Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Classes are 'Springing' Up!

The blossoms are finally coming out and the new season is arriving! It feels so good to kick off the shoes and put on the sandals.

The latter half of May's classes features lots of NEW classes including Anne Marie Desaulnier's Altered Dominos II; and Pamela Kearns with the Double Braid Bracelet (being taught with permission from Virginia Jensen's book Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads). Marilyn Gardiner is back with two new chainmaille weaves: Triple Threat and Japanese Stepping Stones bracelets. By popular demand, Angela Peace is featuring an updated class to teach beaded kumihimo. Finally, our own Kelly Garland will be sharing her skills with metalworks while teaching a Sterling Dome Bracelet.

Of course, we have lots of classes that are being repeated, so if you missed them the first time around, you have another chance to learn that special technique! Of special note, Iris Rogers Melamed's Open Metal Studio: Soldering that was cancelled due to a death in the family has been rescheduled so you haven't missed out on working on your soldering project! Also, don't miss out on our second session on Open Metal Studio: Metal Clay with Liz Reynolds. This is a great opportunity to work on any metal clay projects with guidance from an accredited instructor.

A big and grateful THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered to make jewellery for the Corsage Project! Several Open Bead Nights and Afternoon Bead Teas generated lots of jewellery plus donations of pieces from our staff and customers allowed us to provide 38 jewellery sets; 79 pairs of earrings; 12 bracelets and 13 necklaces to the Corsage Project. Again, thank you all so much!

Classes scheduled May 16 - 31:

Saturday, May 16
Hot Forged Bronze Bracelets
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
10:00am - 1:00pm

Festival Lantern Charm Pendant
Instructor: Sureka Sriharan
11:00am - 2:00pm

NEW Viking Knit
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick
2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 17
Peruvian Wire Crochet Camp 2
Instructor: Gio Paz
10:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Altered Dominos II: Take Alcohol Inks to the Next Level
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
11:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 20
Lampwork: Just a Taste!
Instructor: Deb Muss
6:30 - 8:30pm

Thursday, May 21
Thistle Herringbone Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 - 9:00pm

Open Metal Studio: Soldering
Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed
6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, May 22
NEW Double Braid Bracelet with Rullas
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday, May 23
NEW Triple Threat Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
9:30am - 12:30pm

Intro Weekend to Lampworking
Instructor: Amy Waldman-Smith
10:00am - 2:30pm

NEW Sterling Silver Dome Bracelet
Instructor: Kelly Garland
11:00am - 5:00pm

NEW Japanese Stepping Stones
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
1:30 - 4:00pm

Sunday, May 24
Beaded Kumihimo: Everything You Want to Know
Instructor: Angela Peace
11:30am - 4:00pm

Friday, May 29
Open Metal Studio: Metal Clay
Facilitator: Liz Reynolds
6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 30
Hot Connections: Interlocking Rings
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 31
Wire Weaving Bracelet or Collar
Instructor: Jane Doidge
11:30am - 2:30pm

Wire Wrapping: Simple Bangle
Instructor: Jen Rosen
11:30am - 2:30pm

For complete information about each class, including class and kit fees, please check our website. Click on 'Classes' and follow the links to the May class calendar.

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

Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 27
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: BeadFX staff members Bonnie Cottingham, Pamela Kearns or Malliga Nathan
6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, May 21
Thursday, May 28
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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