Family Day

We will be closed Monday February 18th for the provincial holiday - Family Day. We hope you are able to spend some time with loved ones relaxing and making memories.

If you are in the Ottawa area, that weekend is the final weekend of Winterlude. Taking place in many locations around the Nation's Capital, there are events and activities for the whole family.

Photo credit to www.ottawatourism.ca

 

Classes

We have 8 classes this month - from Knotted Necklace to Wire Wrapped Pendant, there is something for everyone. 
 
If there is a technique you would like to learn, please let us know and we will try to schedule it.
 
Saturday February 2nd - 1:30-4pm - $35
Beading 101 - Learn the basics of beading including making a bracelet and pair of earrings. We will cover the basic pliers, stringing materials and metals to get you introduced to the world of beading. 
 
 
Saturday February 9th - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Introduction to Knotting - Using silk thread and gemstone beads, learn the traditional technique of knotting a necklace.
 
Tuesday February 12th - 1:30 to 4pm - $45
Loom 101 - Learn to follow a loom pattern to create a bracelet with seed beads. A take home loom is included in the kit price.
 
Saturday February 16th - 9:30 to 12pm - $50
Beaded Kumihimo - Learn this traditional Japanese braiding technique adding beads to create a beautiful bracelet. A great technique to use when making cords, ropes or necklaces.
 
Saturday February 16th - 1:30 to 4pm - $50
Russian Spiral - Create a spiral bracelet with seed beads, gemstones beads and crystals.
 
Tuesday February 19th - 1:30 to 4pm - $35
Peyote 101 - Learn the beginner Peyote stitch with even count to make a bracelet.
 
Saturday February 23rd - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Wire Bending and Chain - Learn to bend and wrap Sterling silver wire, connecting bead segments to chain.
 
Saturday February 23rd - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist wire around a pendant to creage a cage with bail.
 

Upcoming Workshops

indigenous BEADING

 

We are pleased to have Naomi Smith from Neyaashiinigmiing (CapeCroker), Ontario as a workshop leader. Naomi is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern area often through the story of beads.

Beaded Purse - Friday March 8th & Saturday March 9th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $250 plus a small kit fee payable to the instructor.

In this workshop you will learn the raised beadwork technique to begin making and assembling a purse. This course is labour intensive and might not be completed by all students. All techniques will be shown to ensure everyone knows how to complete the project.

Students will make a version of the purse in the photograph. We will update the photo when we have a current picture of the actual project. The purse to be made in the workshop will have less detail so students have a chance to complete the project.

Beaded Poppy - Sunday March 10th (Sold Out)OR Tuesday March 12th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $150 plus a $15 kit fee payable to the instructor.

In this workshop you will learn the raised beadwork technique to make a Beaded Poppy which will be made into a brooch.

Victorian Beaded Strawberry - Monday March 11th - 9:30 to 4pm
Cost: $150 plus a $15 kit fee payable to the instructor.

You will learn how the Native Strawberry emery is reborn as modern and functional form using traditional materials and embossed beading techniques and spot applique.

Show Schedule

Our 2019 Show Schedule begins in Peterborough, Ontario presented by the Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club.

Peterborough Gem and Mineral Show

Evinrude Centre
911 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, ON

Saturday March 2nd - 10am to 5pm
Sunday March 3rd - 10am to 5pm

 
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