Show Schedule

Our 2017 summer show schedule continues with a stop in Nova Scotia this month.

If there are items that you would like us to bring, make sure to let us know well in advance so we can load them into the van. There are so many new products that have arrived and we look forward to showing them to you.

53rd Annual Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show

Lion's Recreational Centre
2653 Western Ave.
Parrsboro, NS

Friday August 18th - 10am to 5pm
Saturday August 19th - 10am to 5pm
Sunday August 20th - 10am to 5pm

 

Classes and Workshops

Dreamcatcher workshop with Nick Huard


Have you ever been intrigued by Dream Catchers? Come and learn how to make one with renowned artist Nick Huard and his apprentice, Watio Splicer, at the same time as learning more about this symbol of Native spirituality. Nick is Mi'kmaq from Restigouche and is now living in Kahnawake, QC. Making dream catchers since the early 1990's, approximately 40 of his art pieces are pictured and discussed in the book "Dream Catchers, Legend, Lore and Artifacts" written by Cath Oberholtzer. We have one copy in the store for anyone to look through.

Saturday August 26th - 9am to 12pm OR 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$75 which includes all materials used to make a 9" dreamcatcher with beads, sinew, feathers and willow bark.
Space is limited to 10 people per class.

 

 
Saturday August 12th - 9:30-12pm - $50
Wire Crochet Bracelet - Using 26g wire, gemstone chips, crystals and seed beads; learn this popular technique to create a chunky bracelet.
 
 
Saturday August 12th - 1:30-4pm - $50
Wrap Leather Bracelet - Weave 4mm beads between leater to make a wrap bracelet or a long necklace.
 
 
Saturday August 19th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Knotted Necklace - Learn the traditional technique of pearl knotting using silk thread, bead tips and gemstone beads.
 
 
Saturday August 19th - 1:30-4pm - $40
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using seed beads and pearls, create a beautiful twisted bracelet.
 
 
If there are new techniques you would like us to teach, please drop in and let us know or send us an e-mail and we would be glad to look into offering new classes.
 

Looking Ahead...

Kirsty Naray, a talented instructor from Ajax, will be here in the fall teaching a few classes.

Saturday September 30th - 1:30 to 4pm - $50
Cellini Spiral - Using 3 different sizes of seed beads, you will learn to create a spiral pattern which can be used to make a pendant, bracelet or necklace. Once the technique is learned, experiment with different colours of beads to create wonderful twisted pieces.

Sunday October 1st - 10am to 3pm - $75-90
Monday October 2nd - 10am to 3pm - $75-90

Harmony Doll - Learn a new technique! in this class you will make a shaped doll and stitch beads onto the body with an intuitive appraoch. You can bead the whole doll or just parts of it. 

$75 - for a small "baby" doll (no arms)
$90 - for a full sized doll (shown in picture below)

 


 

 
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