CLASSES

Welcome to our exciting beading classes and workshop fun! Workshops are offered in two series, the Fall & Winter Session and the Spring & Summer Session. Please speak with Debi to book your Child's Birthday Party, a Tween Jewellery-Making Bash or one of our famous Girls' Night Out Adults-Only Tea Parties!
Our  Current_Brochure   is online, with classes that run until May 2016.  Remember, you are welcome to sign up right until the class is held, provided that space permits. 
NEW Spring registration begins Saturday February 20, 2016.  (TERM 1 - January 2016 SEE Bottom of page)
Thumbnails of the classes are online now but nothing beats seeing the originals in person - stop by the store soon to see the lovely possibilities awaiting your attention!
Beads of Colour works hard to provide over five dozen original classes in every session - each new season introduces exciting new and original classes, as well as re-introduces favourites by popular demand. From perennial favourites to contemporary new techniques, Beads of Colour is committed to bringing you the best of beadwork classes and materials. To receive your personal notice of new classes, please email Debi@BeadsOfColour.com using "Email List" for your subject line, or "Mailing List" if you wish to provide us with your street address for a hardcopy brochure to be mailed directly to your attention.

WORKSHOP TIMETABLE  
Wednesday 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday 9:30AM-1130AM
Sunday AM  9:30AM-11:30AM
Sunday PM1 1PM-3PM
Sunday PM2 4PM-6PM
Sunday EAM  9:30AM - 1:30PM
Sunday EPM 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Sunday EV 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Bead Explore events 7PM-9PM
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17 Step into Flame                                                 BEG
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                           Sun, Apr 03 pm
Step into torch fire enameling. Get over your fear of the torch and play with colour and fire. This technique is perfect for small charms for bracelets, pendants or earrings. We will work on a sampling of techniques and put it together to make a charm bracelet. (2 workshops)




  





18 Guinevere Cuff                                                    INT
 Lise Perry                                             Sat, Apr 09 am
Lise fell in love with Heather Collin’s Guinevere Cuff and really it is no surprise. The Cubic Right Angle Weave looks both elegant and organic. This a must own bracelet. I‘m just not sure in how many colours you will want it in. You have to try it, it’s not as time-consuming as it looks. You must be comfortable with Right Angle







19 Peyote 101                                                        BEG
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                          Sun, Apr 10 am
This stitch is the basis for so many beadwork techniques and effects… a versatile basic for every beaders skill set! Your finished piece will look very professional even as a beginner.

   



20 Metal Clay Button Bracelet                     BEG/INT
 Susan Henry                                        Sun, Apr 10 pm
Finally, a metal clay that can be fired quickly! Introducing this new clay formulation  that will allow us to create and fire our pieces in the same day. Using a variety of charming vintage button moulds to make the bracelet components and while our pieces are in the kiln we will make chain mail components to assemble for our bracelet.


  
   


21 Focus Freeform Bangle                                      INT
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                         Wed, Apr 13 am
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This bangle blends my newly mastered metal skills with my love of seed bead. The basic metal bracelet was learned from Robyn Cornelius in her studio in Edmonton. It immediately became an obsession, never before have had I repeated a design so often. The embellishment is a blending of Right Angle Weave and peyote, by controlling the pattern of increases we form the points and waves. (2 workshops)



   
22 Easy Mixed Media Soldering        NEW          ALL
 Cindy Goldrick                                      Sat, Apr 16 am
Create a unique work of art to hang on your wall, or a series of pendants, in under two hours using materials you can find in the hardware store! We will use fire/torches, plumbers solder, rubber stamps and inks as we explore the concepts of repetition, background and colour. So much fun!








23 Leather Collage Earrings          NEW               BEG
 Lezlie Winemaker                               Sun, Apr 17 am
Make these stunning earrings by folding, cutting, layering and dying Lezlie’s custom printed leather. The images are unique making your earrings one of a kind. The wire wrap is simple making this project perfect for an absolute beginner. Of course you have to be willing to be noticed.




   


24 Bead the Wrap                             NEW             BEG
 Lezlie Winemaker                               Sun, Apr 17 pm
Practice with wire breeds familiarity and this piece will give you practice. Add beads to the wire and not only do they pull you along, you have another stunning bracelet for all your learning. (2 workshops)




   


  
25 Tubular Net With Pizzazz                          BEG/INT
 Susan Braun                                      Wed, Apr 20 am
This circular Netting stitch is beautiful as a necklace, bracelet or to cover an object. It can look classic or funky depending on your choice of beads.




     


   



26 Dimensional Stars Revised       NEW                  INT

 Laura Dowling                                        Sat, Apr 23 am

These 3-D stars are created using a combination of peyote and herringbone stiches and work up fairly quickly as they are open and hollow. They make a unique necklace when strung on a cord with separator beads or can be hung as ornaments. This revised pattern works up faster than the original pattern as there is no MRAW quide ring needed.




