Classes

Fall has arrived and with it thoughts turn to Christmas gifts and creating your own designs.  Classes are a perfect to keep you busy as the nights cool.

We’ve added a few new classes and removed some – change keeps the ideas fresh.  As always you can always gather a group and we’ll happily host which ever class you like.  And, even more fun we’ll travel to you (if we can).  Just give us a call 250 561 1100

 

Here is a detailed list and cost of our current classes.  Most classes include all supplies and are limited to 5 people.

Bang n Burn Series – Chris offers this 4 part class where you’re introduced to a myriad of techniques working with metals.  How to cut, shape, file, anneal, buff, hammer, work with colouring chemicals, fire paint with a torch and more.  $150 4 weeks usually a Tues or Wed night class 6-8pm

Basic Beading – A perfect class for the beginner to the skilled as there’s always something to learn.  This class covers everything from your design to the finish.  We work with beading line, wire guards, crimps, crimp covers, toggles, clasps, jump rings, split rings, headpins, eyepins, earrings, and so much more.  Your cost includes a full tool kit, all of your do-dads, beading line, and a design board.  Bring a specific project from home if you like.  $125 usually 3-4 hrs.

Basic Leather Working – We cover how to design, cut and hand sew with sinew, a basic leather bag using Buffalo hide.  Cost includes leather, sinew and needles..  $55 usually 2 hrs.

Beginner Wire Wrapping – Such a great skill to have in your arsenal and so transferable to use in all of your designs.  Using basic round wire design a wrap to secure your stone and make a bail.  Great for any skill level.  Cost includes stones and wire. $55 usually 2 hrs

Chakra Bracelet – Choose your stones and create a Chakra bracelet using a mixture of stones, glass and lava.  Cost includes Gr AAA stones and your choice of glass, lava, wood or whatever suits your unique to you design.  $35 usually 1-2 hrs.

Copper Enamel Earrings – Learn how to punch your shape out of copper then clean and file and then, start adding your glass powder to create your special design and enamel finish.  Then play with fire and kiln bake your project!  Cost includes copper and enamel. $45 usually 2 hrs

Earrings Earrings Earrings – In this class we cover 3 different techniques to build your earrings from adding a charm, beads, metal components and chain.  Cost includes beads, stones, charms and hardware.  $35 usually 2 hrs

Hammered Copper Bracelet – Take a strip of copper and hammer/texture the bejeebees out of it or hammer lightly and create a unique pattern.  Use the buffing machine to shine it up and leave your bracelet to patina or coat it with a special coating to ‘seal’ in the shine.  Cost includes copper, $55 usually 2 hrs

Lava Diffuser Bracelet – Design your look using a variety of stones, glass and lava beads.  Add a charm if you like and tie off the elastic.  Cost includes all supplies  $25 usually 1-2 hrs.

Leather Cuff Bracelet – How cool is this! Create your own leather cuff bracelet.  Techniques include cutting out your leather, finishing the edges, prep for stamping or tooling, dye and add your snap.  $35 usually 1.5 – hrs

Mala Necklace – Create your Mala using a variety of stones and choose your distinct ‘counter’ beads.  String onto silk for strength and add your Mother bead and tassel.  Cost includes stones, silk, mother bead and tassel.  $100 usually 2 hrs

Metal Piercing – Cut your design out of metal.  Simple!  Ok maybe it takes a bit more skill and deft hand work but that’s it in a nutshell.  Once it’s cut out buff it on the buffing machine to a shine and add a ring for your pendant.  Cost includes copper and a special vise, piercing saw and blades.  $100 usually 2 hrs

Precision Wire Wrapping – Use square and half round wire to create a ‘harness’ for your stone.  This is a great technique for any stone size with or without a hole.  Great for any skill level.  Cost includes a pkg of square and half round wire and 3 stones to wrap (you choose).  $55 usually 2 hrs

Tree of Life –  Such a great class to make your Tree of Life using a specific stone chip colour or mix them up.  You can be so creative with how you create your tree.  Perfect using a certain stone for it’s properties or even creating a ‘birth stone’ tree.  Cost includes a stone chips, a ring and wire.  $35 usually 2 hrs

Viking Knit – Knit with wire.  How cool is that!!  We’ll show you the ancient Viking technique of knitting with wire on a mandrel.  Slip it off, pull through a draw plate then finish off the ends to create a bracelet.  Cost includes wire a wooden mandrel, end caps and a clasp.  $45 usually 2-3 hrs

Window Charms – Such a simple and fun class to make your colourful window dangly charm thingmy.  Add a crystal or stone as your main dangly then go up the line with beads and charms.  Perfect for your window or your car window. $25 usually 1-2 hrs

Wire Weaving – The beauty of wire woven together then sculpted to hug a stone in layers of woven, twisted and formed wire.  This class is for intermediate wire workers.  Class is limited to 3 people.  Cost includes your weave wire, base wire and a stone to wrap.  $75 usually 3-4 hrs

Wire Wrapped Rings – Make it busy or simple.  Learn the technique to create your own rings to size.  Wrap wire on a mandrel then add bead/s of choice.  Cost includes stones/beads, a ring mandrel and a spool of wire.  $45 usually 2 hrs

Wired Hair Combs – Take a basic plastic hair comb then wrap and wire in beads and charms.  Create whimsical, colourful and fun or something specific for an occasion.  Cost includes 2 combs, wire, charms and beads.  $20 usually 1-2 hrs

If you can’t make a Class or are interested in a private lesson call us at the store (250-561-1100)

 

CASEY’s Knotted Necklace Class

Join Casey and share her love and creativity for making these whimsical treasures using semi-precious stones, chips, glass, charms and goodies.  A great Christmas gift.  Decide on colour and theme, note the theme on these necklaces is “teatime”, “ time for wine and friends”, and “nature/earth” and have fun.  Class is about 2 hours long and great for beginners.

Nov 20 6:30-8:30pm.  $50  Seats are limited to 5 people so registration is limited.  Call the store to register or follow the links.

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