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.

February 01, 2009

Upcoming classes...

It's Paris in the springtime at Lily! As promised, we are making a "Paris" bracelet available as a class and kit, and will be setting the date for that class this week. "Amour" bracelets are also back in stock, and we are also offering the words "Bisou" (kiss) and "Bijou" (jewel) at this time. The lovely little French scrolled letters we will use to spell "Paris" are exclusive to Gilding the Lily, and we will try to add more options over time. Amour and Bisou bracelets will feature a sweetheart fob, the Bijou bracelet will have a jeweled dangle, and the Paris bracelet has a fleur de lis fob as shown below.

Also coming up, "Heavy Metal Heirloom," a Victorian- styled festoon necklace with mixed chains, a filigree and button focal, and a spot for you to place a treasured object from your own collection....

And last but not least, "Marie dans le Jardin," a mixed media necklace with wire wrapped crystals and vintage baroque pearls contrasting vintage chain, and culminating in a fob fashioned from vintage ribbon, old brass findings, a portrait of Marie Antoinette under glaze in a prong-set bezel, and a beautiful free form pearl and fleur de lis drop...

This project will have us wire wrapping, cold connecting, doing a little bit of sewing, metal aging and collage, but most of all, having lots of fun creating!

Look for scheduling on these classes in the coming weeks. (For those of you out of the area, limited kits will be available based on availability of components.)

1 comment:

The Pink Bird House said...

Nancy, LOVE this necklace! The pink ribbon is the real sweet icing on this cake!! I wish that I did not live so far away, would LOVE to be at this class and make my own necklace with you at the helm!