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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Learning a new skill is good for your health!

Did you know that crafting can reduce stress, build self-esteem and increase physical dexterity? In fact, recent studies from NYU and Harvard have shown that activities, including jewellery-making, can actually improve concentration, while enhancing health and mental wellness.

Since March is National Craft Month, there is no better time than now to try a new jewellery technique! A number of our instructors are offering NEW classes. Wire-workers of all experience levels will love Jennifer Rosen's Coiled Pendant class. Bonni Poch gives us a new project with her Cellini bangle class - a great way to learn tubular peyote. Students will learn right-angle weave in Sureka Sriharan's charm/pendant class. Intermediate beaders will learn how to embellish flat right-angle weave and odd-count peyote using Tila beads to creative a cuff that curves around your wrist with Pamela Kearns.

Metal clay lovers will learn how to use Hadar's Clays in Liz Reynolds' revamped Getting Started class. Liz has also added a second part to her class, Metal Clay Finishing. In the Getting Started portion, students will learn how to properly mix the powdered clay, work it and take it through to firing. In the Metal Clay Finishing class, Liz will take you through the cleaning and finishing process.

Gio Paz is back with something a little different - a Peruvian Wire Crochet Camp! Students can sign-up for a morning or an afternoon class and learn one project; or sign-up for the full day and learn two projects!

Here are the classes scheduled for March 1 - 15:

Sunday, March 1
Beading without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery
Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:30am - 2:00pm
(continues Saturday, March 7; 10:00am - 5:00pm)

NEW Wire Wrapping: Coiled Pendant
Jennifer Rosen
12:00 - 3:00pm

Thursday, March 5
NEW Cellini Spiral Bracelet
Bonni Poch
6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, March 7
Hot Connections: Interlocking Ring
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday, March 8
Getting Started (Hadar's Clay Pt. 1)
Liz Reynolds
11:00am - 4:30pm

NEW Lantern Festival Charm/Pendant
Sureka Sriharan
12:00 - 4:00pm

Thursday, March 12
NEW Tila Slats Bracelet
Pamela Kearns
5:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, March 14
Must Love Donuts
Angela Peace
9:30am - 12:30pm

Hot Connections: Connecting Components
Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am - 5:00pm

Flowering Branches
Nadine Foskin
1:30 - 4:30pm

Sunday, March 15
Peruvian Wire Crochet Camp
Giovanna Paz
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Metal Clay Finishing (Hadar's Clay, Pt. 2)
Liz Reynolds
11:00am - 4:30pm

Bring your projects and join us at our FREE open bead opportunities:

Wednesday, March 4
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: BeadFX staff members Bonnie Cottingham, Pamela Kearns or Malliga Nathan
6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, March 5
Thursday, March 12
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 - 3:00pm

BeadFX is proud to offer these FREE sessions. In return we ask that you use our merchandise in our facility. Thank you.

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