Get inspired by fall colours and classes!

I was recently up in the Ottawa area of Ontario and the leaves were just starting to develop their fall colours. Already the sumach and maples where showing bright red with yellows popping up on poplars. As the weather cools, we’ll get to see the full range of autumn colours. Fall is my favourite time of year and triggers inspiration for new projects – or reworking old projects with a new idea.

BeaFX’s early-October classes are full of inspiration! We welcome visiting instructor Kaska Firor for six wonderful wire weaving classes. You say you don’t have wire experience? Not to worry! All of Kaska’s classes are beginner or advanced beginner level and are an excellent way to be introduced to the technique.

There are lots of other classes too including a polymer clay class with Barbara Colautti, a new peyote class with Pamela Kearns, a metalwork pin class with Darija Radic and three great fibre classes with Angela Peace!


Here are the classes and activities scheduled October 1 – 10:

Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator:
Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Get tips and guidance from Christine as you work on your enamel projects!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, October 2

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


Thursday, October 3

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Enjoy coffee and conversation as your work on your projects!


Open Metal Studio: Metalwork
Facilitator:
Darija Radic
5:00 – 9:00pm
Now is the time to finish or start a new metalwork projects with Darija’s guidance!


Friday, October 4

NEW Intro to Over-Under Weave
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
10:00am – 1:00pm
This class introduces the fundamentals of wire weaving. Students will learn the most basic weave while creating several shapes that can be put together into a fun necklace.


NEW Intro to Over-Over Weave
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
2:00 – 5:00pm
You will learn the most basic version of the weave while creating this elegant necklace. Instructor will provide some pre-made elements so that students can focus on learning the weaving techniques.


Wound Fibre Beads
Instructor:
Angela Peace
6:00 – 9:00pm
Learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your jewellery designs!


FREE Meet and Greet with Kaska Firor
6:00 – 7:30pm
Drop by and say ‘Hi’ to wire weaving designer, instructor and author Kaska Firor. Kaska will bring a selection of jewellery and kits for show and sale!


Saturday, October 5

NEW Teardrop Pendant
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
10:00am – 1:00pm
Create this beautiful pendant using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques that you can customize for a one-of-a-kind design!


NEW Double Connection and Snake Knot Cords
Instructor:
Angela Peace
10:00am – 1:00pm
Explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs! This class will focus on two classic knots used to make solid cords or in small groupings to add design elements.


NEW Bead Ring
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
2:00 – 5:00pm
Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings!


Button Knot Fasteners and Cords
Instructor:
Angela Peace
2:00 – 5:00pm
Explore how to add fibre elements to your jewellery designs with button knot necklace closures – a fashionable alternative to metal findings – and how to use the same button knots to make cords!


Sunday, October 6

NEW Looped Stone Pendant
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
10:00am – 1:00pm
Learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant!


Polymer Clay Pendant
Instructor:
Barbara Colautti
11:0am – 4:00pm
Learn how to work with polymer clay and choose colours, shapes, and styles of their pendant and, at the end of the class, you will have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art!


NEW Alita Necklace
Instructor:
Kaska Firor
2:00 – 5:00pm
Expand your skills as you learn to weave in tight spaces and how to shape your wire into a graceful design to fit inside a small frame!


Monday, October 7

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
This is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, October 9

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Amanda Pittman
6:00 – 8:00pm
Share your beading and chainmaille passion with other like-minded folks!


Thursday, October 10

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


NEW Peyote Boot Camp: Chevrons
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
This intriguing flat peyote technique creates chevrons that can be as intricately decorated as you wish or left as simple colour blocks. Edge variations include a jagged edge similar to arrows or a smooth edge that creates a band!


NEW Make Your Own Pin
Instructor:
Darija Radic
6:00 – 9:00pm
Pins are fun! Darija will take through the entire process from designing to finishing – all in one evening.

Click on the class/session title to see complete information and on-line registration. You can also click on the instructors’ names to see other classes they are teaching. To see all of the month’s activities, go to the October class calendar.

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