At Bead Box, there is a passion to teach beading, so you too can create beautiful jewelry. Look at the rainbow wall of beads (natural, semi-precious, Swarovski, pearls, resin, silver), and displays of finished work, they will entice you to sign up. Taking a Sunday workshop for beginners is a good way to while away the snowy winter.
Stringing is an Introduction to learning how to bead. Students will learn the proper way to assemble strung necklaces and bracelets, as well as the function and usage of the different findings, threads, and wires. Also a great class for the self-taught novice beaders or anyone who wishes to learn to professional finishing techniques.
Anyone from 12 yrs and older can do this and the course is given in French and English. This class is offered Sunday 10-12pm and costs $40.00 (plus taxes), materials included.
Another course, wire wrapping and looping earrings is also for beginners. The wire wrapped loop is a staple of wire working. It is an essential skill to make earrings, dangle a pendant or connect components. Students will learn this versatile technique while crafting a beautiful pair of sterling silver & crystal earrings. This class is offered Sunday 10-12 pm and costs $60.00 (plus taxes), materials included and are preselected.
You can bring a necklace you have at home to be re-modeled here, or they can show you how to do it yourself. Minors repairs are handled too.
If you don’t have the time to create right now, they have a selection of elegant pieces for you to buy. Their lines include Nancy Dunitz, fair trade jewelry from Guatemala (made by talented Mayan Indian women), and the Pandora line (they have been authorized retailers since 2006).
Location: 17B Cartier, Pointe Claire
corner: Bord du lac
Store Hours: Tues-Wed 11-6, Thurs & Fri 11-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5