Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Christmas In July......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


"Christmas In July"
Workshop

 Join us in the beautiful mountains of
Julian, Ca.

Saturday July 19Th '2014
10am~6pm


Workshop will be held in Laurie LeBlanc's Magical Log Home,
nestled in the beautiful mountains of Julian, Ca.

Get a head start on your Holiday Shopping,
in the fabulous Handmade~Vintage Boutique
by Blue Barn Essentials!!




We'll be creating these magical
Crowns, Cones & Paper Dolls

Crowns "Life Size"  measuring 8"x3"
Cones are 13.75" & 7"

Create as many Vintage Chipboard Paper Dolls as you like!

Create 2 Crowns!!
Create 2 Christmas Cones!!


Everyone will recieve enough materials to create;
2 Crowns
2 Cones
Multiple Paper Doll Sheets
1 Shaker of German Glass Glitter
1 Shaker of Vintage Mica Flakes


Supplies Provided

1.) 2 Crown Bases
2.) 2 Cones   Lg & Sm
3.) 1 Shaker German Glass Glitter
4.) 1 Shaker Vintage Mica Flakes
5.) Multiple Paper Doll Chipboard~Sheets
6.) All Wire Needed
7.) Glass Crystal Beads
8.) Assorted Pearls
10.) New, Rhinestone Embellishments
 (old embellishments shown on Sample pieces are not included)
11.) Assorted Ribbon
12.) White~Ivory Buttons
13.) Acrylic Paint (white & Black)
14.) Martha Stewart Glitter
15.) Brass Bells
16.) Bottle Brush Trees




Needed Supplies

1.) Your Own Vintage, Broken Rhinestone Embellishments
2.) New "Exacto~Knife"
3.) Apron
4.) E-6000 Glue ( Clear )


A Delicious Lunch, Desserts and Beverages are included.


PLEASE CHOOSE
 
MAIL ORDER  or  JULIAN WORKSHOP
BELOW


Mail Order Kit also available
$149
(Instructions NOT included)
Ships out July 22nd '2014





Julian Workshop
$159

Monday, April 21, 2014

Benicia, Ca. Workshops....

"Dream Banner"
&
"Crown Pillow"
Workshops
Benicia, Ca
 
 
 
 
 
"DREAM"
 Banner
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please join us
Saturday
July 11Th '2014
 
at
in beautiful Benicia, Ca.
11:00am ~ 5:00pm
 
We'll be creating this beautiful
"DREAM"
Banner
 
 
Don't know how to Solder?
Thats okay, you'll have the option of learning a Non~Soldering Technique,
but, if you do have Soldering skills,
Please feel free to bring your Soldering Iron,
and the Solder and Copper Tape will be provided.
 
Everything you'll need to create this Banner will be provided for you.
 
*Ten pieces of 3"x4" Beveled Glass
*Five pieces of Printed Linen
*Tinned Tape (for Non~Soldered Technique) or Copper Tape & Solder
*Brass Chain
*All Victorian Brass Components
*All Swarovski Rhinestones
*Vintage Style Seam Binding Ribbon
*Novacon Blackening Patina
*Custom~Personalized Handmade, Linen Apron
 
 
 Needed Materials:
*Soldering Iron (For those who wish to solder their banner)
 
Custom Banner Lettering Available:
Please Contact me if you'd prefer your Banner to spell something other than "DREAM".
Limited to Five Letters.
Additional Letter~Glass Banner Pieces; $20 each
 
We will take a break for Lunch at midday.
Please feel free to bring your lunch, or we can order in.
 
$159
SOLD OUT
All Sales Final.
Transferable to family or friend


Additional Letters~Glass Banner Pies

"Crown Pillow"
Inspired by Downton Abby
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Each individual will recieve a handmade, Burlap Pillow Sham,
with a Large Crown Applique in Raw Silk,
ready to Embellish.
Measuring: 20" x 36"
(Fits a Standard King Size Pillow)
 
You'll recieve a a beautiful collection of Rhinestone Pieces, Edwardisn Linen Prints,
Beaded Bridal Lace, Silk Velvets, Ribbon, Rhinestone Buttons,
a Large Antique Chandelier Crystal, Pearls, Vintage Buttons,
Handmade Edwardian, Crocheted Lace Piece,
A Miniature Victorian Frame,
and more.
 
"Crown Collage Pillow"
Workshop
 
Sunday
July 12Th '2014
10am ~ 5pm
 
at
Benicia, Ca.
 
Come celebrate our love for
Downton Abbey! 
 
We'll be creating this beautiful Crown Collage Pillow Sham.
In addition to the collection of goodies included in this workshop cost,
everyone will have access to my large collection of lace, buttons, fabric & ribbon.
The possibilities are endless!
Bring any vintage jewelry, trinkets, etc... from home, to create a crown collage all your own.
 
Each individual will recieve a Completed, Handmade, Burlap Pillow Sham.
I will applique a large Silk Crown, as the foundation for your collage.
I have finished sham edges with a Silk, Bamboo Yarn.
Sham ties closed at both ends. 
 
Finished Pillow Sham is large, measuring: 20" x 36"
(Fits a Standard King Size Pillow)
 
Please Note:
No two crowns collages can be alike. I used some of my own vintage jewelry
to create sample shown.
There are no rules, your crown is only limited to your imagination!
 
Knowledge of simple slip stitching and button sewing is neccessary.
 
