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Rope of Pearls (necklace/bracelet)    Sat Apr 22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Instructor: Diane Henry-Baratta

Don’t want to hand knot a necklace of freshwater pearls? Try bead crochet. Using freshwater pearls and seed beads, create a bohemian wrap bracelet or double strand necklace using bead crochet. No experience with crochet is necessary. Project will be completed in class.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: a love of colour and any necessary magnification for working with size 8 beads and micro c-lon. Any task light as required.

Cost: $45.00

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

Kit Contents: everything necessary to complete this beautiful necklace; freshwater pearls, seed beads, fibre, threading needle, crochet hook, button closure and detailed instructions.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
 
Twist and Shout: Spiral Wire Macramé Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, and has been accepted to teach five classes at the 2017 Bead and Button Show.

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: Beads and wire twist around 5mm round leather in these fun to wear bracelets that are deceptively easy to make. You won’t stop at just one. You’ll learn to do a modified macramé square stitch, adding beads as you go. There will be colour choices for the beads/wire/findings and leather.

Skill Level: All levels

Bring With You: flush cutters, two pair of pliers to open jump rings, etc. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $50.00

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

Kit Contents: All materials for the project including 8” of 5mm round leather, 2 swivel end caps, 26 gauge wire, metal beads, findings and clasp, use of instructor’s glue. The instructor will also bring foam pads and pins to use during the project.

CANCELLED
 
Statement Necklace for a Steal    Sat Apr 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Victoria Nicholls

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: Participants will work with different type of beads, jump rings, and a variety of chain to design and create a multilayered statement necklace. Techniques will include opening and closing jump rings, using chain as a stringing medium, connecting multiple sections of chain, and sizing a necklace for a perfect fit.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: two (2) pairs of flat nose pliers. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $50.00

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

Kit Contents: All of the materials necessary to make and wear home a necklace: Pendant beads (choice of colour), Donut beads, 3 different types of chain, Jump rings, Clasp, full instructions

CANCELLED
 
Tassel Mania Love    Sat Apr 22, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 fun and easy project features a chic tassel fashioned from deer hide which is embellished with fur and glass beads. The tassel can be worn as a necklace or used as a decorative feature on a favourite purse or as a keychain. Basic leather and fur working skills will be explored along with how to make quick and easy tubular peyote using large seed beads. The combination of simple skills with exotic deer hide creates an elegant and effective finished piece. 

Skill Level: All levels

Bring With You: Sharp small and large scissors, bead mat, magnifier if needed, thimble, and flat nose jewellery pliers. Instructor will have a limited amount of pliers, bead mats, to loan to those who do not have their own. Any task light as required.

Cost: $55.00

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

Kit Contents: deer hide, fur, seed beads, tubing, needle, sinew or thread, and basic Instructions. STUDENTS will have a choice on the colour of deer hide for their project: Black, tan, or chestnut brown.

SOLD OUT
 
Accents (earrings)    Sat Apr 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 or Facebook. 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: Wire weaving and mirroring

Skill Level: All levels

Bring With You: Chain nose pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, ruler, thin sharpie marker, pen for notes if needed. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $60.00

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

Kit Contents: Tutorial booklet, 2 8mm beads, copper wires, ear wires

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
 
Micro-Macrame Wave Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Christina Kappas Dufrene

Description: Students will learn how to make a beaded micro-macrame bracelet with a sliding closure. This bracelet uses two common macramé knots: Square knot and Double Half Hitch knot. Beads are added to the waves that form naturally when we alter the direction of the rows of DHH knots. This basic technique can be re-used with different sized beads and cords to create many pleasing effects.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: magnification, macramé board if you own one. Any task light as required.

Cost: $50.00

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

Kit Contents: instructions, C-Lon beading cord and beads; several colour combinations will be available

 
Tree of Life Charm Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Victoria Nicholls

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: This colourful bracelet is made of “Mobius” chainmaille sections with beads and charms added to make a bracelet that is light and full of movement, perfect for spring. Participants will enjoy an intro to chainmaille as they learn “Mobius”, in addition to working with charms and beads.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: two (2) pairs of flat nose pliers. Any task light/magnification as required.

