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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  current 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. 

 NEW WINTER registration begins Saturday Feb 21, 2015. 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

Pearl Knotting                                        ALL
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 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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2
The Pearly Lace Bracelet                     BEG/INT
Lise Perry

Saturday, February 28, 2015 am

Lise’s new favourite designer is Ellad. She is excited about sharing it with others. This fence like grid of pearls is just stunning and wears so well.

 

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3
Adjustable Leather Ring                     BEG
Lezlie Winemaker 

Sunday, March 01, 2015 am

I have always stayed away from making rings for sale even though I love rings

because of the sizing. This amazing design of Lezlie’s not only showcases one of

leathers hidden qualities but solves the problem of sizing. In two hours you will learn
to make this fabulous unique ring that will showcase a special bead

 

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Leather Bezels                              ALL
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, March 01, 2015 pm

 

This technique is just so exciting. Trust me it is going to spread like a wild fire in the
dry season. Bezeling a cab with leather then riveting the leather to a bracelet, add a clasp and voila. I am really happy leather has become so fashionable again. (2  Workshops) 

 

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Wirework 101                       BEG
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 am

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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6
Estrella Ring                                             BEG/INT                                            
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Susan Henry

Saturday, March 07, 2015 am

 

Create a lovely ring using a 14 mm crystal, Super duo beads, seed beads and drops.
This project makes up quickly using the new two holed Super duo beads to create the bezel and band. 
 

 

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7
Ring Riot Easy Soldered Stackable                       BEG


Cindy Goldrick

Sunday, March 08, 2015 am

Warning these rings are addictive to make and wear! This no-fail, no-fear soldering technique will have everyone creating a small stack of rings right away. Personalize the rings by adorning them with lovely charms. They make up so quickly you will
make at least three rings in class and likely more. (2 Workshops)

 

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8
Etching on Copper (a cuff)                      BEG
Cindy Goldrick

Sunday, March 08, 2015 pm

Etch delicate patterns on copper then embellish them with various patinas.

It's so easy! In this class we will learn the various methods of creating a resist pattern, the best ways of suspending your copper in the etching solution, and how to patina metal. You can rivet your finished work to a leather cuff to create wearable art.

  

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9
Peyote 101 BEG
Debi Keir-Nicholson Wednesday, March 11, 2015 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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10
Balustrade INT
Louise Duthie Saturday, March 14, 2015 am

 

 This is a beautiful weighty bracelet that you will be proud to wear. It is another design by the talented Nichole Starman. When you wear it unfortunately all
of your friends will want one as well. It is time consuming, so only say YES to your favourite people. The thread path is designed to use the structure and flexibility inherent in the Czech Mates system. I know it is two classes but well worth the effort.

 

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11
Basket Weave BEG/INT
Genevieve Habib Sunday, March 15, 2015 am
BEG/INT
Genevieve Habib Sunday, March 15, 2015 am

 

You will fall in love with this amazing new stitch you can use it with ½ tila’s, twins or super duos. Create a stunning bracelets in contrasting tones or extend your knowledge and create an amazing cuff. This is one stitch you must have in your
repertoire. It will bring many hours of pleasure.

 
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12
Geometrics of Adornment BEG/INT


Genevieve Habib

Sunday, March 15, 2015 pm

 

Learn how to manoeuver seamlessly from a ladder stitch into to Ndebele.

 

Using the round size 11 beads and the Toho size 11 triangles you create this gorgeous textural bracelet. Genevieve will show how to adapt this to your own designs. You must be comfortable in basic beading. 

 

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13
 Sculptured Vintage Cuff               BEG/INT
Genevieve Habib

Sunday, March 15, 2015 pm2
Saturday, April 11, 2015 am

 

In the first of two classes, you will learn a new way to approach Herringbone stitch, done with the new two holed beads. Your homework will be to practice the stitch by completing the body of the bracelet.. In the second class you will learn to be a little more creative with the stitch, as you sculpt the clasp and make the piece your own.
The simplicity of the stitch is rewarding but transforming the piece into a stunning work of art is what makes the piece so fulfilling!

 

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Tutu Cute Earrings       BEG
Susan Henry

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 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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15
Netting With An Attitude               BEG
Susan Braun

Saturday, March 21, 2015 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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Carbonated Earrings BEG

 

Susan Henry

Sunday, March 22, 2015 am

 

Learn to use several metal-working tools in this fun project. We’ll cut and shape our metal pop can with a disc cutter and hammer. We'll texture the metal with a Big Kick
rolling mill and punch holes using several different punches. We'll assemble the earrings using a simple chain mail technique. After class, we'll have cool earrings to
wear home.

