Monday, July 18, 2011

Get Creative! Get Bling!

A month or so ago some friends and I were brainstorming and researching possibilities for Girls' Night Out activities. Some ideas were country and western dance lessons at Billy Bob's (which we tried, with mixed results) and pottery classes (which we haven't yet). Then I had the thought: Aha! Jewelry Making Classes/Parties! I could do that!

So, after a lot of web surfing on the subject, note taking and thought thinking, I came up with this:

Treat yourself and your friends to a

Home Jewelry Making Party

  • Girls Night Out
  • Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party
  • Birthday Party for Children or Teens
  • Corporate or Woman’s Group
  • Couples Party
Anywhere in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
Your party is also a class and will include:
  • instruction from an experienced jewelry designer in your home or office
  • a large assortment of beautiful beads to choose from
  • all materials and tools for your project
  • hands on assistance when needed (especially for the littler jewelry makers)
  • a fun activity for your guests (as well as a great ice breaker activity in a work or social group environment)
  • a lovely fabric gift bag to carry home your own original handmade piece of jewelry.

Classes available

Select the jewelry technique you would like to learn and the project you want to make:
Necklace Party Choose from a large selection of glass, metal and shell beads to design and make your necklace. You will learn basic stringing and crimping to finish your necklace. 20. per person
This class/party is perfect for a teen or child’s birthday party, Mother-Daughter party or summer activity with friends.
Deluxe Necklace Party with the addition of semi-precious stones, gemstone beads, fresh water pearls and glass focal beads for you to choose from. 24. pp
Bracelet Party or Deluxe Bracelet Party The same instruction and choices of beautiful elements as the necklace parties. You will finish your bracelet with a decorative toggle clasp. 18. and 20. pp
The ideal amount of beading for the youngest children. (But great for grown ups too!) If you are not having a “Girls Only” party, I have a selection of wooden beads that might appeal to the boys, or they can opt to make a beaded bookmark.
The Ultimate Bracelet Party Choosing from our compete selection of beads, create a double strand bracelet that includes bead dangles on each end. As well as the stringing technique, we will also teach a simple wire wrapping technique to create the dangles. 24. pp
Wine Glass Charms Shindig Not really a class, as there is not much of a technique to master, just a fun activity with your friends. Great for a couples party or girls night out! Choosing from glass beads and a lot of fun charms, each person will make 4 wine glass markers. 18. pp
All Earrings Event Get your girlfriends together to learn the basic wire wrapping technique for making simple dangle earrings. Only Sterling Silver earwires (hooks) are used. For adults or teens. Each person will go home with two pairs of handmade earrings. 20. pp
Make the perfect earrings to match your new necklace or bracelet. Add an earring lesson to any necklace or bracelet party. 12. pp

Then I sat down with Edward, and he created a new page for my website: He even sat up a Google calendar on the site for scheduling and keeping track of appointments.

My oldest son Damon is working on a brochure. (I am really lucky to have all these intelligent, talented people to help me!)

And I got to shop for lots of extra beads and supplies. :-)

I've linked here.

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