Monday

Gypsy Junk Jewelry

Designer and Instructor~Lisa Guerin
New Class Time
Saturday, August 15, 2009 1:00p-5:00p 
Workshop Fee: $75.00

Come explore the endless possibilities of Gypsy Junk Jewelry with Somerset Studio Director’s Circle Artist Lisa Guerin. This unique style of jewelry design combines art stamps, shrink film and lots of little bits of junk, of course! 


In this class you will create one of a kind treasures and discover many delights along the way. Lisa will teach you the tricks and techniques of working with shrink film, create findings and extra pieces, while making lots of gypsy trinkets. You will design and create your own jewelry pieces. Finally everyone will create a display board for their gypsy junk jewelry. Students are encouraged to bring any kind of jewelry bits, single earrings, broken pieces, charms, buttons, and other junk to incorporate into their designs.

Materials List:
VersaCraft Black Pigment Ink Pad
ScissorsExacto Knife
Cutting Mat
Color Chalks (Lisa will bring some to share)
Hole Punch for standard eyelets (3/16)
Heat Gun and Mat (If you have them, but Lisa will bring some to share)
Jewelry Pliers
Glue / Adhesive for paper  

You will receive a class kit that contains shrink film, everyday item tools, a ball chain plus lots of junk bits, jewelry findings & other cool stuff. Lisa will bring her art stamps and other fun things to share. You can visit Lisa’s blog at lisaguerin-artblog.blogspot.com

All class fees are prepaid. 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, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Tuesday

Soiree de Jardin Apron

Soiree de Jardin Apron

Designer and Instructor~Holly Stinnett
Saturday, August 22, 2009 11:00a-4:00p
Workshop fee: $85.00 

 

The simplest of silhouettes and very minimal sewing is the secret to this showpiece!  With zero measuring and no need for a pattern, even those who have only sewn a button will be developing like real designers!  Holly will show you her fun and easy steps to creating your one-of-a-kind fashion couture apron that is sure to be a show stopper. She'll share special techniques on fraying fabric, making vintage-like yoyos and fabric flowers, creating leaves out of vintage dotted Swiss fabric and fashioning ribbon borders.

 

You will receive a beautiful kit consisting of pre-cut coordinating fabric and floral hanky, beautiful vintage and new hand selected decorative buttons for embellishing,  gorgeous eyelet ruffle, vintage ribbon, lace, crochet  appliqu├ęs and a beautiful brooch to add sparkle. Each kit will be slightly different so no two designs will end up the same, allowing each artist to discover her own inner-designer and walk away with a true original!

 

*Please note that the apron sashes will be pre-sewn and Holly will be available to help sew the actual body of the apron if needed.  This will allow more time for creative embellishing and “play time!”  Flower, yoyo and leaf shapes will also be precut.  I’ll also have extra fabric available to add different colors/patterns if you so choose.

 

Supply List:

(Holly will have these supplies on hand as well)

Needle and threads in white or cream and various cheery colors

Fabric scissors

Tiny embroidery scissors for easy snipping

Favorite buttons or beads if you want to incorporate your own special elements

Don’t forget your readers if you wear them!


All class fees are prepaid. 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, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!