Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Has your New Year's resolution been to learn more about beading and jewellery making techniques? Great news - you can keep your resolution! We've been busy putting lots of new and exciting classes up on the the website.

There's still time in January to catch classes including...

Jewellery Making 101 with Pamela Kearns
Thursday, January 4

Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join us for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will make a couple of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings and find out how to use crimps. Students are to bring an assortment of beads they wish to use; time will be available during the class to select beads.

Glass Bead Intro Weekend (8 hours) with Amy Waldman-Smith
Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27
This two-day weekend class is designed for beginners.  This class will introduce you to the wonderful world of making lampworked or flameworked beads.  Practice is an essential ingredient in working with glass. The class is eight hours of instruction and torch-time allowing significantly more practice time than the 5 hour class.

Soutache Lesson #1: The Basic Module with Angela Peace
Thursday, January 31
This class will introduce students to Soutache Bead Embroidery and how to stitch the Basic Module.  Students will learn how to handle the soutache braid, manage tension, place stitches correctly, define the curve, add beads and how to finish a piece.  These techniques will be used to make a pair of earrings with design options.

For complete information on all classes, go to  the BeadFX website at www.beadfx.com and click on 'classes'.

Of course, Happy Hour Torching takes place every Monday and Thursday from 5 - 9pm. Lampworkers can come in and torch to their heart's content because rental time is two for one! Open Beading Night continues most Wednesdays from 6 - 8pm.

Coming in February ... felting, netting, metal clay play days and more!

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