Charlotte Necklace - Frozen in Time

Mixed Media Jewelry Workshop
Designer and Instructor~Robin Dudley-Howes
Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:00a-4:30p
Workshop fee: $60 prepaid
Kit fee: $35 payable to teacher at class (includes sterling silver wire, Frozen Charlotte and everything else needed to make the necklace except tools)
Level: Intermediate and up

Over one hundred years ago in a doll factory located in Thuringia, Germany, "Frozen Charlotte" dolls were manufactured. These hard to find, treasured bisque dolls, broken and not, become trophies when found and are coveted by mixed media and jewelry artists making them HIGHLY collectible. It is the resurrection and collection of these enigmatic figures that guided me to make this necklace exclusively for Gilding the Lily.

You will learn some great tips and techniques in soldering, wire wrap and miniature embellishment…making a tiny tiara for Charlotte, preserving her in a miniature vial and attaching it to a beautiful sterling silver and vintage finding necklace that you will learn how to make. How fun is that! The kit will have ALL the sterling silver wire, chain and findings needed to make the necklace PLUS your very own Frozen Charlotte and the story behind her, a vial, pearls, glass glitter, vintage and new findings.

All you need to bring is: Jewelry pliers: flat nose, chain nose, small and large round nose. Wire cutters. Please do not bring pliers with teeth. Bring your soldering iron and equipment if you have it.

Please note that Robin will patina all wire before class. Directions will be given on how to do this at home along with general class notes. It is helpful to have some knowledge in wire wrapping and soldering for this class. You may contact Robin if you have questions. [ 310-787-8704, or
akasha@shadesofakasha.com ]

All class fees are prepaid. Kit fees are paid directly to the artist. 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, check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help! Details on the class blog at www.gildingthelilyclasses.blogspot.com.