Friday, July 25, 2014

Hand Lettering: Custom Return Address Stamp

Our first Hand Lettering workshop was a major success!! Students learned the basic principles of typography while sipping on watermelon margarita granitas. Everyone was given the chance to design and draw their own personal return address stamp. . .
Didn't they turn out amazing?!?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Basic Woodworking: Moscow Mules + Power Tools

We were both so pumped for this workshop and it didn't disappoint!  The students braved the rain on Saturday night and learned to use a miter saw, jig saw, power drill, and hammer!  The result: A killer diamond-shaped, wall-mounted jewelry holder with a copper rod.  No sitting around watching paint dry either.  In between power-tool steps we pulled up stools to our bead bar to create one-of-a-kind tasseled necklaces - the perfect summer accessory!
This is a workshop we are already putting on the books again - look out in September for Moscow Mules + Power Tools, Part Deux (class size limited)!

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Keep it Crafty,
Laura + Laura

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tying the Knot: A Macrame Workshop

We were so honored to host a surprise macarme workshop for a very special bride!  In thinking of a project, macrame seemed to fit the bill!  Knots, rings, and lots of fun.  You ladies were so much fun!

Congratulations Angel and Nicholas!  Best Wishes from Skills + Frills!

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Check out our Summer schedule of classes on our new DesignBarStudios website too!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Party Poppin: DIY

Need an little extra pop for your holiday BBQ?  We teamed up with the lovely Lindsay Roberts to show you how to make these stylish 4th of July confetti poppers.  Pop over to her blog Leelala to get the how to!  

Happy 4th of July and go Team USA!

Laura + Laura