Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Whew - March Madness is over...Well, not for the staff who are still busily packing up all of your orders. By Friday, I'm sure the lot of them will have sunken down onto a comfy couch with a bottle of wine ;-)

However, the fun never quite stops - and we've got some great classes lined up for you this week.

 This has got to be the nicest sliding adjustable knot I've ever seen. Much better than mine!

Adjustable Sliding Cords with Angela Peace
6pm to 9pm Wednesday March 21st.

Join Pam on Friday the 23rd from 6 to 9pm and learn how to create these awesome beaded beads!

Peyote Beaded Bead - Learn how to use flat peyote to create beaded beads. These great components can be used to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Students will learn how to do peyote and read basic peyote patterns. Students are asked to bring their choice of  3 colours of size 11 delica beads (ensure they work well together!); all other materials will be provided to create a bracelet.

Learn how to make these gorgeous supple bead crochet ropes. It's a beginner class, and you don't even need to know how to crochet to enroll in the class.

Join Amy on Saturday March 24th

Basic Bead Crocheting with Amy Waldman-Smith
10am to 1pm

 On Sunday  the 25th, Angela is back to teach her popular Shamballa bracelet class. 11am to 2pm

This course teaches all of the basic knotting and finishing techniques that are required to make the bracelet. In addition to learning the basic techniques, participants will also be introduced to some design options that can be applied to future bracelets.
Some colour choices will be available.
Shamballa Bracelets are one of todays newest and hottest gender-neutral jewelry trends. Rooted in Buddhism and mythical Shamballa, they have come to represent peace, happiness and tranquility.
These wear anywhere adjustable bracelets traditionally combine Chinese knotting cord with gemstone beads, but some newer luxury models are including pave diamond beads.

On Sunday, Amy is also back in the shop  - this time she takes over the lampworking studio from 11am to 4pm with her Introduction to Lampworking Class

And finally, on Monday night - Freeform 101!   Monday, March 26th from 6 to 9pm

In this class you will make a beaded freeform cuff bracelet using 4mm and 6mm assorted beads or you can bring your own beads. You will also make a minimum of 2 pendants, possibly 4 (time permitting) using a cabochon and natural stones. If you have your own stones, crystals, etc, bring them with you to wrap them. You will also learn basic wire techniques, wrapping forming and wire smithing.

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