Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Opportunities for Metal Aficionados!

Do you like working with metal?
Have you taken a soldering class and are looking to be able to do more?
Do you dream about rolling mills and dapping blocks?
If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, we have news for you!
In addition to several new metal courses, we now have two open metal studios!

Metalsmithing Basics: Introductions to Sawing and Piercing
Wednesday, January 30
6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
Learning how to use a jeweller’s saw will open up endless possibilities in jewellery design and construction. In this class you will first learn about the tools (saw frame, blades and bench pin) followed by instruction in their proper use. Finally, you will start to develop your skills by sawing lines, shapes and cutouts. 
Class fee: $35 (+HST); Kit fee: $10 (+HST)


Open Metal Studio: Soldering
Thursday, January 31
6pm to 9pm
Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed
This really isn't a class but is open to students who have already taken a soldering class at BeadFX. You can work on new projects or get help while you finish current projects. Iris will be on hand to lend her expertise with tips and techniques for soldering.
Class fee: $20 (+HST); Kit fee: None!

Open Metal Studio: Metalworking
Friday, February 8
6pm to 8pm
Facilitator: Cindy Goldrick
This is your opportunity to get to know the Metal Studio at BeadFX better and its many tools with a knowledgeable metalworker. Try tools before you buy them, from dapping blocks to rolling mills to pliers and torches. Bring a project with you and the instructor will help you solve design dilemmas, or suggest ways to incorporate metal into your design work to take it to the next level. Anything goes in this relaxed, informative hands-on environment.
Class fee: $20; Kit fee: None!

Angela Peace's Braided "Pandora-style" cord bracelet class on Saturday, January 26th is full, so she is running the class again:
Braided "Pandora-style" Cord Bracelet
Saturday, February 23
9:30am to 12:30pm
Instructor: Angela Peace
Learn this Pandora style braided cord technique to show off those special one-of-a-kind lampwork and metal clay beads and pendants. This technique can be used with a variety of materials to create a range of looks from the delicate to bold man-jewelry.
Class fee: $50; Kit fee: $10

There are lots of new courses on the website including new metalworking courses by Cindy Goldrick; new seedbeading and loomwork courses by Maria Rypan; and felting courses by Dawn Liu-Smyth. Take a look!

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