Cost: $50.00

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

Kit Contents: All of the materials necessary to make and wear home a bracelet: Chainmaille jump rings, Charms, Beads, Clasp, full instructions

 
Loomed Woven Braided Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Andy Bullock

Description: Loom Beading, Braiding, Hand sewing to leather foundation

Skill Level: All levels

Bring With You: Beading loom if possible, eyewear or magnification as needed, smiles and questions! Students are also welcome to bring Indigenous beadwork for identification and discussion. Any task light as required.

Cost: $60.00

Kit Fee: (payable to the instructor at the class)
$20.00 if student supplies loom
$35 includes wooden bead loom.

Kit Contents: 10/0 Czechoslovakian seed beads, beading thread, loom warp thread, graphed design, beading needles, bee's wax, leather foundation, leather lace.

CANCELLED
 
A Woodlands Sampler Pin    Sat Apr 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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: Participants will learn to create a small pin using beading techniques of the First Nations peoples of the Great Lakes Region. A combination of bead embroidery techniques composed of flat and embossed stitches will be an important part of the creative and learning experience.

Skill Level: All levels

Bring With You: sharp small and large scissors, bead mat, magnifier if needed, thimble, and flat nose jewellery pliers. Instructor will have a limited amount of pliers, bead mats, to loan to those who do not have their own. Any task light as required.

Cost: $60.00

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

Kit Contents: Beads, brass pin form, thread, needle, beading foundation and all the fabric for completing the project. Basic instructions.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

3½ by 1¼ inch pin with a vintage pin back

3½ by 1¼ inch pin with a vintage pin back

 
Lilly-Pilly In-Lay Copper Cuff    Sat Apr 22, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beth Clinton (Flirt)

Beth brings her lifetime passion for tools and skill to the technical aspects of jewellery design. Her knowledge of leather work, woodworking, sewing, and needlecraft is the perfect complement to Flirt’s artistic designer’s vision and her widespread talents help to bring the designs to life.

In addition to her role as jewellery technician, Beth is a gifted teacher. She uses this skill and her knowledge to train people in the art of jewellery construction. She offers metalsmith classes and supplies for the home jeweller.

Description: Metal Forging and cold connections.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: bring Metal shears, File, Buffing block, Riviting Hammer, Soft blow Mallet (rawhide, plastic, paper, nylon), Bench Block, Bracelet Mandel, Bracelet bending Pliers, Flat nose pliers, Felt marker (Fine), Ruler, Painter’s tape, 1.5mm Hole punch. Any task light/magnification as required. Instructor will have some tools for use in class.

Cost: $55.00

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

Kit Contents: 24 G copper, Lilly Pilly copper, Rivets, Consumibles

CANCELLED
 
Trompe l'Oeil Kumihimo Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Diane Henry-Baratta

Description: Take your Kumihimo beading skills up a notch by braiding a Kumihimo bracelet that looks flat. With super duos and adding crystals using needle and thread, your bracelet appears flat. Magic!! Project should be completed in class.

Skill Level: Beginner

Bring With You: Kumihimo disc, bobbins, a love of colour and any necessary magnification for working with size 8 beads. Any task light as required.

Cost: $45.00

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

Kit Contents: magical bracelet: beads, thread, super duos, Chinese crystal, needle and C-lon threads.

 
Swarovski Pearl Knotted Bracelet    Sat Apr 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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, you will learn to pearl knot between 8mm Swarovski pearls, to create a classic pearl bracelet. We will use French wires to professionally attach a magnetic clasp and give the bracelet a polished look. There will also be enough class time to discuss the treatment and care of ocean and freshwater pearls. 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, flush cutters, G-S hypo cement glue, chain nose pliers, and a ruler. Any task light/magnification as required

Cost: $50.00

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

Kit Contents: 25 8mm Swarovski pearls, silk thread with attached needle, magnetic clasp, French wire pieces, full 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 April 7
  • 50% refund from April 7 to April 14
  • No refund after April 14

To request a refund, please contact TBS Webmaster