Friday, April 29, 2011


Bohemian Romance – An Illuminated Journey

Mixed media, jewelry artist and avid recycler of vintage items, Kecia Deveney, of Lemoncholy’s Studio, joins us here at Tinsel Trading as we transform a metal lampshade using a variety of materials and techniques.  Weaving a story using vintage  items, our lampshades will become a vessel of memories as we adorn it with old buttons, lace, flowers, trim and found objects.  We will start off our journey learning how to solder a charm that will become the focal point of our funky chandelier.  You will leave the class with a one of a kind, personally created ceiling ornament to hang over a workspace in your studio, over the vanity in your bathroom, next to a cozy chair in the den or in any other empty space in your home.*
To create your lampshade you will be provided with: lampshade, buttons, lace, trim, glitter, flowers, use of glue guns, vintage
image, use of soldering supplies, glass for charms, wire, various
tools and jump rings.

Students need to bring the following:
a few small doily’s
optional- personal items from your own collection, such as a small photo, mementos, extra lace,
* please note that the class sample is made of a variety of personal items, however, Tinsel Trading is happy to supply loads of trim & embellishments to accessorize & beautify your lampshade.  The lampshade will be similar to the one on the left in the photo above.  The lampshade is meant solely for decorative purposes. 

For questions or ideas of things you might want to incorporate in your piece,
feel free to contact Kecia at see more of
Kecia’s art and life at

Bohemian Romance - An Illuminated Journey
Instructor: Kecia Deveney
June 25, 12:30-4:30pm
Workshop Price:  $95

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A day at the beach...

Slip on your flip-flops and join Laurie Davis, AKA the glitterfairy, for a beach-themed afternoon of glittering, crafting and of course, cupcakes!  You will be using Tinsel Trading Company’s exclusive line of imported German glass glitter and legendary trimmings.

Laurie will teach you how to make a whimsical 9’ glittered seastar garland on sheer organza ribbon - perfect to drape over a door or mantel or use as a table runner– which will give your home that summer “beachhouse” feeling.

You will also craft an individual glittered ornament - either a seastar, sea horse or crab, which will be strung up on ribbon or a hand-crafted wire hook.

Finally, you will craft a trio of gift tags using glitter, shells and ribbons and TT’s famous embellishments.

The glitterfairy has taught many workshops at Tinsel Trading Company and is thrilled to offer this new class. Her passion for design (and glitter) has led to a full-time business and for the past 12 years, she has been embellishing faux fruits, veggies, dragonflies, bumblebees, seastars and other objects from nature with a dusting of glitter, transforming them into much coveted seasonal decorations.  A former art teacher and graphic design director, Laurie has been a featured guest several times on The Martha Stewart Show, sharing some of her favorite projects and glittering techniques.

You can follow Laurie’s glittery adventures via her blog @ or on facebook.

A Day at the Beach
Instructor: Laurie Davis
May 21, 12:30-4:30pm
Workshop Price: $85

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