Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Summer Arts Camp at BeadFX this July!

Are you wondering about what to do with your kids this July? Are your grandchildren creative and need an outlet to explore their creativity?

Well good news! For the first time, BeadFX is offering a week-long Summer Arts Camp from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, inclusive. There will be two classes per day, every day!A wide variety of techniques and projects are being offered by our instructors. For classes beginning at 10:00am, the store door will be opened at 9:30pm to accommodate early arrivals. Classes are on-line now and registrations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, July 15
Discover Epoxy Clay
10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor:  Stephanie Dixon
It’s easy to create a one-of-a kind pendant or ring using epoxy clay. 
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: None; 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. (all supplies can be purchased at BeadFX)

Monday, July 15
Crowning Glory Headbands
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
Create a headband that reflects your personality! Bold and beautiful. Graceful and subdued. Punky and funky. The choices are endless and all up to you! Everyone can wear a headband! Using a wide variety of beads, wire and feathers, students will learn basic wire wrapping techniques to make a one of a kind headband.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $10, includes headband, wire and feathers. Beads are to be purchased separately at BeadFX.


Tuesday, July 16
Rubber Wrist Wraps
10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
Discover how easy it is to create a fabulous beaded bracelet using ready-made bracelet, wire and glass or crystal beads!
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $5, includes rubber bracelet and wire; bring 64 4mm fire-polish beads or Swarovski bicones in your choice of colours (all supplies can be purchased at BeadFX).


Tuesday, July 16
Funky Feathers
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Dixon
Be on trend with this Coachella inspired project! Students will make a pair of earrings and a pendant using chain, wire and feathers.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $20, includes all supplies needed to complete the project including feathers, cones, findings and chain.

Wednesday, July 17
All About Earrings
10:00am - 12:00pm
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. Note: students will be using wire cutters and working with pliers.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $5, includes silver-plated findings such as earwires, headpins and eyepins. Bring an assortment of beads, stones, crystals and charms to use in the class. (all supplies can be purchased at BeadFX)

Wednesday, July 17
Chainmaille and Charms
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
Chainmaille (also spelled chain mail) is an ancient art form dating back to the Celts. Originally designed as body armour, chainmaille is created by joining jump rings in various patterns. This class will focus on the ‘2 in 2’ weave – a basic weave that will create a bracelet that students will add charms to.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $5, includes silver-plated jumprings, lobster clasp and 2 - 3 charms.


Thursday, July 18
Twisted Chainmaille Bracelet
10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor: Louise Granahan
Spend the morning making a beautiful and versatile chain.  The "Captured Bead" chain is just what it sounds like.  As we are making the chain using jump rings, we will trap a beautiful bead inside.  To complete the set, we will make a pair of matching earrings.  Once you have learned this technique, you will be able to make more at home.  Please indicate your colour choices when you register - blue, light grey, pink, purple or green.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $15, everything needed to make a bracelet and pair of earrings, including 18 gauge 1/4" pre-cut rings and 6mm beads.

Thursday, July 18
Leather Wrap Bracelet
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Lyndsey McCollam
In this class you will learn how to make a single wrap leather ladder bracelet with a button closure. You will be using 6mm stone beads or Czech firepolish. You may also choose to use 4mm Miyuki cubes, but you may not be able to finish this smaller bead version in class. With the skills learned in this class you will be able to make multiple wrap bracelets of any length.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: $15, includes everything needed to complete a bracelet including leather, thread beads and a button. Bring small scissors for cutting thread; precision tip glue for securing knots, such as G-S Hypo Cement - Fabric or G-S Hypo Cement  (if you already have one for other work you do, otherwise, borrow instructor's glue); magnification for threading needle, if needed.


Friday, July 19
Wire Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet
10:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
Learn how to use a square kumihimo disk to create simple but stunning bracelets you can wear alone or stack, using inexpensive craft wire and beads. Once you learn the braiding steps and where to place the beads, this project can be completed in less than an hour. You can also make gorgeous chokers and get lots of interesting results by varying the wire gauge and colour and size of your beads. Once you start you'll be addicted and want to make an armful of bracelets.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: None; Bring: a roll of 24 gauge wire in the colour of your choice and 50 or fewer beads (4mm crystals or pearls make a good choice for your first project). Bring a ruler, round nose pliers and flush cutters or use the tools in the classroom. You will need coordinating end caps and a clasp to complete your projects. This project can also be completed with hemp, but I promise the wire is easy and fun to use!

Friday, July 19
French Knitting with Wire and Beads
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
Learn the basics of French Knitting (also known as corking and spool knitting) and tips to create stunning tubes of knitting that can be turned into gorgeous pieces of jewellery. Embellish while knitting or after knitting. Twist and braid, stuff the knitted tube with fabric or beads. The possibilities are endless.
Class fee: $35 + HST; Register with a friend for only $30 + HST each
Kit fee: None; Bring a corker or French Knitter (any size); spool of 24 or 26 gauge wire ; seed beads, pearls or crystals in a variety of sizes; end caps and a clasp to complete your creation. 

Important information:
Class fee: $35 per student. As a special offer, if two or more sign-up together, the class fee will be reduced to $30 each. As with all classes, all students will receive a 15% discount on any purchases made.

Kits and materials: Some classes have kits fees associated with the class; others have supply lists for the class. Please consult the website for the details.

Ages: students from ages 11 to 17 will be accepted. Guardian adults of students 11 to 15 years of age must remain in the store during class time. Students must be comfortable using small items and scissors.

Adults: As we want to allow sufficient room for youth, the only adults who will be able to take a class will be the guardian adult accompanying the youth.

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