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* Your place in class is assured when payment is received. Classes may be EXCHANGED ONLY until 21 days prior to the class date.

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  Current_Brochure   is online, with classes that run until Feb 2017.  Remember, you are welcome to sign up right until the class is held, provided that space permits. 

NEW FALL registration begins Saturday OCTOBER 1, 2016.  

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.

Special Highlights

 

Our international teacher this term is Eva Sherman. She will be doing a free demo and book signing in our store on November 25th. Check out the five fabulous classes in November by Eva. Register early, we open registration for her classes on September 5th.

 

I have been busy this summer, exploring new techniques. Join me as a fellow traveller on this journey and open up a field of possibilities.

 

First is the exploration of dying fabric with ink that develops in the sun. It is magical. Working with these fabrics will open up hundreds of new projects let’s start with the Barcelona Pocket.

 

The second new method is making a mold from melted wax. A 3 dimensional that’s easy and inexpensive is astounding. Add artist cement and we have a whole new world. The first baby step down this path is my pebble necklace. Come walk a while on my path.

 

Next, I found an easier way to colour metal. The pencil crayon method was fun but too controlled. This is more free-style. We will explore this in the Metal Magic class.

 

Another new technique or new for me, was floor clothes. After studying this art form I applied it to jewelry. Again I love the ability to make your piece absolutely unique one-of-kind … from floor to wrist.

 

 

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
Sunday EAM  9:30AM - 1:30PM
Sunday EPM 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Sunday EV 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Bead Explore events 7PM-9PM

 

 

 

1 Beaded Keys                            NEW                                    INT

   Debi Keir-Nicholson

    Sat, Oct 15

                                                                                          Sat, Oct 22

This bracelet makes me think of piano keys and music. Besides the fact it moves beautyfully around the wrist, and is like music in the background of your life. Okay it does take some time. Each of these beaded rectangles are individually made, then attached at the back and strung together with peyote strap. Prerequisite Cubic RAW. (2 wkshps) 

 

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2 Hubble Stitch 101                                                      BEG

   Genevieve Habib                                     Sun, Oct 16 am

                                                                      Sun, Dec 11 am

Learn the Hubble stitch it will become one of your favorites because it is easy to learn, fast, fun and versatile. The bracelet is fabulous on its own with a lacy but strong look. In the second half take this exquisite bracelet and make it better! It's hard to believe but, by adding other sized beads and crystals you can make that bracelet shine.  (2 wkshps) 

 

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3 Hubble Wave                         NEW                          INT

   Genevieve Habib                                    Sun, Oct 16 pm

The Hubble stitch and a little know how and this lovely lacy bracelet is yours. Watch how easy the Hubble stitch goes from flat to textured. These designs are reversible too! (2 wkshps)

 

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4 Bead Loom 101                                                          BEG

 

Laura Dowling                                              Wed, Oct 19

 

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. I will show you a simple method to turn your strip of beadwork into a bracelet or bookmark. The beadwork could also be used to make a brooch, decorate a keychain, or embellish a piece of clothing or other accessory.

 

 

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5 Mardi Gras Pendant               NEW                          INT

   Pauline Peskoff                                        Sun, Oct 23 am

Enjoy the spirit of the Mardi Gras with this lovely mask pendant and peacock earrings. Strengthen your skills with right angle weave and square stitch while creating this stunning jewelry. Prerequisites: RAW and square stitch. 

  

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6 Desert Rose                             NEW                          INT

   Pauline Peskoff                                     Sun, Oct 23 pm1

Create a beautiful 3 dimensional flower bracelet and ring using these exciting new two-hole beads. The techniques used are right angle weave, peyote and two-hole bead thread paths. Prerequisite: RAW

 

 

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7 Honeycomb Statement Necklace        NEW         INT

   Pauline Peskoff                                   Sun, Oct 23   pm2

Use the new two-hole Honeycomb beads to make this elegant multi-strand necklace. Make it in various colour combinations to suit any outfit. Prerequisite: RAW 

 

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8 Peyote 101                                                                          BEG

   Debi Keir-Nicholson                                             Wed, Oct 26

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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9 Pantheon by Nicole Starman   NEW                     ADV

