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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