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17
Into to Prometheus Bronze Clay                 BEG
Susan Henry

Sunday, March 22, 2015 pm

 

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. We will use a variety
of unique texture stamps and various shaped cutters to make the earring and
pendant components. (2 Workshops)

  

 

 

 

 

 

18
Right Angle Weave 101  BEG/INT
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 am

Embellish a Right Angle Weave base. This technique is very versatile and can be embellished using beads or chips with stunning results.

 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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Bracelet Morena    INT
Lise Perry

Saturday, March 28, 2015 am

 

Lise has an eye for amazing designers and fabulous pieces out in the big world. She has decided to share another of Ellad’s remarkable designs with us. This one mixes Right Angle Weave and peyote. You must know both stitches to take this class.

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20
Metal Made Warm            BEG
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, March 29, 2015 am

Designers Eva Sherman and Charles Lewton Brain are my newest obsession. They do wonderful things with metal using a technique called fold forming. When you create a piece of newly textured metal art and integrate it into your own one of a kind
pendant or earrings, you feel like a grown up artist. The intimacy between you and the piece is intoxicating. Come and experience this new technique and just see if it doesn’t change you.

  

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21
Dot Dot Dot Bracelet

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Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, March 29, 2015 pm

 

Making this funky colourful bracelet using this polka dot cabs from the 70’s is the easiest way to learn how to rivet. You cover everything up so you don’t even have toworry about how well you did it, Just get the practice and still have a bracelet you will have fun wearing. Win win with Dots.

 

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22
Byzantine Beaded Bead BEG/INT
Jan Martens

Wednesday, April 01, 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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23
Absolute Beginners Course BEG


Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 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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24
Natural Drama Earrings            ALL
Lezlie Winemaker   

Sunday, April 12, 2015 am

Leather is in the spot light and in these feather like earrings so will you. Come play with leather learn its nature, dye it, cut it, and shape it. This project just hints at the subtle properties of leather. As soon as you add a few beads a little chain the whole thing dances.

 

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25
Leather Wrist Corsage   ALL
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, April 12, 2015 pm

This wrist corsage will never crush or fall apart and can be worn occasion after occasion. Although the uniqueness says occasion the durability says enjoy wearing it.
In this class you will learn more about leather and its incredible properties. If you look more closely you will also see the tiniest, subtlest, most elegant rivets I have ever seen. Lezlie has created and designed the beauties for this piece and she will help you
discover their potential. (2 Workshops)  

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26
Promenade       INT

Louise Duthie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 am

 

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

 

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27
Duchess Grantham Byzantine Cuff

INT/ADV
Ross Pennie

Saturday, April 18, 2015 am

This gorgeous bracelet is wonderful to wear. The project is time consuming with its numerous aluminum jump rings so in order to complete it in one class Ross has a pre-

class assignment for the participants. Please ask for the homework. This is Ross’s own design which after some arm twisting he has decided to share. 

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Infinity Bracelet      ALL
Cindy Goldrick

Sunday, April 19, 2015 am

The secret to this elegant bracelet is “Now That’s a Jig!”, the creation of steel wire wrangler Brenda Schweder. Learn how to lay out a pattern on the jig then wirewrap the form you created to complete an elegant or edgy bracelet. Every bracelet is
different depending on your choice of wire and beads. Finish with a clasp of your choice. This bracelet will be featured in the spring 2015 issue of Wirework magazine.

 

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Enamelling Basics BEG
Cindy Goldrick Sunday, April 19, 2015 pm

Enamel adds exciting colour and texture to copper and brass blanks and filigree. Learn
how to prepare the metal and apply enamel with a basic microtorch to finish jewelery
components. We will discuss and try several torch-fired enamelling and finishing
techniques. In class you will be able to enamel several components to use in earrings,
as a pendant or in a bracelet.

 

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30
Beaded Square Braid           BEG/INT                                      Debut.jpg
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 am

This is a fast and easy beaded rope that can be designed to accommodate any
number of collectibles or your favourite large beads.

 

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Let's get started Bead Embroidery               BEG

Debi Keir-Nicholson

Saturday, April 25, 2015 am

The really stunning bead embroidery pieces out there can be intimating. This simple
medallion will teach the basics without adding to your UFO. (Unfinished objects) The
medallion can be used as a brooch, pendant, a link in a bracelet or a feature on a
bracelet. You will learn to work with beads, chain and cup chain. It really is an easy,
fast and fun project.

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Simplicity of Line                     BEG/INT
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, April 26, 2015 am

Designing with wire is all about using line to draw the eye, move the eye and create
elegance. Here is a simple wire technique to learn to fill the space. Even better in 2
hours you will have a wearable piece of art.

