Show Schedule

A big thank you to everyone who came to visit us at one (or many) of our shows this spring. We will now take a break, re-stock, re-group and re-join you on the road in July for the Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show. Keep in mind that you can always order from our site and if there is something you can't find, drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to find it for you.

 

Classes and upcoming Workshops

Are you looking for something creative to do this month? Why not join one of our classes and learn a new technique. We are offering 7 classes in May, from Loom Beading 101 to Wire Wrapped Pendant. There is something for everyone.
 
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.
 
Wednesday May 16th - 1:30-4pm - $35
Peyote 101 - Using Czech seed beads, learn even count peyote stitch to make a bracelet. This technique can be used to make beautiful jewellery designs.
 
 
Loom Beading 101 - Create a loomed bracelet with Czech seed beads. A take home loom is included in the kit price.
 
 
Saturday May 19th - 1:30 to 4pm - $35
Spiral Rope Bracelet - Using Czech seed beads, create a spiral rope style bracelet. A great technique for necklaces and lariats as well.
 
 

Wednesday May 23rd - 1:30 to 4pm - $50
Tila Star Bracelet - Create a star pattern bracelet with the new 2-holed Tila beads and seed beads.

 
Saturday May 26th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Wire Bending & Chain Necklace - Learn to bend and wrap Sterling silver wire, connecting bead segments to chain. You will also make a matching pair of earrings in this class.
 
 
Saturday May 26th - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist wire around a pendant to create a cage with bail.
 
 
 

Upcoming Workshop

How to bead a portrait

 

Presented by William Hodge, he will show you how to use a photograph and transform it into a beaded portrait. The technique is also suitable for using any photograph as your design inspiration. As a full portrait can take hours to complete, you will be taught the "gourd stitch" and learn how to use it to create any image desired. At the end of the workshop, participants will know everything needed to produce a portrait or any visual image desired using seed beads.

Sunday June 3rd - 10am to 4pm - $125 (with a break for lunch)

indigenous artist & educator

We feel privileged to again 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. For over 25 years, she has designed and created traditional Native beadwork. In addition to teaching these techniques, she provides valuable insight into the history and symbolism that are the inspiration for her projects and the culture of her people.

Beaded Poppy - Friday October 12th 9:30 to 4pm (with a break for lunch) - $150 plus a small kit fee payable to the instructor.

Beaded Card Case - Saturday October 13th 9:30 to 4pm (with a break for lunch) - $150 plus a small kit fee payable to the instructor.

Beaded Medallion - Sunday October 14th 9:30 to 4pm (with a break for lunch) - $150 plus a small kit fee payable to the instructor.

If you take 2 workshops – there will be a 10% reduction in each workshop fee.
If you take 3 workshops – there will be a 15% reduction in each workshop fee.
Coffee, tea, fruit and cookies will be available but please remember to bring a lunch.

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