Robert Burton is our instructor of the week. He has been teaching at Beadfx for about a year now and going strong. Robert, a wire sculptor, has a natural flare for creating beautiful pieces of wearable art. His 30 years of experience in the bending and shaping of metals has made the transition to wire sculpting a natural one.
He has taught private lessons in the art of wire sculpture to custom jewellery makers.
Robert's work has been featured in the Port Hope Evening Guide and has been available through boutiques in the area.
Robert's classes are really popular and fill quickly, he teaches one day three hour classes as well three week classes in wire working.
Coming up on Saturday July 25th Robert has two classes. Wire Wrapped Beaded Bracelet and Earrings from 10-1pm
And Simple Wire Wrapping Techniques 2-5pm
These classes are ideal for beginners who would like some instruction in wire working and wrapping but are unable to commit to the 3 week 101 class.
Monday August 10th Wire Working and Wrapping 101 begins again for 3 weeks from 6-9pm.
Saturday August 15th we have 2 more Robert Burton classes Silver Braided Bracelet 10-1pm
And the Wire Wrapped Gem Stone Ring and Pendant from 2-5pm
Both of these classes are intermediate level classes. Students should have taken a beginner class or have a bit of experience.
Sunday August 16th is Robert's Silver Beaded Wire Wrapped Bracelet and Earrings from 1:30-4:30pm. This class is also an intermediate level class.
We also have lots of other classes coming up in the next couple of weeks. This Thursday July 9th is Stephanie Dixon's Bling Ring from 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday July 11th Marilyn Gardiner has two classes: Earrings and Pendants from 10-12:30pm
And the Foxtail Bracelet from 1:30-4:30pm
July 11th and 12th we have Learn to Make Glass Beads Weekend with Amy Waldman-Smith.
Charmed I'm Sure with Heather Bell Denison on Sunday July 12th from 10-5pm.
Next Thursday is How to Price Your Jewellery-Starting a Microbusiness with Catherine Winter from 6-9:15pm.
And a new class with Stephanie Dixon the Turquoise Lustre Blooms from 2-5pm.
Don't forget about Happy Hour Torching on Thursday from 5-9pm, buy one hour and get one free. Call the store to reserve your torch.