10/28/07

Glitter-ween Fun at Tinsel Trading Company...

What a blast I had yesterday at my favorite shop in the universe, Tinsel Trading Company. A very talented group of women gathered 'round and we crafted some outstanding crow Trinket-or-Treat boxes and glittered pedestals. And of course, there were glittered eyeball sugar cookies, made by my friend Susan of The Painted Cookie, (they were yummy) and Pellegrino to sip. All the ladies did a spectacular job on their boxes and pedestals - each one turned out to be uniquely beautiful. I shared many of my glitter tricks-of-the-trade and TT put out wonderful embellishments for us to use. The beautiful black, pumpkin and orange vintage glass glitter flew! Crows got headdresses & necklaces while the afternoon also flew by...
Terri Ventura, TT's workshop organizer extraordinairre, took some great pictures of us. Pop over to Terri's blog to see some more pix of my workshop and other TT events, as well as Terry's fabulous jewelry and paper arts. If I ever get time to find my camera, I will post some more. Thanks to Marcia, the owner of Tinsel Trading Company, for inviting me and to the lovely ladies who braved torrential rain and unrelenting traffic to throw around some glitter with me! Tinsel Trading Company is a most unusual shop, part museum (75 years of amazing history...read about it on TT's website...it's fascinating) and part store...and you can never really see it all in one visit. Yards and yards of sparkle, ribbons, trims, tassels, ribbons and glittery stuff line every wall and I see something new every time I turn my head. It really is an experience, and doing a workshop there was truly an honor for me. It's really the "mecca" of the craft world!


We'll be making some wire trees and ornaments for the Holidays on December 15th. There are still a few spots left in this workshop, so visit TT's website if you want to sign up! We'll glitter a gorgeous cast iron urn, shape a tree out of copper wire (just like I did on Martha), set it in plaster, cover base with sheet moss and knock ourselves out shaping the wires into fantastic roots and branches. Then using some of Marcia's embellilshments, tinsel wire and other materials, we will fashion some sweet ornaments to hang on the tree! I am really looking forward to this workshop. The trees are so much fun to make and you will have a hand-made keepsake piece that you will cherish forever...and you made it yourself!

Even tho I felt like a truck had hit me, I picked pumpkins with hubby and the kids today. I nearly froze to death but we got some beauties, and when I returned home this evening from rehearsal ( yes, I'm also a singer and have a concert this coming weekend) two had been carved into Jack-O-lanterns! We're really starting to get in the holiday spirit! And the weather has finally turned cold.

Now I must get....some....zzzzzzz....zzzzz....zzz....zz.....z......
xoxo

Laurie

11 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Looks like you had some great fun. Everyone’s boxes turned out beautiful. Laurie you sing, how fun is that !!!! Clarice

Sugar Bear said...

Looks like such fun and everyone looks very happy!
Karla

Michelle said...

any plans to open a tinsel trading co in Orange County, Ca?
hint hint

Inspired Tokens said...

I'm soooooooooo jealous! I wish I lived closer so I could visit Tinsel Trading. Looks like you had soooooo much fun! And...you're a singer too. My you are a busy lady!

Danielle Muller said...

hello girlfriend!! you are one busy woman...so glad to see your pictures from tinsel trading! can you believe i have never been there before? and i live on long island...have to visit sometime. many blessings to you glitter fairy!

Kristen Robinson said...

What fun your blog is Laurie your creations are true treats and how I love Tinsel Trading one of my fav locations in NYC. Will stop by your blog and see you again soon!

XOX
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Oh Laurie just looking at the pictures made me so sad I live in South Carolina and not closer so i could come to some of your workshops, you are such a joy! I can tell you so love what you do..come down south some time please!!! Kathy

Natalea said...

Wow! Looks like so much fun!
xo natalea

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

how fun!!! looks like you had a great time!!! I just adore tinsel trading!! such fabulous stuff!!
xo Britt :-)

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