Friday, February 10, 2012

Beady Arts 2012 @ Beadfx

It's February and I have not taught any classes yet but thats gonna change soon. I'm teaching two classes on Saturday 25 at Beadfx's new loaction. The first class A Little Bit of Everything Too, focuses on wire wrapping, linking, coiling and wrapped loops .

A Little Bit of Everything Too Bracelet

Fun With Wire Bracelet is on from 2:00 - 5:00 PM and it's one piece from my growing Fun With Wire Series of classes . Caged beads, spirals, wire wrapping and wrapped loops are the skills you'll acquire in this class. It does not end there because I'll even teach you how to make the clasp to complete your bracelet.

Fun with Wire Bracelet
 So click on the links provided and enroll today and let's have fun with wire.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fun With Wire

Sample of pieces to be made in the class
Fun With Wire is a class designed to teach the participants basic techniques in wire work. We gonna play with wire and have fun at the Toronto Bead Society's (TBS) Technique Night on April 18 2012 at Ryerson University in Toronto

In this class you"ll learn:
  • How to make wire beads
  • Horizontal Wire Wrapping
  • Coiling around a bead 
  • A dangle
There will be opportunities to make wrapped loops too (one of the fundamentals of wire work) and a spiral headpin. There is no kit fee - you can just go into your stash.

You'll need:
  • 6/0 seedbeads (approx. 5g)
  • 20 and 22 gauge Artistic or Parawire 
  • A square or rectangular bead
  • 2 14mm beads
  • A ball point pen
  •  Wire Cutters
  • Chain - nose Pliers
  • Flat - nose Pliers
  • Round - nose Pliers
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers (optional)
  • Beading Mat
  • Measuring tape or Ruler

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Still here

Yes I'm still here.
Same old tune you say?
Well I'm still at play.

I've been playing with the toys in my stash - wire, beads, resin, crystal clay and my tools of course. I'm just having fun making mainly bracelets and earrings and working on the Toronto Bag of Bead Challenge of course. The latter is due in March - thankfully.

Some of the pieces will be turned into class because by now you should know that other than designing jewelry I love teaching it to all who are willing to learn. So as usual I'll be posting my classes right here on my blog and on my Facebook page so look out for more fun classes from Rae's Beady Arts that are "From the heart, by the hands, just for you."

Blue by Me - fun earrings made with beads from Silver Dawn and findings from Beadfx and my stash.