Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Anne Mitchell - This weekend!

How many parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief right about now? The insanely wet weather here could not possibly put a damper on the excitement. The kids were thrilled to be going back to school - and I (along with a bunch of other parents) was relieved. The collective sigh from all of the parents waiting at the school was quite hilarious ;-)  Now it's your turn - We've got some great classes lined up for fall!

We've got a few new classes this week, and this is also your last chance to sign up for the Anne Mitchell classes - Call the store 416.701.1373 (toll free 1.877.473.2323) to sign up!

Join Stephanie on Saturday September the 8th from 2pm - 5pm for an adventure in crystal clay!

Course Outline
This in depth workshop provides students with the opportunity to create an embellished ring or pendant. Students will be lead through the basics of using the clay.
Techniques covered: Applying texture, sculptural aspects, colour blending and basic jewelry making techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work on many pendants, jewelry components and more.
Crystal Clay is a two part epoxy clay that is easily mixed and formed into any shape. Working time is approximately 1 1/2 hours after mixed and clay is fully hardened in 24 hours. Simply mix and knead both parts of the epoxy clay together for several minutes. Add SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS fancy stones and bling out anything!
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisite: N/A

On Sunday, Angela is back teaching her ever popular knotting class - Adjustable Sliding Cords from 11am to 2pm.

Course Outline
Ever wished that you could wear your necklace a little bit longer or shorter? Then the adjustable sliding cord might be the answer for your designs.
This course will teach the single button knot and the soloman’s bar and how to use each one to make a sliding adjustable cord.   
Please feel free to bring large hole beads or pendants to work with.
These knot techniques can be applied to both necklace and bracelets.
Technique: Chinese Knotting and Fiber Design
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: N/A

We are so excited to have Anne Mitchell teaching 4 classes at beadFX in September!! She will be with us on September 7, 8 and 9, 2012. 

Anne started her creative career years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working for just pure enjoyment.

During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet provided by teaching, as well as a consistent demand for her classes, was too alluring to deny. Leaving lighting behind in 2003, she is now a full-time designer, teacher, and author. Her classes always sell out at the Bead&Button Show. She is one of the most dynamic teachers, always pushing the technical and artistic limits with her designs.

Anne won the prestigious Excellence in Bead Artistry Award in 2009.

You can find out more about Anne by visiting her website: www.annemitchell.net

Good news! Anyone can take these classes! They are all listed as beginner level classes. Call 416-701-1373 to register today! Classes are filling up fast. Here's the link to the september calendar: http://www.beadfx.com/classes/schedule-09-2012.jsp

Heart Fusion

Class Outline: Interlinking and inwoven fine silver hearts create a beautiful and slinky bracelet that molds to your wrist. Join in the fun of making your own. Learn the tips and tricks it takes to master creating the identical links of this almost snake like weave and end it with a unique twist on a classic J-hook closure.

Stirrup Riveted Biker Chain Bracelet

Class Outline: Do you love the look and feel of those heavy gauge silver bracelets? Here is the chance to create your very own. Utilizing the heavier gauges of fine silver wire learn how to cut, manipulate and fuse heavier gauges of fine silver. Create and texturing stirrup style connections then riveting the entire piece together for an exceptional looking bracelet.

Linked Ball and Tab Bracelet

Class Outline: In just a few hours you could make this amazingly delicate and beautiful fused link bracelet. With utilizing the simplest of tools unlock the tips and tricks for creating links that are virtually identical and learn to link together this creation for yourself.

Fine Gauge Loop-n-Loop Necklace

Class Outline: Being able to utilize the finer gauges of fine silver wire to create a beautiful Loop-n-Loop necklace has it's tricks and secrets. Let me share with you over 15 years of metal experience and unlock the nuances of fusing 18 and 16 gauge fine silver wire.

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