What’s in your June planner?

Ask which month is their favourite and most folks will say, ‘June’! It’s the month of weddings, proms and graduations – all eventful milestones in our lives. Happy events, but they can be a little stressful! Take some time out from your stress with a class. (By the way – did you notice that ‘stressed’ is ‘desserts’ spelled backwards? Hammering, beading, knotting and lampworking are a lot more diet-friendly than chocolate – no judgements, just saying!)

There’s a wide variety of techniques offered among the early-June classes including seed beading with Pamela Kearns and Anne Marie Desaulniers. Anne Marie also has a mixed media class using washers from the hardware store. If you’ve always wanted to learn about Art Clay Silver, then take a look at Jenn Jevon’s weekend class. Metalwork novices will enjoy Iris Rogers Melamed’s introductory class to soldering sterling silver.

Here are the classes scheduled June 1 to June 10:

Thursday, June 1
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring your projects and be among the first to see the new products!

Spiral Tubular Herringbone with SuperDuos
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Discover another way of using the ever-popular SuperDuo bead!

Friday, June 2
Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons
Instructor: Boris Kolodny
9:00am – 5:00pm
Create your own cabochons from rough slabs of stone!

Saturday, June 3
Art Clay Silver Intensive Weekend
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
10:30am – 4:30pm
Uncover how the malleable medium becomes fine silver and how you can use it in your jewellery creations! Class continues Sunday, June 3; 10:30am – 4:30pm

Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:30am – 2:30pm
Let your beads tell your story! Class continues Saturday, June 10; 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, June 4
Wishy, Washy Whimsical Altered Metal Washers
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
12:00 – 4:00pm
Who knew you could find jewellery components at the hardware store?

Monday, June 5
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Lampwork to your heart’s content with friends!

Wednesday, June 7
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your unfinished projects or start a new one!

Thursday, June 8
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Beading and great conversation – who could ask for more?

Creative Play Series, Session 3: Paper Bowls
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
6:00 – 8:00pm
Paper bowls are great ways to store frequently-worn jewellery or precious mementos – or display them just because they are beautiful!

Saturday, June 10
Hot Connections: Intro to Soldering
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melmed
10:30am – 4:30pm
Mastering soldering sterling silver is your gateway to more metalwork; learn how with Iris!

Click on the class or open session title to see the complete description and applicable fees. You can also go to www.beadfx.com and click on the June calendar to see all of the opportunities in June.

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