 

 

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Wire Woven Fantasy                      INT
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, April 26, 2015 pm

This bracelet has the subtle movement of woven silk and the durability of metal. It
symbolizes the balance of yin-yang the epitome of balance. I always love pieces that
show the tension between two elements. Yet this bracelet just quietly says balance,
no tension just beauty. Of course the beads add drama, fun and light. Join us to learn
this technique and see where you can take it. You will not finish this project in class.
(2 Workshops)

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34 The Hard and the Soft of It                    BEG
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 am
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 am

I love the mixture of felt and metal, felt jewelry makes me feel Canadian. I made
these beads to fit on the popular leather bracelets. The concept makes a great bangle
or ring as well. The first class you will make the copper foundation bead, where you
will use torch, punch and dermal. The second class you will do wet felting and needle
felting.

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Byzantine Beaded Bracelet                    BEG/INT
Jan Martens

Saturday, May 09, 2015 am

This bracelet conforms to your wrist; the weight adds substance and the crystals
elegant. Embellishing the bracelet adds a 3 dimensional quality which takes time but ,
you may even get half of it done in class. Another element I love about this design, is
it lends itself to being a bangle.

 

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36
Bouquet Bracelet                    BEG
Catherine Castellan

Saturday, May 16, 2015 am  

Catherine has found another must have bracelet to teach. She has a talent for finding
beginner bracelets that are stunning. This is an easy way to step into Right Angle
Weave.

 

 

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37
Cityscape              ADV
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 am
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 am

 

A new piece using dimensional RAW, the "ups and downs" of city life are connected
using a varieation of Debi's hinges to create a truly unique piece of art. (2 Workshops)

 

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Zipper Bracelet BEG/INT
Louise Duthie

Saturday, May 23, 2015 am

 One of the newest designs to come from the trend setters, this bracelet emphasizes
the versatility of the Czech Mate triangles. The zig zag texture adds eye-catching
contrast and flair. The base is Right angle weave so you must know it before taking
this class.

  

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39
Le Petit Bouquet Bracelet                  BEG/INT
Susan Henry

Sunday, May 24, 2015 am

These lovely bracelets made with 3 mm crystal bicones and fire-polished beads are
used to create this lovely bracelet covered in crystal flowers. Make them as singles to
stack up your arm or make a wide one to really dazzel!

 

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Felt Floral Pin                     BEG
Susan Henry

Sunday, May 24, 2015 pm

 

Learn to wet felt this lovely flower which we can then embellish with your choice of
beads to add a little sparkle. We will make two different styles of flowers: a poppy
with round petals (shown) and a Zinnia with pointy petals.

 

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41
Bead Loom 101                 BEG

Laura Dowling

Saturday, May 30, 2015 am

Introduction to Bead Looming. 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 a 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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Lezlie's Chysanthemum                 ALL
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, May 31, 2015 am

 

Let’s get started with leather. This leather flower can be used as a brooch, clasp,

earrings or adornment for you hat, purse, or gloves. They are addicting to make
mainly because they are simple to do. Come meet this new medium. This is only the
beginning but a very good place to start.

 

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Edgy Leather                ALL
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, May 31, 2015 pm

 

Bring out your funky side by combining leather and chain. This traditional pairing can
become pretty dark, but add some sparkle, a few colorful handmade beads and
smaller scale chain and you have a very different statement. Trust me it will be a lot
more fun to cater to the funky dramatic person than lurking in the shadows. (2
Workshops)

 

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44
Breeze Bangle                         BEG/INT
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 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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Vine Of Flowers Bracelet              BEG
Angela Makkinje

Saturday, June 06, 2015 am

 

This beautiful and delicate bracelet is fast and easy. It looks like a “vine of flowers” circling your wrist.

 

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Simply Spirals Bracelet                      ALL

 

Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, June 07, 2015 am 

If you think of the wire as line you will start to understand the magic of wire work.
Here Lezlie uses spirals to create a romantic feminine feeling to a simple bracelet. The
links give the piece flexibility and the beads add colour and beauty. This technique
will become the back bone of your wire skills. (2 Workshops)

 

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Miniature Bead Bowls                ALL
Lezlie Winemaker

Sunday, June 07, 2015 am

These little leather bead bowls just scream fun. I love the geometry and how Lezlie
used the concentric circles in her design. This dramatic neckpiece can make just asdramatic a brooch. Please don’t miss the hidden potential in this technique Bead
bowls turned upside down…. make bead caps. We all know the multiply uses for bead caps.

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Organically Adorned                      BEG
Debi Keir-Nicholson

Sunday, June 14, 2015 am

I learned this fold forming technique from Eva Sherman (oh just a little aside she iscoming next fall to teach) it is found in Charles Lewton Brain’s book “Foldforming.” Ihave riveted the texture piece of metal to a readymade leather bracelet allowing the
focus to be on creating the new fold.

 

 

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Advanced Fold Forming                     ALL
Cindy Goldrick

Sunday, June 14, 2015 pm

If you've mastered basic line folds and want to create some more
complicated shapes then this is the class for you. Learn how to create a Rueger fold
and/or this star-shaped piece than can be adapted to a variety of uses.

 

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