Join Debby Anderson on an artistic journey into the past where you will be creating a beautiful relic necklace using a variety of materials and objects; some of which may surprise and delight you!
Debby will teach you how to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece that will have special significance and meaning to you. Working with a medley of jewelry techniques, applications, and processes you will learn how to create a focal piece for your necklace using a timeless romantic theme representing the essence of your own unique spiritual or inner self, or you may choose to create a light and whimsical theme.
Adding all special elements together will be an exploration in recreating antiquity because Debby will be teaching you how to add all the important detail work that will make each part of your necklace appear as a precious artifact that might whisper of some small evidence of a time gone by.
In this workshop you will learn:
- How to forge and manipulate wire to create bails, connectors, links, closures, pendants and charms.
- Word stamping
- Wire bead/crystal wrapping
- Using a soldering iron, you will learn how to securely solder created bezels; pendants, charms and connectors with deconstructed embellishments
- Paint, embellish, patina, distress and antiquing methods
- Image transfers, paint, embellish, patina, distress and antiquing methods
- Repurposed findings…how to be inspired to use and embellish
- Create with clay, paints, inclusions, antiquing, embellish
As a very special bonus technique, Debby is going to show you how to make beautiful shimmering beads of your very own so that you can repurpose and remake new beads from old ones, effortlessly and passionately!
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Debby Anderson is a self-taught metal smith, jewelry designer and mixed media artist.
Eight years ago she started her company, “Romancing the Bling” with a focus on unique one-of-a-kind jewelry design. Her work is influenced by various time periods in history ranging from the Renaissance era through the Art Deco period. She has an affinity for incorporating religious icons, whimsical French collage, inspirational quotes and sparkling gems into her work.
Inspired by found objects and vintage jewelry components, her inspiration is found in the discovery of objects found at flea markets, antique shops and rummage sales. These “found” vintage pieces are then re-purposed and given a whole new life, by deconstructing and combining the pieces as well as altering the original finishes to form unique configurations.
All of Debby’s original creations are developed organically without sketches or the use of computer aided design programs, each piece taking on its own identity as she works through each and every step of the design. Her elegant, sophisticated designs are not complete until the back of her work is as pretty as the front! Debby’s product line, Vintage Romance have also been sold in Michaels stores.
Debby’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include Romancing the Past, Gilded Relics: The Series, A Romantic Journey on Canvas, Full of Grace, and Giselle en Pointe. Available now on DVD.
Visit at www.RomancingtheBling.blogspot.com