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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Treat Mom to a Class!

Looking for ideas on what to get Mom this Mother's day? Come learn a new technique, and give her some fabulous jewelry - or better yet sign her up for a class! May is jam packed with fabulous classes.

We have a couple spots left for the Jeri Warhaftig classes this coming weekend! You'll even have a chance to play with some brand spanking new cool equipment. We've added a sandblasting cabinet, air compressor, and media recovery to the studio expressly for this class - but it's not going away! We'll have it available for use in the studio.

Jeri is scheduled to teach "Demystifying Dichroic and Conquering Copper" - a two-part class on May 3 and 4th. This class is $425 for the two days, and includes all the glass (including the dichro!!!), etc, that you will require. If you have favorite tools, your own glasses, you are welcome to bring them (I suggest marking them with tape or nail polish or paint to make them easy to i.d.) - but everything is provided.

The second class is on May 5 and 6 - the Saturday and Sunday and is "Sandblasting Lampworked Beads." We are installing a sandblasting unit expressly for this class - but it won't be going away after the class - we will still have it available for use - so unless you want it sitting there while you wished you knew how to use it - I suggest you sign up. This class is $450 - and again - everything you need is included. The description of the class states that you "should be able to make large beads with reasonable competency" in order to be successful - which would pretty much describe all the folks who got started by taking a class with me!

If you want to see more of Jeri's work - check out her website at

The classes are this week - May 3-4 and 5-6. There are spaces left - so you should jump on this opportunity right now. Jeri is NOT teaching at Bead and Button and has a limited teaching schedule this year - so this is a really good opportunity - especially for those in the Southern Ontario area - as the cost savings of not having to travel to the US are huge! Email Jenny H at beadfx and sign up now!

Marilyn Gardiner is also here this weekend teaching a brand new class  - and it would be a perfect gift for Mother's day!  Saturday May 5th from 1:30 to 4:30

Mobius Flowers Necklace

This is a wear-with-everything necklace! It's my personal favourite because I can easily change the pendant to go with what I'm wearing. If you enjoy buying special lampwork or crystal or metal focal beads, this is the perfect necklace to show them off. Make the necklace with either Argentium™ sterling or with Jeweller's Bronze rings.

Technique Focus: Wirework - Chain Mail

Skill Level:Beginner, All Levels
Pre-requisite: None
Class fee: $35.00 + HST. Payment due in advance. 

Kit Fee: Choose from two kits: Argentium Sterling: $198.00 plus HST. OR Jeweller's Bronze $53.00 plus HST. The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, Argentium™ sterling silver or Jeweller's jump rings, a Swarovski Wild Heart pendant, a pinch bail and a special toggle clasp. There are sufficient rings for an 18" inch necklace: and all rings are saw-cut and polished.

Need to Bring: Magnifiers/glasses if needed for close-up work. All tools provided for in-class work.
To enroll in this class, please call 416.701.1373
Toll Free 877-473-2323 

Check out our full class schedule for May on our classes page!

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