March into BeadFX classes

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy

Have you noticed the garden centres are starting to ramp up business? Seeds and starter kits are available and bags of potting soil are right beside them. I’m not a gardener (one bedroom apartment in Toronto – no balcony!) but I’m noticing my creative spirit is itching to start doing something new. I need to plant my own ‘seeds’ – maybe in beading, maybe in metalwork, maybe something completely different!

I think Spring is like that for everyone – a time when we can implement some of those goals we set back in January. In case you’re itching to start something creative, we have quite a few new techniques and projects in early March including wire crochet, ‘naughty’ chainmaille and peyote pins. We’re also re-introducing how to do goldwork embroidery that you can include with your bead embroidery designs. We have also rescheduled class favourites – just in case you weren’t able to attend them before!

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled March 1 – 10:


Sunday, March 1

Resin: A Mixed-up Media Approach
Instructor:
Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am – 5:00pm
Fill your resin toolbox with a mixed melange of techniques that includes different colouring agents, collage, mixed media, wire and experiments with both paper and botanicals!


Monday, March 2

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Practise new skills or work on your lampwork projects among like-minded folks!


Planet BeadFX

Wednesday, March 4

FREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Come on out for an evening of coffee and conversation!


Thursday, March 5

FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator:
Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to work on your projects!


Peyote Boot Camp: Even-Count Peyote
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
This basic stitch should be part of everyone’s seed beading repertoire – the design possibilities are endless!


Friday, March 6

Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Class 1
Instructor:
Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover how to apply seed beads and sequins has haute designers do!


Saturday, March 7

NEW Arm Candy 1: Historic Copper Cuffs
Instructor:
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 1:00pm
Working with hand carved designs from the late-1800s and early-1900s, you will create a stunning metal cuff!


NEW Naughty Knots
Instructor:
Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 5:00pm
Join Marilyn Gardiner for a full-day class to explore knot components that you can use in your chainmaille designs!


Arm Candy 2: Rolling Bangles
Instructor:
Iris Rogers Melamed
1:30 – 4:30pm
Get lots of soldering practise while making set of interlocking bangles!


Sunday, March 8

NEW Tubular Chenille Stitch Bracelet
Instructor:
Pamela Kearns
11:30am – 2:30pm
Add a new technique to your range of seed beading skills. Tubular chenille creates a beautiful netted rope that is perfect for bracelets or rope necklaces!


Getting Creative with Cement – Make Your Own Molds
Instructor:
Ann Shewan
11:30am – 4:30pm
Cement is an unusual but wonderful medium to create components – no two are ever the same!


Monday, March 9

Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator:
Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
If you have recently taken a lampworking class or are a regular studio user, Happy Hour Torching is the perfect time for you to come by and work on your lampwork projects!


Tuesday, March 10

Cannetille/Gold Embroidery – Treble Clef motif
Instructor:
Catherine Sequalino Poitier
5:00 – 8:00pm
Once reserved for dignitaries, you can now add this technique to your bead embroidery cache of techniques!

Click on the links for more information. To see all of this month’s classes and activities, go to the March class calendar.

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