Saturday, 24 September 2011

Super Duper Day

So today was our September Spectacular and I have to say it went tremendously well. Everyone had so much fun making three different projects and I think it all ran quite smoothly and the gorgeous weather was a bonus. Project number 1 was a Shaker box which is a mini little trinket box made from memory glass with foam tape sandwiched in the middle. Everyone had to start by making a collage to create the background for the shaker box and then with layers of foam tape and the glass laid on top then wholah. All they needed to do then was add some copper tape round the edge and distress with a little black alcohol ink.
Project number 2 was to create a hanging decoration, that could be used to decorate a door handle or hang up on a notice board, just something pretty to look at and appreciate. A range of techniques were used in this project, including how to make a paper flower and a crepe paper rosette which were used to embellish the decoration. This particular project produced some stunning results and as teachers of the workshop, we are so proud. Here are a few examples.....

The third and final project was Jewellery Junkie which gave everyone complete freedom to create whatever their creative instinct was telling them to do. We asked everyone to bring bits of unwanted or broken jewellery to break apart and put back together in a totally new design. I think it took a while for some to get going and be inspired but by the end of the workshop everyone went home with a piece to be proud of. Below is an example of Lynne's bracelet where she had used charms from different necklaces to recreate a bracelet.

All in all today has been super duper and there is so much to look forward to this winter. With a Christmas craft day on the agenda for November and two project classes booked in at our local charity shop Revive, things are definitely on the up! More details to follow......

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