Tuesday, October 21, 2014

String Art Workshop

I can't believe this was our last string art class of the year!!! But what a way for this craft to go out!  We had the sweetest group of women who talked, laughed, and shared some wonderful stories about concerts, moving and marriage!

The workshop tables were flooded with colored midcentury art glass from G3QDesigns.  We also had amazing rainbow rice AND, the crowns are back!!! Both thanks to our lovely and generous friend Katie!!! We introduced some new designs at this workshop too!  Initials with antlers, a heart with California inside of it as well as a beautiful single antler!

If you weren't able to make it to one of these workshops you definitely need to give String Art a try at home!

We are currently working on our January calendar.  What workshops would you like to see?  Until next time!  
Laura + Laura

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jewelry Making Workshop

Skills + Frills held a private event for Inside North Ranch Magazine.  We sipped champagne, ate insane eats from Mommy Bistro and made charming tassel necklaces!  We were thrilled to be able to hold an event for a community magazine.  It was a special night and we had a packed house of all generations!
(We styled the tables with garden roses and all of the beautiful midcentury pottery provided by G3QDesigns.)
Want to make mini funnel cakes on your own!  Check out Mommy Bistro & she'll show you how!
(We use our Martha Stewart Collection wooden bowls for everything!!!  They are perfect for holding beads, individual desserts, or string art nails!)

Looking for a place to hold your next corporate event or to have a team-building workshop?  Yep, you've found the perfect place.  Let Skills + Frills host a fantastic night for you and yours at our Design Bar Creative Studios!

Contact: skillsandfrills@gmail.com
For a list of our classes: www.skillsandfrills.bigcartel.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hey Hey Macrame

Whaooo, what an awesome group!  Our macrame wall hanging workshop was a blast!  This one started early and ended late and the results were a testament to the hard work these ladies put in!  
Think we look loopy in the photo?  Well, yeah, it was after 10pm!

In this workshop we planned to teach three basic macrame knots.  But, these ladies immediately started creating unique wall hangings which gave us the opportunity to teach even more.  Square knots, twisted knots and braids galore.
Muah! We hope you got some rest ladies and can't wait to craft with you again!

Mmmm, hummus-filled bell peppers and mini pumpkin pies.  Got-to love fall snacks!  We do!

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

String Art: Getting Stringy With It

Our string art workshop was a blast!  This group of ladies knew how to have a good time, that's for sure!  (In fact, we had such a good time I didn't get pictures of our Jalapeno infused Moscow Mules or black cherry desserts!  You can check out the recipe for the Kickin Mules here though!)

For the art, we choose between four patterns: California, LOVE, RAD, and a charming feather.  Each student painted their boards and it was awesome to see their creativity in choosing colors & finishes.  Thank you ladies for an awesome evening!  And look at the finished product!

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