Friday, August 06, 2010


Hi Everyone and Happy Pink Saturday.

This week I had the opportunity of meeting the super-talented Ms. Heidi Wallingford (Birds of a Feather). We live about 20 minutes from each other and we finally had a chance to meet and play together. I emailed Heidi last week and asked her if she knew anyone in the area that taught soldering classes and she replied that she taught them at her home! How perfect was that. Only 20 minutes from my humble abode and I arrived at Heidi's stunning house and was soldering charms.

Soldered jewelry and charms are definitely "up there" as some of my favorite trinkets to collect these days (so addicting), so I figured it was time for me to see if I enjoyed making them before I purchased all the supplies.

We had so much fun chatting and soldering, playing with pieces of vintage wallpaper, glitter, lace and posies. I made my first two charms. One is very simple, and the second was my first attempt at a 3-D charm. I LOVED SOLDERING and Heidi was a great teacher. I can't wait to purchase my supplies and make some of my very own designs for my themed wreaths.

If you are attending Cassandra's "Marie Antoinette" event in Florida come February, you will be meeting sweet Heidi in person as she will be teaching one of the several classes being taught at this "over-the-top" event.

Heidi was so sweet, so kind, amazingly talented and beautiful human being. I was honored to receive one of her "Original Marie Antoinette" fabric doll kits to take home with me. I've posted a picture of her beautifully packaged kit below. You should see Heidi's completed doll - 2DIE4. You can visit Heidi's Etsy shop and grab one up for your very own. The kit will arrive with everything you need to create a stuffed "Marie" doll with your own special stitching and embellishing style.

Today, I'm also showing off the pink Mermaid cuff bracelet I made for the Mermaid Event in CA and an awesome set of vintage Pink Poodles I snapped up at the Flea Market in LA during the trip. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.


3-D Charm

Teddy wearing my 3-D charm
Vintage wallpaper charm

Heidi's "Marie Antoinette" Fabric Doll kits

Completed Marie Doll ~ How gorgeous is this!

Marie Mermaid Cuff

Mama and Baby Poodles

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Lisa said...

Oh what lovely pinks I really love meeting new friends! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Marydon said...

Oh, golly, what beautiful treasures! And such a lovely model, too.

Have a lovely PINK summer's weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Patricia said...

You have been having all kinds of fun! The charms look like a wonderful project and I can just imagine how pretty they will be on your wreaths. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I love the soldered pieces although I haven't tried it. I keep wondering if I'd be a mess and hurt myself..LOL

I'm glad you had someone so close by and so talented to teach you. I love the soft doll...very cute.

I'd love for you to come over for a visit.

Happy Day,
Stephanie ♥

That shabby Pink Girl said...

How lucky to have a teacher so close to you, I have suffered with trying soldering on my own, I think I finally got it, but I could have used instructions~hands on. Love all your pretty Pinks.
have a happy pink day!

marian elizabeth

Rebecca said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you my talented friend. Your posts are always gorgeous and so very inspiring!

Love to you~

Your Fan, xoRebecca

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh Cathy, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! I so look forward to your Pink Saturday posts each week.

It sounds like you're doing well and having fun creating. So happy to hear that! Love your MA cuff bracelet. Just beautiful!

Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Birds of a Feather said...

Hi Cathy ~

You are too sweet, thank you for posting (my poor neglected blog has had No action this Summer!) It was wonderful to finally meet and chat & create ~ let's do it again soon!

Hugs ~
xo Heidi

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The charm you made is lovely and the Marie doll is to die for!
As is the Marie cuff bracelet!! So many lovely pinkies here today as always!!


Holly Loves Art said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Everything is lovely! I really love the poodle and poodle-ettes! So darling.
Have a great weekend.

Rebecca said...

Every since the Marie Antionette movie came out-I've loved Marie things-thanks for sharing!

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cathy! Love all your wonderful Pink creations! Have a great weekend, Nan

luluslovlies said...

Nice Pink this Pink Saturday, love your beautiful blog! Pinky Hugs!

Home and Heart said...


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Cathy :) Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you! Lots of pretties for us to see, but I think I have to say I am in love with that cute fuzzy pink bear!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda