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All course fees are $30.00 per 2-hour session, unless otherwise noted*. To keep our course fees as low as possible while continuing to bring you the best of classic, contemporary and creative workshop experiences, supplies are not included in the class fee and MUST be purchased at Beads of Colour. Materials previously purchased at Beads of Colour may be used or feel free to arrive 1/2 hour ahead of your class start time and enjoy the guidance of your instructor in making your selection. Kits may be available for purchase for some classes.

 

 

Workshops

Welcome to our exciting beading classes and workshop fun! Workshops are offered in two series, the Fall & Winter Session and the Spring & Summer Session. Please speak with Debi to book your Child's Birthday Party, a Tween Jewellery-Making Bash or one of our famous Girls' Night Out Adults-Only Tea Parties!

Our  2014 Spring brochure is online, with classes that run until February 2014.  Remember, you are welcome to sign up right until the class is held, provided that space permits. 

 Registration begins Saturday Sept 20, 2014. Check out our main page for details. Our workshop page is under construction while we update our new classes and images. Enjoy! 

Thumbnails of the classes are online now but nothing beats seeing the originals in person - stop by the store soon to see the lovely possibilities awaiting your attention!

Beads of Colour works hard to provide over five dozen original classes in every session - each new season introduces exciting new and original classes, as well as re-introduces favourites by popular demand. From perennial favourites to contemporary new techniques, Beads of Colour is committed to bringing you the best of beadwork classes and materials. To receive your personal notice of new classes, please email Debi@BeadsOfColour.com using "Email List" for your subject line, or "Mailing List" if you wish to provide us with your street address for a hardcopy brochure to be mailed directly to your attention.

WORKSHOP TIMETABLE

                         Wednesday                         9:30AM-11:30AM

                Saturday                    9:30AM-1130AM

                Sunday AM                9:30AM-11:30AM

                Sunday PM1                        1PM-3PM

                Sunday PM2                        4PM-6PM

          Bead Explore events      7PM-9PM

 

 

 

1       Hermitage Crystal Bracelet                                                 BEG/INT

 

Sue Charette-Hood

Sunday, September 28, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

Learn the St. Petersburg Double Chain stitch while creating this Hermitage Crystal Bracelet. Sue will also show you how to create the clever seed bead and crystal clasp.

 

 

 

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2 Going Out Tonight Necklace BEG

 

Sue Charette-Hood

Sunday, September 28, 2014 pm1

 

 

This simple pearl and crystal necklace uses right angle weav. You can wear this classic piece anywhere and bonus it is easy enough for a beginner.

 

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3       Sparkle Tila Bangle                                                          BEG/INT

 

 

 

Sue Charette-Hood

Sunday, September 28, 2014 pm2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sparkly and incredibly comfortable bangle is made with the new Myuki Tila beads,crystals and seed beads. Sue uses the ladder stitch and a special connecting technique to create this stylish bracelet.

 

 

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4       Peyote 101                                                                    BEG

 

 

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stitch is the basis for so many beadwork techniques and effects… a versatile basic for every beaders skill set! Your finished piece will look very professional even as a beginner

 

 

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5     

  1. Tutu Cute Earrings

    Susan Henry 

    BEG

     

    Saturday, October 04, 2014 am

     

     

    Remember the dancing Hippos in Disney’s Fantasia? These earrings remind me of those ballerinas! These fun earrings use Tubular Peyote with dagger beads or crystal teardrops. Learn the stitch, wire wrap and end up with a pair of fun earrings. WOW!

 

 

 

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6     

All Coiled Up                                                                          BEG

 

 

 

Marg Hughes

Sunday, October 05, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to make these fun coil beads. They are simple, useful and can be made in all sizes. Use them as a spacer or a feature bead.Make them with semi-precious wire, base metal or coloured wire. You get the idea … limitless

 

 

 

 

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7       Patchwork Cuff                                                               INT/ADV

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, October 05, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

 This patchwork cuff reminds me of a patchwork quilt that was on my bed as a child. It was made from bits of cloth from discarded clothing. The sparkling triangles make the piece contemporary. The patterning and shapes the triangles pull it all together . Past, present and infinite, what more could we ask for. Actually the way it conforms to your wrist is fabulous!

 

 

 

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8      Wide Ribbon Cuff

Susan Braun

  

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 am

 

Use this classic African Ndebele stitch to create this dynamic contemporary cuff with inset accents. A fast and fun cuff with great appeal.