Supplies Provided:
*Pre~Made, Burlap & Silk Pillow Sham
*Collection of Rhinestone buttons, rhrinestone crown brooch, pearls, buttons,religious metal,
Edwardian linen images, ribbon, frame and so much more.
* Thread & Needles
*Access & Use of my large, personal collection of fabrics, buttons and ribbons.
*Pin Cushion
 
Needed Supplies:
* Any extra Vintage jewelry, ribbons, button s, etc... from home ( if desired)
 
Pillow Color Choice Available:
*Tan Burlap ~ Gold Crown
*Ivory Burlap ~ Pink Crown
Please Click on "Color Choice" at Purchase
 
 
We will take a break for Lunch at midday,
or, we can order in.
 
All sales final.
Space is transferable to family or friend.
 
$159
SOLD OUT
 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Melrose Vintage Workshops......

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Phoenix, AZ
"Crown Pillow"
Workshop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Each individual will recieve a handmade, Burlap Pillow Sham,
with a Large Crown Applique in Raw Silk,
ready to Embellish.
Measuring: 20" x 36"
 
You'll recieve a a beautiful collection of Rhinestone Pieces, Edwardisn Linen Prints,
Beaded Bridal Lace, Silk Velvets, Ribbon, Rhinestone Buttons,
a Large Antique Chandelier Crystal, Pearls, Vintage Buttons,
Handmade Edwardian, Crocheted Lace Piece,
A Miniature Victorian Frame,
and more.
 
"Crown Collage Pillow"
Workshop
 
Sunday
October 12Th '2014
1pm ~ 6pm
 
at
Phoenix, AZ
 
Come celebrate our love for
Downton Abbey! 
 
We'll be creating this beautiful Crown Collage Pillow.
In addition to the collection of goodies included in this workshop cost,
everyone will have access to my large collection of lace, buttons, fabric & ribbon.
The possibilities are endless!
Bring any vintage jewelry, trinkets, etc... from home, to create a crown collage all your own.
 
Each individual will recieve a Completed, Handmade, Burlap Pillow Sham.
I will applique a large Silk Crown, as the foundation for your collage.
I have finished sham edges with a Silk, Bamboo Yarn.
Sham ties closed at both ends. 
 
Finished Pillow Sham is large, measuring: 20" x 36"
 
Please Note:
No two crowns collages can be alike. I used some of my own vintage jewelry
to create sample shown.
There are no rules, your crown is only limited to your imagination!
 
Knowledge of simple slip stitching and button sewing is neccessary.
 
Supplies Provided:
*Pre~Made, Burlap & Silk Pillow Sham
*Collection of Rhinestone buttons, rhrinestone crown brooch, choker, pearls, buttons,religious metal,
Edwardian linen images, ribbon, frame and so much more.
* Thread & Needles
*Access & Use of my large, personal collection of fabrics, buttons and ribbons.
*Pin Cushion
 
Needed Supplies:
* Any extra Vintage jewelry, ribbons, button s, etc... from home ( if desired)
 
All sales final.
Space is transferable to family or friend.
 
$159
  No Longer Available

 
Phoenix, AZ
"French Pails"
Workshop
 
 
 





"French Pails & Magnets"
Workshop
 
Friday, October 10Th '2014
1:00pm ~ 6:00pm
 
in Phoenix, AZ
 
 I've taken the most mundane of cleaning instruments and revamped them into beautiful French Pails that have multiple uses for organizing in the home.
I will take you step by step through the process of transforming galvanized steel buckets into wonderful pieces that will enhance, beautify and help organize your home.
These pieces are perfect for all the rooms in your home, from the kitchen to the office, or even the bathroom. Use the magnets to secure notes to these pails, keeping track of important reminders.
you'll be creating, 12  beautiful magnets, 6 of them using high quality beveled glass and Victorian brass frames. The magnets are large, measuring up to 3".
French Pails measure 6",  9",  & 11" in height
 and are adorned with Victorian brass stampings and feet.
Perfect to be given as gifts!
 
You'll recieve EVERYTHING needed to complete these beautiful pieces.
 
*3 Primed Galvanized Steel Buckets
*All Victorian Brass Components
*Martha Stewart™ Brand Acrylic Paint
*Annie Sloan Wax
*All Pre~Soldered Beveled Glass Images
*All Magnets
 
$159
 No Longer Available
 
 
Phoenix, AZ
"French Roses"
Workshop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"A French Rose"
Chandelier Workshop

Saturday, October 11Th '2014
9:30am ~ 5:30pm

The Fabulous
in Phoenix, AZ


Please join us to create this beautiful,
Three Tier chandelier.
I'll teach you to turn this raw brass, into this chippy, timeworn piece of art,
glistening with dozens of crystals & roses.

Make this Chandelier all your own!
Paint it any color that you desire!
Add your own Vintage jewelry & Findings.
The possibilities are endless!!

Chandelier is Large, a statement in any room!
33" tall
 
Chandelier is on display, instore, at Melrose Vintage.

All Supplies Included, Just show up!
Your Kit includes everything that you'll need to create this beautiful Chandelier.

Supplies provided:
*Handmade, Pre~Soldered & Primed Brass Chandelier
*All Pre~Primed Rose and other Brass
*All Chandelier Crystals
*Red & White Acrylic Paint
*Annie Sloan Wax

(If you'd like your chandelier different colors, please bring Martha Stewart™ Brand Acrylic Paints)


Class with take a Lunch break midday.
Choose from the many wonderful eating establishments nearby, or feel free to bring your lunch.

$285
No Longer Available