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!


 

Garter Belt: Argentium Sterling or Silver Filled

Garter Belt: Jeweller’s Bronze

Mngwa: Silver Filled

Mngwa: Faux Gold

Basketweave: Argentium

Basketweave: Jeweller’s Bronze

Basketweave: Copper & Black

Kinged Basketweave: Argentium or Silver Filled

Kinged Basketweave: Silver Filled & Jeweller’s Bronze

Kinged Basketweave: Copper & Black

Sat. November 17, 2018: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Make a Chain, Twist It, and Lock It In Place (All Levels)

Join me for a full-day class to explore weaves created in a similar manner: make a chain, twist it, and lock each twist in place. We’ll explore the Garter Belt weave, Mngwa (say mingwah) weave, Basketweave (aka Vipera Berus), and Kinged Basketweave.

**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 weaves.

In this all-day class:

  1. We’ll all start by making a Garter Belt Zipper Pull.
  2. I’ll bring a selection of kits for all 3 weaves 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 kits or plan a project that uses these weaves. (We’ll all help each other with this.)
  5. You may choose rings you want to use (from me), 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 as shown in the photo.

Class Fee: $70 plus HST

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

• $14 for Garter Belt Zipper Pull kit. (Plus HST)
• Optional kits and instructions available

Garter Belt Bracelet Kits
• $103 plus HST for Argentium
• $59 plus HST for Silver Filled
• $28 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze

Mngwa Bracelet Kits
• $56 plus HST for Silver Filled
• $40 plus HST for Faux Gold (new metal)

Basketweave (Vipera Berus) Bracelet Kit
• $87 plus HST for Argentium 
• $46 plus HST for Jeweller’s Bronze
• $27 plus HST for Copper & Black

Kinged Basketweave (Kinged Vipera Berus) Bracelet Kit
• $175 plus HST Argentium
• $91 plus HST for Silver Filled
• $54 plus HST for Silver Filled & Jeweller’s Bronze
• $29 plus HST for Copper & Black

 


Dragonscale: Argentium Sterling or Silver Filled

Dragonscale: Copper

Dragonscale: Silver Filled & Black

Dragonscale: Faux Gold & Black

  

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Dragonscale Bracelet  (Advanced)

This is a stunning bracelet that makes a definite statement! Its intricate, dense, and flexible – think how scales overlap and expand and contract. Its one of the most beautiful chainmaille weaves! Make it in a single metal, or in a bi-metal combo.

Pre-requisite: Completion of several 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:
Step-by-step, illustrated instructions, jump rings,2 main sizes of jump rings and a special toggle clasp. (Bracelet is 1 inch wide.) 
 Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $40 plus HST

Kit Fee:
$215 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit
$121 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit
$44 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit
$85 plus HST for Silver Filled & Black Bracelet kit
$46 plus HST for Faux Gold & Black Bracelet kit

 


 

Japanese Stepping Stones: Argentium

 

Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet

Japanese Stepping Stones: Copper

 

Japanese Stepping Stones: Faux Gold

 

Sat. December 8, 2018: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Jewellery making class at Beadfx in Toronto

Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

Create an unusual and contemporary bracelet that originates from the tradition of Japanese chainmail. It’s easy to make and versatile—you could add charms to the large rings if you wished.
This project is from my first book: Modern Chain Mail Jewelry. The matching necklace was selected for the cover photo.

Pre-requisite: Previous 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:
The bracelet kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, jump rings (Argentium™ sterling silver, Faux Gold or Copper) and classic, quality toggles in sterling, gold-plated or copper-plated pewter.
Makes up to a 9″ bracelet or a 20″ necklace. All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Class Fee: $40 plus HST 

Kit Fee:
$76 plus HST for Argentium Sterling Bracelet kit
$25 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit
$25 plus HST for Faux Gold Bracelet kit

 



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