Joujou Charm Necklace and Earrings
A magical workshop featuring artist, Deryn Mentock
Oui! Let’s play! A juju is a charm or amulet with “magical” powers. The word “juju” is derived from the French word joujou meaning “toy” or “plaything.” In this class, we’ll spend a fun first day playing with charms. We’ll assemble all sorts of joujou charms and create a beautiful charm keeper pendant designed to hold them.
Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2008 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Deryn will show how to create mica and paper charms, a glass vial charm, and her special wire bird’s nest charm published by Stampington in Belle Armoire Jewelry. She’ll also demonstrate a transfer to glass technique using a chandelier crystal that we’ll turn into a charm. Students will learn jewelry making basics such as how to make perfect jump rings but they’ll also learn how to make twisted wire jump rings, s-links, rosary style links and wire wrapped dangles. On day two, we’ll finish the necklace by incorporating a beautiful piece of silk using wrapped ends and learn how to make a strong hook and eye clasp to finish the piece. Deryn will also demonstrate how to properly make ear wires and we’ll make at least one pair of earrings to match our joujou necklace.
Workshop Fee: $250
Please email to register. Workshop fee includes two days of instruction and fun, delicious lunches and light refreshments. Class size is limited and will be reserved on a first come/first served basis. Registration is prepaid and non-refundable. Payment will be made using Paypal. Registration is not complete until payment in full is received. Registrants will be invited to join a special yahoo group where you will have access to supply lists, directions, etc., and will be able to meet and mingle with other attendees! In case of unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God, we reserve the right to cancel this event, in which case, workshop fees will be reimbursed in full.
All images and designs copyright Deryn Mentock. Used with permission.