Learn Chainmail Jewellery Making with Marilyn

The Quiet Art of Chainmaille…

Marilyn Gardiner at Ceatiiv Festival

Marilyn Gardiner shows us the beauty of chainmail and beading.

Marilyn Gardiner is a teacher, chainmail expert and designer of stunning projects, patterns and kits which she sells through Gardiner Design. She was selected as ‘Artist in Residence: Beadwork’ at Joseph Schneider Haus in ’07, showcased pieces in an international beadwork exhibit in Tucson AZ and featured in A Needle Pulling Thread. www.MarilynGardiner.com

Pliers designed for chainmail will be provided for all Marilyn’s classes, but you may bring your personal tools!

Choose your kits from a variety of stunning versions. (AS) Argentium Sterling, SF (Silver Filled), B (Jewellers Bronze), BEC (Black Enamelled Copper) or C (Copper)

Byzantine Gemstone Bracelet (20) Beginner +

Chainmail bracelet at Creativ Festival

Create your own Heirloom piece with the wonderful help of Marilyn Gardiner

Combine AAA gemstone cabochons and the classic Byzantine chainmail weave to make an heirloom quality 9” chainmail bracelet. Kits: $125 (AS & Blue Kyanite), $78 (SF & Labradorite) or $41 (C & Black Onyx).
3 Hour Workshop – Thurs 9:00 to 12:00

Four Winds Bracelet (20) Advanced

Four winds technique at Creativ Festival

The Four Winds chainmail weaving will be a stunning technique to add to your list

Both beautiful and very challenging! The four winds chainmail weave looks deceptively simple. Come learn its intricacies and add a stunning new weave to your repertoire. Kits: Narrow version – $96 (AS), $41 (SF & C) or an awesome wide sterling silver bracelet made with a series of quad units of Four Winds – $209 (AS), $102 (SF)
3 Hour Workshop – Fri 1:00 to 4:00

Triple Threat Bracelet (20) Beginner

Beginner's chainmailing at Creativ Festival

Beginner’s delight, Marilyn will get you onto chaining and create elegant bracelets.

Come make this classically elegant bracelets with very special clasps! If you’ve never tried chainmail before, this class is for you. Learn the basics plus, a three-in-three weave with interesting metal jump ring combinations. Kits: $103 (AS – Stunning plain & twisted rings), $45 (SF & B) or $20 (C & BEC)
3 Hour Workshop – Sat 9:00 to 12:00

Learn More About Creativ Festival – Register Now

Creativ Festival is back October 22 to 26, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building offering 3 days of unbeatable shopping and 5 days of hands-on learning. Choose from 200 workshops and seminars and register for classes individually or save with conference passes.

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