Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Craft Link Swap #256

Happy Saturday! Don't you just love Saturdays? Even if you work from home, Saturdays still seem special somehow and we tend to take more leisure time and more time to get out about to see what's happening in the neighborhood. Or we invite some friends in.

Today I've invited Andrew Thorton, Carmi Cimicata and Brandi Hussey to share what they've been up to this week.

Carmi has done something wonderful with a vintage pocket watch. Brandy demonstrates how color palettes can shine in your creations. Try one of hers if they appeal to you. I'll have a hard time choosing.

Finally Andrew reveals his most recent bead challenge. Do you know how his challenges work? It's really cool. Andrew puts together an inspiring kit of beads and assembles only 20 of them. There's always a keynote element which sets the theme. The kits are first come; first served. They literally fly off Andrew's shelves.

This month he makes a point I reiterate often. We may all start with the same materials but, unless our goal is to make an exact copy, each piece will be wonderfully unique. As a final touch, Andrew showcases each participant's creation on his blog.

Have a beautiful Saturday. I hope you enjoyed this little neighborhood visit.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Treat Basket Template & Directions

Bat Out o' Hell Halloween Treat Basket

Bat Out o' Hell Halloween Treat Basket

Make cute Halloween treat baskets using my Bat Out o' Hell design or use the blank template and choose your own paper and embellishments. The baskets are 2 1/4-inch deep, 3 3/4 inches on the long side and 2 5/8 inches on the short end.

Click for Halloween Treat Basket Template & Directions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Resin Pendant Party Kit

Art Night Out Resin Pendant Party Kit Makes 4 Beautiful Pendants

Resin Pendant Party Kit Contents

I came across the Art Night Out Resin Pendant Party Kit at deep discount on Amazon and snatched up two of them. Thinking I would want earrings to coordinate, I bought a set of four earrings at full price but got another set free. I never would have paid $80 retail for the resin pendant party kit because I didn't know about the Art Night Out company and what they offer.

Art Night Out "provides ... a memorable experience, fun with friends, and beautiful artwork you've made yourself! We provide the right tools, materials, and instruction so you can step right into the art making process and express yourself." Typically people sign up for a class for $30 each and come away with a lovely piece of jewelry. The classes are taught by experienced Art Night Out party consultants.

That explains why the instructions which came with my resin pendant party kit were practically non-existent. Though I've done a little bit of resin jewelry making, my friend Lynda and I fumbled around quite a bit in the process.

Read more about the Resin Pendant Party Kit.


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