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Colorado Springs, 2019 Registration is NOW OPEN

C307 - Story In A Bottle

Debbie Rijns
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

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$ 150  

We will be creating a personal story in a bottle, in a bottle. where tiny memories will have a home. One bottle in another, filled with meaningful items that will remind you of special times, people and experiences. The outer bottle will be filled with tiny treasures and sealed with a Precious Metal Clay cap with embellishments both on top and dangling from curled wires attached to the cap. The inner glass tube will hold a special message, prayer or wish....

(Kiln will be available)

$35 kit fee includes:
Small bottle
Tiny glass tube with plug
Fine silver wire
Form for cap
Assorted tiny mixed media
African vintage beads
Cotton cords
2 part epoxy adhesive 5 minute set up
Fire brick

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
PMC3 2x5g
PMC Syringe optional for embellishing cap
Impression material
Paint brush
Clay roller
Rolling strips
Teflon sheet
Round long nose pliers
Side cutters
Pin vise and 1.5mm drill bit
Craft Knife
Sand paper 600 grit
Butane Torch and gas
Steel/Brass Brush

Please bring your own small items that can be placed in the bottles such as printed ephemera to roll up and place in tiny inner bottle, sand from exotic places, tiny sea shells from a romantic holiday, charms from different countries, seeds, gemstones, a curl, etc for the outer bottle. Also, bring items that can be dangled from the lid such as charms, beads, bells, stones, etc.

Should anyone need any PMC3 Clay, please e-mail me 2 weeks before the class.


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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