Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Classes

Join Pam Thursday evening (September 27th) from 6pm to 9pm for a fabulous introduction to jewelry making!


Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join us for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will make a couple of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings and find out how to use crimps. Students are to bring an assortment of beads they wish to use; time will be available during the class to select beads.

Technique Focus:General jewellery making.
Skill Level: Beginner



Fire up your designs and bring your jewelry skills up to a whole new level! Join Iris on Saturday September 29th from 10am to 1pm.


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

Stephanie is also here on Saturday for a Crystal Clay Adventure! 2pm to 5pm


This in depth workshop provides students with the opportunity to create an embellished ring or pendant. Students will be lead through the basics of using the clay.
Techniques covered: Applying texture, sculptural aspects, colour blending and basic jewelry making techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work on many pendants, jewelry components and more.
Crystal Clay is a two part epoxy clay that is easily mixed and formed into any shape. Working time is approximately 1 1/2 hours after mixed and clay is fully hardened in 24 hours. Simply mix and knead both parts of the epoxy clay together for several minutes. Add SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS fancy stones and bling out anything!

Skill Level: All levels


Sunday we have our first Metal Clay Playday after taking a summer hiatus. The playdates are booked for the most part on the last Sunday of every month. I hope to see you there! Sunday September 30th. 11am to 4pm


Metal Clay Play Day

Note: This is not a class, and is intended only for those that already have some experience with metal clay.

Would you like to work on your metal clay projects in a fun, social and supportive environment? Join us during our periodic play days. We will provide access to basic tools and texture plates, but you are required to either bring or purchase your own Art Clay and supplies. You may also peruse our extensive library of videos and books during the day.  Kiln time will also be available for a nominal fee.
Play Day Fees: $15.00 (plus HST)

Tuesday, October 2nd join Rae for an introduction to wirework with her cold connections bracelet! 6pm to 9pm



In the class you'll learn how to make the chain using cold connections and you will learn how to make a clasp. We will make some wrapped beads that you can add to this bracelet.


Skill Level: Beginner to All Levels

Focus Technique:Wire Work



Be sure to check out the October class schedule for a listing of what's to come! To register for any of our classes, please call 416.701.1373 or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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