hello friends! I am excited to be bringing you a fun summer mini workshop PERFECT to make for yourself, friends, sisters, etc.. but also great to make WITH others in artsy crafty gatherings, family activies, reunions, camps, etc!
Introducing my new mini summer workshop..
Lately I have been obsessed with making hand-stamped belt bracelets!
About a year or so ago, my friend, Chrissy and I started finding adorable vintage belts at thrift store, with the purpose of making them into bracelets! We both love to wear cuffs and bracelets and stack them on our arms. Well every time I visited a thrift store, I would gather more.. but never created with them! I knew I needed more tools and just didn't put the effort into getting them or sourcing them until a couple of months ago.
This past may a bunch of my dear friends gathered at my house for an artsy girlfriend weekend. We were blessed to have our friend Liz Eaton there, who is a leather and metal jewelry artist.. and brought most of the tools, I didn't have, that we needed to be able to do it! SO we got out our old belts we had been collecting and went to town making unique bracelets with hand-stamped words and sayings on them. AND pretty much since then I have become addicted!
IF you follow me on instagram or facebook you know I have been making them constantly, for friends, family, myself and doing custom orders for those of you that have been interested!
Well SO many of you have been requesting that I do a workshop showing YOU all how to make them, I decided to do a fun mini workshop for you all!
The Belt Bracelet Workshop, will walk you step by step, in video, how to turn any belt.. old or new.. into a gorgeous piece of art you can wear on your arm!
we will go from gathering belts,
(besides thrift stores, I will give you links to ALL the stores both online and brick and mortar, where I find awesome deals on adorable belts! ALL kinds of belts! Embroidered, embossed, stamped, painted, tooled, you name it!)
To turning those belts, using snaps, grommets and rivets.. into beautiful bracelets!
The belts can be beautiful just on their own as bracelets, but I like to take it one step further and hand-stamp words or sayings onto metal and then attach the metal to the new made belt bracelets!
I will show you step by step how I prepare, cut, sand, and even age the metal.. and then stamp on it.. and finally show you SEVERAL ways to attach it to the bracelet! I will show you both how to set rivets and grommets, to attach them with!
I will also share with you ALL of my sources of where I purchase my metal. Both in sheets and also pre-cut, ready to stamp. I will share with you my sources for snaps, grommets, rivets, and ALL the tools you need to make these beautiful treasures!
I have spent the last month and half doing a lot of online research finding the best places to purchase good quality supplies, but with reasonable prices AND great shipping. So I will also be sharing ALL of this with you in class!
Besides turning cool decorative belts into unique bracelets.. I will also share with you how to take plain jane.. boring leather belts..
and by using stamps, ink, stencils, decoupage etc...
turning them into beautiful unique and custom works of art!
I am really excited about this mini workshop! I will also be hosting a facebook group page for this workshop where you can share your work, ideas, and even sources of fun cute belts! So a fun community aspect as well!
This is something that, with the right tools, supplies and the right resources, can be a GREAT activity with your girlfriends, with your kids, youth groups.
It truly is so fun and the finished product is beautiful and unique!
This workshop has now begun and you can join it ANYTIME and have access instantly to everything!
OF COURSE as with all my online classes you can view the pre-recorded videos ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.. and you will have access for 3 Full Years from the time you start!!
So you can come back to it again and again!
The cost of this mini course is $19.95,
I would love to have you join me! I can't wait have you in class!
To sign up simply click on the link below!
Note: you will be sent an email confirmation from paypal for your payment receipt. Since this workshop has begun, it may take up to 72 bussiness hours to receive your log-in as my assistant Jen does them and she works monday, wednesdays and saturday mornings.