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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

'Tis the Season - to Treat Yourself!

December is coming up quickly and we'll all soon be in the midst of holiday preparations - running to the mall for gifts, baking those family-favourite goodies, cleaning our homes from top to bottom to get ready for guests and just trying to get too much done amidst our usual activities and chores. Whoa, slow down! We need to take some time for ourselves too!

I invite you to come an take a class during December and take three hours to catch your breath, sit down with fellow beaders and jewellery makers, and simply get away from all.

We have a wide array of classes during December including a new Cavandoli project from Angela Peace and two chainmaille projects by Marilyn Gardiner. Roxann Blazetich-Ozols brings us a new way of adding beads using her Ducette tool (a wonderful new tool for fibrework); Sureka Sriharan is also teaching a tennis bracelet project using right-angle weave. Liz Reynolds bring us another project using Hadar's Clays to create metal clay tubes and hollow forms. Iris Rogers Melamed has brought back her Hot Connections: Connecting Components class -- perfect to create gifts for your friends and family. There are other classes and projects to with Anne Marie Desaulniers, Amy Waldman-Smith and Maria Rypan too!

We also can't forget our new Holiday Class Bash -- three classes in one evening! Students will rotate through three 1 hour classes with three instructors to create three holiday-inspired projects!

Here is what is scheduled December 1 - 15:

Tuesday, December 2
NEW Must Love Donuts
Instructor: Angela Peace
6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, December 6
Bead Stringing 101
Instructor: Nadine Foskin
10:00am - 12:00pm

NEW Hot Connections: Making Double Dome Metal Beads
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am - 4:30pm

Sunday, December 7
NEW Starry Night/Sunny Day Vertebrae Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
9:30am - 12:30pm

Let's Make Holiday Gifts!
Hot Connections: Connecting Components
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Byzantine Pendant
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday, December 9
3-D Fanwheel Ornaments
Instructor: Maria Rypan
2:00 - 5:00pm

Thursday, December 11
NEW Beaded Ducette Braiding
Instructor: Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
5:30 - 8:30pm

Friday, December 12
NEW Hot and Spicy Tennis Bracelet
Instructor: Sureka Sriharan
1:00 - 4:00pm

NEW Holiday Class Bash
Instructors: Pamela Kearns, Nola McConnan and Malliga Nathan
6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, December 13
Introduction to Lampworking - Part B
Instructor: Amy Waldman-Smith
10:00am - 2:30pm
(continues Sunday, December 14; 11:30am - 4:00pm)

Exploring the World of Altered Dominos
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Textured Tubes and Hollow Forms
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
11:00am - 5:00pm
(continues Sunday, December 14; 11:00am - 4:00pm)

Sunday, December 14
Making Paper Beads
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
10:00am - 5:00pm

Complete information about each class including course descriptions, class and kit fees are found on the website. Follow the Classes link to the December class calendar.

Bring your projects to work on at our FREE open beading sessions:

Wednesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 17
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: BeadFX team (Bonnie Cottingham, Malliga Nathan or Pamela Kearns)
6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, December 4
Thursday, December 11
Thursday, December 18
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 - 3:00pm

BeadFX is proud to provide these FREE sessions. In return, we ask that you please use our merchandise in our facility.

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