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.

March 07, 2009

New Classes with Christine Rose Elle!

French Florettes with Dollybelle!

Beaded French Flower Workshop
Friday Evening, March 13, 2009 5:00p~9:00p
Christine Rose Elle, Designer and Instructor
Workshop Fee: $65 (or $115 if combined with the Manon Dore Nest)

Learn the centuries old art of French beaded flowers, which date to as early as the 1500s! Under Christine's skilled tutelage, you'll learn all the techniques you need to start creating your own dazzling floral compositions with wire and seed beads.

Create flowers, leaves and buds using the techniques learned in this class, and fashion your components into a wonderful French beaded brooch, or use them to adorn a mixed media art composition, as Christine does in her shadowboxes (shown below).

Friday evening's class may be continued with Saturday's Manon Dore Nest for a combined workshop fee of $115 for both days. Samples for both classes are on display in the store.

All supplies are included in kit fee:
• beads • wire • beading mat • floral tape • bead cups • clippers

Please bring:
• pair of small jewelry pliers

Manon Dore French Nest

French Beaded Flower Composition
and Mixed Media Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 11:00a~3:00p
Christine Rose Elle, Designer and Instructor
Workshop Fee: $65.00 (or $115 for two classes; French Florettes and Manon Dore Nest)

Create this lovely mixed media composition centered around the art of French beaded florettes. The traditional art of wired beaded florals originated in France, and is transformed here under the artful hands of Christine Rose Elle of Dollybelle Atelier into this charming tableau.

Create your own homage to Mistress Spring! Call her in with Gilded nest and Beaded Florette!
Learn french flower beading techniques and make this tinsel nest birdies and all! Kit fee is included and contains:

• paper mache' egg half • birds • tinsel • trims and papers • faux flowers (if you do not take the Florette class)

If you have the following please bring:
• needle and thread • Modge Podge • yukky brush for glue • scissors
• any ribbons, trims, thin paper you might want to personalize your project with

• Christine will provide glue guns and other various supplies!

Students wishing to take both Christine's Friday evening class in French Florettes and continue Saturday with the Manon Dore Nest may register at the reduced rate of $115 for both classes.

All classes are prepaid.
Call the shop at 714-680-8893 or the cel number at 714-349-2069 to reserve your place in class. You may reserve your place in person at the store by check, check, cash or credit card, or via phone by credit card or paypal. Call us if you need assistance.


Lana said...

How exquisite! I'm sure the classes will be such a wonderful experience! said...

Nancy, I love your blog! I can't make it to your store as often as I use to, so your blog gives me a little taste of Gilding. Thank You for encouraging me to start my blog last August. I just started posting tis last week and I wrote a little something about Buttercup Cottage.