Family Day

We will be closed Monday February 17th 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 will be the final weekend of Winterlude. Taking place in many locations around the Nation's Capital, there are events and activities for the whole family.

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We have 11 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 8th - 9:30 to 12pm - $45
Introduction to Knotting - Using silk thread and gemstone beads, learn the traditional technique of knotting a necklace.
Satuday February 8th - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using seed beads and glass pearls, create a beautiful twisted bracelet.
Tuesday February 11th - 1:30 to 4pm - $60
Beaded Scarf - Using Toho 8/0 seed beads, create a beaded scarf with a netting technique.
Saturday February 15th - 9:30 to 12pm - $55
Wrap Leather Bracelet - Weave 4mm beads between leather to make a multi wrap bracelet or a necklace.
Saturday February 15th - 1:30 to 4pm - $55
Wire Crochet Bracelet - Using 26g Artistic Wire and an assortment of gemstone chips, crystals and seed beads; create a chunky crochet bracelet.
Tuesday February 18th - 1:30 to 4pm - $75
Knotted Mala - Create a knotted 108 bead Mala with nylon thread and 6mm gemstone beads using the traditional technique of knotting.
Saturday February 22nd - 9:30 to 12pm - $40
Beading 101 - Start off with the basics of beading to create a pair of earrings and a bracelet.
Saturday February 22nd - 1:30 to 4pm - $40
Spiral Rope Bracelet - Using seed beads, create a spiral rope style bracelet. A great technique for necklaces and lariats as well. 
Tuesday February 25th - 1:30 to 4pm - $35
Peyote 101 - Learn beginner Peyote with even count to make a bracelet.
Saturday February 29th - 9:30 to 12pm - $50
Loom 101 - Create a loomed bracelet with Czech seed beads. A take home loom is included in the kit price.
Saturday February 29th - 1:30 to 4pm - $60
Beaded Scarf - Using Toho 8/0 seed beads, create a beaded scarf with a netting technique.

Upcoming Workshops

Intuitive bead embroidery with Anne Marie Desaulniers


Anne Marie is a mixed media artist with a passion for techniques and a love of beads, fibre, recycling and found objects. She has always been a creator and has explored many opportunities to expand her repertoire of creative skills. Anne Marie describes her approach to a project as intuitive: projects just seem to happen! A bead, a piece of fabric, an idea, a theme, or even a dream, might spark her imagination. She thoroughly enjoys teaching as the energy and the electricity generated by creative minds in a room is inspiring.

Take advantage of Anne Marie’s knowledge and skills in this beaded art doll workshop. The only skill you need is an ability to thread a needle!

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (with a break for lunch)
Date: Saturday March 14th, 2020
Cost: $150.00

Space is limited, sign up soon to avoid missing out on the workshop. Click here to sign up

Anne Marie’s lovely landscape pendants were featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Belle Amoire Jewelery. Learn how to make your own as Anne Marie will help you create a fantasy landscape of your choice. Techniques used in this class will be needle felting as well as hand and bead embroidery. Working in a small format means you should be able to complete one pendant in the class and maybe begin a second one!  Be inspired by Anne Marie’s eclectic creative background! She enjoys sharing her expertise.

Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (with a break for lunch)
Date: Sunday March 15th, 2020
Cost: $150.00
Space is limited, sign up soon to avoid missing out on the workshop. Click here to sign up

Skill level: All levels but you must be able to work with wool, and also be physically capable of making repetitive movements, with a single felting needle.

Show Schedule

Our 2020 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 February 29th - 10am to 5pm
Sunday March 1st - 10am to 5pm

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