Meet Staci Egan. This instructor and designer was looking for a creative way to feed her soul - she found it with jewelry. Since starting Contempo Jewelry in 1999, Staci has been featured in a variety of publications and loves working with imperfections because they give each piece of jewelry a unique character. Read on to learn more about this freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry … [Read more...] about Meet the Maker: Staci Egan
Learn how to make beautiful oversized crepe paper flowers with this simple giant flower tutorial! These beauties bloom year round and are perfect for parties, photo backdrops, and home decor. If you are looking for a fun paper craft perfect for weddings, parties, home decor and more, then you are in the right place! I had so much fun making these big colorful blossoms, and I know you will love … [Read more...] about DIY Oversized Crepe Paper Flowers
Darice loves #indieretail and we are thrilled to support Independent Retailer Month every July. This month is designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and to help celebrate indie retailers. Consumers who shop local will help create more sustainable towns and communities. There are so many great reasons to celebrate independent retailers! What Is Independent Retailer Month … [Read more...] about July is Independent Retailer Month!
After a coworker asked me if I could make her a bridal jacket, I jumped on Google to see what she was talking about. I realized this was a super fun and emerging wedding trend: custom painted jackets (leather or denim). I decided to give it a go and I (and the bride-to-be) am thrilled with how it turned out! We've even included several free downloadable templates to get the whole bride tribe … [Read more...] about Trend Alert + Tutorial: Painted Leather Bridal Jacket
Summer break might be in full swing, but teachers are still busy making plans to make this school year the best one ever. One of the hot trends for classroom decorating this year will be the cactus theme. Yes, southwestern decor is back in a big way, and cactuses a fun part of that trend. I had a blast decorating a classroom and creating a classroom door theme with lots of different cacti to give … [Read more...] about Cactus Themed Classroom Decor
Studio How-to is an up and coming shop that not only has your crafting needs covered but also teaches you how to craft! Sarah Nemeck opened her shop: Studio How-to in Cleveland Heights in 2017. Described as a modern shop for knitters and stitchers, her shop is all about fiber crafts and teaching you how to make them. Her mission is to help people find their passion and creativity and the joy of … [Read more...] about Independent Business Spotlight: Studio How-To