   



27 "Square Lake” Bracelet          NEW                     INT

 Pauline Peskoff                                     Sun, Apr 24 am

Learn how to bezel a Swarovski Cabochon with peyote stitch. Create a sparkling and stunning centerpiece for the bracelet. You will also learn to alter the herringbone stitch using seed beads that differ in size and shape.




   



28 "Bird of Paradise” Pendant        NEW                 INT

 Pauline Peskoff                                       Sun, Apr 24 pm
Create this magnificent  pendant in the shape of a bird sitting on a golden hoop, using a variety of two-hole and classic shaped seed beads. You will further your understanding of using imagery in beadwork, how to choose beading stitches and materials for a specific goal. The pendant is a head-turner, original and intricate.( 2 workshop





   


29 Create a Story Pendant        NEW               BEG/INT

 Cindy Goldrick                                      Sun, May 01 am

There's nothing more beautiful than the shades of red, orange and purple that come out in copper when it is heated. Learn some exciting new techniques to create flame patina on copper then cut and shape your metal into a hinged piece to frame paper or other precious pieces to tell a story. Let your creative spirit move you in this exciting, exploratory metal class













30 Exploring New Enamelling Techniques         INT
 Cindy Goldrick                                Sun, May 01 pm1
Expand your basic enamelling skills in new directions with the addition of such things as millefiori, frit, cattails and by using techniques such as drawing with graphite pencils to create interesting effects. This class is for anyone who has taken a basic enamelling class and wants to stretch their skills in new, exciting and creative ways.








31 The Secret to Raku Enamelling                       INT
 Cindy Goldrick                                Sun, May 01 pm2
Do you love the glossy, greeny-copper shimmer of raku ceramics? You'll love learning to go with the flow and layer enamels to achieve amazing results on copper pennies and blanks. Use your creation to make a necklace or rivet them to a bracelet.



32 Peyote Bangle                                                   INT
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                       Wed, May 04 am
Create a wide Peyote bangle that can be embellished many ways and worn proudly. Large cylinder beads are used in the class but technique can easily be adapted for smaller ones. Peyote and step up required.






33 Ocean Waves                                            BEG/INT
 Catherine Castellan                          Sat, May 07 am
All you ocean lovers will want this bracelet. The easy-to-follow graph and a variety of seed beads will bring your creativity to the surface. No matter what colours you choose, you will be pleased with the results. A knowledge of odd count peyote would be helpful.
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34 Linking Leather Wrist Band                             INT
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                        Wed, May 11 am
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                                                            Wed, May 25 am
This bracelet showcases water forming leather and the Ndebele stitch. This classic wrist wrap is easy to wear and will become a favorite. You will learn some simple leather techniques and I will show you a clever linking idea that can be used with other project. (2 workshops)






35 The Pearly Lace Bracelet                           BEG/INT
 Lise Perry                                             Sat, May 14 am
Lise’s new favourite designer is Ellad. She is excited about sharing it with others. This fence like grid of pearls is just stunning and wears so well.



 SEE BELOW FOR MAY 15, 2016 CLASSES (out of sequence)



36 Wide Ribbon Cuff                                               INT
 Susan Braun                                        Sat, May 21 am
Use this classic African Ndebele stitch to create this dynamic contemporary cuff with inset accents. A fast and fun cuff with great appeal.









37 Ring Riot Easy Soldered Stackable                  BEG
 Cindy Goldrick                                    Sat, May 28 am
Warning these rings are addictive to make and wear! This no-fail, no-fear soldering technique will have everyone creating a small stack of rings right away. Personalize the rings by adorning them with lovely charms. They make up so quickly you will make at least three rings in class and likely more. (2 Workshops)




38 Dutch Spiral                                                       BEG
 Debi Keir-Nicholson                         Sun, May 29 am
This closed spiral can be used for bracelets, necklaces, purse straps or be embellished. It takes time to do but the effect is a classic chain that is simple and timeless.




  



39 Copper Clay Bird House Pendant                  BEG
 Susan Henry                                     Sun, May 29 pm
 Take your metal clay skills up a notch by constructing a pendant combining several pieces of Metal Clay to form a “house”. We will cut and texture the components and join them to form a base, walls and roof for our little feathered friend! Design your piece choosing your own style and construction. Decorate using textures, moulds and syringe clay. Once constructed we will kiln fire and finish in class. Discussion on patina options will be held as time permits. (2 workshops)





40. Body Art Necklace      BEG
Sunday May 15, 2016 AM
Lezlie Winemaker

Be dramatic and live outside the box with this reversible necklace. This printed leather can be a canvas for your own experssion. Of course seedbead people could add a beaded piece across the front





41. Buckle a Bezel Bracelet 
Lezlie Winemaker
Sunday May 15, 2016  PM
Create a buckle like structure and attch it to a custom printed leather bracelet. Now here is technique you can really expand upon. You could try it with semi-precious stone, beach glass or even found objects. Lezlie will also tech som eleather tooling skills to really make the images come alive.






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