Monday, October 30

"When Two Hearts Meet" ~ a Two Day Workshop

“When Two Hearts Meet” 
by Debby Anderson
 ~ a Two Day Workshop ~ 
Hosted by Laurie LeBlanc in her beautiful home in Julian, California

 “Soulful Hearts” 
Saturday, December 16th, 9:30am to 5pm
“Embraced By Love” 
Sunday, December 17th, 9:30am to 5pm 
 2-day workshop price: $245.00 (click on the Button on the left)

“Soulful Hearts” 
 Day One: Saturday, December 16, 2017
 9:30am to 5pm 
(Lunch at Noon)

Soulful Hearts; the beginning of a beautiful and inspiring artful journey shared in artistic bliss!

 “A beautiful heart & a beautiful soul” comes from within…

 Day 1 of the 2 day workshop, you will create 2 pendants to design (or, take home your second heart to design in your studio). I will supply enough hand-dyed velvet to create both pendants ~ each student will design beautiful hearts in their own individual style aesthetic using embellishments from their own stash.
In the second phase of the workshop, you will design a “convertible” style necklace while stringing/crimping sections of *crystals, beads, gemstone beads, spacers, etc. together. Your necklace and pendants will be interchangeable while using a unique bail and connector design.
*Note: Students will supply their own bead selection to string.

 “Soulful Hearts” Student Class Kit: Hearts: a pre-made sculpted clay heart with unique bail, additional air dry clay to create another heart with unique bail. Use of a mould. I will bring spiritual imagery to share, antiquing medium, acrylic paints, Pan Pastel Fluid Chalk to add color and depth, bronze filigree stamping, and hand-dyed velvet (enough for two hearts).

~ ~ ~ ~ ~  AND ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

“Embraced by Love” 
Day Two: Sunday, December 17, 2017

9:30am to 5pm 
(Lunch at Noon)

“Embraced by Love” truly comes from my heart, and I can’t wait to share and inspire your artistic sensibilities. After spending the last 4 years creating, designing, and perfecting my reproduction Meerschaums I am thrilled to be instructing and sharing them in a workshop for the first time! I will be sharing my original Moulds made from two antique Meerschaums of the Madonna, and/or a Mould of a detailed Cherub Angel. These are cast in air dry clay. I will lovingly pre-make a pendant using a unique bail for each of you to design and create with. *You will also create and cast another pendant to design later ~ TWO Reproduction Pendants!! What makes my reproductions unique are the many artistic layers applied, design style, and finishing techniques that are recognized in my artistic aesthetic ~ while giving that “old world” & “time worn” look and maintaining the feel and look of a beautiful original antique. At the end of this two day workshop, you will have created 2 to 4 pendants that are interchangeable allowing you to wear the unique necklace you created with a bail connector configured in the design process. *Note: Air dry clay can take 12 to 24 hours to completely cure.

  “Embraced by Love” Student Class Kit: A pre-made reproduction pendant in clay with unique bail, use of Mould(s), Air dry clay, antiquing medium, acrylic paints, Pan Pastel Fluid Chalk. A small selection from my vintage beaded Sari Silk Trims.

Students Supply List for the two-day workshop including “Soulful Hearts” & “Embraced by Love”: 

1.  Fabric-Tac
2.    2-3 assorted small paint brushes (avoid cheaper brushes that shed)
3. E6000 Glue
4. Fabric Scissors Needle & Thread
5. Lace, beaded trims, Tulle, velvets, vintage fabrics, etc.
6. *Suggested: Buttons, Vintage Gems, small open rhinestone pin, or a large rhinestone earring with center stone missing ~ (for small image), small pearls, seed beads, small rhinestone chain, rhinestone necklace/bracelet (destash),small found objects, rosary chain, fleur de lis charms, crosses, Spiritual medals

7. Jewelry Pliers; Round, Chain, Flat Nose Pliers & small wire cutters.
8. A selection of crystals, beads, spacers, rhinestone rondelles, large chain links, etc. (I used approx.“75” on the necklace proto-types)
9.  Additional beads, briolette-style crystal/beads for dangles (optional)

10.  **Eurotool XTL-5100 Pocket Crimper Smallest Crimping Pliers, 2mm/ 3mm (my favorite), or your own crimping tool.

11.  **Beadalon 100-Feet 7-Strand Stainless Steel Bead Stringing Wire, 0.018-Inch ~ Amazon, Michaels, Hobby Lobby

12.   **3mm Column Brass Tube Crimp Beads, Cadmium Free & Lead Free & Nickel Free (Amazon)

13. **3mm Iron Crimp Beads Covers, Antique Bronze & Red Copper & Black & Silver & Golden & Platinum (Amazon)

14. **Brass Wire Guardian Wire Protector 5x4x1mm (Amazon)

*Note: Students to supply all vintage embellishments.

**Note: For search on Amazon… Copy & Paste Item.

Class Information/Details can be found at Debby’s Blog: or

Debby’s FaceBook Page:

**Deadline to Register for the Workshop: Saturday, December 9, 2017 (Limited Space)

For more Workshop information contact Debby at

For more information about Workshop location contact Laurie at

Here are a few images of Laurie's beautiful Log Cabin!! 

I hope you can join Laurie and I for this beautiful 2 day workshop!!!


2 comments: said...

The content of your blog is exactly what I needed, I like your blog, I sincerely hope that your blog a rapid increase in traffic density, which help promote your blog and we hope that your blog is being updated.

Rose Gold Engagement Ring

benilhalk said...

This sounds so cool. Wish I had been a part of it. I’m attending a workshop on sculpting in a meeting space San Francisco has. A good friend of mine, who is also a great sculpting artist, is coming to town and he’s organizing this workshop. I’ll try to learn as much as I can.