learn how to make a Bracelet, Ring,
two Pendants and Earrings (time permitting). You will learn basic wire
techniques, wire wrapping and forming (sculpting). You will also learn
the properties of the wire and the proper wire to use for different
projects.

Tuesday June 5thDiscover Lampworking with Becky Greenall

Course Outline

Have you thought about taking a lampworking class but
you’re not sure if fire and glass is your thing? Come give it a try for 2
hours and see if it sparks your interest!. This class is perfect for
those who love lampwork beads and would like to experience first hand
what goes into making lampwork beads. This class is also great for those
trying to determine if a formal introductory lampworking class is
something you would enjoy.

Please note: This class is not intended as a
training course. In order to rent studio time, a full introductory
course is nessesary.

Skill Level: Total beginner with a curiosity about lampworking.

Wednesday June 6thFun with Wire – Rae Huggins

Course Outline:Let’s play with wire and have fun!!! In this class you”ll learn:

  • How to make wire beads
  • Horizontal Wire Wrapping
  • Coiling around a bead
  • A Caged Bead

There will be opportunities to make wrapped loops too (one of
the fundamentals of wire work) and a spiral headpin. There is no kit fee
– you can just go into your stash. There is a $5.00 instruction fee.

Skill Level: Beginner

to all levels

Friday June 8thFrom Russia with Love – Pamela Kearns

Course Outline:

Learn all about the St. Petersburg Chain! Great for creating
earrings, bracelets and necklaces, this deceptively easy stitch but one
that can be embellished in oh so many ways. Participants will learn how
to make earrings and a bracelet using the stitch.

Technique: St. Petersburg Chain

Level: Beginner

Saturday June 9thHot Connections with Iris Melamed

Course Outline:
In this class you will learn how to solder circles of
heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking
rings. 

We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and
techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn
how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings
and stacking rings by forming and soldering larger circles. Some
metalwork finishing techniques will be discussed. Time permitting, one
set of earrings and three rings will be completed.

Technique Focus: Soldering silver wire

Skill Level: Beginner

Sunday June 10thSnake & Phoenix Knot Cords – Angela Peace

Course Outline


This course will introduce you to the traditional art of Chinese cord making.

Learn to tie a snake knot, a phoenix knot, and a double
connection knot. These knots can be tied to create unique colour
coordinated cords for pendants, focals or beads.

How to incorporate these techniques into your jewelry designs, and accessories, will also be discussed.

Have a look at our full class schedule on our classes page!   To sign up, please call 416.701.1373, or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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