All classes cost $10 to sign-up. There may also be a kit fee which is payable to the instructor.

Easy-Peasy-Squeezy Earrings
Technique:
Wirework - It may look like chain maille, but it's actually wire! Like the name suggests, it's easy-peasy. Start out with simple wire and transform it into a beautiful shape with undulating curves to complement the elegance of the pearls. You can also fashion into a pendant.
Instructor:
Deborah Beesley
Kit Fee:
$5.00 - payable to instructor at class. Kit includes all wire for a pair of earrings, ear wires, pearl embellishment.
What to bring:
If students would like to bring their own tools: flush cutters, round nose pliers, 2-pair of flat nose pliers; enthusiasm; task light/magnifiers and as required.


Square Stitch
Technique:
Square Stitch - Looks like loomwork, but Square Stitch is done in hand! It's ideal for small-shaped patterns, i.e. earrings, pendants, seasonal characters, as well as longer bands or long medallions. Learn how to square stitch in YOUR choice of bead size, 8/ or 11/ and colours. The pattern is created by bead colour placement and it makes for easy learning of this versatile stitch. You'll learn to increase and decrease the sides in this reversible piece.
Instructor:
Maria Rypan
Kit Fee:
$5.00 - payable to instructor at class. Kit includes pattern, choice of beads for a pair (two motifs), earring or closed ring as needed.
What to bring:
needle, scissors / thread-cutter, task light (optional)


Embroidered Notebook Cover (or purse option)
Technique:
Bead Embroidery (Technique Focus: Project NOT likely to be finished in class)
Instructor:
Angela Anastakis
Kit Fee:
$10.00 - Payable to instructor at class. Kit includes everything for the project including needle thread, beads, material.
What to bring:
Enthusiasm, task light/magnifiers as required.

CANCELLED

Knot your own!
Technique:
Knotting - No need for pliers or clasps or needles or complicated stringing patterns. Let's make a necklace using your own bead stash. I'll bring the leather lacing and cord. The technique can make something simple and grow to something more elaborate. You will be the designer.
Instructor:
Marija Batraks
Kit Fee:
$6.00 - payable to instructor at class. Kit includes leather lacing and cord.
What to bring:
Students should bring own beads. The holes must fit an 0.5 mm cord. Please also bring a pair of scissors and bead mat.


Huichol-style Bead Mosaic
Technique:
Huichol wax setting. - Discover how to create a bead mosaic using seed-beads on a flat surface. You'll learn how to apply wax to the base and how to place your beads to create any pattern you wish. No experience needed!
Instructor:
Pam Kearns
Kit Fee:
$5.00 - payable to instructor at class. Kit includes wax, bamboo applicator, a wooden disk, and a limited array of size 11/0 seed beads, paper plate surface.
What to bring:
It is recommended that students bring some seed beads - size 11/0 or size 8/0 - in colours of their choice. Bring magnification and light if required.

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Also at this meeting:

  • Open Beading Table (bring your own project if you did not sign up for a class)