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. 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.’
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