Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Weekly Class Update

Open Beading Night
Do you have questions about a beading project? Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Why not drop by an Open Beading Night at beadFX?!
Stephanie (and her sparkling personality!) will be in the classroom from about 6pm to 8pm most Thursdays to answer questions and give advice.
Calling in advance to reserve a seat is highly recommended.
Fees: Free!!!
About Stephanie : Stephanie Dixon is proud to be a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador in Canada. She is a popular wire bead crochet and wirework designer/instructor in the Greater Toronto Area. Also known as The Dixon Chick, she is excited to be teaching in Tucson for Swarovski and on the 2011 CREATE YOUR STYLE cruise. For more info, please visit her blog,

Bring macramé into the 21st Century by creating an amazing bracelet using Regalize flat leather, 4mm metal beads and 26 gauge wire.

Technique Focus: Wire work
Skill Level: Beginner

InstructorPamela is a bead-stitcher at heart but has been branching into other techniques such as wire working. She has been creating jewellery for the past nine years and has instructed at BeadFX and through the Toronto Bead Society.

In this class you will learn the fundamentals of working with Art Clay Silver. We will mold, shape and texture this revolutionary material to create your own one of a kind, fine silver jewellery. During the class, you will have the opportunity to create earrings, charms, or a pendant. All materials included!

Creating beautiful art has been a love of Heather's since childhood.   Heather’s favorite medium has been molding, shaping and building with clay which led to her discovery of precious metal clay--and she has never looked back! She finds inspiration in forms, texture and nature.  She enjoys structural elements and creating movement in her pieces. Her practical personality pushes her to design and make pieces that can be worn in many ways, so that many of her  pieces are often reversible or have a dual purpose.

Heather loves the flexibility of Art Clay Silver and passionately shares her love of creating and building with this medium.  In her previous role as an occupational therapist, Heather loved teaching others ways of doing things differently and helping them achieve their goals. Now as an Art Clay instructor, she  uses these teaching skills to help her students create their pieces and to problem solve any design challenges. She  creates and teaches in Toronto where she lives with her enthusiastic boys and supportive husband.
Heather is a Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor.

Students will work with ICE RESIN® to create their own personal pieces of jewellery using either clipart or photographs or other inclusions (like gemstones, crystals, pieces of metal etc).
In the class, students will learn and design a collage to set in a bezel, and cover with ICE RESIN® to create a glass-like dome. We will look at different objects that can be converted into bezels and have fun.
NOTE: Your creations will have to stay at BEADFX overnight to set.
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: N/A
Technique Focus: Learning to use Resin

Ever since she was a small child, Rosemary (a.k.a. the Magpie), has been drawn to pretty, shiny objects. However, it wasn't until she started beading a couple of years ago that Rosemary realized she could make jewelry for herself. From beading, Rosemary moved on to making chainmaille jewelry and also likes to experiment with Art Clay Silver.

Be sure to check out the December class schedule for a full class listing. To register for any of our classes, please call 416.701.1373 or toll free 1.877.473.2323

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