Cindy Goldrich has out done herself this term. She has four full Sundays, eight

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swing 60’s Op Art

wonderful classes. Swinging 60’s Op Art Bubble Pendant (November 6th) gets us started. The simplicity and the drama is just a really fantastic combination. That afternoon she is teaching an Advanced Enamel Class (November 6th ) for all you enamel fans that want to go further but not waste time in class cleaning and counter enameling. We see her again at the end of the month on November 22nd for Sizzix Easy Jewlery some fast and creative ways to make cuffs with leather cutting dies. Hopefully I will finally figure out how to use mine. The afternoon class

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Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows,(November 20th )  is a real winner. When you put this necklace on it just belongs around your neck. It flows with the curvature of the body, it just works. I can see several variations in my head already.

 

Januarary 8th will be for metal people. Cindy is doing a Patina Boot Camp in the morning and Falling Leaves in the afternoon.  Learning techniques to add colour to metal just a good thing to have in your repertoire. Falling Leaves will extend your skills with fold forming soldering and wire work and you will get a great piece to wear.

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Falling Leaves

 

Her last Sunday, February 12th, riveting is the theme of the day. A great cold connection technique to learn or get better at. She adds her own style with found rivets, I love the uniqueness!

Edited by Wendy Keir-Mattice

This summer found me exploring a lot of new concepts, just for fun.  Sometimes I find myself hovering over an idea trying to decide where to go with it and a little nudge brings it into focus.  That’s exactly what happened, all of a sudden everything started to come into focus and pieces started to emerge from the fog. I actually had more new classes than time allowed.

Beaded Keys (2 workshops) is my first new class. This is not a new concepts just a great piece. (Oct 15, and Oct 22 ) This bracelet made of CRAW beaded beads and held together with a

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Beaded Keys

band of peyote and sits comfortably on your wrist making it very wearable. It is one the first classes so take a closer look at it, you don’t miss out. If you miss this new seed bead piece check out Flock of

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Flock of Geometrics

Geometric (January 14, and January 21 ) and Linking Leather with Squares (February 8th and February 15th )

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Linking leather with Squares

 

Barcelona Pockets (October 30th) gets you started in working with inkodyes. Love love love love this play. Years ago I took a class in developing black and white photographs at university. In our first project we

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Barcelona Pockets

just exposed the photo paper to light with a flat object on top. I still remember the thrill I experienced developing these images. My fascination has been sparked again. The dyes we use to create the fabric for the Barcelona Pocket develops in sunlight. You watch it develop right before your eyes. After creating the fabric, if you can pull yourself away we will embellish it, then sew a leather back and add a brooch back. Every time I told someone I was going to Barcelona they warned me about the pickpockets. This was my solution to keeping my credit card, money and my identification safe.

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Rock my World

 

Rock my world (November 13 ) will just touch on all that can be done with the new artist’s cement that is in the shop. I wanted to see if the artist’s cement would work with the wax molds I had been playing with. It does and the combination of the molding material and the cement will bring endless opportunities. This necklace is just a hint of the possibilities of where we can go with these ideas. I know traditional cement has been heavy, not this one and that is just one of the benefits of this new product.

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Floor to Wrist

 

Floor to Wrist ( January 15th ) is a project that has been the results of my desire to do a Floor Cloth. I haven’t given up on making one for the floor but I got to explore the concept on a smaller scale and now I have even more ideas.   The original floor clothes were made from discarded sails, painted and placed under the table to catch crumbs. Adorning the wrist seem to be a logical step,  at least for me. I love that it can be made so unique by embellishing it with some embroidery.

Edited by Wendy Keir-Mattice

Class registration was a party! A small intimate party! With a pot of soup, timbits and coffee. Great conversation, lots of laughs and amazing beads! I am so sorry the weather kept so many of you away but although a poor turnout, it was absolutely a wonderful day. Nothing like spending a snow day with a small group of friends held up in a bead store with new beads!

Today I am tired and so I am having another intimate day. I am going to have a long bath with Neil Gaiman. Ok not him but one of his smaller books I have been saving for such an occasion, Neil Gaiman’s   Fortunately the Milk .  Just a silly read, that I have kept under my pillow. For me a book like this is similar to a piece of real short bread, delicious, rare and to be savoured.

Here is a little insight into Gaiman.  I find everything he writes has his depth and exoticness. Yes even when he writes for children.

4.leather-bezels-lezlie 14.tutu-amber 31.Lets-get-started-Bead-embroSpring registration is this Saturday February 21, doesn’t that sound wonderful. SPRING REGISTRATION, SPRING REGISTRATION, SPRING REGISTRATION!!!

Ok everyone knows I  love  registration day, Just like all the events at the shop it has a party atmosphere. And who doesn’t like a good party particularly at  this time of year!! A little colour, good friends, beads and anticipation of some new adventures all those things are much appreciated in my life.

I know Canadians always talk about the weather, but…..do you believe this WEATHER!!   My son who lives in Whitehorse, texted me and asked if I was considering moving up there, They have been warmer all week, every single day. So SPRING!! registration is sounding like robins and tulips. I can’t promise spring weather but the atmosphere will be warm and inviting. So bundle up and come in and start registration with some laughs, beads and warm smiles from friends.13.Sculptured-vintage-cuff.-we

We have an outstanding line up of both classes and teachers, actually 39 out of the 49 classes are new. The beginning of any project  is filled with potential, it is  like sunrise or new art supplies exciting, revitalizing and full of hope. This particular term is bubbling over with potential.  We have some exciting classes with the new shapes of beads, we have some really exciting new leather classes and metal classes to spark your interest in the hidden qualities of metal. So check out the website or come in and have a look at the samples. http://www.beadsofcolour.com

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Our guest artist is also pretty amazing. She is worth the trip alone.

If that isn’t enough some of the finds from Tucson are already priced and in the shop. So mark your calendar…bundle up and come and get the spring session off to a warm, colourful, joyous start.19.The-bracelet-Monrena-Lise-2