Monday, May 28, 2012


Years ago, while teaching at Silver Bella, I met Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray - also known collectively as A Gilded Life. At the time, the two, along with Shea's kids and 2 very large dogs, were located in Dallas - living in an old church they had painstakingly renovated and covered into their beautiful home - the bar was built into the old baptismal chamber and the master bedroom was the marriage counseling room. Decorative, gilded, extravagant, fanciful, embellished and ornate are just a few of the words to describe this talented mother-daughter team. Shea and Debbie have since moved back to Los Angeles and are in the midst of planning their own creative event to happen here in Los Angeles next November, called Spellbound.
Spellbound will take place at the historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena...just minutes from French General! The event will run from Thursday, November 8th through Saturday, November 10th - and there is a special trip planned to the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday, November 9th. I'll be teaching two workshops at Spellbound, along with a handful of creative teachers from all across the country, including: Debrina Pratt, Denise Sharp, Joanna Pierotti, Kelli Murray, Kristin Robinson, Margie Romney-Aslett, Michele Muska, and the infamous Pam Garrison! If you sign up for the event, you will also be invited to a French General Soiree, happening the night before the big event, on Wednesday, November 7th. It's a fun-filled, long weekend of creativity, crafts and camaraderie! Here's a little look-see at my the two workshops I will be teaching at Spellbound...

Bijoux de Paris Cuff Bracelet
This embellished bracelet goes on easily - but the real secret is how we get 72 charms onto the cuff!

Fille de France Crown
A decorative petite crown covered with old gold flowers and crystal beads - perfect for a wee one or to place on a special alter.

To see more workshops offered at this creative event, visit spellbound and register soon - spaces are limited!

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