   Laura Dowling    Sat, Oct 29             Sat, Nov 05

This dimensional bangle is suitable for Advanced beaders. The thread path within this bracelet is designed to utilize the structure and flexibility inherent in the CzechMates system. (2 wkshps)

 

 

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10 Barcelona Pockets                                NEW                   All

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                       Sun, Oct 30 pm

Discover the world of sun dyed textiles. These new dyes make dyeing textiles fun, surprising and personal. You will use your newly dyed fabric to create a Barcelona Pocket. These pins allow you to secret away your valuables when travelling, jogging or just not carrying a purse. (2 wkshps)

 

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11 Wide Ribbon Cuff                                                             INT

    Susan Braun                                                        Wed, Nov 02

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

 

 

 

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12 Swinging 60’s Op Art Bubble Pendant        NEW      BEG

    Cindy Goldrick   

             Sun, Nov 06 am

How fun is this? and surprisingly easy to put together. You will use the Now That’s a Jig! to create bubbles and the pendant body. There are several ways to fill in the colour to make your bubbles pop. Students should be able to complete the pendant as well as a pair of matching earrings in class. Kit Fee: $12 

 

 

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13 Advanced Enamel Play Date             NEW                 ADV

    Cindy Goldrick                                               Sun, Nov 06 pm

Take your enamelling skills to the next level. The tools, materials and techniques come together to let you experiment and explore. We encourage you to bring as many blanks as you can, that are already counter-enamelled and cleaned on the front side for non-stop fun. You can also reserve blanks for $3 each. Prerequisite: Basic enamelling Kit fee: $10 (2 wkshps) 

 

 

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14 Wirework 101                                                                 BEG

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                      Wed, Nov 09

Get started working with wire. Make a simple bracelet linking wire pieces together. Learn about wire gauges (size), soft and hard wire and the tools needed. 

 

 

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15 Full Persian Chainmaille Necklace        NEW              INT

    Ross Pennie                     Sat, Nov 12

Create an incredible one of a kind necklace or bracelet using Full Persian 6 in 1 chainmaille technique with simple beading. This show stopper can be whipped up fairly quickly depending on the length of the beaded portions. Requires chainmaille pliers, wire cutters and sense of humour.

 

 

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16 Rock my World                                   NEW                    All

    Debi Keir-Nicholson              Sun, Nov 13 pm

These pebble necklaces have been created with a new product called Artist Concrete created by Robert Dancik. Love Love Love it!! We create a mold using a quick and easy technique, then make our beads by filling it with this  new product. It is light weight, fast drying easily coloured and has rocked my world. (2 wkshps)

 

 

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17 Ndebele Gone Wild                                              INT/ADV

    Debi Keir-Nicholson       

                                  Wed, Nov 16

Stretch your imagination by combining a variety of beads for a textured Ndebele weave, then up the ante by popping in complimentary focal beads. A wild new ride! Ndebele stitch required 

 

  

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18 Be mine, Pondo, Pondo, Pondo           NEW            BEG

 

    Catherine Castellan                    Sat, Nov 19

 

There are endless possibilities with this bracelet. Well worth the time you will spend creating this bed of tiny flowers. Beautiful fluid lines makes this a must have piece for a gift or for your own collection. 

 

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19 Sizzix Easy Jewelry                                   NEW          BEG

    Cindy Goldrick                                           Sun, Nov 20 am

Create hot, new leather cuffs with the Sizzix dies. Sizzix has created a line of leather cutting dies that allow you to create perfect cuffs, and fun cut-outs that couple with glue, crystals, beads, metal  blanks, cording and rivets, will have you making professional-looking leather cuffs, earrings and pendants in no time! You should be able to complete 2 – 3 projects in class. Kit Fee: $20

 

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20 Cathedral Windows                                  NEW          All

    Cindy Goldrick                  Sun, Nov 20 pm

Enjoy the admiration when you wear this slinky statement necklace, which appears in the June/July 2016 Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. The necklace can be created in the wire of your choice with either the Now That's a Jig! or Now That's a Plier Kit fee: $10 (2 wkshps)

  

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21 Pearl Knotting                                                                   All

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                          Wed, Nov 23

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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22 Melodies in Metal                                                         All

 

    Eva Sherman    

     Sat, Nov 26 (10 am - 1 pm)

 

If rapid and simple have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this class is right up your alley! Using an embosser you will transform copper sheet into beautiful, wearable works of art. You will learn, metalworking techniques including embossing, dimensional layering, cold connections, and patina applications. Kit fee: $35 Kit contains materials to make a cuff plus several pendants.

