It is official my friends, registration will open today at 3:00 PM for Spellbound - the amazing event put together by the lovely Shea and Debbie of A Gilded Life. To say I am a little excited would be a grand understatement.The event is not only being held at one of my favorite hotels - the Langhman Huntington Hotel but it truly is an event that brings together a plethora of talent, beauty and moments that will be packed full of inspiration and charm. So excited for this for November, I've listed all of my class info below - cannot wait to share this experience with all of you!
All Photography by Martha Schuster
Tale of Beauty
Luscious pools of metal take on the appearance of mercury glass when placed into a silver bezel; creating layers of beauty that entice the viewer to take a closer look at this magical creation. Our centerpiece is only sweetened with the addition of rhinestones and buttons that we will adorn with a dollop of resin, creating a masterpiece forever encased in what becomes faux glass.
In class we will be using soldering techniques in ways you never dreamed. A dollop here and a placement there creates a tale of whimsy and beauty! I will walk you through not only my methods of creating with solder and ICE Resin but also the creation of chain and my method of wire wrapping and adornment. This piece is sure to walk with you through all of your days adding a wee bit more beauty and joy.
Charming- Fairy Tale Necklace
Inspired by beloved Fairy Tales I found I was moved to create a piece that not only weaves together the stories told through the years but also brings these tales into the present. There is something magical and alluring that draws one to look closer when both rhinestones and resin come together. Join me as we create this perfectly magical focal point that will be the centerpiece for our Fairy Tale Necklace, created with wire wrapped pearls, crystals and charms. Stacked rhinestones cocoon a charm-filled bezel that is then filled with resin and sprinkled with a wee bit of sterling silver glass glitter. Beloved charms, hand-dyed ribbon and lace complete the piece.
In class you will create your own charm and necklace, as well as learn my no-fail methods for using resin, wrapping wire and placing rhinestones. You’ll leave class not only with a working understanding of using Jeweler’s Resin but a beautiful piece of art that will be sure to catch everyone’s eye.