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Anodized Niobium Finger Rings

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Join anodizing enthusiast Liz Kennedy to create rainbow of colours with niobium. You will use various gauges of niobium wire to fashion two finger rings using a design of your choice. Along the way, will learn how to shape the rings using a ring mandrel, texture, harden and finish the metal. Then, you’ll learn how to transform the colour of your ring using an anodizer.

Skill level: All levels

Prerequisite: Experience working with wire an asset but is not required.

Technique: Wirework; using various gauges of niobium wire to shape decorative finger rings. Sizing the ring, shaping the wire, hardening the wire, texturing the wire, finishing the wire and anodizing the niobium ring.

Bring to class: If they have them: flush wire cutters, pliers (flat nose, chain nose, round nose), ring mandrel, texturing hammers or tools, leather or rubber mallet, ruler, thin sharpie marker, ear protection, metal files. Some of these will be available for use by students if they do not have them.

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



January 19
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cdn $45.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Liz Kennedy


Kit Fee:
$20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Enough wire to make two niobium rings of the student’s choice. There will be multiple designs to choose from. Various gauges will be available depending on the designs chosen. Use of instructor's tools during class time.

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.