Cancelation Policy

Classes take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario

Berrylicious Kumihimo Necklace    10:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Sandra McClelland - Sandra has been crafting since a child and has been creating jewellery for over 4 years. She specializes in pearl knotting, wire wrapping and incorporating vintage elements to create one of a kind jewellery pieces.

Description: Using an assortment of glass beads in various shapes and colours, you will learn the 8-strand Kumihimo Japanese braiding technique to create a beautiful necklace. There may not be enough time to finish the necklace in class, however I will show you how to finish the necklace and each student will receive full instructions with photos.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Kumihimo beading disk, Kumihimo weight or any type of weight with clip, 8 Kumihimo no-tangle plastic bobbins, E6000 glue, heavy sewing thread, scissors, beading mat, task lighting/magnification (if needed).

Cost: $50.00

Kit Fee: $30.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Assorted glass beads, C-Lon cord, end caps, chain, jump rings, toggle clasp to finish one necklace.

 
Byzantine Weave Necklace in Rainbow Colours    10:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Victoria Nicholls is a self-confessed chainmaille addict and beadaholic.  Victoria designs and crafts jewellery, accessories, and home decor in every spare moment of the day.  But her greatest joy is sharing her passion through teaching.  Victoria is a frequent chainmaille and beading instructor and can be found teaching regularly in Toronto.  Her work can be seen at JewelleryWithCare.Etsy.com and you can follow the fun at Facebook.com/VictoriaNichollsJewellery.

Description: Byzantine is an attractive chainmaille weave that really pops in colour. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the basics of chainmaille as well as the more advanced technique of working in 2 or more colours.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Students should bring Two pairs of flat nose pliers. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $50.00

Kit Fee: $15.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Chainmaille rings in multiple colours and a decorative clasp.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

 
Native Beaded Card Case    10:00am - 2:00pm

Instructor: NAOMI SMITH - First Nations Artisan & Educator - Naomi is an Artisan, Presenter and Educator from the Neyaashiinigmiing Community in Ontario. Her First Nations heritage is the catalyst for a strong interest in Native American beadwork, adornment and textiles. Naomi designs and creates Traditional Beadwork, Quill work, Sweetgrass or Birch Bark basketmaking and Woodlands Moose Hair embroidery, always valuing these Sacred materials through her teachings & creative process. “Honouring our Traditions is my voice within and beyond my Culture and Community. There is no word for “art” in Native languages yet artistry and visual expression are critical in defining who we are as First Nations people. This is the path I wish to exemplify by my work."

Description: This workshop explores creating a beaded Native card case using flat and embossed beading techniques. The workshop explores what it’s like to use Native tanned hide as a foundation for the cards case and the beaded design. The card case is designed to hold credit cards or debits cards, serves as a practical but nicely embellished accessory. Native teachings and techniques are also incorporated into the participants learning experience. Participants do not need any prior skills, this is an all levels class. Comfort with hand sewing is an asset.

Skill Level: All Levels

Bring With You: flat nose jewellery pliers, magnifier if required, bead matt, assorted sewing needles. Any task light as required.

Cost: $70.00

Kit Fee: $55.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Various beads, native tanned hide pieces, patterns and templates, smoked Native-tanned moose hide - which was hand tanned by my Tahltan elder, Penny. It's not easy to get Native tanned hide & the story and teachings about it will be part of the workshop. 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

 
Queen’s Lace Bracelet    10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Pamela Kearns - Although a seed beader at heart, Pamela Kearns has been branching out into new techniques and combining the best of all worlds into her creations. She sells her peyote patterns through Etsy and had her first project published in the May/June 2013 issue of Beadwork. Pam taught at the 2014, 2015, 2016 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A problem solver, Pam thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring students to think beyond basic techniques, encouraging students to stamp their own vision on projects. As a fellow 'Lefty', Pam includes 'Lefty-Alerts' within her class instructions ensuring that everyone is able to learn and complete projects easily.

Description: Create this beautiful, lacey bracelet using a variety of beads, including honeycombs, pips and ‘O’ beads! A simple peyote toggle bar slips into the end component to create a wonderfully wearable piece. You’ll also see how to combine these components can be combined to create a collar neckpiece and earrings. Three colourways will be available.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Students should bring 6lb fireline, beading needle to fit size 11/0 seed beads, beading surface of choice, scissors. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $60.00

Kit Fee: $25.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Honeycomb, Pip and ‘O’ beads, size 10/0 delica beads, seed beads, written illustrated instructions.

