Monday, January 6, 2014

Romancing the Bling Guilded Class with Debby Anderson, here in Sacramento!

I am so excited, I can't stand it!   I will be hosting the one and only Debby Anderson of "Romancing the Bling"  here in my humble studio!  I have been a huge fan of hers for quite a while.  I had been following (cyber-stalking) for a while on Pinterest, and last year, I had a wonderful opportunity to take a class with her.

In addition to her being, mad talented, she is also a wonderful sweet soul, and I am so happy for all the success that is coming her way.  Recently, her jewelry line has been picked up by Michaels!  How awesome is that?

Between her busy schedule and mine,, we finally were able to hammer out a date, where she has agreed to come to Sacramento to show 10 of us how to make one of her beautiful pieces.  I am in love with her aesthetic, as well as all of the techniques she is willing to share.

This is the piece we will be making in her class.


Here are the class details:
Class Description:

With romantic inspiration...we will create a beautiful soldered pendant with a handmade ornate crown necklace. Using an iconic image of the Madonna, a reproduction vintage French document, textural elements,  chalks, crayons and antiquing methods we will make our assemblage image.  I will share my popular dimensional Gilded techniques ~ applying them to our heart pendants, and created embellished crowns.  You will learn how to securely attach vintage rhinestone embellishments, and/or found objects,.. (provided by you).   Chain, crystals, beads, connector(s) will be used  to assemble the necklace.

~ Each student necklace will be unique and one of a kind.  

Class Kit provided:

Images and textural materials, Heart Glass, Black Backed Copper Foil,  Rubber Stamp for Gilding, Patina, Metal Sand Paper and 0000 Steel Wool, Crown material, Stamping, Wire,  Chain, Crystals and Beads.

Please note:  Rhinestone embellishments and Found Objects to be provided by Students.

Materials to Bring:

Mod Podge (glue), German Glass Glitter, Color Chalks, Crayons, Gilders Paste, Walnut Ink, etc. for color and aging your image and textural elements
(please note:  I will bring what I have to share…if you prefer not to wait, please bring your own :)
Jewelry Tools: 
Round Nose, Flat Nose, Chain Nose, Flush Cutters (if you do not have these they can be purchased as a set at Michael's, or JoAnn Fabrics, etc.)

Soldering Iron and materials: 
If you need to purchase...*online link below, or if you have a stained glass shop in your town they may carry the iron, paste flux, lead free silver usually a higher cost.

Please do not bring/use battery operated irons as they do not heat enough for this project. Thx.

Lead-Free Solder (*online, plumbing dept @ Lowes, or Home Depot)
Paste Flux (*online, Lowes, Home Depot)
Magnesia Block, or Charcoal Block, or Brick ~ (*online, Lowes, Home Depot) 
Stampings, Rhinestone Earrings, small pins, etc, Found Objects
----pls note: try to avoid using anything with "pot metal" as there is a risk of it melting when using the iron.
*Online Sources, if needed:

For students that need to purchase a soldering iron, paste flux, lead free silver may want to consider ordering a complete kit from Glass Supplies on Etsy
1. Soldering Iron ( I use this one)

Also, I like to use the interchangeable smaller iron tip (optional):
2. Lead-Free Solder:
3. Paste Flux:
~ Flux Brush
4. Novacan Patina (I will be bringing for use ~ only if you want your own):
5. **Fire Brick:
**A good one:

The class cost is only 147.00 per person, and I have limited space for 10.
Class will start at 10:00 am, and run to 3 0r 4pm.
I will also provide essential snackage. :-)
A Pay Pal button is on the right of my blog, and address and more details will be provided upon receipt of payment.

This will be a class to remember!

See you soon!



Romancing The Bling said...

Hi Yoli! I am so excited and honored to be invited to teach and share in your lovely home ~ thank you again for asking me! :)

We are going to have an awesome time … I can't wait to share my Gilded techniques that have been so well received.

Thank you so much for your sweet words…I am truly humbled :)


Romancing The Bling said...

Hi Yoli! I am so incredibly excited to have been asked to teach in your lovely home!
We are going to have an awesome time…I can't wait to share and teach my popular gilded techniques!
Thank you so much for your kind words and I am looking forward to seeing you again


Anonymous said...

Any chance of ever coming to Las Vegas for a class (Or Los Angeles)? I am a flight attendant and can travel, however I took a temporary assignment for the month of February and will be unable to get away..
Hope to see more of you out in the seminar/teaching world soon!

Lisa Sherman said...

Love this beautiful pendant.