BeadFX, London ON

Bead-Treat Retreat
at the Pin-It Canada Show

May 4-6, 2018

Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., London ON

The best gift you get – is the one you buy yourself – because you are the best judge of what you want! And if you want a treat – if you are hungry for an exclusive chainmail experience, if you long to get away, play with your pliers, and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of happy, shiny jump rings – then now is the time to sign up for the Bead-Treat Retreat!

If you have more questions about the retreat see here, or email Pamela Kearns at




Fri. to Sun., May 4-6, 

Join Marilyn Gardiner, one of three teachers this special weekend.


Your registration will include:

  1. Instruction in all three classes with Marilyn Gardiner, Pamela Kearns, and Angela Peace. All classes will run 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days with a lunch break.
  2. One project kit in each class, as per the course description
  3. Exclusive Trunk Show displays with each instructor
  4. BeadFX on-site store with supplies
  5. A welcome gift goodie bag
  6. Participation in Friday evening’s Meet and Greet with instructors and sponsors
  7. Access to Saturday’s open session hosted by BeadFX during which time you can work on your projects, try product demos or just chill.
  8. Unlimited coffee/tea/cold drinks/water and snacks during class times and Saturday’s open session
  9. Unlimited access to Pin-It Canada where you can explore other creative possibilities!

Staggered Byzantine Bracelet (Beginner to Beginner Plus)

This is the most impressive new bracelet I’ve made for several years. It expands and contracts like an accordion and feels so good on my wrist! I love this unadorned version, but I can also see a version with beads added in the middle openings, or even drop beads along the outer edges. Can you spot the Byzantine building blocks?

We will start the day by making a pair of Byzantine Earrings so everyone learns the basic Byzantine weave and is comfortable with opening and closing jump rings. There are a lot of jump rings required to make this bracelet, but you will be well on your way to completing it by the end of the day (though some may actually finish). This class will run 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days with a lunch break.

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

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, 1 main size of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.  All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: includes the Copper kit for the Staggered Byzantine Bracelet

In-Class Upgrade available!

If you would prefer, you can make the Staggered Byzantine Bracelet using silver-filled jump rings for an additional $66 + HST payable to me the day of the class.