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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jean Van Brederode's Nesting InStiNcts

A Day At The Charmed I'm Sure Studio

Just a smige north of the PA turnpike, between Carlisle and Harrisburg, is the Charmed I'm Sure studio of enamel artist, Jean Van Brederode.  Jean is well known in her circle, a wonderful artist and teacher who adds love and knowledge to the mix when it comes to copper anything!  What I found most exciting and attractive were her nested bird egg necklaces.

Jean and I met at the most recent Art & Soul retreat in Virgina and I loved  her style and enthusiasm for teaching.  I had also heard from some of her students who had taken Jean's workshop about how terrific she was in the classroom.

I finally was able to sneak away to visit Jean and when I got there, could not stop oogling her tools as well as her setting.  There was a pond with tadpoles, lots of birds and birdfeeders, and the calming wooded backdrop.  I could have stayed for days at her studio sanctuary.....

While I visited, Jean was gracious enough to show me the down and dirty of copper enameling.  I was able to make a bird's nest necklace for my mother in law and cannot wait till she see's it.  Of course, I also had to buy one of Jean's treasures for my own.  Just love these, don't your?



Jen Crossley said...

I own one well now three of Jeans Treasures she is an amazing artist and lady Im honored to call her a friend

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