Show Schedule

Our 2017 show schedule begins with 2 shows in Peteborough and Quebec City this month and an Ottawa show. There are many new items to show you. We hope you are able to stop this season and say hello.

Remember if there is anything that you would like us to bring specifically for you, let us know in advance so we can get them into the van.

Peterborough Gem and Mineral Show

The Evinrude Centre
911 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, ON

Saturday March 4th - 10am to 5pm
Sunday March 5th - 10am to 5pm

Quebec City

Auberge Quebec (salle Lafontaine)
3055 boul. Laurier
Ste-Foy, QC

Saturday March 18th - 9am to 2pm

Ottawa Aboriginal Family Festival 

Children's PowWow
Ravens Nest Gymnasium - Carleton University
off Bronson Ave.
Parking Lot #5 (OC Transpo #4, 7, 111 - O-Train #104)
Ottawa, ON

Saturday March 25th - Grand Entry at noon - Festival closes at 5pm
Sunday March 26th - Grand Entry at noon - Festival closes at 5pm


Creative Drop In

Stop by the store on Monday, Thursday or Friday afternoons for some creative fun. Bring any kind of creative project or come and look at the magazines and books in our library. It's a way to get out of the house to a warm, happy environment!


Are you looking for something creative to do this month? Why not join one of our classes and learn a new technique. We are offering 12 classes in March, from beginner Beading 101 to Wire Wrapped Pendant. There is something for everyone.
If there are new techniques you would like us to teach, please drop in and let us know or send us an e-mail and we would be glad to look into offering new classes.
Saturday March 4th - 9:30-12pm - $50
Wrapped Leather Bracelet - Learn to weave 4mm beads between leather to create a triple wrap bracelet. There are so many colour possibilities!
Saturday March 4th - 1:30-4pm - $50
Wire Crochet Bracelet - Using 26g wire and an assortment of gemstone chips, crystals and seed beads, create a chunky crochet bracelet.
Wednesday March 8th - 1:30-4pm - $40
Kumihimo Bracelet - Learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique - great for making cords, bracelets and necklaces.
Saturday March 11th - 9:30-12pm - $35
Peyote 101 - Learn beginner Peyote stitches including even count and tubular. You will be making a bracelet in this class.
Saturday March 11th - 1:30-3:30pm - $35
Tree of Life Pendant - Learn to create a unique tree pendant with Artistic Wire and gemstone chips. This technique can be modified to larger wall pieces or to make personalized birthstone keepsakes by changing the beads.
Wednesday March 15th - 1:30-4pm - $35
Beading 101 - Are you new to beading but not sure where to start or what all the terms mean? In this class we will clarify the basic tools needed to start beading as well as some of the stringing materials and supplies that are most commonly used. You will learn to make a pair of earrings and a bracelet complete with crimps and a clasp.
Saturday March 18th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Wire Bending and Chain Necklace - Learn to bend and wrap Sterling Silver wire, connecting bead segments to chain. A matching pair of earrings will also be made.
Saturday March 18th - 1:30-4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist wire around a pendant to create a cage with bail that can be attached to a chain or a cord.
Wednesday March 22nd - 1:30-4pm - $50
Wrapped Leather Bracelet - Learn to weave 4mm beads between leather to create a triple wrap bracelet. There are so many colour possibilities!
Saturday March 25th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Introduction to Knotting - Learn the traditional technique of knotting using silk thread, bead tips and gemstone beads.
Saturday March 25th - 1:30-4pm - $40
Pearly Twirl Bracelet - Using seed beads and pearls, create this beautiful twisted bracelet.
Wednesday March 29th - 1:30-4pm - $35 *NEW*
Spiral Rope Bracelet - Using seed beads, create a rope style bracelet. A great technique for necklaces and lariats. By change a few of the beads, one can achieve a completely different look.
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