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Easy Custom Findings

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cdn $65.00 - Cdn $75.00

Course outline: Under the guidance of metalworker Christine Woollacott, you will learn the basics of using a jewellers butane torch to create custom ball-head pins. Students will also learn how to make their own custom jumprings using a jeweller’s sawframe, and how to solder and fuse jumprings closed. Lastly, students will learn the basics of how to create a beautiful custom toggle clasp from sheet metal and wire.

Special offer: take both of Christine’s classes on Sunday, January 26 and save on the registration fee! You must register for both classes at the same time. See class details and on-line registration for the Easy Half-Drilled Accents and Patterned Metal class.

Skill level: Beginner

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: This beginner course will cover how to create your own custom head pins, eye pins, shepherd hooks and toggle clasps from sheet metal and wire.

Bring to class: The material does not necessarily need to be purchased before the class, because students may have more project specific ideas following class demonstrations.

  • 1 foot 20ga sterling wire, dead soft (impssw20gads)
  • Wire of the students choice: 22ga dead soft fine silver, dead soft sterling silver, dead soft copper, or dead soft bronze UNCOATED round wire (3 feet or 1 spool)
  • 22ga copper or silver sheet (fine silver or sterling are both acceptable) (s42300, or s50569) OR shapes blanks of students choice (2472406106-02, 2472406101-02, 2472406107-02, or 2472406104-02)
  • Sketchbook and pencil
  • Optional: Visual aids such as optivisors or magnifying glasses
  • Optional: Feel free to bring personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, or particle masks.

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 26
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cdn $65.00 - Cdn $75.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada

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.