Wednesday, September 14, 2016

 Charles Lewton-Brain will be this year’s guest instructor for the Fall Flirt Fling, November 18-20, 2016. We are thrilled to have the inventor of Fold forming come for a 3 day Intensive Master Class on this technique. The cost for the 3 days is $850.00(+HST). 
You may hold a spot with a $100.00 (non-refundable) deposit. Your next instalment would be due October 12, 2016, with the remaining  balance by November 1, 2016. 
We have a few Early Bird spots. Be one of the lucky ones who will receive a $150.00 discount. That’s right a Master Class with Charles Lewton-Brain for only $700.00(+HST) if paid in full. This offer expires at 6:00 PM ET Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Contact us at 416-990-5418 to reserve your place now!
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Charles Lewton-Brain born in England, lived and studied in Tanzania as well as the US, schooled and worked on a ship with his father as a teenager. In 1974 he attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he studied jewellery making. He then moved to Pforzheim, Germany where he formally trained as a Goldsmith. Since the 1980's he has travelled around the world sharing his talent and expertise of his award winning creation, Fold-forming. Outside of the Industrial Revolution this method represents the first major innovation to metalworking in thousands of years.
Charles currently resides in Calgary, Canada. He has graciously agreed to teach a Master Workshop Bootcamp weekend this November in Toronto, just steps away from downtown and Ryerson University.
Date, cost and workshop details to be announced shortly.

Here's a short You tube.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Charles Lewton-Brain
 the creator of Foldforming, will be our guest instructor at the 
Fall Flirt Fling this November. 
We spoke to Charles this week and he is excited about joining us in the fall. 
This year's Fling will be different from those in the past. We will be holding one and two day workshops. 
Charles needs to check a few dates with the school he teaches with in Calgary. He will be getting back to us soon with dates and class content.
Are you interested? Send an email to We will add your name to the contact  list, and you can be one of the first to know dates, classes, and costs.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Guess who will be here is just 4 weeks?
It's time to register for workshops in the Flirt Spring Fling 2016!
Check out all the great workshops.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Flirt will be at The Gem Expo this weekend, March 18-20.
We will have a fresh supply of wire and wire-working tools.
We have just received the samples for the Spring Flirt Fling with Kim St. Jean.
Stop by and sign up.
You can get more information about The Gem Expo here. Information about Kim's workshops is here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Beth @ The Bench!

Laurie-Anne thinks it would be great to do a series of videos or tutorials of what I'm doing in the studio.
What do you think? What would you like to see?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Did you know....
You can now register for Spring Flirt Fling workshops through our on-line store?
Check it out!
Here is the link.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The News

We at Flirt will be sending out news articles soon. It is a way to reach our followers directly. If you are interested in hearing about where we are teaching, what shows we will be at, and who's coming to town for our Fling, send me you email address at

Monday, February 29, 2016

Rainbows of Wire!

When we were in Tucson, we purchased a prismatic array of ParaWire. 
Champagne, Coral, Army Green. 
We, well mostly Laurie-Anne, have been doing a complete inventory of ALL of our wire this week. Once that is finished, we will be offering the wire for sale in our on-line store , 
The Flirt Market Place.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

We got a great deal on 2 sets of dapps while in Tucson. 
Contact me to learn more.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring Fling

Tohono Chul Park Tuscon
(Laurie-Anne Clinton)

 All of our workshops for the Spring Fling are now posted here and on our website. Registration information can also be found there. I expect these workshops to fill quickly, so don't delay.

Silver Pod Earrings
Sunday April 24, 2016

Tired of fold forming copper, then let’s make these sterling earrings using fold-forming techniques.

Class & Kit Fee:
$150.00 (includes all materials for the class)

Students will Learn:
How to fold form pods, solder sterling silver, construct earring wires.

Materials in Kit:
Sterling silver sheet, sterling wire, handout, consumables.

Sunday April 24, 2016

Create a bi-level pendant with a hinge, and set a stone on each level using different techniques. Choice of stones and design templates will insure uniqueness.

Class & Kit Fee:
$210.00 (includes all materials for the class) 

Students will Learn:
Free-form a design or choose from one of our hundreds of templates; create a soldered hinge; solder and/or braze to set a stone on each level of the pendant with textures and embellishments.

