Astrid Necklace and Earrings with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

Course outline: How can smooth glass beads look fluffy? Beading artist and instructor Carolyn Cave will teach you how when you make this floral necklace from bugle beads positioned vertically on a seed bead base. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience. Technique: Learn how to stitch a base using a hexagonal form of right-angle weave (RAW) and add bugle beads to create delicate flowers; how to stitch the flowers together to create a stunning necklace. Bring to class: Main colour: 15g 6x2mm bugle beads (not longer than 7mm); 5g size 11/0 Czech seed beads (for trim along top …

Charice Pendant with visiting instructor Carolyn Cave

Course outline: GemDuos, Tile beads, luminescent pearls, and laser-etched daggers are the perfect ingredients for a sumptuous and multi-layered pendant. Beading artist and designer Carolyn Cave will help you create this elegant piece of jewelry using an embellished variation of right-angle weave (RAW). Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Some seed beading experience Technique: Multiple stitches; variation of Right-Angle Weave Bring to class: Metallic colour: 9 6x6mm Czech tile beads; 3g size 11/0 Japanese seed beads; 2g size 15/0 Japanese seed beads; 4 8mm twisted jump rings, 22 ga Main colour: 9 5x16mm daggers (single hole); 18 gem duos, back-lit; 18 4mm …

Get inspired by fall colours and classes!

I was recently up in the Ottawa area of Ontario and the leaves were just starting to develop their fall colours. Already the sumach and maples where showing bright red with yellows popping up on poplars. As the weather cools, we’ll get to see the full range of autumn colours. Fall is my favourite time of year and triggers inspiration for new projects – or reworking old projects with a new idea. BeaFX’s early-October classes are full of inspiration! We welcome visiting instructor Kaska Firor for six wonderful wire weaving classes. You say you don’t have wire experience? Not to …

Peacock Pearl Box with visiting instructor Jean Power

Course outline: Learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid has a large crystal centrepiece and pearl highlights incorporated into the beadwork. The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations to make a unique piece of beadwork. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Must be comfortable using peyote stitch Technique: Peyote Bring to class: It is recommended that you place an on-line order 2 – 3 weeks in advance of the class for your supplies. You may request …