Handel remains not only one of my most beloved composers but an inspiration. As many of you know I am quite inspired by music from a time long past. It is hard for me to put into words the ideas that well within me when I hear certain works. My mind generally wanders, perhaps a hum escapes my lips and while I am generally unaware of the humming I am fully engaged in what I am hearing and experiencing.
Whilst creating a class sample an aria from Handels Tolomeo flowed through the room and while this aria is lovely in itself what makes it more so is the inclusion of it in the movie Emma. Immediately the words connected with the images I was using and a story was born. While the tale that I have woven will remain quiet until another day I had to share with you the sweet words that introduce us to this enchanting piece.
Did you not hear My Lady
Go down the garden singing
Blackbird and thrush were silent
To hear the alleys ringing...
Aria from Handel Tolomeo
I hope you too have been as inspired as I was. Without further ado I share with you the details of my class which will be held in Historic Jacksonville, Oregon. I am so thrilled to not only have the opportunity to teach a handful of miles from home but to do so in a city that is near and dear to my heart. Sue of the Trolley Stop has graciously opened her studio space to me for two weekends in July; to say I am excited is an understatement I hope you'll save the date and join me for a plethora of learning, fun and delight.
My Lady – Necklace Workshop
July 7th and July 14th 1:00 – 4:00
Delectable crushed velvet, antique buttons, a bit of tattered lace and an array of French knots become the perfect embellishment to a divine centerpiece composed of resin filled bezels, pearls and antique findings.
Join me for an amazing two days of jewelry creation. I will guide you through the techniques needed to create an artistic composition within a bezel; we will then bring your piece to life by adding a dollop of resin, which will forever encase your creation in faux glass. In class I’ll teach you my no fail wire wrapping technique as well as the processes I use to create unique clasps, jump rings and altering found objects.
Items Supplied for You
Images and Text
Closed Jump Rings
Tools to Borrow During Class
A vintage or antique brooch or pin this will serve as the bale to your centerpiece
Jewelry Tools if you have them such as round nose pliers, wire cutters, flat nose pliers
Silicone Craft or Baking Sheet (reserved for crafting only)
Please feel free to bring any items you wish to incorporate into your piece such as trim, ribbon, buttons, pearls, antique findings photos (sized down to fit within a ¾” diameter). I will have images and text available for you to use as well.
Extra kits will be available in class for $25 and please remember Sue has put together an amazing collection of treasures within the walls of the Trolley Stop, so plan on doing a little shopping I have no doubt the perfect something to add your piece will be found!
To reserve your space please call 541-702-2212