Happy New Year!

When September rolls around, it is like a brand new year! School starts again with students going into a new grade. Routines get back in place and we make ‘Fall’ resolutions, like ‘We’re going to paint the living room in time for the holidays’, or, I’m going to enroll in new jewellery classes this fall’.

BeadFX classes have geared up to include new projects with established instructors as well as opportunities with new teachers. If you had a chance to drop by BeadFX on September 7, you would have seen the new class offerings and met the terrific people presenting them. Congratulations to Kathleen Q. who won the $50 Gift Certificate!

Late-September classes feature new metalwork classes with Joyce Lam and Liz Kennedy. Pamela Kearns has a new class featuring Ginko beads for a fun bracelet. Gillian Clarke has a new chainmaille weave perfect for earrings or a pendant. Of course, there are lot so of encore classes too, in case they didn’t fit in your schedule before now.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled September 16 – 30:

Monday, September 16

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Practise your skills or work on your lampwork beads with support from Carol!


Wednesday, September 18

NEW Get it Finished with Christine Woollacott
Instructor:
Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Finish off your projects from any of Christine’s metalwork classes with helpful tips and assistance!


Planet BeadFX

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to work on your beading, wire and chainmaille projects!


Thursday, September 19

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Drop by for coffee and conversation and lots of help and advice as you work on your projects!


Capture Your Style: Bead Embroidered Buttons
Instructor:
Anne Marie Desaulniers
5:00 – 9:00pm
Transform the mundane into the spectacular by learning how to bead embroider buttons!


Ring Workshop
Instructor:
Darija Radic
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn to solder and forge metal while creating a ring from your choice of metal!


Friday, September 20

NEW Chainmaille UFO Workshop
Instructor:
Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 9:00pm
Finish off your chainmaille projects, start a new one or get all of your questions answered by Gillian!


Saturday, September 21

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor:
Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 1:00pm
Discover how to create this lacy and feminine weave for the perfect bracelet!


Easy Gemstone Stacking Rings
Instructor:
Christine Woollacott
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create simple and stylish sterling silver stacking rings with colourful gemstone accents!


Orc Weave Bracelet
Instructor:
Marilyn Gardiner
2:00 – 5:00pm
Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction – but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear!


2019 Wonders of the Earth Gem Show
10:00am – 6:00pm
Don Montgomery Community Centre
2467 Eglinton Avenue East (beside Kennedy Subway Station)
We’ll be bringing lots of stones, tools and findings for your statement gem stone jewellery!


Sunday, September 22

NEW Hammered Texture Dangle Earrings
Instructor:
Joyce Lam
11:30am – 4:00pm
Learn the basics of piercing and sawing, then, design and create your own dangle earrings!


Traditional Pearl Knotting
Instructor:
Angela Peace
12:00 – 3:00pm
Learn how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls, stones and beads and how to attach a clasp using the professional French Wire method!


Monday, September 23

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Share ideas and see what other lampworkers are up to in these half-price sessions!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, September 25

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Be among the first to see and be able to purchase the new weekly items!


Thursday, September 26

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Share your beading passion with other like-minded folks or gain inspiration from others!


NEW Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Using the new 2-hole Ginko beads, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear!


NEW T-Fold Cuff
Instructor:
Liz Kennedy
6:00 – 9:00pm
This beginner-level class will get you forging, forming, finishing and applying patina to create your own statement cuff.


Friday, September 27

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/ Tambour Embroidery, Class 1
Instructor:
Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to bead onto fine silk as haute couture designers do to create your own designs!


Saturday, September 28

Hot Connections: Connecting Components
Instructor:
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 5:00pm
Kick-up your soldering skills to add bezels and other components to sterling circles for more rings and earring designs!


NEW Moorish Rose Chainmaille Pendant
Instructor:
Gillian Clarke
12:00 – 3:00pm
Challenge yourself to create this dreamy Mobius spiral pendant!


Sunday, September 29

Working with Cement and making your own Molds
Instructor:
Ann Shewan
11:30am – 4:30pm
Explore how to create your own molds and use cement for your jewellery designs!


Monday, September 30

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join fellow lampworkers for an evening of conversation while working on your lampwork designs!

For complete information about each class or activity, click on the title. Click on the instructors’ names to see other classes they are teaching. To see the all of the month’s classes, go to the September class calendar.

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