 

 

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9     

Pearl Knotting                                                                         ALL

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Make a  classic, timeless necklace or a multi-stand bracelet with a knot between each bead. A fun, easy technique that's a classic for use with pearls and stones.

 

 

 

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 10. Triangle Trellis Louise Duthie

 

INT

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 am

 

 

This bracelet designed by Alice Lauber will become a absolute favourite. The flatwork style works up quickly so you can play with colour combinations to enhance the depth that the new Czech Mates create.

 

 

 

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11      Introduction to Bead Looming                                              BEG

 

Laura Dowling

Sunday, October 19, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

 

 

Learn the basics of using a simple bead loom. Once you know the basics, the possibilities are endless. In this class, you will learn how to plan, create and complete a strip of beadwork. Then turn your strip of beadwork into a bracelet, bookmark or keychain.

 

 

 

 

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12      Can ’t Stop at One Bangle                                                  Beg

 

Susan Henry

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody can stop at just one! You will want an armful of these lovely bangles. They make up quickly and stack up your arm with a jumble of colours. Using metal beads and crystal or pearls as a contrast, these right angle weave beauties will become your favorites

 

 

  

 

 

 

13      Netting With An Attitude                                                   BEG

 

 

 

Susan Braun

Saturday, October 25, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create this funky, lacy bracelet using a netting stitch and left-over beads in your collection or a choice of beads. A great technique to add to your repertoire.

 

 

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14      Simply Elegant Wire Bracelet                                              BEG

 

 

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, October 26, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow a simply beautiful bracelet that has Lezlie's clever design elements. Yet doesn't take a major time commitment. I bet you'll make more than one.

 

 

 

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15      Winemaker's Wire Wrapped Ring                                         BEG/INT

 

 

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, October 26, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expand your wire wrapping skills and add to your collection of Lezlie's Wire Wrapped Rings. Enjoy another afternoon with the talented and creative Lezlie Winemaker and her band of merry ring makers.

 

 

 

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16.      Let's get hammered.                                                                  BEG

 

Marg Hughes

Saturday, November 01, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

Learn a few basic techniques of working with wire and a hammer. How to work harden, and how to use different hammers. All this while making your own jewelry components.

 

  

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17              Wrap it up Marg Hughes

 

 BEG

 

Sunday, November 02, 2014 am

 

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Learn to bezle an odd shaped stone or cabachon with wire. A skill we would all love to have when we find that treasure on the beach.

 

 

 

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 18      Breeze Bangle        Debi Keir-Nicholson

 

 

 

BEG/INT

 

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Sunday, November 02, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

This bracelet wraps around your wrist because of the staggered placement of the Bricks and Tiles, the new Czechmates. The substantial feel and the architectural feature are what I love best of this amazing Nichole Starman’s design.

 

You will love owning one and wear it and wear it and wear it

 

 

 

 

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19      Absolute Beginners Course                                                 BEG

 

 

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about stringing materials, crimps, closures and the right tools you need to get started making jewellery; all while you enjoy creating your first custom piece!

 

 

 

 

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 20    Dutch Spiral 

  1. Debi Keir-Nicholson

      

    BEG

     

    Wednesday, November 05, 2014 am

     

     

    This closed spiral can be used for bracelets, necklaces, purse straps or be embellished. It takes time to do but the effect is a classic chain that is simple and timeless.

 

 

 

 

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21     Open   Spiral                                                                             BEG

 

 

 

Susan Braun

Saturday, November 08, 2014 am

 

 

 

  

 

This is a very popular 3D open spiral technique that works up quickly and gives you the opportunity to play with both colour and texture.

 

 

 

 

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22 Creative Pendant        Debut.jpg                                                              BEG/INT

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, November 09, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

Weave a wire bezel for one of Lezlie Winemaker's fabulous glass cabs. This class could easily be a prerequisite for Viking Knit a la Lezlie in the afternoon.

 

 

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23  Viking Knit a la Lezlie Lezlie Winemaker 

  1. BEG/INT

     

    Sunday, November 09, 2014 pm1

     

     

    Learn to double or single knit a bracelet or choker. Of course Lezlie's vote is double knit "It's so much more beautiful but it does take longer" Add one of Lezlie's glass beads for a work of art or if you took the morning class make a choker for your pendant.

