Parlourette Necklace with Christine Rose Elle

Cold Connection Jewelry Designing
November 8, 2008 11:00a-3:00p
$75 teacher fee (includes kit for every student) Level: All

“Learn techniques for incorporating your favorite vintage findings and focal items whether it be guilloche’ enamel pieces, vintage lace and ribbon, old buttons, handpainted cabochons, lampworks beads, and much more. Create a necklace that the finest lady in the salons of France would have been proud to wear! Ohh la laa! Tre jolie!” ~ Christine Rose Elle

Your class fee with Christine includes a $20 kit fee, which will include all the essentials to make your necklace. Christine encourages students to bring a focal element and any other findings beads and such that would be meaningful to incorporate into your necklace. You can see by the photos here and samples in the store, that almost anything can be transformed into a centerpiece for your creation...think buttons, lockets, photos, old pins, you name it! Christine will also teach the beading technique you see on the mixed media bird necklace that incorporates an old mother of pearl focal, vintage lace and seed beads.

Christine will also include an instruction booklet for you to take home that is crammed with inspiration you can refer to on your artistic journeys! In preparation for the class, please feel free to visit Christine’s blog (www.dollybellespeepshow.typepad.com) and flickr account to see more examples of her work. Stop in the store to see if there are any items you need to pair up with your focals and beads. I have a wonderful little tub of “orphans” looking for good homes!

Supply list and ideas for inspiration:
• ribbon for tie
• ribbon for decor
• cabochon or focal item
• vintage lace or trim
• a selection of beads, spacer beads, and focal beads
• 4-8 inches of chain (any variety of your liking)
• round nose jewelry pliers, flat nose pliers, bead pliers
• delica seed beads (7.5 gram tube of color of your liking)
• 24 or 26 gauge wire

Supplied in your kit:
• Lacy’s stiff stuff
• Vintaj rings, crimps and links
• beading wire
• access to my various supplies
• nymo
• needles
• vintage fabric for backing
• small dishes for housing beads

The following list of items are not necessasry to create something beautiful, but it might be nice to bring them if you have them on hand!
• rosary chain
• your own fabric label
• charms
• eyepins
• bead caps