 

 

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23 Gypsy Woman                                                               All

    Eva Sherman 

    Sat, Nov 26 (2 pm – 5 pm)

Get the look of multiple bangles (and neck wires) without the jangle. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of working with a rolling mill and cold connecting while creating a multi strand cuff and statement focal element to adorn the neck. Kit fee: $35  Kit contains materials to make 1 cuff and one neck piece. 

 

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24 Hurricane Cuff                                                               All

 

    Eva Sherman 

    Sat, Nov 26 (6 pm – 9 pm)

 

Create a hurricane of wire by annealing, wrapping, twisting, and flattening the wire bundle in the rolling mill. Repeat the process until the desired pattern is achieved, and then cold connect the entire bundle to a cuff base to create a dramatic textured cuff. Kit fee: $35  Kit contains materials to make 2 cuffs.

 

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25 Simple Soldered Silver Sheet Rings                          All

 

    Eva Sherman                        Sun, Nov 27 (10 am - 1 pm)

 

Create this amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Learn the techniques of sweat soldering, filing, fabrication and stone setting for your future projects. Soldering experience is helpful but not required. Kit fee: $40 Kit contains materials to make 2 rings.   

 

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26 Groovy Cuffs                                                                 All

    Eva Sherman     Sun, Nov 27 (2 pm – 6 pm)

Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese method for laminating various colors of   metals together and mani-pulating them to create patterns that resemble wood or stone patterns. Polymer clay lends itself perfectly to this technique. Layers of clay   are manipulated with rubber stamps and texture sheets, inserted into a pre-made chan-nel cuff, and sliced to reveal the somewhat psychedelic pattern. The clay is then "cooked" and polished. Kit fee: $40 Kit contains materials to make 2 cuffs.

 

 

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27 Netting With An Attitude                                               BEG

    Susan Braun   

    Wed, Nov 30

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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28 Lily Earrings                                   NEW                  BEG/INT

    Lise Perry                                                                Sat, Dec 03

These graceful, elegant earrings are a show stopper, be sure to accept the compliments in the same way. You will want to make them to match every outfit. Design by Ellad, instructions will be sent by email (please include with registration).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29 Polymer Clay Bracelet and Earrings         NEW         BEG

    Nan Smith                                                              Sun, Dec 04

Learn about polymer clay for jewelry making. You will make a cuff bracelet while learning about conditioning the clay, texturing and colouring. Then give it that professional finish with a clasp and glaze.  Kit Fee $20 (2 wkshps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Absolute Beginners Course                                           BEG

 

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                           Wed, Dec 07

 

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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31 Blackgold                                                                   BEG/INT

 

    Genevieve Habib                                           Sun, Dec 11 pm

 

Blackgold Basket Wheat Royale is a beautiful combination of stitches that can be made with superduo's, twins, 1/2 tila's or rulla's. It is incredibly simple and stunningly beautiful in any combination of 2 hole bead and size 10 or 11 seed beads. You will adore the intricate detail and the variety of looks you can achieve.

 

 

 

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32 Vine Of Flowers Bracelet                                             BEG

    Susan Braun                                                       Wed, Jan 04

This beautiful and delicate bracelet is fast, easy and fun!  Grow a “vine of flowers” to encircle your wrist.

 

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33 Dimensional Stars Revised                   NEW                INT

    Laura Dowling                                                        Sat, Jan 07

These Dimensional Stars are created using a combination of peyote and herringbone stitches and work up fairly quickly as they are open and hollow. They make a unique necklace when strung on a cord with separator beads or they can be hung as ornaments. They look great made up in multi-colours and are “fun” to make. This revised pattern works up faster than the original as there is no Guide.

