Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer:
We're Sirius about our Classes!

Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to August 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.
- Columbia Encyclopedia

Yes, I know puns are the lowest form of humour, but it fits so well! The fact of the matter is that our instructors continue to offer classes - including several new ones - during August. By the way, the air conditioning works very well in the classroom; you're advised to bring a light sweater or wrap.

What's NEW? Liz Reynolds is teaching a reverse construction and overlay techniques using Hadar's Clays (a powdered bronze and copper metal clay available in various colours); beginners are welcome! Kelly Garland is teaching how to cast sterling silver using a cuttlefish as a casting medium to create a small shell - perfect for a small pendant! Jenn Jevons, our Art Clay Silver expert is teaching how to create toggle clasps. Marilyn Gardiner brings us a new chainmaille design that you will use to create a bracelet.

We also have lots of encore classes too including a two-day introductory course in lampworking with Amy Waldman-Smith, a wire macramé class with Pamela Kearns, a paper bead class with Ann Marie Desaulniers,  a netting class with Maria Rypan, art clay silver classes with Jen Jevons and so much more!

Join us for our annual Customer Appreciation event on Friday, August 7 so we can say thank you for supporting BeadFX in person! There will be draws throughout the evening as well as refreshments. All are welcome to this FREE event.

Classes scheduled August 1 - 15:

Saturday, August 1
Wire Wrapping: Lover's Embrace Pendant
Instructor: Jen Rosen
11:00am - 2:00pm

Intro to Lampworking Weekend with Amy
Instructor: Amy Waldman-Smith
10:00am - 2:30pm
(continues Sunday, August 2; 10:00am - 2:30pm)

Sunday, August 2
NEW Reverse Construction and Overlay with Hadar's Clay
Instructor: Liz Reynolds
10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, August 6
Wire Macramé on Flat Leather
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
6:00 - 9:00pm

Friday, August 7
FREE Customer Appreciation Event
5:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, August 8
Bead Crochet 101
Instructor: Bonni Poch
10:00am - 1:00pm

NEW From the Sea: Cuttlefish Casting
Instructor: Kelly Garland
10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, August 9
Peyote Stitch Bootcamp: Tubular Peyote
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 11
Netted Motifs: Netted Xs and Os
Instructor: Maria Rypan
2:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, August 12
From Junk to Beads: Making Paper Beads
Instructor: Anne Marie Desaulniers
10:00am - 5:00pm

Introduction to Art Clay Silver
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
11:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday, August 13
NEW Toggle Basics in Art Clay Silver
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
12:00 - 6:00pm

Friday, August 14
Mold Making for Art Clay Silver
Instructor: Jenn Jevons
12:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday, August 15
Starry Night/Sunny Day Vertebrae Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
9:30am - 12:30pm

NEW Jens Pind Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
1:30 - 4:30pm

Complete information about each class, including course descriptions and fees is on our website. Click on 'Classes' and follow the links to the July class calendar. 

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

Wednesday, August 5
Wednesday, August 12
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: BeadFX staff members Bonnie Cottingham, Pamela Kearns or Malliga Nathan
6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, August 6
Thursday, August 13
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 please our merchandise in our facility. Thank you.

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