Take some bits & baubles, mixed with some antique ribbon and lace, stir in a little whimsy ~

mixed together and artfully placed ~

bringing new life and beauty to treasures of the past!

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Workshop Policies

Workshops fees are to be paid in advance and are not refundable ~ however if there is time to fill you spot you can apply you workshop fee to a future workshop.
All workshops posts will specify whether or not you need tools, supplies or other elements needed for the workshop of your choosing. Although it never hurts to ask, for you may have your favorite tools, supplies, etc. that you feel comfortable with and wish to bring.
Every workshop is a photo op so bring your camera if you like. Pictures at the cottage are always welcome!
Hope you find the workshop(s) that you are looking for and if in question of a possible workshop, just let us know what you are looking for. Tell us what's on your mind! That workshop may already be in the planning stages.
I thank you and my Instructors thank you,

Friday, May 25, 2012

"When This You See Remember Me" - Frozen Charlotte Pendant Workshop

   New Workshop at Cottage Panache
 "When This You See Remember Me"
Antique Frozen Charlotte Pendant
I am allowing three hours to complete this workshop at the cost of
$55.00 with all materials included.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 14th from 6-9pm
Tools that you will need are:
a bone folder, flat nose or needle nose pliers, 
round nose pliers, and jewelry wire cutters,
Embossing Heat Tool and heat mat if you have one.
(I will plan to have a few loaners on hand but if you have them it would
be helpful if you could bring them)
Seating is limited so don't wait too long. Please
call 817-595-4040 to reserve and prepay to hold your seat!
And of course if you have any questions don't hesitate to call!

Questions you may have:
What is a frozen Charlotte? 
Answer: check out this link for a great low down 
or for a quick history just read below! This is an excerpt from the above site!

Frozen Charlotte are a type of china dolls that had arms and legs that were not jointed. Popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The name came from Fair Charlotte, a well-known American folk ballad attributed to William Lorenzo Carter. It is believed to have been composed some time between 1833 and 1860. The ballad tells the tale of a beautiful young woman who set out in a sleigh with her lover, Charles, on a bitterly cold night to attend a ball fifteen miles away. Her mother warned her to wrap herself in a blanket to keep warm, but:
"No, no, no," fair Charlotte said
And she laughed like a gypsy queen
"To ride in blankets muffled up,
I never can be seen."
The couple rode off into the cold and, after traveling a mere five miles, Charles remarked:
"Such a night as this I never knew,
The reins I scarce can hold."
Fair Charlotte said in a feeble voice
"I am exceeding cold."
Away they ride through frozen air
In the glittering starry night
Until at length the village inn
and the ballroom were in sight.
They reached the door, Young Charles stepped out
And held his hand to her
"Why sit you there like a monument
that hath no power to stir?"
He called her once, he called her twice
She uttered not a word
He held his hand to her again
And still she never stirred
Then swiftly through the lighted room
Her lifeless form he bore
Fair Charlotte was a stiffened corpse
And word spoke nevermore.
Of course there was a lesson to be learned from this tragic tale, and many young girls who later played with Frozen Charlotte dolls probably were warned: Always wear a wrap when going out or you'll catch your death from cold!

The porcelain frozen Charlotte dolls that we will be using are from my own collection that date back to 1860's. They were excavated from the grounds of the old doll factories that stood in Thuringia, Germany. Most  are not perfect in condition, with missing arms and or legs or even the body or head. I love them in any condition and enjoy creating jewelry and decor  pieces using the Frozen Charlotte Dolls along with other found objects!

Be sure to watch for more workshops in the near future! 
Maureen@Cottage Panache Antiques
7277 Glenview Dr.
Richland Hill, TX 76180

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Vintage Heart Christmas Ornament with Linda Kinnaird ~ Sunday, December 11th, 2011 from 1-3pm

Join Linda Kinnaird at Cottage Panache on Sunday, December 11th for this workshop for her vintage heart christmas ornament with copper wire, crystal and a piece of her smashed silverware! You will use copper wire to shaped into a crazy heart, oxidize it (bringing an aged look to your ornament!) Next, Linda will show you how to add vintage parts & pieces, vintage prism, seam binding and a last but not least, that piece of smashed silverware! This will be a great Hostess gift, a gift for Mom or Sis and teachers would choose this over an apple gift for sure! You will love this so much, you may decide to keep it for your own Christmas tree! But, of course who says it's just for Christmas, I'm sure you'll want to keep this out all year long!
Class held 12/11/2011 from 1-3pm 

The fee for this workshop is $28.00 and includes all supplies.
Tools needed: Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers and wire nippers

Call 817-595-4040 to sign up over the phone or come by:
Cottage Panache
7277 Glenview Dr.
Richland Hills, 76180

Christmas Ornament trio with Candace Cline Saturday, December 10th from 3:00 - 6:00pm

