Jewelry Classes in Kansas City, MO

If you are interested in jewelry classes Urban Arts and Crafts will be hosting several different classes. Please visit their website for more information. All photos in the slideshow are courtesy of Urban Arts and Crafts Facebook Page.

I am taking two of the jewelry classes and a friend of mine has taken soldering classes there and really liked it. They also offer a wide variety of classes (knitting, crochet, sewing) and sell art supplies, yarn, fabric, embellishments, etc.

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Learn something new during 2012 or develop a skill further.

Enjoy,
~Alie

Free Webinar Mixed Media Art

A free webinar is being hosted courtesy of Create Mixed Media. My Journey with Maps hosted by Jill Berry. Join Jill Berry and learn how to use maps as storytelling.

Courtesy of Create Mixed Media. Artist: Jill Berry
Courtesy of Create Mixed Media. Artist: Jill Berry

Everyone who registers for this event will receive:

  • A FREE recording of the webinar.
  • An opportunity to purchase Jill’s book, Personal Geographies (and other goodies) through ShopMixedMedia.com at a special discount.(Discount code will be provided at the end of the session.)

To register: Mixed Media Free Webinar

Webinar will be Thursday, January 19th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Happy New Year Friends

Photo: Flowers. Credit: Alie Preusser.

We are playing games and had our traditional take out Chinese food. All of us are fighting a little bit of a flu bug, but are still celebrating the coming of 2012. I wish all of you a wonderful 2012 full of art, love, and paying forward.

Looking forward to sharing more great art with all of you and supporting the art communities locally and online.

Cheers,

~Alie

Snow Globes DIY Part Deux

The first part of December I wrote about snow globes and some DIY projects I found on other blogs that used the snow globes from Anthropologie as inspiration. You can find the original post here. Well, I have created my own version of these easy to make snow globes.

To do this project you will need:

1. Mason Jars which can be found most anywhere (second hand, Walmart, grocery stores, etc.)

2. Small Trees (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, second hand, Walmart, Kmart, etc.)

3. Fake Snow or Glitter (again most craft stores have this. I saw it at Walmart and Kmart too)

4. Small Pine Cones

4. Hot Glue Gun

5. Bows are optional

Hot glue the lid to the screw on ring then glue the tree to the inside of the lid. Next,  glue a few pine cones. Place fake snow on top of that and add a few more pine cones if you want more. Screw the lid into place and you are done. The bows are optional.

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Have fun and enjoy!

Prima Flowers Online Workshop Tonight

Christmas Mini Book with Sharon Laakkonen.
Tonight, December 8th  6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET.

Prima Flowers Christmas Mini Book

Log on to: Prima Marketing

For more detailed information please visit their Facebook Page. I have made mini books before and they are so much fun. The options for tailoring them for specific people is endless. A great holiday gift.

Workspace Table Update

A few posts ago I talked about workspace tables and featured some ideas that I liked. I also included the kitchen buffet that I transformed. The only missing feature was the knobs. Since that post, my husband actually spotted some cool hardware/knobs at Hobby Lobby.

The photo below shows what we chose. Now my table is complete, for the moment. I still really like the workspace table I featured with the bookcases on the sides. You can find it here.

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Also included in the photos is a nightstand I updated. The knob is from Anthropologie. They also have some great hardware.

Enjoy!

Snow Globes DIY and Anthropologie

These snow globes are so cute! I have a ton of jars and think this will be one of the ways I use them. I would like to give some as gifts and then keep a couple for our Christmas decor.

Anthropologie Snow Globes from their website

The snow globes above are available at Anthropologie ranging from $18.00 to 38.00 for one, not the set. Below, is a DIY from a couple of fellow bloggers and the cost for creating your own is at a much lower price. They look fun to make and there are so many options for adding your own ideas.

A Beautiful Journey Snow Globes
It's Overflowing Snow Globes

Be sure to visit the blogs; A beautiful Journey and It’s Overflowing for more ideas.

Happy Holidays!

Snowmen

Snowmen by Sue Pelletier

Do you have some fun and funky bottles? What about knick-knacks and gathered treasure waiting to become an art piece?

Sue Pelletier has created the snowmen pictured here and also offers workshops. Sue is a mixed media artist and has been published in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Art at the Speed of Life, just to name a few.

More Snowmen by Sue Pelletier

Be sure to check out her website and have fun creating!

Before Meets After

I discovered a blog that features “Reclaimed Furniture.” The artist transforms pieces and updates them. Since I have been posting about furniture transformations, I thought I would share this blog with you.

The photo below is what caught my eye on Pinterest. The blog is called, Before Meets After.

Before Meets After

Happy Thanksgiving. I will not be posting tomorrow. Please enjoy your time with family and friends.