CANCELLED

 
Waves Ring    10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Jennifer Rosen - Jennifer discovered her love of making jewellery March 2007. She started with basic classes, learned some things on her own and through Youtube as well as the other jewellers, and in 2012 she found a school called Sheffield (Now called New York Institute for Art and Design) and signed up for their Jewellery Design Course.

She finished the course in March 2013 and she not only got her certificate from the college, she also had the first line of JenStones! She teaches at home, beadfx and has also taught at the TBS bead fair. She can be contacted through her website www.jenstones.ca or Facebook www.facebook.com/jenstonesbyjen. You can also call 416-696-7071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Description: weaving wire, flattening round wire to make it flat. Wire weaved ring with a swarovski accent.

Skill Level: Intermediate - A project beginners could pick up as well. It is intermediate only because of the weaving. Experience with wire-weaving would be helpful but not necessary.

Bring With You: Students should bring Thin sharpie, ruler, flush cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, ring mandrel, bench block, chasing hammer. Any task light/magnification as required. There will be some tools available for in-class use, but bringing personal tools is suggested.

Cost: $60.00

Kit Fee: $20.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Tutorial booklet, a swarovski bead, 14 g wire, 22 gauge wire, 26 gauge wire

CANCELLED

 
Interchangeable Knotted Bracelet    12:30pm - 2:30pm

Instructor: Sandra McClelland - Sandra has been crafting since a child and has been creating jewellery for over 4 years. She specializes in pearl knotting, wire wrapping and incorporating vintage elements to create one of a kind jewellery pieces.

Description: Using tweezers, students will learn to knot a strand of Swarovski pearls and a strand of gemstone pearls. French wires will be used for a professional, clean finishing look. A 3rd strand of chain will be made and added along with the other 2 strands onto a no-trigger spring clasp for an interchangeable bracelet. Each student will go home with a finished bracelet and full instructions with photos for future reference.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Fine tip knotting tweezers, awl, G-S hypo cement glue, 2 chain nose pliers, a ruler. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $50.00

Kit Fee: $20.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: 8mm Swarovski pearls, 8mm gemstones, French wires, closed and open jump rings, silk thread, chain, and a no-trigger spring clasp to finish one bracelet with 3 strands.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

 
Rosary Prayer Beads    12:30pm – 3:00pm

Instructor: Victoria Nicholls is a self-confessed chainmaille addict and beadaholic.  Victoria designs and crafts jewellery, accessories, and home decor in every spare moment of the day.  But her greatest joy is sharing her passion through teaching.  Victoria is a frequent chainmaille and beading instructor and can be found teaching regularly in Toronto.   Her work can be seen at JewelleryWithCare.Etsy.com and you can follow the fun at Facebook.com/VictoriaNichollsJewellery.

Description: There’s nothing more special than a handmade gift and that is never more true than with a rosary. In this class, students will learn how to make wire loops on beads to create their personal version of a rosary / prayer beads. Kits available will include a traditional Catholic Rosary, a Protestant Rosary, or a Chaplet (a shorter version of prayer beads suitable for your pocket).

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Students should bring One / two pair(s) of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, good wire cutters. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $55.00

Kit Fee: $5.00 to $15.00 depending on kit chosen (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Options include 3 different kits, with or without beads. All kits include all the necessary components for making a rosary with the options of a traditional Catholic Rosary, a Protestant Rosary, or a Chaplet. Each kit can come with beads, or without the beads in case students want to bring their own. Students will be contacted prior to class with info on how many beads and what sort are required, to provide the option of bringing beads specially picked out for the class.

CANCELLED

 
Garter Belt Bracelet    1:30pm - 4:30pm

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner - I love jewelry, color, pattern, and design. It is thrilling to create something new that others love too. And I truly enjoy breaking down something complex into an easy-to-learn sequence that I can share with others, both in print and in the classroom. During the past 17 years I have developed my beading and chain mail skills with energy and enthusiasm and created beadwork and chain mail kits with step-by-step instructions that really work.

