Alita Necklace with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Led by Kaska Firor, you’ll make this intricate necklace using several wire techniques. Expand your skills as you learn to weave in tight spaces and how to shape your wire into a graceful design to fit inside a small frame. Students will learn hand and tool wire shaping techniques, and how to tell which one to use when for the best results. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes. Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker, Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special …

Looped Stone Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor to learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant. Students in this class will learn the secrets to making uniform looking and tightly fitting loops that hold the stone securely. This class will focus on learning how to use the wire-looping technique for capturing differently shaped stones. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for …

Bead Ring with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Expand your wire skills with Kaska Firor as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discussed. Skill level: Advanced Beginner Prerequisite: Some wire weaving experience or intro classes Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual …

Teardrop Pendant with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Create this beautiful pendant with Kaska Firor using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind design. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush wire cutters Chain nose pliers Flat nose pliers Permanent marker Ruler Painters masking tape Magnification Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of …

Meet and Greet with Kaska Firor

We are proud to announce that Kaska Firor is teaching six beautiful wire weaving classes at BeadFX! Join us on Friday evening to give Kaska a big Canadian welcome. Date: Friday, October 4 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Where: BeadFX, 19 Waterman Avenue, Unit 2 Kaska will bring a wide variety of kits and finished jewellery for show and sale. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this FREE event! RSVP is not required.

Intro to Over-Over Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Discover wire weaving with Kaska Firor! This class introduces one of the most popular weaves used by many wire artists today. You will learn the most basic version of the weave while creating this elegant necklace. Instructor will provide some pre-made elements so that students can focus on learning the weaving techniques. Make your learning complete by taking the Intro to Over-Under Weave class on the same day. Save on the class fees for both classes; you must register for both classes at the same time. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire weaving Bring to class: Flush …

Intro to Over-Under Weave with visiting instructor Kaska Firor

Course outline: Join Kaska Firor in the wonderful world of wire weaving! This class introduces the fundamentals of wire weaving. Students will learn the most basic weave while creating several shapes that can be put together into a fun necklace. Skills learned in this class can be used to create bracelets, necklaces and bails for pendants. The focus of the class will be on learning the technique and improving the skill level. Students will learn the secrets for keeping their weaves even and consistent. Make your learning complete by taking the Intro to Over-Over Weave class on the same day. …

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 …

Wrap your way to beautiful designs with Kaska Firor

BeadFX is proud to present six classes with artist, designer and author Kaska Firor! Kaska is a very well-known wire weaving artist and regularly teaches at Bead and Button, North America’s largest jewellery-making conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “I fell in love with wire arts the moment I picked up a pair of pliers in my first wire wrapping class in the summer of 2001,” says Kaska. “It was the way those small wire tools felt in my hands, so naturally and comfortably, and the irresistible magic of wire, its ability to transform into different shapes and patterns, that completely captured …

Looking Ahead to Fall Classes

Yes, there is still summer to enjoy BUT, once Labour Day passes, BeadFX will have an abundance of new classes for you! Mark your calendars now to attend our annual Back to Class event on Saturday, September 7; 11 – 3pm. You’ll be able to see for yourself the wonderful projects being taught and the creative instructors who are presenting them. By we are planning something very special to happen the same day. Click here to find out more! One of the highlights is visiting instructor Kaska Firor who is presenting six new wirework classes. Kaska’s projects are all beginner/advanced …