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.

January 12, 2011

Welcomed back...

Well, the time off was wonderful, as well as the time spent ripping into the shop and putting it back together again. Nathalie's ideas for revamping different areas and making small tweaks resulted in eeking a little bit more space, and we had fun moving things around, including the big ribbon wall...

...what an undertaking that turned out to be! Hundreds and hundreds of bolts of ribbon taken down, re-wound and pinned and put back up again, and space all around it now with a lovely antique table in front for stacks of jacquards and special ribbons, with baskets tucked underneath for lace and such.

I also had fun unwrapping some wonderful finds for creating, including a shipment that included these vintage heart-shaped filigree drops, which will be making their debut as part of our of our first Make&Take of 2011...

These coeur couronnes, or "crowned hearts," are combined in this design with vintage Miriam Haskell baroque pearls, Ethiopian silver filigree beads, and tumbled amber nuggets. We'll be doing a little metal aging, wire wrapping and cold connecting for this project. I love the references of purity and innocence for pearls, and sanctification for amber in this design. Stay tuned for an email about this next week, and if you're not on our list, email us at to join!

And while I'm at it, I guess the big news for this year is the transition of classes to our location on Brookdale Place in old Fullerton. We'll be holding classes there so we are not quite so limited on size, and also decided to combine our Make&Take evenings with Open Studio and hold them at the house as well. We're looking forward to it, and Dede will open our season of classes there this weekend with a soldered bezel workshop.

We're off and running! Happy New Year!

1 comment:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love ribbon, your shop looks wonderful. Wish I lived nearby because I would be signing up for those classes.