BeadFX, Toronto


Beadfx in Toronto

2018

19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2 Toronto (East York), Ontario,

This year, Marilyn Gardiner will be teaching jewellery making classes at Beadfx in Toronto. The chain mail classes are suitable for jewellery artists at all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and use Marilyn’s unique jewellery kit designs. The beading classes focus on making jewellery with beads while learning the necessary skills and building your confidence to create professional work.


To register for any of Marilyn Gardiner’s jewellery making classes at Beadfx, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of the classes fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value. Only 8-10 seats total for each class!


 

 

 

Sat. April 28, 2018: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Hypnotic Spirals (Beginner to Intermediate)

Join Marilyn Gardiner for something different this month. This all-day class will explore several Spiral weave variations.

**Prior to class, Marilyn will email students a link to some basic information about the resources and tools used to make chainmail jewellery (for pre-reading and reference).

This month’s class will focus on Spiral chains, from the basic Spiral 4 in 1, to the classy Double Spiral, the Graduated Double Spiral, the Double Spiral Half Byzantine +1, and the Inverted Spiral.

In class, you will have the option to learn any or all of these, or design something for yourself that builds a piece with a Spiral weave.

In this all-day class:

  1. We’ll all start by making a pair of Graduated Double Spiral Earrings
  2. I’ll bring Double Spiral bracelet kits (Beginner) in Sterling Silver, and Copper. Also, Inverted Spiral Bracelet kits (Intermediate) in Silver Filled w/ Jeweller’s Bronze and Silver Filled w/ Black.
  3. The instructions for the Graduated Spiral Necklace (Beginner +) are in my book Modern Chainmail Jewelry. If someone wants to make this Necklace, I can make a custom kit if you notify me ahead of time.
  4. I’ll bring instructions plus a sample of the Spiral 4 in 1, and the Double Spiral Half Byzantine + 1 chains.
  5. You’ll either work on one of the various Spiral kits, or plan a project that uses this weave. (We’ll all help each other with this.)
  6. You may choose rings you want to use (from Marilyn), and findings (from BeadFX), if you are designing your own project. If you have an idea about what you might like to make, please contact me about pre-ordering the specific rings you’ll need.
  7. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your work following the class—via my private FaceBook student group.

Pre-requisite: Experience opening and closing jump rings will be extremely helpful.

Bring
Magnifiers/glasses for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may wish to bring your personal tools.

Kit Contents:
Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.  All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $70 plus HST

Kit Fee:
$14 plus HST for Graduated Double Spiral Earring kit
• Jump rings in different metals/sizes for the Spiral weave will be available for purchase by the ounce, half-ounce, or quarter ounce.
• Optional spiral kits and instructions will be available.

Double Spiral Bracelet Kit
• $66 for Sterling Silver plus HST
• $26 for Copper plus HST

Inverted Spiral Bracelet Kit
• $50 for Silver Filled and Jeweller’s Bronze plus HST
• $35 for Silver Filled and Black plus HST


 

 

Sat. May 26, 2018: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

FoxtailBracelet (aka Full Persian (Beginner Plus)

So sophisticated! The chain is round, flexible, and a true classic. It is also a starting weave for other chains, such as the Candy Cane Cord—the class in the afternoon.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a couple of chain mail projects.

Bring
Magnifiers/glasses for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may wish to bring your personal tools.

Kit Contents:
All kits include step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, and a quality, toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet.
All rings are saw-cut and polished.
The Foxtail Twist bracelet is a custom kit, and comes with a stunning, Hill Tribe, sterling silver, orchid clasp (hook and eye).

Class Fee: $40 plus HST

Kit Fee:
$180 plus HST for Sterling Silver/Sterling Silver Twist Bracelet kit
$40 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit
$28 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze Bracelet kit

 


 

 

 

Sat. May 26, 2018: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Candy Cane Cord Bracelet (Advanced)

It’s round and yummy, just like a Christmas candy cane, but very flexible. The overlapping edges of the rings form a delightfully intricate pattern. Great as a bracelet and it is also stunning as a necklace. This is a rewarding challenge with many potential variations!

Pre-requisite: Completion of several previous projects of increasing difficulty.

Bring
Magnifiers/glasses for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may wish to bring your personal tools.

Kit Contents:
All kits include step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump ring, 3 colours of temporary rings, and a quality clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $40 plus HST 

Kit Fee:
$111.99 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit
$25.99 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit

 



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