3. Workshops


Spring Series:
Learning to Bead with Needle & ThreadSpecial Workshops
• Intergenerational Workshop
• Cancer Fund Raising
 

Fall Series:
Beadstringing: Making Gifts for Christmas

Spring Series:
Learning to Bead with Needle & ThreadIntroduction
This series of four classes are designed for beadwork BEGINNERS. You will use needle and thread and big beads to stitch four different bracelets. Each class introduces a new stitch.
You could take any one class, or the whole series, for a good introduction to this kind of beadwork.
In each class we will talk about sources for supplies, print and on-line resources, and ideas for follow-up projects that use the same stitch.
 

What to Bring?
Bring scissors and eyeglasses or magnifiers if you need them.

What is Provided?
Each project kit includes all the materials needed to stitch a bracelet that will fit your wrist: needles, thread, beads, clasp, and step-by-step printed instructions.
Bead mats, task lights, and reference books will be available for your use.

Special Series Price
The class fee for all 4 Spring Series classes is $70.00. Kit fees are additional.

Wednesday, April 4, 7-9:30 p.m.
Marching Cubes Bracelet
This is an elegant bracelet that uses unusual colours of cube beads and accent beads! It is finished with a ball and socket clasp. Learn square stitch—notice how the beads line up in rows and columns. This sturdy stitch is used in patterns with horizontal and vertical lines. Cross-stitch or loom patterns can easily be adapted to this stitch. Several colour choices.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: $21.99 Includes taxes

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Wednesday, April 11, 7-9:30 p.m.
Hugs & Kisses Bracelet
Create a symmetrical bracelet with a base of fire polished crystals topped with “X”s made with Delica seed beads in a contrasting or coordinating colour. Complete it with a toggle & loop closure. You will learn some beading basics and how to do one row of single-needle right-angle weave. Several colour choices.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: $21.99 Includes taxes

Wednesday, April18, 7-9:30 p.m.
Spiral Bracelet
Create a stylish bracelet with outer beads in one colour that spiral around core beads in a second colour. A magnetic closure finishes it off. You will learn some beading basics and how to do the spiral stitch. Several colour choices.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: $23.99 Includes taxes

Wednesday, April 25, 7-9:30 p.m.
Colour Blocks Cuff Bracelet
Create an elegant bracelet with vertical striping in two colours using large Delica beads. A lush fringe of smaller beads edges the sides, Finish it off with a few smaller Delicas and a button and loop closure. You will learn some beading basics and how to do the even-count flat peyote stitch. Several colour choices.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: $23.99 Includes taxes

Special Workshops:
• Intergenerational Workshop
Cancer Fund Raising

Saturday, June 2,
Beadstringing: Make a Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings
This is a family affair! Male or female; young or senior! Work together in family pairs to create a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Choose from a wide selection of beads and supplies as you learn techniques and skills for making jewellery.
Class fee: $15.00 for the first person, $5 for the second. Includes taxes.
Materials fee: $20.00 for the first person, $5 for the second. Includes taxes.

Sunday, September 23, 1-4:00 p.m.
Make Bracelets to Support Cancer Research
Learn to make a bracelet, and support cancer research at the same time. You will make one or more bracelets & pay for only the cost of the materials. You will have the option of paying the full price for the bracelet and taking it home with you. The rest of the bracelets will be sold in the gift shop to raise money for cancer research. Materials for two bracelet styles will be available, one with coloured cats eye beads that represent the different kinds of cancer, and one with pink Swarovski crystals for breast cancer.
Class fee:
No class fee for this one!
Kit fees: Pay $5 for each Bracelet A you make, or $10 for each Bracelet B. This covers the cost of materials. The bracelets you make will be donated to the gift shop to raise money for cancer research.
If you wish to take home one or more bracelets, They will be sold for $15 and $25 respectively.

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Fall Series:
Beadstringing: Making Gifts for Christmas

Introduction
This series of three classes are all for beading BEGINNERS. You will use a variety of beadstringing supplies and learn techniques such as how to attach a clasp or how to make a loop with wire as you create earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace. Each class introduces new techniques.
You could take any one class, or the whole series, for a good introduction to this type of beadwork.
In each class we will talk about sources for supplies, print and on-line resources, and ideas for follow-up projects that use the same skills.

What to Bring?
Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers if you need them.

What is Provided?
For each project a varied and appropriate selection of the required beads, findings and supplies will be available for you to choose from. All necessary tools will be provided.
Bead mats, task lights, and reference books will be available for your use.

Special Series Price
The class fee for all 3 Fall Series classes is $53.00. Kit fees are additional.

Wednesday, November 7, 7-9:30 p.m.
Beaded Earrings
Come and make 2 or 3 pairs of earrings Learn about earring findings, headpins, and how to make a wire loop to add a dangle. See lots of ideas for inspiration. Choose from a wide variety of beads. Experiment and have fun!
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: TBA

Wednesday, November 14, 7-9:30 p.m.
Bangle Bracelet
String curved, metal tube beads on rigid sterling wire; add focal beads and secondary beads; and then learn how to wire wrap a clasp. Many exciting possibilities.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: TBA

Wednesday, November 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
Gemstone Necklace
Choose from a variety of interesting stone beads (sorry, no diamonds or rubies!), as well as glass and metal beads, and design a necklace to go with your favourite outfit. Have fun playing with design and colour.
Class fee: $20.00 Includes taxes
Kit fee: TBA


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