Sunday, January 24, 2010

Needle Punched Flower Wine & Cheese Craft Party

This week Margaret Hluch taught a really fun class- Needle Punched Flower pin! It was a wine and cheese craft party and it incorporated needle felting and embroidery. Cutting and layering hand dyed (by Margaret) fabrics was the first step. With all of the beautiful fabrics- picking which to use for the pin was tough!
Then we chose beautifully dyed fleece to felt the layers together. Hand embroidery was another option to add to the flower and to reinforce the felting. I love making french knots!
We had enough time to make two pins! I decided to make my second flower a hair clip. Here are the results!Here are all of the finished flowers! Don't they make a beautiful bouquet?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reflections in Metal Mimosa Make & Take

Our latest class was one that I am sure will be an ongoing hit! Chrissy Gemmill's Reflections in Metal! Class takers were able to transfer their own personal images into a pendant!
Everyone learned how to prepare their pendant and their images. Chrissy made everyone feel confident in this craft because if it didn't work out- you could sand out the mistake and start over!
The results were fantastic! This craft is a great way to personalize jewelry! After you learn some of the tricks, you can do this craft without having to invest in a lot of supplies. Here are some of the great pendants that people in the class created!