I live in Waterloo ON, and regularly teach classes in bead stores in Toronto, Ontario, and at bead shows and retreats across Canada, in Texas, Tucson AZ and at Bead&Button in Milwaukee WI. In 2007 I was selected as the “Artist in Residence: Beadwork” at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener, ON and in 2011 I was invited to include pieces in an international beadwork exhibit at the JOGS Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson AZ. Since 2012 I’ve been invited to teach classes annuallty at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee WI, the largest consumer bead show in the world. The fall 2012 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread had a four page Artist Profile featuring photos of my beadwork and chainmail jewelry.

In 2015 I published my first book: Modern Chainmail Jewelry—and I am currently finishing up my next one—coming in 2018. You can find out more at www.marilyngardiner.com.

Description: Think Sexy, Sultry, and Femine. The curvy pattern of the weave creates a flat, stylish bracelet that is fun to wear. Students will learn/review basic chainmail skills and learn the Garter Belt chainmail weave.

Skill Level: All Levels

Bring With You: Any task light/magnification as required. Tools designed for Chainmail will be provided for class use, but you may bring your personal tools.

Cost: $60.00

Kit Fee: $26.00 + HST for Bronze - OR - $99.00 + HST for Argentium Sterling (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Step-by-step illustrated instructions, 3 main sizes of jump rings, and a co-ordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9” bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

CANCELLED

 
Squiggles Bracelet    1:30pm - 4:30pm

Instructor: Jennifer Rosen - Jennifer discovered her love of making jewellery March 2007. She started with basic classes, learned some things on her own and through Youtube as well as the other jewellers, and in 2012 she found a school called Sheffield (Now called New York Institute for Art and Design) and signed up for their Jewellery Design Course.

She finished the course in March 2013 and she not only got her certificate from the college, she also had the first line of JenStones! She teaches at home, beadfx and has also taught at the TBS bead fair. She can be contacted through her website www.jenstones.ca or Facebook www.facebook.com/jenstonesbyjen. You can also call 416-696-7071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Description: Free form bracelet that looks crocheted without being crocheted. Learn to secure wire, attach clasps, loop wire and add beads to your bracelet.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: ruler, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters and flat nose pliers. Any task light/magnification as required. There will be some tools available for in-class use, but bringing personal tools is suggested.

Cost: $60.00

Kit Fee: $25.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Spool of 22 gauge wire, Clasp, beads, written instruction

CANCELLED

 
Making a Bee-Line (Necklace)    2:30pm - 5:00pm

Instructor: Deborah Beesley. Currently the TBS Education co-ordinator, Deborah has been creating designs for several years and has a passion for wire and colour. She has taught at TBS Fairs, The Gem Expo and Bead FX.

Description: Wire-work. Students will learn to create Bee-inspired connectors and form a bee-line, zig-zagging your way to completion. Finishing includes a refresher on some fundamentals of wire work such as wire loop formation (simple eye-pin), straightening wire, coiling, and tips on working with wire.

Skill Level: All Levels

Bring With You: 7mm - 8mm (approx.) round mandrel (option: a bic-style pen is approx. 9mm in diameter); pair of round nose pliers; 2 pair of flat nose or chain-nose pliers for opening/closing jump rings; nylon-jaw flat nose pliers; flush cutters; enthusiasm; task light/magnifiers and as required. There will be some tools available for in-class use, but bringing personal tools is suggested.

Cost: $55.00

Kit Fee: $20.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: Instructions, all wire for the project, focal bead, round beads, jump rings, and hook and eye clasp

 
Macrame Wrap Bracelet    3:00pm - 4:30pm

Instructor: Christina Kappas Dufrene

Description: Make a single, double, or even a triple wrap bracelet. Create a beaded macrame bracelet with a button closure. It works up so quickly that you can keep going to make a trendy boho style wrapped bracelet.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Macrame board if you have one. Any task light as required.

Cost: $45.00

Kit Fee: $10.00 (payable to the instructor at the class)

Kit Contents: C-lon, Tex-400 or hemp cord, beads and instructions.

 

 

Cancelation Policy

There is a $5 service charge if for any reason you wish to cancel your registration.

  • Full refund (less $5 service charge) prior to Oct 20
  • 50% refund from Oct 20 to Oct 26
  • No refund after Oct 26

To request a refund, please contact TBS Webmaster