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Workshops 2019

WHEN:
Saturdays: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Sundays: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesdays: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Thursdays: 6pm to 8pm
Each class is 2hours unless otherwise stated

WHERE:

2015 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano Vancouver

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  • No previous knowledge or experience needed to attend one of our workshops.
  • Receive 15% discount off all regular priced items you purchase on the day of the workshop.
  • One group can book out an entire workshop, in which case they can change it to any technique or project we offer.
  • Materials and tools are provided, some workshops may require additional materials that can be purchased in store on the day of the workshop.
  • Workshops are designed for ages 12 years and older. We can make exceptions provided the young person has some beading skills and an adult to accompany them (payment of two spots required).

THE FINE PRINT:

  • Payment can be done Online, In-store or by the phone.
  • A deposit of half the workshop price is required to be considered "registered" for a workshop. The remaining half payment is required on arrival on the day of the workshop.
  • Workshop deposits are not refundable.
  • To reschedule a workshop you must let us know 48 hours/2 full days before the day of the workshop.
    (1 Time Reschedule Only)  the initial deposit will be put towards the rescheduled workshop.

Mala Knotting

Workshop Description

Learn the traditional method of knotting for a soft, fluid and more secure piece of jewellery. Using semi-precious stones, wooden beads and knotting cord you will create a beautiful mala-style necklace. This technique can be used for knotting pearls as well.

 *Note: The workshop time allows for learning how to knot, and how to finish your necklace. Since a traditional mala is 108 beads, your project may not be completed in the class time. However, you are welcome to stay at our table during store hours to work on your project.

Time:

2.5 Hours

Cost:

$75 +tax

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mala knotting workshop final

Sweet Pea Necklace

Workshop Description

Create a precious necklace. Using tiny chain and wire wrapped ends to connect it all together. The perfect solution to finishing off a delicate chain that is both pretty and secure! Add a little stone pendant to complete the look!

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$60 +tax

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Fringe Earrings

Create elegant beaded fringe earrings using glass delica beads and nylon thread. Learn about patterns and endless colour combinations. Please note that due to the detail of the technique only one earring can be made during workshop, however, you will be given all the materials to make two. You are welcome to stay at our table and continue working during store hours.

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$45 +tax

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Pearl Knotting

Learn the elegant and traditional method of knotting for a soft, fluid and more secure piece of jewellery. Using silk thread, fresh water pearls and Gold Filled or Sterling Silver findings you will create a beautiful 16" pearl knotted necklace.

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$75 +tax

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Pearl knotting Class

Leather Wrap Bracelet

Workshop Description

This is a stunning look! Create the popular wrap bracelet style with and a button closure using a beading loom. Class time and materials allow for a 1 wrap bracelet but you are welcome to stay longer if you want multiple wraps. Leave with a beautiful bracelet, the loom and the inspiration to create more!

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$45 +tax

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Leather Wrap Bracelets

Beginners Beading

Want to make your own jewellery? This is the place to start! We cover all the basics including tools, stringing material, findings and how to put it all together. In this class, you will leave with a completed 3 strand bracelet incorporating multiple techniques as well as confidence & inspiration for future creations.  

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

$ 40 + tax

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Beginners Beading Example

Peyote Ring

Using our extensive selection of beautiful Japanese Miyuki Delica’s, learn to weave these beads using the peyote stitch. We will discuss the use of grids, colours and bead finishes and how they can contribute in adding a personal touch to your design. As well as the many options for this versatile stitch. Experiment for yourself and finish with a personalized banded ring.

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$35 +tax

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Peyote Ring Example
stone wrapping example

Stone Wrapping

Do you have stones with no holes? Want a way to incorporate found stones into your jewellery? This is the workshop for you! We will focus on using wire to create a clean, secure and stylish look. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to make 2 pendants with 2 different techniques using the stones provided. Leave with the knowledge and ability to make more! Feel free to bring in your own piece and brainstorm design options after the workshop.

Time:

1.5 Hours

Cost:

$35 +tax

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earrings 101 workshop

Earrings 101

Workshop Description

This class is all about earrings. Covering the basics on different types of earwires  using eyepins and headpins to make beautiful layered earrings and leave with a gorgeous ready-to-wear pair!

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$45 +tax

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Macrame Bracelet

Learn the art of macrame knotting.  This is a great summer look whether your style is shiny crystal, rustic metals or natural wood + semi-precious stones. Using just cord and beads you will create your own macrame bracelet with a sliding knot closure. These timeless knotting techniques are easily adapted to numerous projects other than jewellery such as wall hangings and plant hangers!

Time:

2 Hours

Cost:

$40 +tax

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Macrame Bracelet

Open Table

Description

Want to focus and get some beading projects finished for the holidays? Drop in at our Open Table! Available during store hours when no scheduled workshop being held. Use our tools, purchase any items needed to finish off your project and ask for some quick advice from a staff member.

If you need some more detailed advice or are looking to try your hand at a new technique sign up for one of our scheduled workshops.

Time:

During Store Hours when no scheduled workshops are being held

Cost:

Free

No registration required:

Drop in, availability based on number of spaces in use at the table

workshops at country beads

All techniques listed below are not currently on our  workshop schedule rotation.
Please contact us if you are interested in taking one of  the ones below!

Semi-precious Stone Stretchy Bracelet

Ever wonder why you are drawn to a specific stone? Are you curious about their healing properties? In this class you will spend time focusing on yourself, creating your personalized semi-precious stone stretchy bracelet. Discuss the different cord options and knotting techniques to finish your bracelet. Learn about various stones, their properties, benefits and add intention specific to your needs.

 

Time:

1 Hour

Cost:

$40 +tax

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Semi Precious Stone Bracelet example

Wire Work Earrings

Working with wire is one of the most useful skills to develop for all jewellery making. In this hands-on workshop, you will use semi-precious stones and precious metal wire for your creation. Learn about various wire gauges and experiment with manipulating them into clean loops, shapes and wraps. Finish with a gorgeous pair of earrings, you proudly made yourself!

Time:

1.5 Hours

Cost:

$45 +tax

This technique listed is not currently on our  workshop schedule rotation.
Please contact us if you are interested in taking one of these techniques to schedule it! 

Wire Work Earrings Example
top and center drilled wire wrap

Wire Wrapping

In this workshop, you will learn the intricacy of wrapping with wire for both top-drilled & center-drilled beads. This is utilized for both style and necessity, which is essential as the most secure way to attach your high-end stones. Work with our selection of semi-precious stones & fresh water pearls to make these drops into stunning earrings or dangle them from a bracelet for an elegant look.

Time:
1.5 Hours

Cost:

$40 +tax

This technique listed is not currently on our  workshop schedule rotation.
Please contact us if you are interested in taking one of these techniques to schedule it! 

square stitch class example bracelet with ends

Square Stitch

Workshop Description

Learn to weave beautiful glass Miyuki delica beads using square stitch. This technique is highly adaptable and can be used to make earrings, fun shapes, bracelets, and more.
Please note: This is a time consuming technique, as such you may not end up completing a project during class time. During the class we will discuss finishing options.

This technique listed is not currently on our workshop schedule rotation.
Please contact us if you are interested in taking one of these techniques to schedule it! 

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