Monday, June 04, 2012

Upcoming Classes

Those of you in the Toronto area - What a perfect week to take classes! We have in the forecast - rain, more rain, and yet even more rain. Come dry out in our comfy classroom with a hot cup of tea, and learn something new. We've got something for everyone this week - wire, seedbeads, soldering, knotting, and more!

Wednesday June 6th - Fun with Wire - Rae Huggins



Course Outline:Let's play with wire and have fun!!! In this class you"ll learn:
  • How to make wire beads
  • Horizontal Wire Wrapping
  • Coiling around a bead
  • A Caged Bead
There will be opportunities to make wrapped loops too (one of the fundamentals of wire work) and a spiral headpin. There is no kit fee - you can just go into your stash. There is a $5.00 instruction fee.
Skill Level: Beginner to all levels

Friday June 8th - From Russia with Love - Pamela Kearns


Course Outline:
Learn all about the St. Petersburg Chain! Great for creating earrings, bracelets and necklaces, this deceptively easy stitch but one that can be embellished in oh so many ways. Participants will learn how to make earrings and a bracelet using the stitch.
Technique: St. Petersburg Chain
Level: Beginner

Saturday June 9th - Hot Connections with Iris Melamed


Course Outline:
In this class you will learn how to solder circles of heavy gauge silver wire and transform them into earrings and stacking rings. 
We will begin with an overview of soldering tools, materials and techniques. Then we will fuel and fire up our butane torches and learn how to solder jump rings. Next we will discover how to create earrings and stacking rings by forming and soldering larger circles. Some metalwork finishing techniques will be discussed. Time permitting, one set of earrings and three rings will be completed.
Technique Focus: Soldering silver wire
Skill Level: Beginner

Sunday June 10th - Snake & Phoenix Knot Cords - Angela Peace


Course Outline
This course will introduce you to the traditional art of Chinese cord making.
Learn to tie a snake knot, a phoenix knot, and a double connection knot. These knots can be tied to create unique colour coordinated cords for pendants, focals or beads.
How to incorporate these techniques into your jewelry designs, and accessories, will also be discussed.


Have a look at our full class schedule on our classes page!   To sign up, please call 416.701.1373, or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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