Pendant – Texture and Solder

Course outline: In this class with Darija Radic, you get to design your own pendant! We will be using two types of metal (silver, brass and/or copper) you can use two the same or two different up to you! You will pick two geometric shapes to cut out, texture and layer. We will be learning how to properly use jewellers’ hand tools along with tips, tricks and technique. Tools such as Jewellers’ saws, hand files, emery sticks and flex shafts will be used. With all projects, we will be polishing so this gives us a chance to learn how to …

Hot Connections: Marriage of Metals

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, using different techniques. We will also use the flexshaft and various attachments to refine and finish our pieces. Skill level: …

Ringing in December classes

‘Tis the Season! No matter what you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa – December is a time for celebrations. Many of these celebrations involve gift giving – a simple act of showing appreciation and love to another. How do BeadFX classes connect to this? Well, how about: Give a gift certificate that the recipient can use for a future class of their choice. This will be particularly appreciated by those have expressed an interest in learning a new skill or adding to their jewellery-making technique toolbox. Contact the store or order your gift certificate on-line. Treat a friend or …