Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

December 25, 2008

Love is in the air...

Amour Bracelet ~ Vintage Styled French Souvenir Bracelet
Sunday January 18, 2009 11:00a~3:00p $60.00 All Supplies Included
Nancy Jamar, designer/instructor

I've always had a fondness for the old french souvenir bracelets, and have several in my collection; one from Lourdes, several from Paris, but I have a particular love for the old mother of pearl and filigree bracelets. It has been my intent for a few years now to recreate these bracelets, and that being said, I have been on the hunt for the components I would need...

Mission accomplished! Even though I was beginning to despair of ever assembling all the things I needed, it finally did come together, for the first time in this lovely little French "Amour" bracelet. Composed of antique mother of pearl buttons, filigrees, rings, and stamped brass letters spelling out "love" in French, the bracelet is finished with a fob of brass hearts, one a locket, and another a vintage casting layered on an oval mother of pearl cabochon. A little mother of pearl bead carved as a rose links them. Each letter is separated by a beautiful faceted mother of pearl rondelle....

Class will be held Sunday, January 18, from 11:00~3:00. Cost is $60, and everything is included...just bring yourself, and tools if you have them. This bracelet will also be available as a kit ($45.00) for those of you who live outside the area. All cold connection techniques, with vintage styling and authenticity. Check in for new updates on the class blog, photos, and more, coming soon and call to reserve your kits...for the time being, they will be limited to supplies on hand.

A Bientot! Nancy


a-bohemian-market said...

Hi Nancy:
WOW!!! You did the bomb on recreating in beautiful on the French bracelet!!!
I am so sad I am not in Orange County right now : ( I miss coming by The Gilded Lily and seeing you and all of your vintage items.
I hope to be back after the first of this coming New Year.
I am still on for the March class!!!
Take soft steps.
This is my new blog and I am still figuring it out : )

dede warren said...

I'm so glad we can all make these great bracelets now, I've wanted one for so long!!!

Maija said...

I'll be keeping my eyes open for the kit!
I'll be in LA for a few days before and after January 10th, so I hope I get to see you!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

so where is that Russian girl?? lol. LOVE this, so beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful holiday, celebrating with all those you love. I KNOW you had a great Christmas Dinner.:)
xo Lidy

robin dudley-howes said...

This is exquisite Nancy. I'll be talking to you soon on the upcoming schedual. Just got back from San Diego...