Monday, July 16, 2012

Fun in the Sun Make & Take

We had "fun in the sun" yesterday creating scarves using dyes, salt, found objects and the sun!  Margaret Hluch showed us the technique, gave us some hints and ideas then we were off! 

Time for our scarves to use the sun to resist our objects!  We used metal washers, salt and rocks!

The finished results!  We all look great in our new hand made accessories!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keepsake Pendants Wine & Cheese Craft Party

Chrissy Gemmill is the Guest Blogger!
Last night was "Keepsake Pendants" Wine & Cheese Craft Party at The Muse.
In this class students designed and filled a keepsake case with personal mementos then embellished it with charms & beads.  The skills learned in the class were basic wire wrapping used in bead drops and bead links.  

It was fun checking out the things students brought along to work with.  Some of their keepsakes included vintage fabrics, old passports with beautiful stamps from all around the world, a photo of family painting,  vintage lace and more. 

 I also offered a kit of trinkets to anyone who didn't bring mementos to class and I was impressed with how my kit was utilized!

Everyone's Keepsake Case turned out fabulous!   I couldn't have been happier with how it went.  I hope to offer this class again soon!

Here are some more photos from our night.

My next craft party is "Nature Impressions Bracelets" where you will design your own nature impression bracelet with a charm cast from nature!  You will learn oxidation, sanding and wire wrapping techniques.  Kit includes nature pendant charm, and pearl, gemstone and glass beads. This class is Wednesday, Sept 12 from 7 to 9 pm. To sign up call The Muse at 301-663-3632.
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