Previous soldering experience.

Materials in Kit:
Copper sheet, tubing; copper and/or brass wire; brass sheet; nickel sheet; cabochon; accent stone; riveting materials; handout; consumables.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Prong Set Explosion
Saturday April 23, 2016

Select a shape and stone to prong set, then design a pendant to highlight the stone.

Class & Kit Fee:
$150.00 (includes all materials for the class)

Students will Learn:
Design, sawing, copper brazing, cold connections, texture, and patina.

Kit includes:

Copper sheet, wire; brass;stone

Negative space

Saturday April 23, 2016

Select a stone, then design a shape or choose one of our templates, to create a bi-level pendant with a cabochon. Space between the levels allows for choice of neck wear and the option to change it from leather, to chain, or wire.

Class & Kit Fee:
$185.00 (includes all materials for the class)

Students will Learn:
Sawing negative space, bezel setting, riveting, texturing, and patina skills.

Supplies to Bring:
Round Nose, Chain Nose, Flat Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters
Work Surface
Bench Block or Anvil
Favourite small hammer
Torch and Fuel
Soldering board
Soldering pick
Insulated cross locking tweezers
Metal shears
Jeweller’s saw
Bees Wax
V-slot bench pin
2/0 or 3/0 saw blades

Tools that will be shared (please bring your own if you have them)
Micro motor, dremel type tool that will hold a 3/32 (2.44mm) mandrel
Tube cutting jig or pliers
Small vise to hold jig
1.5mm hole punch

Kit includes:
Copper, brass, or nickel sheet; rivet materials; handout; cabochon; consumables.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It's So Easy

It’s So Easy Prong Pendent

Friday April 22, 2016
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Set any shape stone in a sterling silver prong setting, which you'll design. You can freehand design or choose a template from our collection.

Class & Kit Fee:
$150.00 (includes all materials for the class)

Students will learn: 
Soldering, texturing, cold connections

Monday, February 22, 2016

Button Pearl Ring

Button Pearl Ring

Friday April 22, 2016
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Make a sterling ring with copper accents and a half drilled pearl.

Class & Kit Fee: 
$150.00 (includes all materials for the class)

Students will Learn:
Soldering, forming, sizing, and using texturing and patina skills.

Kim St. Jean

Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. 
She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in numerous magazines and books. She has appeared on several beading/craft television programs and has written two books. Mixed Metal Mania: Solder, Rivet, Hammer, and Wire Exceptional Jewelry and Metal Magic: How to Etch, Pierce, Enamel and Set Striking Jewelry.In 2010 she was elected one of the Top Ten Instructors in the country by the attendees of the Bead & Button show.
Kim's home base is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Norm, own Studio St. Jean. She and Norm spend much of the year traveling across the country teaching Silver, Cold Connections, Enameling, Forming and other disciplines at art shows, bead shows, jewelry schools, guilds, clubs, studios and stores.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Hey there Flirt Flingers, yep it's that time of year again. In just over 2 months April 22- 24th we will be holding the Spring Flirt Fling in downtown Toronto. A weekend full of companionship and spectacular learning from the International Instructor Kim St. Jean.
Some of you may know her and have already taken classes with her. If you can't make it to Bead & Button, lucky you cuz classes will be showcased here first at the Flirt Spring Spring.

Here's a bit about Kim!

Kim St. Jean is an award winning instructor, author, and jewelry designer. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. Kim has been published in numerous magazines and books. She has appeared on several beading/craft television programs and has two books published: “Mixed Metal Mania - Solder, Rivet, Hammer, and Wire Exceptional Jewelry” in 2011, and “Metal Magic-Learn to Enamel, Etch, Pierce and Set Striking Jewelry” in 2012. Her third book, “Colorful Wirework Jewelry” is due June 2016.
Kim’s home base is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she and her husband, Norm, own Studio St. Jean. She and Norm spend much of the year traveling across the country teaching classes at bead shows, jewelry schools, guilds, clubs, studios, and stores. Her videos are available through, and For more information or an updated schedule please visit her website.

Here she is!