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Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

Rolling pin pendants

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Let’s explore the world of texture with the rolling mill. Join Darija Radic in this class to design your very own pendant, we will start by annealing our metal and then experimenting with textures. We still sandwich your chosen metal with the texture material between two pieces of brass and we will roll it through the rolling mill to imprint the texture onto the surface. After this we will be choosing a design for your pendant, cut it…

Hot Connections: Connecting Components

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: We have seen how versatile soldering sterling silver circles is, now let us move on to connecting those circles together and adding other components. The first project will be a pair of earrings constructed from concentric sterling silver hoops. Next we will move on to fabricating and attaching embellishments to stacking rings, and setting posts on earrings. Note: a kit is required; see details below. In order to create our components we will explore the use of mandrels,…

Bezelling a Cabochon 101 – Simple but effective!

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to bezel a cabochon, but didn't really know how? If so, this class with Anne Marie Desaulniers is for you! We will focus on learning how to make a peyote stitch bezel around a flat cabochon. The next steps will include bead embroidery, backing, and edging combinations. Decisions will need to be made on how to finish off the piece. Pendant, and brooch construction will be discussed. This is a building block, and not…

Fractal Peyote Triangular Pendant

November 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Course outline: So, what would happen if you took a stack of triangles and spun them around? You would get this marvelous pendant! Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this statement pendant, done all in one piece. This pendant is done using size 10/0 delicas and works up fairly quickly. Small drop beads on the triangle corners help to give the pendant drama and movement. As you add layers, the triangles develop a wave along the edge. You'll…

Open Metal Studio: Hot and Cold Connections

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: This is your opportunity to work on unfinished projects, new projects or just practise your soldering and cold connection skills under the guidance of metal artist and instructor Iris Rogers Melamed. This is an excellent time to complete projects not quite finished in class! Note: This is not a class and participants must have soldering and/or cold connections experience. Prerequisite: Open to students who have taken one or more classes with Iris or who have soldering experience or…

Happy Hour Torching (2019)

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

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, under the guidance of Carol Cooper. On Monday evenings from 5pm to 9pm studio rental time is buy one hour - get one free! That means two hours for the price of one. How great is that! Come for part of the evening, or stay until 9pm. Enjoy…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

Peyote Star Ornament

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: These cheerful and bright 3D star ornaments use large size 6/0 seed beads, so they work up much faster than most peyote stitch projects. Crystal rondelles at the tips add seasonal bling! Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Familiarity with peyote stitch and peyote triangles would be helpful. Technique: Beadweaving - Peyote stitch warped squares Bring to class: Three colours of size 6/0 seed beads (Toho or Miyuki), one tube of each. You can buy these in the store just…

Getting Creative with Cement – Inclusions

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Course outline: In this class with Ann Shewan, you will build on the skills learned in Working with Cement and Making Your Own Mold class and move on to adding inclusions into your pieces. There will be gold foil, natural grape agate pebbles/nuggets, olivine green peridot crystal pebbles, beach pebbles, sand, shells, gears, and more. Once again you will piece that will be uniquely yours, the molds are used once, so no two pieces will be exactly the same. We…

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Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to journal about something, but just couldn't find the words? Do you collect special bits and pieces for one of those some day projects? Do you want to make a framed, memory piece? Is your stash of precious items taking over your house? This class is an intuitive, visual journaling approach to bead embroidery. There are no rules! No one will make you journal, or force you to bead encrust a piece. You can…

Penannular Brooch/Shawl Pin

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course outline: Come and make a Christmas gift or two. This class is an introduction to working with heavier gauge wire to form a penannular shawl pin (it has the pin attached via a moveable loop). If desired a patina can be applied. This pin is suitable for use on loosely woven, crocheted or knitted items. It keeps the shawl or scarf on while your hands are free. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Using heavy gauge wire to make…

Planet BeadFX

Open Bead Night/Q & A Workshop

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at BeadFX! A member of the BeadFX team will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm Wednesdays to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus,…

Afternoon Bead Tea/Q & A Workshop

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Or would you just like some company while you bead? Share your passion with other like-minded folks. Why not drop by an Afternoon Bead Tea at BeadFX? Pamela Kearns will be in the classroom 1:00 - 3:00pm every Thursday to answer questions and give advice. Come and work on your project in a convivial atmosphere. As an added bonus, you will be the first…

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Darija Radic for an Open Studio with a focus on metalwork - soldering, texturing, forging, and more! As with all Open Studios, these sessions are not classes; participants are expected to have experience in the related areas of activity. Open Studios are a great opportunity to start or finish a project or get expert assistance in building your skills as you work. Darija, a graduate of George Brown College, will be on hand to provide tips and technical help…

Cannetille/Gold Embroidery – Treble clef motif

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course outline: Historically reserved for haute couture, royal, military, and liturgical wear, gold embroidery (also known as goldwork) used genuine spiraled gold wire. Now you can add this technique to your bead and thread embroidery tool box using simple french wire and cotton thread. We'll create a treble clef (about 2" high) also learn how to create the raised, padded portions using additional thread or cardboard. We'll also discuss how to use the finished motif as a applique or for…

Be Prepared: Make Some Hostess Gifts

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: Yes, you could just take along a bottle of wine, but here’s a chance to up your game. I have many easy kits for small projects like earrings, purse jewellery/zipper pulls, and pendants that could be used as a hostess gift during the holiday season. Best of all, you don't need to venture into crowed malls to shop! You can register for a three-hour morning or afternoon session OR you can register for a full-day option which will…

Hot Connections: Marriage of Metals

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course outline: In this class with Iris Rogers Melamed, we will explore the process of creating patterns from four different metals – sterling silver, copper, brass and bronze. Starting with a basic structure, we will progress through cutting and rearranging to make unique designs that will then be transformed into jewellery. You will not necessarily make the pieces shown – yours will be your one of a kind patterns and jewelry. Through this process we will be soldering multiple times,…

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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.