‘Tis the Season! No matter what you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa – December is a time for celebrations. Many of these celebrations involve gift giving – a simple act of showing appreciation and love to another. How do BeadFX classes connect to this? Well, how about:
- Give a gift certificate that the recipient can use for a future class of their choice. This will be particularly appreciated by those have expressed an interest in learning a new skill or adding to their jewellery-making technique toolbox. Contact the store or order your gift certificate on-line.
- Treat a friend or relative to take a class with you. In addition to the class, you are also gifting some of your time and sharing their experience.
- Create gifts to give others using the skills you’ve learned from a class. Gifts that come from the heart are the most meaningful and you can customize the gift according to the recipient’s favourite colours, size, and taste.
December classes feature a number of classes that will help you create gifts for others – and yourself! Liz Kennedy will help you create a shawl pin for your favourite knitter. How about chainmaille hostess gifts; Marilyn Gardiner will how you lots of ideas and for all skill sets! Iris Rogers Melamed‘s new class will have you combining different metals for your projects! Anne Marie Desaulniers will get you going with intuitive bead embroidery and with resin – perfect for gifts. Catherine Sequalino Poitier will show you how to use traditional French wire in an nontraditional way – in embroidery! And, of course, you can give yourself dedicated time to work on your projects within all of our open beading sessions and studios! Note: Did you know that you can rent BeadFX’s metal studio to work on project too? Call the store for more details!
Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled December 1 – 10:
Sunday, December 1
Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Learn to combine bead and found objects using various bead embroidery stitches to create a memorable keepsake!
Monday, December 2
Thursday, December 5
NEW Cannetile/Gold Embroidery – Treble Clef Motif
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Add this technique to your bead and thread embroidery tool box using French wire and cotton thread!
Saturday, December 7
NEW Be Prepared: Make Some Hostess Gifts
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Full day (10:00am – 5:00pm), or
Half-day (10:00am – 1:00pm or 2:00 – 5:00pm)
Use your chainmaille skills to make gifts perfect for teachers, hostesses, or as a gift topper for someone special!
Sunday, December 8
Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
Join like-minded enthusiasts and work on those enamelling projects you’ve been itching to finish in time for the holidays!
Monday, December 9
Click on the class/session for complete information including course description and applicable fees. Click on the instructors’ names to see other classes they are teaching. You can also go to the December class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.