Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop RecapTwo weeks ago, I traveled to Austin, TX to attend my best friend’s wedding. During my trip, I was fortunate enough to team up with Becky of The Pink Samurai and host a bead decorating workshop. I met Becky through Twitter a while back and we became instant friends. That’s right– we planned an entire workshop without ever meeting in person first. The internet is seriously amazing!

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

First and foremost, we are so thankful to all of the makers who contributed to our amazing goodie bags! Here’s what everyone got:

The Burlap Bag not only hosted us in their fantastic shop, but they also donated one of their candles to everyone.

– Nail polish from Julep in the prettiest shades

– Adorable hand-printed gift tags from Lauren Kiedaisch

– The coolest temporary tattoos from Little Skunk Co

– Gorgeous illustrated postcards by Jenni Haikonen of Bottomley Cottage

– Amazingly fun prints from Tiny Deer Studio

– Becky also donated the cutest buttons ever– OMG CAKE and Food Love

I also want to thank Deco Art for supplying such lovely paint and Briley Noel for taking the photos! 

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap The brilliant ladies from 2 Tarts Bakery also came with treats. I’m talking homemade pop tarts and the fluffiest pink icing ever– the kind that you’d consider moving to Texas for.

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap I can’t begin to express what a great time I had with this workshop. Thank you SO much to all the kind and creative ladies that came out to craft together! Your necklaces and keychains were all amazing and I hope we can do this again sometime.

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap For all of those who couldn’t make it to the event, be sure to come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks for painting wooden beads!

Bead Decorating Workshop Recap

**Photography by Briley Noel

Bead Decorating Workshop in Austin, TX

DIY Bead Decorating Workshop in Austin, TXHey Austin, I want to craft with you!

To keep up with my goal of hosting more workshops this year, I’ll be traveling to Texas in a few weeks to host a bead decorating workshop at The Burlap Bag along side of Becky from The Pink Samurai. We’ll be painting beads to make necklaces and key fobs until our heart’s content! There will also be snacks from 2 Tarts Bakery and rad goodie bags for everyone. It’s going to be a blast!

Space is limited so be sure to click here to get your ticket today!

Craftcation: Maker + Business Conference

Craftcation, Business + Maker ConferenceEXCITING NEWS! I’ll be speaking at Craftcation 2015! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the conference, it’s four awesome days of hands-on food and craft workshops + creative business classes. Oh yes, and it’s right on the beach!

Craftcation, Business + Maker ConferenceEarly bird registrations opens tomorrow, September 17th, at 9:00am PST and the first fifty people get $45 off. You can get your tickets here.

In case you missed it, here’s my recap from last year. This is such a dream of mine (seriously, someone pinch me) so I hope to see you there!

Craftcation, Business + Maker Conference

Photos & Video by Matthew William Photography

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyI am SO excited to finally be sharing the photos from mine and Hello Lidy‘s West Elm workshop that took place last weekend! It was the first workshop I’ve ever hosted and I don’t think it could have gone any better.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyFirst and foremost, the West Elm LA space is gorgeous. What a treat it was to use their furniture and decor for the workshop and as a backdrop! If you happen to live in the area, or are just visiting, do yourself a favor and stop by. The entire staff is so friendly and kind, you will absolutely be in good hands.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyWhat is crafting on a Sunday without a little mimosas bar? Also, how darling are those market pitchers?

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyEveryone so hard at work! I’ll be sharing the full tutorial and a fun video on Wednesday, so be sure to come back for that.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyThe happiest moment for me (aside from meeting everyone!) was watching people try on their completed crowns. They all came out so unique and stunning, I was completely  blown away.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyIf you’d like to see more photos from the event, including some great photo booth shots, you can find them hereWest Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyAnd of course, I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to each of our sponsors. We seriously had the best goodie bags! From left to right, top to bottom: The Flair ExchangeMintedCompendium, Whimseybox, We Love Citrus,  Tribes and Society, Vitamini Modern

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyThe Flair Exchange also donated the decor for the event, include these rad balloons (available for purchase here).

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy(From left to right: Lidy, CJ, me)
Photography by Ian Kennelly

 

A big thank you to everyone who came out and to West Elm LA for hosting us. I cannot wait to do it again! PS If you’d like me to come to your city, I’d love to hear from you– just leave a comment below.