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Creative Eye and Beaded Arts

Creative Eye Workshops

All classes cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus pandemic


2020 workshops

Easy Wire Wrapped Cabochon - Postponed
Date Added: February 5th, 2020

Class Fee: $30, Kit Fee $40 11am - 2pm
This is an essential 'must-have' beginner's workshop for those who want to learn how to wrap a cabochon in wire. The technique is very forgiving so even if you are an absolute beginner, you will finish the class with a beautiful keepsake pendant.

Purchased kits include:
- Oval, Round or Teardrop in Citrine, Labradorite, Agate, Onyx or Quartz shaped cabochon available on a first come first serve basis, selected when you register.
- Plated copper wire (ie: non-tarnish silver or gold over a copper core).
- Up to 30" chains (also plated) except stainless steel.
- Wire & chain colours include silver, copper, bronze, gold hematite or black.

Save on your kit fee and bring your own materials.

Registration available through to March 4th 2020. No last minute registrations will be accepted unless you have your own supplies. Seating is limited.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is also offered on a private lesson basis at $60 for 3 hours plus cost of supplies.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - no previous wire wrapping experience needed. You do need good dexterity as well as relatively strong hands / fingers. No long fingernails.
TOOLS TO BRING: Nylon jaw pliers, regular pliers, nippers, ruler and marker - beading mats essential. Mats & tools will be provided to those without. **» Please indicate if you need tools when you register.**

Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant - February 7th 2020
Date Added: January 14th, 2020

Class Fee: $40, Kit Fee $40 1pm - 5pm, Markham location!!
Create a beautiful heart shaped pendant from an oval cabochon for valentines! You will learn how to weave with 2 wires at the same time and make a woven bezel around a cabochon similar to this picture with an celtic weave bail to hang your chain from. Kit includes cabochon and a spool of silver Artistic Wire, Parawire or Softflex Wire. Pendant is approximately 3" in length. Registration IS NOW CLOSED. Seating is limited.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - must have previous wire weave experience.
TOOLS TO BRING: Nylon jaw pliers, regular pliers, nippers, marker or dowel, clamp (1.2 inches wide)

Beginner's Tree Of Life Wire wrap - January 18th 2020
Date Added: September 19th, 2019

January 2020 - 2 hours
Class Fee: $20 -
The beautiful Tree of Life pendant can be worn at any occasion and by all ages. Your piece will be created on an existing circular finding making it easy to finish in the 2 hours alloted. Kits are $35 to $45 and include silver or gold plated findings enough "Artistic" wire and crystals allowing for experimentation (and/or mistakes). Please indicate silver or gold in your registration.

SEATS LEFT: 1 Class now full!
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - no previous experience needed.
TOOLS TO BRING: Tools will be supplied to those who have none.

If you would like to take this Tree of Life Workshop wire wrap class, please contact us.

November 2019 - WORKSHOP IS FULL

Freeform peyote bracelet
Date Updated: September 4th, 2019

Friday November 15th 2019 - 11am to 3:30pm
(includes 30 minute break)
Class Fee: $55 ($40 to Members)

This peyote weave bracelet is a bead stash buster!!! It will test your creativity and push to you think in abstract. You will not finish the item in class time but will have all the knowledge for completion when you leave. You can also attend the RHCE monthly beading meetings to finish the item, but you must have taken this class beforehand.

A button or bead will be ideal for the closure, but other ideas will be examined. Experience weaving peyote is a must! Please don't apply for this workshop if you do not have this experience. This is your chance to use up your supplies of beads. One on one instruction for bead layout is provided. Seating is limited to 4.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - must have peyote experience
TOOLS TO BRING: Beading mat, maginifier/lamp
6lb thread (Fireline or WildFire) if using 15/o seed beads, otherwise 8lb thread will work on larger beads.
Size 10 or 11 needle. (Tulip Brand is recommended)
All types/shapes/sizes of beads will work in this meditative type of lesson.

KITS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WITH BEADS ALREADY IN STOCK. Kit price to be determined at end of workshop. (approx price range: $35 - $50 depending on supplies used)