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34  Patina Boot Camp                                   NEW             All

 

    Cindy Goldrick                                               Sun, Jan 08 am

 

Customize your jewellery designs by using a variety of colouring techniques on your metal. Use paints, pencil crayons, fire, inks, bottled patinas and other materials from around the house to colour metal blanks that you will turn into either a bracelet or a series of pendants by the end of class. A great way to expand your creativity and knowledge of colour! Kit fee: $15

 

 

 

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35 Falling Leaves                                             NEW              All

    Cindy Goldrick                                               Sun, Jan 08 pm

This Cleopatra-style collar necklace will look stunning with any outfit you wear this fall. Using several techniques the Now That's a Jig to shape, solder to join, fold forming the leaves and wire wrapping to create this gorgeous and unique necklace.   Kit Fee: $20 (2 wkshps)

 

 

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36 Tie one On                                                 NEW            BEG

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                          Wed, Jan 11

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Create a copper bangle from a sheet of copper then embellish it with wire ribbon and leather. This is a variation of Focused Freeform without the time consuming seed bead work. (2 wkshps)

 

 

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37 Flock of Geometrics                      NEW          INT/ADV

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                        Sat, Jan 14

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Cubic RAW geometric shapes with wire armatures inside, simple but elegant. I love the results. Just one shape hanging from a choker or chain is fabulous. When they are all hanging together the only word I can use to adequately describe them is DIVINE! So join me in making your own divine Flock of Geometrics! (2 wkshps) 

 

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38 Floor to Wrist                                     NEW               All

 

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                 Sun, Jan 15 pm

 

Canvas and leather has been paired together to make casual bags forever. Why not casual bracelets. This simple concept opens up a world of possibilities, ways to make your jewellery absolutely individual and personal. Who could ask for anything more. (2 wkshps) 

 

  

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39 Hubble Chain Rope                                           BEG/INT

    Genevieve Habib                                      Sun, Jan 22 am

Create this exquisite rope bracelet by learning to make the flat Hubble stitch tubular round. It will be an easy step if you know the Hubble Stitch. 

 

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40 Do the Hubble Twist                            NEW           INT

    Genevieve Habib                                     Sun, Jan 22 pm

A beautiful multi-demensional bracelet that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift to someone special. Using the Hubble wave with a twist and some special tips. You will love this stitch and pattern. (2 wkshps)

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41 Tubular Net With Pizzazz                                 BEG/INT

    Susan Braun                                                   Wed, Jan 25

This circular Netting stitch is beautiful as a necklace, bracelet or to cover an object. It can look classic or funky depending on your choice of beads.

 

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42 Sunset Magic Necklace                        NEW   BEG/INT

    Lise Perry                                                           Sat, Jan 28

I love this pendant and so will you. It looks like the setting sun, its stunning against any colour. Design by Ellad, instructions will be sent by email (please include with registration). 

 

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43 Open Spiral                                                                 BEG

    Susan Braun                                                     Sat, Feb 04

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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44 Linking Leather with Squares                NEW              INT

    Debi Keir-Nicholson                                         Wed, Feb 08

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My new found love is leather but fortunately my old love, seed beads plays well with leather. This bracelet is a variation of Linking Leather bracelet taught last term with a different clasp. If you have taken Linking Leather you can take just half the class and learn the square clasp. The first half of the class will be wet forming a leather bracelet.  The second half the clasp. (2 wkshps)

 

 

   

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45 Riveting Basics Boot Camp                       NEW            All

    Cindy Goldrick                                               Sun, Feb 12 am

Just like there's the right tool for the job, there's a proper rivet for every connection. In this class you will learn how to create your own rivets, use "found" rivets from around the house and the various specialty rivets. At the end of class you'll have either a bracelet or a series of pendants. Kit Fee: $20

 

 

 

   

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46 Porthole Pendants Plus++                          NEW         BEG

    Cindy Goldrick                                                 Sun, Feb 12 pm

Explore new ways to create cold connections between two pieces of metal. Then enhance the pendant by adding brass or silver to create a  personal porthole that you will cherish and get so many compliments on, every time you wear it. You may wish to bring a cherished portrait to complete the pendant. Kit fee: $20

Prerequisite: Metal Working (2 wkshps) 

 

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