Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We're done! The shop has reopened.

Marg wishes to thank all of you! Those of you who spent the last five days counting, and those of you who have been waiting patiently for us to reopen. The store has reopened as of today.  I'm sure everyone on staff is breathing a huge sigh of relief - it's not a fun job!

On to classes - Yes, our vision has not gone quite screwy enough. Now that they've finished counting, it's time to get back to playing with the beads!

Wednesday August 22nd.  Open Beading Night with Stephanie Dixon. 6pm - 8pm. Free, but please register. As of last week there were 6 open spots. That may have changed by now. Call soon if you are thinking of attending!

Friday August 24th. Introduction to Viking Knit with Carol Ann Savage - 1pm to 4pm

Course Outline:
This class will take you through the steps needed to learn single and double Viking knit using one or two colors of 26 gauge wire. Techniques for finishing the bracelet will also be demonstrated so you will be able to complete your piece at home.
Skill Level: Beginner

Saturday August 25th. Flowers and Swags Necklace with Cindy Goldrick. 9:30am to 12:30pm

Make this sweet necklace in either copper or brass. Learn the basics of the rolling mill to texture your piece. Stamp and dap, patina and punch each component. The flowers are finished with glass rondelles. Complete your necklace with chain mail and jump rings.

Overview of the class: This class will review the basics of rolling mills, stamping and dapping, basic wire wrapping, patinas and chain mail, all while creating a lovely necklace that will get you noticed for your skill and it's beauty.
Technique Focus: Metalwork, Wirework, Chain Mail and Patina.

Saturday August 25th. Bead Stringing Basics with Marilyn Gardiner. 10am to 12:30pm

If you've never used beading wire to make jewellery, this is the perfect class to take. You will learn how to use crimps to keep the beads secure, how to add a clasp, how to choose beading wire and how to use wire protectors and crimp covers for a professional finish.

The beads and the jasper pendants are hot from the gem shows in Tucson. Choose from 5 colourways - limited quantities, so reserve yours now! Fushsia, Blue, Turquoise, Pink and Purple.

Tools will be provided, but if you have your own, please bring them. We'll be using crimp pliers, cutters, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers.
Skill Level:Beginner

Saturday August 25th. Viperscale Bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner. 1:30pm to 4:30pm

This is an exceptional bracelet with presence. Woven from heavy gauge silver rings, the bracelet appears to be curved, thick in the centre and thin at the edges. This is the most difficult project that Marilyn sells - and a class is rarely offered. Here is your opportunity to learn this! Are you up for the challenge?
Skill Level: Advanced

Technique Focus: Wirework-Chain Mail: learn the Viperscale weave.
Prerequisite: Completion of several chain mail projects.

 Have a look at our full class schedule on our classes page!   To sign up, please call 416.701.1373, or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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