Friday, August 23, 2013

Learning to Make Jewelry

We've just finished our Fall 2013 Josephine bracelet and necklace kits, and have planned a workshop on jewelry making for all those who have been dying to make up one of our kits, but haven't learned the secret to opening and closing a jump ring or looping wire.  Come spend the day with us and learn the basics so you can make up your own beautiful, vintage-inspired jewelry.  All of our kits use antique glass, charms and findings - frustrating to some and exclusive to all!  Each student will choose their favorite kit and have the option of making the kit as a bracelet or a necklace.  Sign up today to reserve your seat!  If you are one step ahead and already know how to make up our kits, you can purchase our Fall kits now at

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Beauty of Lavender

If you have ever walked through a lavender field, you know immediately how calming and intoxicating the scent can be.  Short of taking everyone to France to visit my friend Nadette who grows over eight varieties of lavender on her land....we thought it would be fun to offer a workshop at French General that brings the history and uses of lavender to you.
Come spend the day with aromatherapy specialist, Lisa Meng, who also happens to be my sister - and learn about the healing, calming and historical properties of lavender.  Lisa has been growing and using lavender and other essential oils for over twenty years to help people learn to relax, sleep through the night and cure headaches....just a few of the magical properties of lavender you will learn in the workshop!
Lisa will guide you through the history of lavender, the uses of the plant and then show you how to create your own lavender salt scrub, massage butter, lip balm and body spray.  A variety of essential and carrier oils will be introduced for you to make up your own unique scent.  All materials are supplied for the workshop, including packaging ideas and case you get hooked and want to make up a batch on your own!
 Join us for this special day - the perfect way to treat yourself!