2019 Free Demonstrations
Main Hall Demo Area

How To Set A Faceted Gemstone

In A Prong Setting


Saturday, October 5

Time: 11:30

Reza Piroznia, Jewellery Jamboree Gems

Reza will expertly demonstrate the techniques and skills needed to set a faceted gemstone in a prong setting. 

Using Crystals On A Daily Basis

Saturday, October 5

Time: 12:15

Zulekha Noormohamed, Hamsa Heaven

Each crystal/gemstone/mineral has its own vibrations. Come find out how to use this information to help support your wellness or how to better supplement that which you're already doing.

Garter Belt Chainmaille Weave

Saturday, October 5

Time: 1:15

Marilyn Gardiner, Grand River Bead Society

Think sexy, sultry and feminine! 

The curvy pattern of this weave creates a flat, stylish bracelet that is fun to wear.

What Is A Fossil

Saturday, October 5

Time: 2:15

Therese Seguin, Fossiles Plus

Fossils are fascinating and fun to collect, learn all about them!

Beryl & The Beryl Family

Saturday, October 5

Time: 3:15

Anna Yampolsky , Canadian Gemmological Association

This gem is mined in Canada! 

Making Chainmaille Jewellery

Sunday, October 6

Time: 12:00

Michelle Brennan, HyperLynks

Join Michelle Brennan of HyperLynks as she demonstrates how to 

get started making beautiful jewellery with various types of jump rings and pliers. Learn how the medieval art of chainmaille has 

been modernized and how easy and fun it can be to create your 

own jewellery.

Knotting Gemstone Beads

Sunday, October 6

Time: 1:00

Iguana Beads

Crissy, from Iguana Beads, will be demonstrating knotting gemstone beads to make mala jewellery. 

Learn about their new mala making kits.

The Ancient Art of Braiding

Sunday, October 6

Time: 2:15

Marilyn Clayton, Grand River Bead Society

Kumihimo is the traditional Japanese technique of braiding strands of silk to create intricately coloured cords. 

This demonstration will introduce you to the tools used for Kumihimo. See jewellery examples that incorporate beads into this lovely art form. 

Gem Identification

Sunday, October 6

Time: 3:15

Canadian Gemmological Association

Do you have a gemstone or a piece of jewellery that you would like to have identified? Learn how this is done by the Canadian Gemmological Association.