Inspired by 18th Century Spanish antiques, this unique version features a paper-mache hand on top of a decorated 'arm', that contains your own personal reliquary. No soldering skills are required. You will learn a new technique for creating special little reliquaries (boxes) from matt board, metallic tape, Apoxie Clay and metallic powders, plus plenty of beads, seed pearls, and other tiny wonders!
Fee: $125.00, includes all materials but please feel free to bring your own small ephemera, beads and pearls...
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Please call the CASTLE at 510-204-9801 to reserve your spot!
Note on photos: The small hand measures about 5 inches tall. I added butterfly wings, and an old cameo to the inside of the reliquary. The larger hand is about 7 inches tall and has a long reliquary that features a real 'mouse spine' inside.
The Iris was chosen by the Kings of France as their royal emblem, and stylized as the elegant Fleur-de-lis. A hand-molded face, painted by you, is surrounded by lovely crepe paper petals - in Iris colors of your choice. Ms. Iris wears a layered costume and shows off a delightful scene under her skirts! (here a little tryst is in the works...)
Fee: $130.00 includes all supplies.
Saturday March 28th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the CASTLE.