I will be teaching in Tustin, California ~ September 13th & 14th at Michelle Huritt new awesome venue ~ Vintage Bloom Art Studio! I can't wait to share my Gilded Relics ~ A Stitch in Time Workshop in Southern California! Registration is still open and there are some spots available. Email Michelle at McHurtt@aol.com, and/or me... email@example.com
I am so excited to be teaching another version of Gilded Relics Workshop! Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Auburn, California!
GILDED RELICS BY DEBBY ANDERSON
ROMANCING THE BLING
Gilded Relics by Debby Anderson
Date: June 28, 2014
With romantic and spiritual inspiration, we will create pendants and charms in various sizes using multiple materials. I will share my
detailed gilded and finishing techniques while soldering a French chandelier crystal. You will learn how to securely attach vintage rhinestone embellishments and found objects from your favorite collection. We will seal spiritual images of the Madonna, or you may choose to bring your own vintage image(s) or reproduction of favorite family members, or a theme... in Ice Resin. We will apply a dark patina to bring out a vintage "old world" effect to the gilding. I will teach you how to shape, forge, work-harden, distress and manipulate heavy gauge wire to make pendants and charms of varied sizes and dimension... and yes, we will gild and embellish them.
~ includes class kit
These beauties are so much fun to make!!!
There are a few spaces open if you would like further details. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your questions to Kathy, the hostess!
Did you know you can wear your jammies while attending the online class offerings at Artful Gathering 2014!!! Online videos can be viewed 24/7... with NO time-zone delays... and unlimited viewing for 6 weeks? Yes, it is TRUE!
I am incredibly excited to be offering my first online class "Romancing the Past"by Debby Anderson ~ Session One: June 6th to July 17th .
We are having a treasure hunt and it is really simple to play along. It is described in the box just here below. Find the secret Big Red Square somewhere on my blog to get your secret word! It is a red block, on my side bar, that has a crown in it!
Then go to www.artfulgathering.com to read all about the rules and prizes.
Most of we artists have donated really wonderful prizes for you to win. There is a bit of everything!
Here is my contribution from the Romancing the Bling Studio ~
My niece Candace came for a short visit last Thursday and Friday ~ I received word that my product line had arrived and was stocked at the Emeryville, CA Michael's Store...off we went ~ Candace, my brother Marty and I. It was an amazing experience to see Vintage Romance in the store! I hope you enjoy the photo's below of moi and my gorgeous niece, while shopping the Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson product line!
Time for Check-Out with coupon in hand!
Thank you Candace and Marty for sharing in the experience with me! I love you both very much!!!
Courage...I needed courage over the past 1 1/2 years to design a product line for Michael's Stores. There were times during the process that I questioned if I could really do this...am I really good enough? I was blessed to have such great support from family and close friends who had faith in me when I wasn't so sure... It's been said to me this past week... "Who does this"? This girl! Yes, this girl...I did it!!!
Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson will be sold exclusively through Michael's Stores. The product will be sold in 950 of the 1100+ stores in the US and Canada. Available September 6th ~ please note it may take up to a week for all designated Michael's Stores to have Vintage Romance in place. There are times in life that we need courage... Yesterday, I created a triple wrap bracelet using a mix of Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson product, leather, rivets and gorgeous faceted crystals and Jasper.
Here is the Product I used to create the triple wrap bracelet...
Courage ~ Triple Wrap Bracelet Project
I chose to work with the Courage component ...using my bracelet shaping pliers or you can use flat nose pliers... I gently bent, manipulated and shaped the component to fit the top of your wrist. Be very careful when applying pressure to the top of the component as the metal is less thick.
Detach the leather suede lace from the oval chain. Set aside.
I attached a piece of leather using rivets...loop one side through the top of the word component...fold over a 1/2 inch and set a rivet. On the opposite side I looped the leather through the oval chain. After securing with a rivet, snip the second chain link and remove...leaving the link of the oval chain (link should be in a horizontal placement...see last image below).
You can also use a strip of lace and hand sew the folded area.
(cut leather, or lace...1/2" across x 4 1/2" before folding ends).
The length of the Word Component with the leather should measure approx. 4 1/2 inches long.
For the bottom of the component...just under the last letter ~ I used a center punch to make a small divot impression. Using your drill and a wood block...slowly make a small hole. Add a jump ring and attach a second jump ring to attach beaded chain.
Assemble crystals and beads...you may need to add more, or less depending on the size of your wrist, etc. Attach to the bottom of the component with the jump ring. Measuring at 11 1/2 inches long.
Attach the Oval Chain to the other end of crystal/bead assemblage using a jump ring. Measure 6 inches of oval chain and snip the leftover (use in another project). Attach the lobster style clasp removed from the Vintage Romance leather chain product.
Wrap around your wrist three times and adjust where necessary for the tight, or loose fit you may want.
I wear approx. 7 1/2 inch bracelet...measurements are for this length.
I hope you love this bracelet as much as I do! :)
Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson will be appearing in Michael's Stores starting tomorrow ~ Friday, September 6th!
The past year and a half has been a very rewarding experience for me as a jewelry designer ~ creating Vintage Romance with the help of Horizon Group USA (manufacturer) was quite an undertaking and journey that allowed me to grow as an artist and person! Vintage Romance will be in Michael's Stores (950 of 1100 ~ US and Canada) on September 6th. I am told it may take approximately a week for all designated stores to have the products in place. I hope you enjoy working with my new line ~ visit my blog for updates ~ more designs and how to's (instruction) to be posted regularly. If you have questions regarding Vintage Romance by Debby Anderson, please email me:
Thank you for joining me in my little celebration! Deb xoxo
Wow, the week has been super busy...and I am looking forward to the weekend.
Here are a few designs from the studio ~
Although this Gilded Madonna Assemblage Wrap Necklace (3rd in the collection) has Sold...I wanted to share her with you.
Thank you Karen for purchasing her!
I adore her and the assembled mix of Aquamarine, Chalcedony, Agate, AB Labradorite, Laramar, Opaline, colorful crystals, vintage rhinestone connectors, vintage rosary chain all hand wrapped with an elegant casted bronze hook front closure.
Another design in the Gilded Collection ~
I love these yummy colors...
they remind me of Fall, which is just around the corner ~
A last design shared is a piece that has been on the workbench for a few months. I loved working with SKL's Iced Enamel in the Raspberry with a touch of Mica Raspberry Flakes and a sprinkling of her Copper Glitter.
Remember to come back on Sunday, September 1st as I will be sharing my exciting news ~ Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend! Deb xoxo
Welcome to my blog...my name is Debby ~ and I am the designer of Romancing the Bling, I am also a licensed jewelry designer for my product line Vintage Romance ~ sold exclusively at Michael's Stores.
As a self taught jewelry artist ~ I am blessed to design from my home studio in San Francisco, CA.
Influences of the Renaissance through the Deco Era are represented in my use of religious iconography, whimsical French collages and period bling in my designs.
My Bridal line for RTB has been featured on the Today Show and I have had designs published in Jewelry Affaire Magazine.
I teach in workshops in the SF Bay Area and within the US. Online Class Instruction will be offered in the near future.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy my designs! xoxo