11/21/07

Here's a sneak peek...

at the fabulous Holiday Fantasy Tree we'll be making at Tinsel Trading Company in NYC on December 15th! This baby is almost 4 feet tall, and is perfect for small ornaments, treat cones, or in this case, lots of glittered bumblebees and dragonflies!

For this class, we will provide the urn, glitter, wire for the tree, sheet moss and bird, nest, eggs and a couple of fat little bumblebees. If you'd like more bugs or want to make more of the ornaments shown, we will have the materials available for purchase. I really can't wait for this workshop. Working with copper wire is such fun...We'll dust our urns with a bit of vintage silver glass glitter, and I'll show you how to shape ordinary 7 stranded electrical grounding wire into a gorgeous tree trunk, roots and branches. This is the Holiday version of the one I did on the Martha Show for Halloween (10/15/07), except this one will be a bit bigger. We'll be using 3 foot lengths of wire, so it will be wider...and you can shape the branches any way you want...squiggly like mine, or angular or compressed or stretched out...it's your tree, to shape as you wish. ( If you have a pair of double round nosed pliers, please bring them. ) Also, please wear work clothes as we will be mixing and pouring plaster to set the roots securely into the base. We'll pop some sheet moss over the plaster, shape the roots and branches and voila!....you will have a spectacular tree that you can use year after year, season after season. (By the way, there is absolutely NO reason why you can't use this puppy at Eastertime, for hanging eggs and bunny ornaments...or hearts for V-Day, for that matter!)

Please check in with Tinsel Traders here if you want to register for the class. There are a few spots left. Hope to see you there...

xoxo

Laurie

Oops! I almost forgot...HAPPY TURKEYDAY, EVERYBODY! May you have a wonderful day of thanks with family, friends and good food. xoxoL

12 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

That looks so fabulous! Wish I could be there. I just had a funny thought of me carrying it on the train home! Happy Thanksgiving!
Karla

Kathy M. said...

Oh my goodness Laurie, you have made another adorable tree!! I love the bird and nest and the curley q branches....you know I will be making one of these myself..Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Kathy M.

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh wonderful, I am sure everyone in your class will love it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Clarice

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

enchanting! I blogged your blog..is that right ?

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

WOW as usual LOVELY Creative,Inventive,Stunning,Magical and Fabulous! Super Wonderful!
this looks so lovely...

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays to you and yours always!

Ps your class looked like a Ball! WooWHoo

Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse
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She She said...

Wow, I love your work! Amazing and Inspiring!

Sheila
Mt. Angel, OR

http://halohill.blogspot.com/

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a gorgeous project, Ms. glitter. I love this, wish I could be part of your wonderful workshop class!
Lidy

Inspired Tokens said...

What a beautiful tree, I can imagine all kinds of uses for it. How you tease us with the classes at Tinsel Trading...one day my dream is to be able to attend one of these. I'm sooooooooo far away, do you ever get to Utah?

www.morningsunstudio.typepad.com said...

Oh my gosh-how I wish I lived close enough to take this class!! I'd love to have a bunch of these to use as displays in my Shop(paper arts store)-just fabulous!!

Hallows Hex Design said...

This tree is SO beautiful!!!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Thats a fab project....!! You go glitter fairy...so glad you are rocking out at Tinsel Trading...again!!!! You are so sweet to stop by the blog with all your activities going on...the best to you..me

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I am intersted in ourhcasing one tree to display my ornaments on. Thanks.