Kick off 2018 with a Resolution to Learn!

Do you make New Year Resolutions? Personally, I find they focus so much on the negatives we need to change rather than the positives we want to bring into our lives. Learning is like that. We know that learning something new will make us feel better, give us a challenge and give us more positive energies. Yes, as the class coordinator I’m biased, but I like it when I’m on the other side of the table learning from someone who is enthusiastic about teaching me about something I want to learn.

As we’ve done in previous years, we are holding our Meet the Teacher event. On Saturday, January 6, you will be able to drop by BeadFX anytime between 11:00am and 3:00pm to see a preview of the projects scheduled for early 2018 and meet the incredibly talented instructors who are offering them! Of course well have incentives for signing up that day as well as draw prizes for everyone who attends. Complete details are on-line now for the FREE event.

2018 kicks off with a new multi-day bead crochet class with Christine Woollacott using single-crochet. Gillian Clarke is teaching how to create a pendant using triangular peyote and Pamela Kearns is teaching a variation of spiral rope that resembles beaded beads. Beaders will also love Sureka Sriharan‘s class on a peyote flower pendant. Bonni Poch is bringing you how to crochet using the slip-stitch method – a great way to create beaded tubes for bracelets and necklaces!

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled January 2 – 15:

Wednesday, January 3
FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring a project to work on and enjoy great conversation!

NEW NIGHT Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enameling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Finish your kiln enamelling projects or start a new one with assistance from Christine!

Thursday, January 4
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!

Saturday, January 6
FREE EVENT Meet the Teachers
11:00am – 3:00pm
See what projects are planned for early 2018 and meet the instructors who are teaching them!

Sunday, January 7
Peyote Stitch Arrowhead Pendant
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
11:00am – 4:00pm
Discover how to create a simple but stunning pendant!

Monday, January 8
NEW Bead Crochet Mandala Coin Purse in Two Styles
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 8:00pm
Master how to do single-crochet with beads while making a coin purse!

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your lampwork projects with friends!

Thursday, January 11
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs for dedicated beading time with others!

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 9:00pm
This version of spiral rope creates little beaded beads – a great stash buster!

Saturday, January 13
Morning Glory Pendant, designed by Ella
Instructor: Sureka Sriharan
10:00am – 5:00pm
Discover how to create a stunning flower-inspired pendant!

Sunday, January 14
Bead Crochet 101: Getting the Basics Down
Instructor: Bonni Poch
11:00am – 3:00pm
Bonni will take the terror of tubular bead crochet!

Monday, January 15
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your lampwork projects with friends!

Click on the class or open session title to see complete information including full description and applicable fees. You can also go to and click on the January class calendar to see all of the month’s offerings.


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