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Each ARTparty is individually tailored for you and your group to create custom gifts for, and with, your favorite friends and family. A GREAT idea for wedding parties, showers, birthday celebrations or simply making something cool for yourself!

Put a group of 5 or 6 together and yours is FREE! Everything is provided-all the guidance, supplies, and tools you'll need are there for the taking, plus refreshments to fuel your creativity. All you need to bring is the fun, the funk, and the friends!

Contact me to customize and schedule your very own ARTparty.

Hinged Boxes
Using pre-cut, heavy-duty bookboards, you'll create these wonderful hinged boxes great for storing recipes, notes, photographs or other keepsakes. Choose from hundreds of patterned and colored papers, as well as a variety of ribbons for the closing loop. Each box measures approximately 7" x 5" x 2.5". A GREAT idea for bridal party gifts-bring the wedding party so each member can make their own! Once you master making one, you'll want to make more for everyone you know.

Everything you need to create one box will be provided: $55 per person
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
3 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate — some experience with measuring, cutting and working with glue and paper is helpful.


Polymer Clay Beaded Bracelets
Show your passion for fashion by designing your next favorite accessory. You'll mix and match from my collection of polymer clay beads with a huge selection of metal, sterling, resin and glass beads, to create your own unique bracelet! You'll take away the skills for stringing and attaching charms and toggle closures for future one-of-a-kind bracelets and necklaces.

Everything you need for one bracelet: $60 per person
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
2.5 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy

 

Polymer Clay Beaded Bracelets
Show your passion for fashion by designing your next favorite accessory. You'll mix and match from my collection of polymer clay beads (or bring some of your own creations!) and a myriad of metal, sterling, resin and glass beads. A perfect blend of style and whimsy. Think of it as a friendship bracelet for grown-ups.

Everything you need for one bracelet: $60 per person
Groups of 6: $300 (yours is FREE if YOU set up the group!)
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy


Polymer Clay Wafer Bracelet

In just a couple of hours, you'll create the clay colors, form and cure the wafers, and mix with spacer/filler beads to create your very own elastic, one-size-fits-all bracelet! A great gift idea.

Clay and tools will be provided to create one bracelet, plus skills to create many more on your own! $40
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy


Jewelry Redux
We all have jewelry that we loved when we bought it, wore it with glee, and now sits in the bottom of the jewelry box. Time to get that old stuff out and remake it into something you'll wear AGAIN with glee! Bring an old necklace (or two), a bracelet (or three), we'll take them apart and I'll help you redesign them into something entirely new! Mix, match, trade and share beads with others in your group! I'll provide the stringing wire, plus new findings and clasps if necessary. Sterling silver elements will be available for purchase at additional cost.

Everything you need to recreate at least ONE new piece, with ideas to complete more later on your own. $45
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy


Sterling Wire Earrings
Make a pair of your very own from sterling silver wire. Learn to create spirals, flatten, and form the silver into a variety of shapes to either hang on hand-formed ear wires and/or embellish with small beads. You'll take away new skills to make tons of earrings to match any outfit or mood!

Everything you need to create ONE pair of earrings, with ideas and skills to complete more later on your own. $45
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
2 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy


Boxed Notecards
Create a set of 10 4-bar thank you cards (3.5" x 5") with matching envelopes, or a set of 5 A-7 note cards (5" x 7") with envelopes. Templates for creating coordinating liners for each envelope and stickers to close will be provided. Specialty boxes to fit each set will be available for purchase. A GREAT gift idea!

Everything you need to create one set of either ten 4-bar or five A-7 notecards, with ideas and skills to complete more later on your own. $45
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
2.5 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy


Floral Wine Bags
Bringing a bottle of wine as a hostess or thank you gift? Instead of using one of those store-bought bags, make it memorable in your own customized wine bag enhanced with paper orchids, magnolias, daisies or poppies.

Everything you need to create 4 bags, with ideas and skills to complete any type of gift bag later on. $45
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
3 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy


Accordion Mini Album/Book
Fill the pages with photos, cartoons, poetry, recipes...anything that makes you or someone else smile, laugh, or simply feel good when life gets the better of you. Choose from hundreds of paper combinations, ribbons and embellishments to design your own unique project. A great gift idea for someone a little blue or experiencing difficult times. Complimentary gift box included.

Everything you need to create 1 album. Bring items to place on the pages. $40
Bring 4 or 5 people and yours is FREE!
Duration:
2.5 hours
Difficulty Level: VERY easy