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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March goes out like a Lion with fantastic classes

Did you know that the phrase 'March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb' dates back to the early 17th Century? I'm definitely ready for some milder weather, are you?

There is nothing lamb-like or mild about the late-March classes at BeadFX.

Of course, some of our instructors are presenting NEW classes including Angela Peace with a new Cavandoli project - Micro-Knotted Double Leaf Necklace. First Nations Instructor Naomi Smith is presenting a traditional Quillwork, Birch Bark and Beaded Pendant - the genuine porcupine quills are amazing! Wire artist Jane Doidge brings us Egyptian Spiral Links for a remarkable bracelet and necklace combination. Our own Kelly Garland will get you working with sheet copper to create a Copper Trinket Box. Lampworkers will be able to learn about sandblasting and altering the surface of their lampwork beads with bead artist Dwyn Tomlinson.

And yes, we have encore opportunities for previously presented classes! Students will learn how to use a long loom with Maria Rypan in her three-week Loom Series. Seedbeaders will learn all about the flat peyote stitch with Pamela Kearns. Roxann Bazetich-Ozols will take you through the basics of Right-Angle Weave (a.k.a. RAW) in a full-day class; and Amy Waldman-Smith's Intro to Lampworking Weekend, Part A, will get you started in creating your own glass beads. Plus, there are many more classes this session to get your creative juices running!

Here are the classes scheduled March 16 - March 31:

Wednesday, March 18
Loom Series (3 weeks)
Instructor: Maria Rypan
6:00 - 8:30pm

Lampwork - Just a Taste!
Instructor: Deb Muss
6:30 - 8:30pm

Thursday, March 19
Basic Wire Wrapping
Instructor: Bonni Poch
6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, March 20
Open Metal Studio: Metalwork
Facilitator: Cindy Goldrick
5:30 - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 21
Infinity Bracelet
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
10:00am - 1:00pm

Peyote Boot Camp: Flat Peyote
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW It's a Sand Blast!
Instructor: Dwyn Tomlinson
10:00am - 4:00pm

Etched Pendant
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, March 22
NEW Micro-Knotting Double Leaf Necklace
Instructor: Angela Peace
11:30am - 5:00pm

NEW Egyptian Links
Instructor: Jane Doidge
12:00 - 3:00pm

Thursday, March 26
Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, March 28
Intro to Lampworking Weekend, Part A
Instructor: Amy Waldman-Smith
10:00am - 2:30pm
(continues Sunday, March 29; 11:30am - 4:30pm)

RAW Immersion
Instructor: Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Copper Trinket Box
Instructor: Kelly Garland
11:00am - 5:00pm
(continues Sunday, March 29; 11:00am - 5:00pm)

Sunday, March 29
NEW Quillwork, Birch Bark and Beaded Pendant
Instructor: Naomi Smith
10:00am - 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, March 25
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: BeadFX staff members Bonnie Cottingham, Pamela Kearns or Malliga Nathan
6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, March 19
Thursday, March 26
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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