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Chatelaine

$120.00

Instructor: Debby Anderson
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Class Fee: $120
Cost of Required Kit: $25

Let’s be inspired by past historical ornate beauties to create our own individualized “Chatelaine”.   I look forward to sharing my beautiful reproduction hand-sculpted *embellished, painted, antiqued hand pendant/charms.
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Chatelaine“In the 18th and 19th centuries, women in charge of their estates wore a decorative clip of long chains holding important household items about the waist. These items were things like the key to a pantry where valuable tea, spices and food were kept; a small notebook; sewing items; a magnifying glass; or maybe a watch, nail file, or compass. The earlier waist-hung items were referred to as “equipage”, later evolving to “ Chatelaine ” in the early 1800s.”             Source: Archives

Let’s be inspired by past historical ornate beauties to create our own individualized “Chatelaine”.   I look forward to sharing my beautiful reproduction hand-sculpted *embellished, painted, antiqued hand pendant/charms.   Using items from your vintage *destash…you will repurpose and create interesting and romantic dangles.

Our focal Pendant/Holder will be created while repurposing beautiful *Art Deco Shoe, Dress, and/or Fur Clips from your individual collections ~ I will share techniques to tastefully and securely solder embellishments while respecting the historical nature of these beautiful vintage gems!  We will shape, manipulate, forge, work-harden wire and solder to hold your created hands, tiny *lockets, vintage shoe buttons and gems to just name a few. You may want to mix it up a bit and design in “steam punk” fashion!  This is such a fun and exciting class to let your artistic ideas fly!

Instructor: Debby Anderson
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Class Fee: $120
Cost of Required Kit: $25

Skill Level: Intermediate   Students should have soldering iron experience

Technique Learned: Metalwork, Wirework, Apoxie Sculpt Clay, Soldering

Kit Includes:

  • stampings and filigrees (antique silver)
  • Apoxie Sculpt Clay
  • molds
  • lace and beaded silk trim
  • German Silver Wire (includes regular, twisted and double twisted); 18 Gauge
  • baby wipes
  • 0000 steel wool
  • sanding papers
  • patina solution for antiquing

Supply list for students to bring:

  • soldering iron & stand
  • paste flux & flux brush
  • lead free solder
  • heat proof surface ~ examples:  fire brick, sillcone mat
  • jewelry tools: round nose, chain and flat nose pliers flush cutters
  • wire cutters
  • sheers (i.e. tim holtz)
  • chasing hammer
  • bench block & pillow, or folded hand towel (deaden sound)
  • scissors (fabric)
  • needle & thread (neutral color ~ cream, or white)
  • extension cord/power strip
  • OTT Lite (additional light source)optional: wrap n tap pliers, and/or bailing pliers

Debbie AndersonAbout Debby Anderson:
Debby Anderson is a self-taught jewelry designer who works out of her home studio in San Francisco, California. Debby began her design career approximately 6 years ago with the creation of her jewelry business, Romancing the Bling.

Debby’s beautiful, ornate and handcrafted jewelry has been published in the prestigious Jewelry Affaire magazine and has also been featured on the nationally televised Today Show.

Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson is her product line which sold in Michaels Stores. Debby teaches jewelry workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and within the US. Her intricate and distinctly feminine designs are influenced by the various time periods ranging from the Renaissance era through the Art Deco era. Debby’s designs incorporate religious icons, whimsical French collages, inspirational quotes and sparkling beads and stunning rhinestones. Most jewelry components begin as objects found at flea markets, antique shops or rummage sales. These vintage pieces are then repurposed by altering the finish, adding paint, deconstructing or combining the pieces in unique configurations. All of Debby’s creations are original and developed organically without sketches or the use of computer-aided design programs. Each piece takes on its own identity as Debby works through each step of her designs, therefore telling a continuous story with sophisticated elegance. Her designs are never complete until the back is as pretty as the front.