 

 

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24 Beaded Bangle                                                                         INT

 

 

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a wide Peyote bangle that can be embellished many ways and worn proudly. Large Delicas are used in the class but the technique can be easily adapted for smaller Delicas.

 

 

 

 

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        25  Crystaletts Crown cuff     Debi Keir-Nicholson   

  1. Saturday, November 15, 2014 am

     

     

    This clever, simple elegant design by Sharon Wagner is a wonderful way to introduce the beautiful new crystal buttons into your repertoire. These buttons are new but here to stay.

     

    “A whole new bead element” says this year’s Swarovski’s team

 

 

 

 

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26  Butterfly Clasp                                                                         Adv

 

 

 

Lise Perry

Sunday, November 16, 2014 am

 

 

 

 Another one of Heather Collins designs that Lise is really excited about is this versatile, beaded snap on clasp. She will guide you through making this stunning piece. It can be used on a flat Peyote cuff or Heather suggests snap the two halves together and turn it into an interesting pendant. You may also create a gorgeous pair of earrings. I do agree absolutely gorgeous.

 

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27    Metal Clay Button Bracelet                                                          BEG/INT

 

Susan Henry

Sunday, November 16, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

  

Finally, a metal clay that can be fired quickly! Introducing this new clay formulation that will allow us to create and fire our pieces in the same day. Using a variety of charming vintage button moulds to make the bracelet components and while our pieces are in the kiln we will make chain mail components to assemble for our bracelet. (Kit Fee)

 

There will be a demonstration of making Silicon moulds if time permits.

 

 

 

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28.    Sea Coral Bracelet

Catherine Castellan

 

 

 

 

Beg/Int

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

Feel drawn to the sea by this fun, easy-to-assemble beaded bracelet. You'll become addicted to the flow and calmness of joining the circles to produce a piece Mother Nature would be proud of. Use your imagination and create a collection of more.

 

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29              Triple Crown          Louise Duthie

 BEG

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014 am 

 

Triple Crown design bracelet by Nichole Starman is presented by Louise Duthie. These new Czechmate triangles are fun to work with and add dimension to any design. The bracelet is easy to make so you can stack them in a multitude of colours all the way up your arm

 

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 30.    Flower Garden

Catherine Castellan 

BEG

Sunday, November 23, 2014 am 

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Rows and rows of pretty flowers, you just have to decide what colour you want to “plant”. Have fun creating this beautiful bracelet….all you need to know is right angle weave and basic peyote stitch and you are ready to get started.

 

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31

Bead Looming – Part II

 

 

 

Laura Dowling

Sunday, November 23, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take your basic bead looming skills to the next level by experimenting with different warp threads and weaving together different sizes, shapes and kinds of beads (i.e. seed beads, fire-polished Czech beads, pearls, stone chips, etc.) for a richly textured look. Learn some basic guidelines, and then explore the infinite possibilities.

 

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 32   Soul Rambling Etched S                                                              BEG

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

   I was introduced to "Zentangles" several years ago and it brought back fond memories of doodling for hours. I have combined my doodles, "Zentangles" and etching knowledge to create metal pieces that can be assembled into a bracelet, earrings or pendants. Immortalize you "soul ramblings". 

 

 

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33              Guinevere Cuff

Lise Perry 

INT

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 am 

Lise fell in love with Heather Collin’s Guinevere Cuff. Really it is no surprise the Cubic Right Angle Weave looks both elegant and organic. This a must own bracelet. I am just not sure in how many colour you will want to have it in. Lise mentioned it is not as time consuming as it looks. You must be comfortable with Right Angle Weave.

 

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34      Paper Clay and Silicon Moulds                                             BEG/INT

 

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Susan Henry

Sunday, November 30, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

 

 Think about paper jewellery! Paper clay can be used for colourful light-weight jewellery components. We can shape it, mould it, texture it and colour it to create fun and unique pieces. 

We will also make silicon compound moulds to be used with the paper clay. (Or other clays such as metal clay.)(Kit Fee)

 

 

 

 

  35       Beau Jangles Bangles                                                       BEG

 

 

 

Catherine Castellan

Saturday, December 06, 2014 am

 

 

Layer them, or wear them on their own. The colours you can reach to infinity and beyond. Very simple to make, no beading experience required. Great for gift giving or start your own collection.

 

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36   Simple geometric bangle                                                            INT

 

 

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, December 07, 2014 pm1

 

 

 

  

My geometric bangles are evolving and my love for the simple geometric shapes is obvious. This piece has layered circles and squares to add more dimension and depth. Trust me there are many more possibilities… Cubic RAW is perfect way to explore simple geometric shapes. Must know CRAW.

