Tuesday

Soulful Heart Pendants

Debby Anderson, Instructor
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:30-4:00p
Class Fee: $155.00, all materials included!

We are pleased to offer Debby Anderson's Soulful Hearts workshop for the first time anywhere! Reminiscent of the old world, these time worn pendants are inspired by heart reliquaries and art from the past. While the response to the hearts has been overwhelming, Debby encourages us to create any shape with special meaning to you. Our work will include sculpting clay, incorporating lace, adding images, color and antiquing, as well as embedding our embellishments. Add to that a bit of solder and metal
work and we are well on our way to creating a stunning Soulful Heart pendant of our own. Each student will create at least one pendant, perhaps more time permitting. All materials are supplied! No soldering experience necessary, and you can even share soldering supplies with a friend!
*Seating is limited. Please call with your deposit and let us hold a seat for you!


Tools & Supplies:
round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters, bench block & hammer, ring mandrel or Wrap n' Tap pliers or bailing pliers, and soldering supplies if you have them.
*Optional items to bring: small spiritual medals & crosses, fleur de lis, metal stampings & filigrees,  rhinestone jewelry, found objects, rhinestone chain (avoid pot metal as you tun the risk of items melting).


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Gilded Relics ~ A Stitch in Time

Debby Anderson, Instructor
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00-4:00p
Class Fee: $160.00, includes everything except the rhinestones!

With romantic and spiritual inspiration Debby Anderson comes to Gilding the Lily! We are thrilled to have this northern California artist come teach with us. Debby is excited to share her love of shaping, manipulating and forging wire to create beautiful pendants and charms. In this full day class she will share with you how to create multiple pendants and charms in different shapes and sizes. These are perfect to then use in your own necklace, bracelet and mixed media designs. You will learn to securely attach and embellish vintage gems and found objects while using solder with a light touch. Debby will share her popular gilding and finishing techniques, as well as her way of stitching wire with a soldering iron. In addition we will be working with sculpting clay and resin to permanently encase your images and trinkets. You may also want to add a touch of color and antiquing to your image to add a time worn, old world effect. Debby will have a wide variety of her beautiful images to share. This is sure to be a fun filled, action packed day and we hope you can join us in creating your own Gilded Relics!
This class is sure to fill quickly so call and have us hold a spot for you!


 
Tools & Supplies:
Round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters, bench block & hammer, ring mandrel or Wrap n' Tap pliers or bailing pliers, soldering supplies  
Optional items to bring: metal stampings & filigrees, rhinestone jewelry, found objects, rhinestone chain (avoid pot metal as you run the risk of items melting)


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Wednesday

Fantasy Flower People

Susan Walls, Instructor
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00-2:00p
Class Fee: $80.00, everything included!

Two things are continual and obsessive threads in all of Susan's work, it doesn't matter whether she's painting, sewing, putting jewelry together, or journaling. Faces and shrink plastic. That's it! Susan is a shrink plastic addict who dreams of faces... all kinds of faces!
In this class Susan will share all the steps for using and manipulating artist grade shrink plastic. From an array of whimsical vintage faces each creation will be given a personality and some resin to get that see through quality. Once finished your pieces are wearable art as pendants or earrings, you choose!
This class is technique driven but we will shoot for getting at least a couple of pieces to completion. More can be made depending on time constraints. The resin, which will be our last step, will be wet when poured and needs a minimum of 24 hours cure time to be able to handle it safely. Some findings will need to be attached after this time. Susan will provide boxes and containers to get these home safely.
No experience necessary... all levels welcome!


 Tools & Supplies:
All materials for this class are generously supplied by Susan. 

The following are optional:
apron, silicone mat, StazOn black ink pad, lazer printed photocopies of faces printed on cheap copy paper (1/2 x 3/4 inch), razor scissors


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Tuesday

Mon Petit Coeur (My Little Heart)

Jen Cushman, Instructor
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00-3:00p
Class Fee: $115.00, everything included!


The vintage visages in old photos are too precious and inspiring to collect dust in an old box. Take your treasured family photo (or choose from the transparencies provided) and turn it into a beautiful wearable work of art in this workshop with Jen Cushman, mixed-media artist, author and instructor. We’ll learn how to effectively harness both positive and negative space when creating mixed media pendants using lovely backless bezels and ICE Resin®, a crystal clear jeweler’s grade epoxy resin. Embed small treasures into your collage, such as rhinestone chain, buttons, text or words, glass glitter, vintage ribbon or lace, millenary flowers, broken bits of bobbles and jewels to create a truly unique beauty. Gilded rosary chain and tattered ribbons provide just the touch of vintage-inspired design to our Mon Petit Coeur necklace. Jen and Gilding the Lily will provide everything needed to complete this lovely piece!


Tools & Supplies:
Round nose jewelry pliers, flat nose or chain nose pliers, wire snips, and scissors. 
*If you wish to personalize your piece...
bring several found objects such as pearl buttons, broken vintage jewelry, bits of old ephemera, snips of lace or ribbon. If you wish to use your own photo, please be sure to bring toner based or laser printed copies or reproduction pictures (like those printed at your local photo center). It’s best to scale the images down so they are no larger than 2 to 3 inches maximum and fit inside a bezel. Images will be cut to fit and for design consideration.


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!