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!


Viperscale Bracelet

ViperScale Bracelet

Inverted Spiral Bracelet

Candy Cane Cord Bracelet

GridBox Bracelet

 

 

 

Sat. July 28, 2018: 10:00 am-5:00 pm OR 10:00 am-1:00 pm OR 2;00-5;00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Chainmmaille Help Day (All Levels)

  • Have you started a chainmaille project and run into a bit of difficulty?
  • Have you bought a kit, and need some courage and assistance to get it started?
  • Is there a project you’ve always wanted to do, but you’ve never seen a class for it?
  • Are you working on a project of your own design and want some feedback or ideas?
  • Do you just want to work at some chainmaille with like-minded folks?
  • This month I’m trying something new – a free-flowing, informal class with me as a facilitator.

I will be in the classroom at BeadFX on Saturday, July 28. You can sign up for a half-day or a full-day to get individual help and attention.

I will bring kits for sale, but if you want me to me to bring a specific kit or jump rings for you, then send me an email at marilyn@marilyngardiner.com

Pre-requisite: None

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:
My kits have all the materials necessary for a finished project.

Class Fee: $70 plus HST for all day, or $40 plus HST for a half day

Kit Fee:
Bring your chainmaille project-in-process, or choose one to work on. See https://www.marilyngardiner.com/store/index.php?l=product_list&c=51

 


 

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Celtic Dawn Bracelet  (Beginner Plus)

Elegant and feminine—and much admired! The lacelike appearance is created by adding rings to both edges of the Parallel (Helm) weave.

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, 3 or 4 main sizes of jump rings, and a quality, toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet.
All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $40 plus HST

Kit Fee:
$86 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit
$50 plus HST for Silver Filled and Black Bracelet kit
$40 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze and Black Bracelet kit

 


 

 

 

Sat. August 18, 2018: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Barrel of Pearls Bracelet (Beginner)

Start with a lovely, open-work Barrel Weave bracelet made with a heavy gauge of metal rings—then add a profusion of Swarovski crystal pearls in complementary colours. The result? A truly spectacular bracelet with lots of movement.

Pre-requisite: None

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, jump rings, 50 Swarovski pearls (5 colours), headpins and a specially selected toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $40 plus HST 

Kit Fee:
$120 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit
$45 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze Bracelet kit
$42 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit

 


 

Captive Round Necklace

Roundmaille Bangle

Roundmaille Bangle

 

 

 

Sat. September 22, 2018: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Round and Round We Go—All About Round Weaves (All Levels)

Join me for a full-day class to explore round weaves. We’ll learn about Roundmaille, Inverted Round(maille), Captive Round, and Turkish Round—as well as a new round chain I have in progress. (I’ll also have Candy Cane Cord projects available for anyone who missed this in the May class. It’s a lovely round weave too.)

**Prior to class, please email Marilyn (mg@marilyngardiner.com) and she will reply back with a link to some basic information about the resources and tools used to make chainmail jewellery (for pre-reading and reference).

In class, you will have the option to learn any or all of these or design something for yourself based on one of these round weaves.

In this all-day class:

  1. We’ll all start by making a pair of Inverted Roundmaille Earrings.
  2. I’ll bring a selection of kits for all of the Roundmaille variations—in a variety of different metals.
  3. I’ll bring instructions plus samples of the NEW Chain. Warning: this one is more challenging!
  4. You’ll either work on one of the various Roundmaille kits or plan a project that uses this weave. (We’ll all help each other with this. I’ll bring a special necklace and pendant to demonstrate how I think when I use this weave as a component.)
  5. You may choose rings you want to use (from Marilyn), and findings or beads (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.
  6. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your work following the class—via my private FaceBook student group.

Pre-requisite: None

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:
My kits have all the materials necessary for a finished project.

Class Fee: $70 plus HST for all day, or $40 plus HST for a half day

Kit Fees:
Kit Fees: payable to Marilyn the day of the class

• $14 for Open Roundmaille Earring kit. (Plus HST)
• Jump rings in different metals/sizes for the Roundmaille weaves will be available for purchase by the ounce, half-ounce, or quarter ounce.
• Optional Boxchain kits and instructions available

Roundmaille Bangle Kits
• $126 plus HST for Argentium
• $68 plus HST for Silver Filled
• $33.50 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze

Inverted Roundmaille Bracelet Kits
• $X plus HST for Argentium Sterling
• $X plus HST for Faux Gold (new metal)

Captive Roundmaille Kits
• $90 plus HST for Argentium bracelet, with captive copper beads
• $32.50 plus HST for Copper necklace, with captive, silver plated beads

Turkish Roundmaille Kit
• $85.50 plus HST for Turkish Sky, silver filled necklace, with center beaded section
• $89 plus HST for Argentium bracelet
• $29 plus HST for Copper bracelet

New Roundmaille variation Bracelet Kit
TBA

 



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