 

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37      Double Dutch                                                                  INT

  

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 am

 

 

 

  

Love your Dutch Spiral? Double the delight in this exciting variation with TWO rotating spirals! Dutch Spiral required.

 

 

 

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38    Christmas Wreath earrings or pin                                                  BEG

 

 

 

Susan Henry

Saturday, December 13, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 So cute earrings for the holidays! Make them in an evening. Modify the pattern to make it a little bigger and you have a pin or broach for your lapel. Using seed beads in two sizes with needle and thread we will make this cute little project. Great for gifts or yourself.

 

 

 

39      Woven Piece of Light                                                        BEG/INT

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, December 14, 2014 am

 

 

 

 

 Weave around one of Lezlie's glass beads. Learning either the plating technique or basket weave to create a handcrafted one-of-a-kind art bead.

 

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40      Elegant Message Roll Bead                                                BEG

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, December 14, 2014 am

 

 

 

  

This wonderful rolled bead looks simple but you need hand strength to create it. I love the idea of stamping messages to yourself this is so much more elegant than a string around the finger.

 

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41      Byzantine Beaded Bead                                                     BEG/INT

 

Jan Martens

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 am

 

 

 

  

A Justyna Szeligak creation. This bead can be made as a pendant or a focal bead. It is even light enough to be used as earrings. A great opportunity to play with colour it can be as funky or elegant as you choose.

 

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42              Trifecta              Louise Duthie  

 

INT

 

Saturday, January 10, 2015 am 

 

Louise saw this bracelet by Nichole Starman in an ad and had to track it down. The texture and colour combinations with the use of the Czechmates make the possibilities “priceless”.

 

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43    Cup it (Metal Bead)

Lezlie Winemaker

  1. BEG/INT

     

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 am

     

     

Adding the crowning glory to Lezlie's already magnificent glass beads put your wearable art into a category of it's own. You will be learning some metal skills like dapping and stamping

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44  

Cage It (Metal Bead)                                                                  INT

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, January 11, 2015 pm1

 

 

 

 

 

It's hard to improve on Lezlie's already magnificent glass beads put your wearable art into a category of it's own. You will explore both tube and regular rivets while creating this elaborate cage for one of Lezlie's beads.

 

  

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Polaris Pendant                                                                        BEG

  

Lise Perry

Saturday, January 17, 2015 am

 

 

 

  

A great piece of art that can be made as a pendant, earrings or even a series for a bracelet. This Ellad 2 design is truly amazing. These new Czechmate beads are changing the face of beadwork.

 

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46  

Material Girl                                                                           BEG/INT

 

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, January 18, 2015 am

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Wagner went all out when she designed this piece. When I made the sample for this class I made it a little more earthy by using the Crystaletts domes. The amazing original piece added sparkle to your everyday outfit and add glamour to a special occasion.

 

 
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  1. A Ring for Suzie

    Debi Keir-Nicholson

 

INT/ADV

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015 am

 It is hard to say I am not a bling girl, with this new ring design. I have a friend that I admire for her courage and her love for the big and bold. You can wear it as a ring or put it on a bracelet or make it a pendant. Even as a pendant it makes a statement.

 

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Dimensional Stars Into                                                               INT

 

Laura Dowling

Saturday, January 24, 2015 am

 

 

 

 These dimensional stars combine right-angle weave, peyote and herringbone stitches. They are a good way to use up those left over cylinder beads in your stash. Wear them as a pendant, use them as a component or hang them on your Christmas tree, a truly one of a kind ornament.

 

 
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49  

Le Petit Bouquet Bracelet                                                            BEG/INT

 

Susan Henry

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 am

 

 

 

 

 

A selection of crystal bicones and fire-polished beads are used to create this lovely bracelet covered in crystal flowers. Make them as singles and stack up your arm or make a wide one to really dazzle!

 

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50             Promenade           Louise Duthie     INT

Saturday, February 07, 2015                am                Debut.jpg

This bangle designed by Nichole Starman is a bit of a commitment, yet the structure is so architecturally sound  you will want to make several and wear them together. 

 

 
 

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Bugle and Seed Bead Bracelet    Susan Braun           ALL

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A very delicate looking bracelet and a great way to use bugles.  This charming weave is fun for all - including beginners! 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

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