From September to June, the Toronto Bead Society usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre (west of Yonge Street, 2 blocks south of Wellesley subway station). Please check our Meeting Schedule for actual dates.
If you like to learn, look and talk about beads, we invite you to join our society.
Sep 12, 2018 - Boris Kolodny: History of Gem Cutting
Join us at the first meeting of the 2018/2019 membership year. Our guest speaker will be Boris Kolodny, MA, Gemologist, and Fellow of the Canadian Gemological Association.
Boris has been involved in jewelry design and manufacture for over 40 years, and has intimate knowledge of gems and gem materials acquired over many years of hands-on experience. In 1983, he founded Artistic Jewelry Design, a a world-renowned jewelry design and manufacture studio in Toronto.
An award-winning gem cutter and designer, Boris has published eight unique gem cut designs. His gem cut, CLOSE TO PERFECTION, was selected as one of the 12 best in the world.
Boris will give a brief history of gem cutting with examples of rough materials-minerals and the stones that are cut from them. Then he will demonstrate how to cut and polish a gemstone.
Also at this meeting:
- Color Palette Summer Challenge Reveal
- Fall Bead Fair Classes
- Fall Bead Fair Volunteers
2018 Summer Pallet Challenge
This challenge is limited by your imagination only.
Your mission, should you choose to accept...
From the color palette below, develop a beaded creation:
- all palette colors must be included
- feel free to add any additional colours
- bring your creation, finished or not, for the big reveal at our September Meeting.
Dinner Ring (2018 Make-&-Take project)
Thank you to Marilyn Parker for designing and teaching the Dinner Ring at the May meeting.
Here are the instructions with color photos.
|Wed Sep 12 @ 7:00PM |
TBS Meeting: Boris Kolodny: History of Gem Cutting
|Wed Oct 10 @ 7:00AM |
TBS Meeting - TBA
|Wed Oct 10 @ 6:00PM until May 26, 2019|
BEADS, THEY'RE SEWN SO TIGHT
|Sat Oct 27 @10:00AM |
Fall Bead and Jewellery Fair