Tuesday, March 05, 2013

March Break Classes - new for 2013

March is almost upon us and, with it, March Break. For the first time, BeadFX is offering March Break classes for youth."It's important to attract the imagination and excitement of the next generation of beaders," says Pam Kearns, Class and Special Events Coordinator. "It's also a great opportunity for Mother/Daughter and Grandmother/Granddaughter combinations to come in and learn together."

March Break classes will be designed so that projects can be completed during class time. While an adult does not need to take the class with the child, the adult must remain on the premises. The minimum age for a student is 10 years old and they must be comfortable with using small items and scissors. To help accommodate families with multiple children wanting to take a class, BeadFX is offering a reduced rate for two registering in the same class.

The March Break classes are:
Rubber Wrist Wraps
Monday, March 11

1:00pm to 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
Discover how easy it is to create a fabulous beaded bracelet using wire and glass or crystal beads! Bring 64 4mm fire-polish beads or Swarovski bicones in your choice of colours.

Class fee: $35 for one; $60 for 2. Both registrants must register and pay at the same time. Kit fee: $5, includes wire and rubber bracelet
Mini Tiaras
Tuesday, March 12
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
Bling up a 2” hair comb with glass beads or Swarovski crystals and wire – a great way to dazzle up any outfit. Bring 50 4mm fire-polish beads, Swarovski bicones or pearls (or any combination!) in your choice of colours.

Class fee: $35 for one; $60 for 2.
Both registrants must register and pay at the same time.

Kit fee: $5, includes wire and combs



Discover Epoxy Clay
Wednesday, March 13
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
It’s easy to create a one-of-a kind pendant or ring using epoxy clay. Bring a package of Crystal Clay or Apoxie Clay, your choice of bezels (preferably round or oval) and crystal chatons. One package of epoxy clay will do several bezels, if desired.

Class fee: $35 for one; $60 for 2. Both registrants must register and pay at the same time.
Kit fee: None

Kumihimo Friendship Bracelets
Thursday, March 14
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Instructor: Angela Peace
Students will learn make friendship bracelets using the Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo.  Once the basic technique is mastered, the patterns and colour combinations are endless. This technique can also be used to make other jewelry items. There will time to make several bracelets.
Class fee: $35 for one; $60 for 2. Both registrants must register and pay at the same time.
Kit fee:None; students must bring with them a foam Kumihimo disc, 8 no-tangle bobbins and 2 skeins of embroidery floss.
All About Earrings
Wednesday, March 13
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Earrings are a quick way to dress up any outfit! Best of all, they are so easy to make! Participants will have the opportunity to design their own earrings and then make them up. Students will be using wire cutters and working with pliers.
Bring an assortment of beads, stones, crystals and charms to use in the class. Class fee: $35 for one; $60 for 2. Both registrants must register and pay at the same time.
Kit fee: $5; includes silver-plated findings, such as headpins and earwires


There are lots more classes scheduled for March, including some new "first-time" projects not offered before:
  • Fire and Ice Necklace (Thursday, March 7)
  • Off the Chain Bangles (Saturday, March 9
  • Etched Pendant (Saturday, March 9)
  • Hot Connections Spinner Ring (Saturday, March 16)
  • Felting in the Round - Making Felted Ball Beads (Sunday, March 17)
  • Flat Spiral Bracelet (Thursday, March 21)
  • Swirls of Pearls (Thursday, March 28)
Complete details with photos are available on our website at http://www.beadfx.com/classes.php - click on "March" to go to the calendar.

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