Classes


I love to teach - especially beginners! That 'A-ha' moment when students realize that they can create fabulous jewellery for themselves or for friends and family is precious.

My primary location for teaching is at BeadFX, a bricks-and-mortar/on-line beading supply retail store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. BeadFX has a large classroom, a full-service metal studio and 8-torch lampwork studio. Their location is 19 Waterman Avenue, unit 2, Toronto.

Below are upcoming classes that I'm leading at BeadFX. You can register in either of two ways: a) click on the link providedto be linked to BeadFX's on-line registrationsystem, or b) call BeadFX at (416) 751-1911. Payment is required to complete registration.

For complete information about each class, click on the link to be transferred to the BeadFX class calendar.

February 2019
Classes

jewellery making 101

Sunday, February 3
11:30am - 4:00pm

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seed beading boot camp: spiral rope

Thursday, February 7
5:00 - 9:00pm

Spiral Rope is one of the most versatile stitches; change the beads and you change look of your piece completely!

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quick & fun: stretchy bracelets

Thursday, February 21
5:00 - 8:00pm

Stretchy bracelets are all the rage and they are a perfect jewellery choice for last-minute accessories. While they may seem easy, there are some tips and tricks to creating sturdy bracelets.

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peyote boot camp: diagonal Peyote

Thursday, February 28
5:00 - 9:00pm

Diagonal Peyote is a variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips.

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march 2019 classes

Peyote Boot Camp: Using 2-Hole Beads

Sunday, March 10
11:30am - 4:00pm

Learning to use 2-hole beads opens up your beading horizons! In this class you will learn how to do peyote using 2-Hole beads, such as Diamond Duos, Silky beads or SuperDuos.

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Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

Thursday, March 14
5:00 - 9:00pm

A bead loom is not just for beads! The Jewel Loom is an excellent way to create small tapestry weavings that can be used for bracelets, bookmarks and other small projects.

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jewellery making 101

Sunday, March 17
11:30am - 4:00pm

Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be.

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Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

Thursday, March 28
5:00 - 9:00pm

Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch with instructor Pamela Kearns. With this in-hand beading stitch, you add variations through the edging.

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april 2019 classes

seed beading boot camp: right-angle weave

Thursday, April 4
5:00 - 9:00pm

Learn how to do right-angle weave (also known as RAW). This is one of those basic bead stitches that is the foundation of many a great design.

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Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

Sunday, April 14
11:30am - 4:00pm

The variations of Spiral Rope is as infinite as the beads you can use! We'll look at two variations of this under appreciated beading stitch: flat spiral and spiral rope using two-hole beads.

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Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW)

Thursday, April 18
5:00 - 9:00pm

Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is.

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may 2019 classes

Stretchy Bracelets on the Endless Loom

Sunday, May 5; 11:30am - 4:00pm

Expand your stretchy bracelet tool box by learning how to create them on the Endless Loom. Pamela Kearns will teach you how to judge your size and allow for ease of wear.

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peyote boot camp: even count peyote

Thursday, May 9; 5:00 - 9:00pm

Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread.

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