Saturday, April 29

2017 Artful Gathering Online Retreat ~ Blog Hop

I'm super excited to be returning for my fourth year teaching for Artful Gathering 2017 this summer!!

I am offering two online classes:

Chatelaine  by Debby Anderson
Session One: June 6 – July 17
Tuition $145

 In the 18th and 19th centuries, women in charge of their estates wore a decorative clip of long chains holding important household items about the waist. These items were things like the key to a pantry where valuable tea, spices and food were kept; a small notebook; sewing items; a magnifying glass; or maybe a watch, nail file, or compass. The earlier waist-hung items were referred to as “equipage”, later evolving to “chatelaine” in the early 1800s. I look forward to sharing these projects as we are inspired by past historical ornate beauties to create our own individualized “Chatelaine” Charm Holder Pendants. Our focal pendant/holder will be created while repurposing beautiful Art Deco Shoe Clips, Dress Clips, and/or Fur Clips, as well as vintage rhinestone Brooches, etc. I will share techniques to tastefully and securely solder embellishments while respecting the historical nature of these beautiful vintage gems! We will shape, manipulate, forge, and work-harden wire and solder to hold your tiny lockets, vintage shoe buttons and gems to just name a few. Part two of “Chatelaine”… we will be working with air dry sculpting clay, molds, paint, antiquing methods, embellishments, gems; lace, seed beads, etc. to create one of a kind miniature Victorian inspired hand charms. Once you create them you will be inspired to design them in so many ways using lots of tiny embellishments. As always... there will be a bonus project that I am sure you will love! This is such a fun and exciting class to let your artistic ideas fly!

~ Optional Add-Ons: DVD version available at close of workshop, at student value price, for students only. 

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Gilded Relics the Series (Encore)
Debby Anderson
Session Two: July 16 – August 26
Tuition $145

Join jewelry designer, artist and instructor Debby Anderson for this beautifully romantic and majestic mixed media jewelry and mixed metal workshop, Gilded Relics: The series. This beloved workshop is jam packed with ideas, techniques, trade secrets and so much more. We are very excited to present it again for second time.
You will find yourself immersed in the many techniques and applications packed into this workshop, but also, woven in and around each project you’ll see the soft feminine charm and grace infused in Debby Anderson’s unique style.

There are a series of three projects that Debby will show you how to create using her gilding techniques.

Madonna and Child: Using a light heat approach, you will create a Chandelier Crystal Pendant with a 52″ bead/crystal double wrap front closure beaded necklace. You will learn how to solder so that your pieces are adorned with beautiful and timeless gilding adding an ornamental and elegant feature to your jewelry. This technique will be taught, and you will learn a variety of techniques that include shaping and work- hardening wire, to create bails, chain links, closures and connectors.

A Stitch in Time: Here you will be creating pendants and charms with the gilded techniques you’ll be learning, and working on smaller and larger pieces. Debby will show you how to ‘stitch’ created components together with a soldering iron. A number of other exciting techniques will also be shared using resin and air dry clay.

Crowns: Small to larger sized crowns will be shared and created using different mediums. You’ll be using Debby’s gilding technique in this third project as well with the addition of embellishments, gems, and ‘found objects.’

~ Optional Add-Ons:
DVD version available at close of workshop, at student value price, for students only.

A blog hop is happening at the Artful Gathering website with $500 worth of prizes to be given away!!  Sign up now and enjoy all the wonderful door prizes ~ 

  1. You must collect all the words
  2. You must e-mail them to us by May 1, 2017
  3. Three winners to be announced on May 7, 2017.

Good Luck everyone!!


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