14 Mar 2012

Crafternoon - Jewellery Making








Last weekend I held a little crafting session for my friends - a little jewellery making. I am trying to make them monthly - if life doesn't get in the way. 


It had started to get a little warm so I channelled my inner Whisk Kid and made some light, bright, summer treats only for it to get cold on the day! I made her Lemon Cookies, but used some of my christmas Limoncello to make the 'frosting' {I have no idea how Kaitlin gets her frosting so neat} and also her Grapefruit Cake. I've baked with lemons before but never with grapefruit. And oh my that grapefruit cake was amazing. In fact the lemon cookies were amazing too. Before this summer is out, you should try them both. We had elderflower cordial and pink lemonade to wash it down. 


And for the crafting  I put out an array of bead, and wires and cords and findings. Lots of bright beads, and lots of them in turquoise and even more types of shells with clasps and closures and pliers and then just let my friends go for it. Stringing beads it pretty self-explanatory so there wasn’t much learning involved but that meant we had more time to chat and eat, but  I made a little bracelet with a silver heart on it, one with my inspiration taken from this and a super simple necklace for the summer using my shells.

There isn’t a date set as of yet, but I am hoping the next session will be carving ink stamps. So if you are in Sheffield would like to come along please get in touch on ohgoshem at googlemail.com and I’ll keep you updated on dates – it is usually a Sunday afternoon. I am not, nor are the other attendee’s, experts in any of this – we just kind of make it up as we go along. I make sure there are treats and drinks for everyone, but just ask that people cover the cost of the materials, and as we’re buying for 5-10 people it makes it cheaper that purchasing for one!

6 comments :

  1. Cakes and crafting!! It doesn't get much better than that does it?! Looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon :D xx

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  2. Oh it looks fab - wish I lived closer!!

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  3. This looks so fun - great way to spend a couple of hours.

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  4. Thank you ladies. It is definitely a good way to spend an afternoon. And the setting up is pretty fun too! xo

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  5. this looks SO fun. i wish i could come!

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  6. I wish blogging meant people weren't so far away and could come too! xo

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