Labour Day

We will be closed Monday September 3rd for Labour day.

Show Schedule

Our 2018 summer show schedule continues with 2 stops in Ontario 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.

52nd Annual Ottawa Gem and Mineral Show

Nepean Sportsplex (Curling Rink, Entrance 4)
1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON

Saturday September 15th - 10am to 6pm
Sunday September 16th - 10am to 5pm

Ancaster Gem and Mineral Show

Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Road
Ancaster, ON
(Corner of HWY 52 & HWY 53)

Friday September 28th - 9:30am to 5pm
Saturday September 29th - 10am to 5pm
Sunday September 30th - 10am to 5pm

Classes 

A full schedule of classes can be found on our website. These are the classes that will be offered this month.
 
Tuesday September 4th - 1:30 to 3:30pm - $35
Tree of Life Pendant - Using wire and gemstone chips, create a tree pendant. Personalize the pendant with a birthstone for a unique gift.
 
 
Saturday September 8th - 9:30 to 4pm - $45
Knotted Necklace - Learn the traditional technique of pearl knotting using silk thread, bead tips and gemstone beads.
 
Saturday September 8th - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using Czech 10/0 seed beads and oval pearls, create this beautiful twisted bracelet. Whether you are attending a wedding or a family barbecue, this bracelet will add a little something to your outfit.
 
Peyote 101 - In this class you will learn the beginner even count peyote stitch to make a bracelet. You will also be shown how to make a tube with the same stitch.
 
Tuesday September 18th - 1:30 to 4pm - $50
Tila Star Bracelet - Create a star pattern bracelet with 2-holed Tila beads and seed beads.
 
Saturday September 22nd - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Wire Bending and Chain Necklace - Learn to bend and wrap Sterling silver wire, connecting bead segments to chain.
 
Saturday September 22nd - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist wire around a pendant to create a cage with bail that can be attached to a chain or cord.
 
Saturday September 29th - 9:30 to 12pm - $50
Wire Crochet Bracelet - Using Artistic Wire, gemstone chips, seed beads and crystals - create a beautiful crocheted bracelet. This technique can also be used to create a matching necklace.
 
Saturday September 29th - 1:30 to 4pm - $50
Wrapped Leather Bracelet - Weave 4mm beads between leather to create a long necklace or triple wrap bracelet. Using the same technique, change the bead sizes and shapes to make a unique gift.

 
 

Upcoming Workshops

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  - $150 plus a small kit fee payable to the instructor. 
Friday October 12th 9:30 to 4pm (with a break for lunch)
Monday October 15th 9:30 to 4pm (with a break for lunch)

The poppy classes are sold out, but we are keeping a waiting list.

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.

 

Art knitting with Sayward Johnson

 

Learn a new technique! Sayward has a unique approach to knitting with wire. In this class you will make a shaped vessel with copper wire and also learn to hammer and shape your construction as well as how to seal, paint and patina metal. Many of the techniques can be used with enamelled Artistic Wire and you could add beads and fibres if the mood suits you.

Cost: $85.00 includes all supplies except metal double pointed knitting needles, size 3.5mm. Participants must have basic knitting skills: know how to cast on and off and do plain knitting.

 

 

 
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