The word, “sacred” is derived from Old French sacrer, which means to consecrate or dedicate. Each of our hearts holds a unique combination of courage, love, joy and tenderness, which are revealed daily through our actions, words and deeds. Won’t you take this journey with me as we honor or dedicate our hearts to love, romance, bravery and purpose?
I am so looking forward to sharing my love of recreating heart relics and ornate crosses from the past.
Flaming Relic Hearts
I will provide basic soldering iron use instruction.
Using templates you will create two different sizes of flaming hearts in metal; shaping, soldering and securely add embellishments.
I will share my faux Mother of Pearl technique which will be sealed.
You will hammer and forge wire, as well as work with embossed wire.
You will create simple to very ornate crosses while using a soldering iron.
We will be embellishing our crosses using beautiful filigrees, stampings and embellishments to create one of a kind and unique crosses.
I can’t wait to share my love and passion of recreating reproduction pieces from the past!
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.