Christmas Ornament Trio with Candace Cline

Join us on Saturday, December 10th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm for this workshop at Cottage Panache. You will learn how to make the trio as Candace instructs and walks you through the completion of your ornaments using dye cuts by Tim Holtz. You will make this sweet little bird cage from metal complete with a bird with feather wing and crystal accents dangling from the cage. The clock ornament is dimensional as well and has actual clock parts on the clock face. With the third ornament you learn how to create a medallion using Martha Stewart's folding machine. With these three ornaments you will learn several scrap-booking techniques using eyelets, chalk shading, paper tearing and much more!
All supplies are provided to create these special trio of Christmas ornaments.
Just bring scissors and a glue gun!
Fee for this three hour workshop is $35.00 -
Call or come by Cottage Panache to reserve your seat!
Cottage Panache
7277 Glenview Dr.
Richland Hills, TX 76180

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mixed Metals Shadow Box Necklace with Linda Kinnaird of Linda Kinnaird Jewelry

Mixed Metals Shadow Box Necklace
by Linda Kinnaird
Linda Kinnaird Jewelry
Saturday, April 16th
10:00am - 1:00PM
Cost for this three hours workshop is $60.00
Supplies provided by Linda to complete this fun vintage style necklace.
Light snacks & beverage provided by Cottage Panache.
Reserve one of the 6 seats available asap for this workshop by calling  me with
your credit/debit card or by  stopping by Cottage Panache. (that way you can view it in person~it's beautiful!)
Please don't leave your card number and info on the answering machine or in an email. I will return your call and note the time of your call or email.
Thanks for lookin and hope you can make it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Sailor's Valentine by Candace Cline

When: On Saturday, January 22nd at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
At this workshop taught by Candace Cline, you will learn how to construct this
Victorian Era Styled  Sailors Valentine/Pin Cushion
She will supply all materials and tools needed for this intricate beauty.
You will be working with silk pins, sequins and beading and vintage style silky seam binding ribbons and rosettes. Candace will guide you through all of the details to complete this truly special valentine!
The cost of the 2 hour workshop is $35.00.
Please come by Cottage Panache or phone me to prepay and hold you seat for this workshop. There are 6 seats available for this date.

Cottage Panache
7277 Glenview Dr.
Richland Hills, TX 76180

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Introduction to Metal Stamping" by Linda Kinnaird Jewelry

 Sterling Silver Earring

This class will open your eyes to how much fun you can have with metal stamping!

You'll learn the basics of stamping with a decorative stamp on metal, how to use a hole punch
 and a dapping block, oxidize (or antique) your pieces using liver of sulphur, and polish your
 pieces in a rock tumbler to give your earrings a beautiful sheen. You'll also be practicing a
lot in this class on copper so you can get the feel of working with the stamps and metal.
Then you'll finish your piece by adding your choice of either a bead or crystal to make these
earrings all about you!
Supplies including in the workshop fee; tools provided for use during workshop.
So get you girlfriends together for a fun Saturday afternoon and leave with a fabulous
pair of earrings and the knowledge to create more!
Once you start stamping metal you won't want to stop!
Maximum number in class is 4 so register early to save your seat!
Saturday, September 11th, 2010,  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
To see more of Linda Kinnaird's jewelry, stop by her booth at Cottage Panache
or check out her online store at http://www.lindakinnairdjewelry.etsy.com/

Workshop fee: $40.00


Elements of Collage by Lisa McIlvain ~ Due to the popularity of this workshop
Lisa has set aside another day in which to teach this workshop  ~ Thursday, 
September 2nd, at 6:30 to 9:30 pm is the second date available.
There are a few seats left. Scroll down to see the collage and
don't wait much longer or you will miss out. The shopping cart has been
reset to accommodate the purchase of workshop or you may call
Cottage Panache or come by to pay.

The Shabby Classy Necklace by Angela Berger ~ We still have seats available
 for this beautiful necklace workshop.

Step Back in Time Pendant by Linda Kinnaird Jewelry ~ This evening
is the deadline for grabbing a seat for the workshop due to the
week long prep needed on the pendants. This pendant comes with your
choice of leather chain or metal chain.
If you do not wish to pay online for any of the workshops,
 I do take payment over the phone or in
person at Cottage Panache!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

PayPal Button!

Thanks to Lisa, the paypal buttons are ready and waiting for you!
But, of course if you prefer not to use  Paypal, the really secure way to pay online, you may call or come by Cottage Panache Antiques and sign up for your desired class/classes!
All classes at this time are a small intimate size  of 6 students, so don't wait to long to save you seat at the classes you desire!  
The actual workshop samples can also be seen in person on display now at Cottage Panache Antiques. Please be sure to scroll down all the way to view all currently available tutelage & workshops at Cottage Panache Antiques
Cottage Panache Antiques
7277 Glenview Dr.
Richland Hills, Tx 76180
Mon-Thurs & Sat.