Teaching new crafts is one of our major goals in Craft Party PH but later on, we realized, that giving small businesses and blooming crafters, much like us, a venue to share their products and specialties is a very good goal to achieve as well. I personally love the idea because not only do I get the opportunity to teach at Craft Party PH, I also get to learn new things from other experienced artists! (A big woot-woot to collaborations!)
So we, at Craft Party PH are so pleased and grateful for the success of our first event in collaboration with a guest instructor last August 29! It was a handmade brass jewelry workshop featuring the talented and stylish Kim Tiamlee of Pulseras by Kim.
Kim was actually at my first ever Craft Party last March which was also my birthday celebration. Ever since that time, I’ve been toying with the idea of organizing a workshop with her. But it only really started taking form when Craft Party PH came to be. I’m a fan of her work (check out her online shop! ) and I love her zest for life so I knew from the start that she had much knowledge to share and that she would be inspiring. Collaborating with her was the easiest decision to make.
We held it at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Burgos Circle, Taguig and had a total of nineteen participants. Several of them were Moms and daughters out on a crafty date, which I thought was really cute. Some were there to learn how to make jewelry to give away for Christmas, which is fast approaching, by the way. While some simply wanted to do something productive on a Saturday morning and learn a new skill.
Kim, who was such a natural, despite the fact that it was her first workshop ever, started off by giving detailed information on what basic jewelry pieces are composed of, what materials are involved and how to use the tools. She then proceeded to instruct everyone to make their own using the contents of their kits. Each kit Kim put together for the participants contained more than enough to make two sets of accessories (necklace, earrings, bracelet/bangle, ring). There was a lot of material to use and make with — geodes, beads and brass plates to name a few. So many of them created layered neck pieces and how pretty they all were!
Kim also taught the basics of brass jewelry making and prepared stamping tools which everybody used to personalize their bangles and rings.
A good amount of patience and precision is required in making jewelry but it’s definitely fulfilling once you’ve finished a piece and have seen yourself wearing it. That’s the vibe I got from this workshop and it was evident on the faces of everyone as they walked out of the coffee shop — they all had the look of satisfaction and accomplishment!
Our Craft Party with Pulseras turned out so well that we’ve decided to do another one! Here’s the official poster —
So if you’re interested in learning how to make unique and beautiful pieces such as these, come join us on Nov 7th! Invite your friends and turn it into a bonding activity. Click HERE to register now!
Finally, I’d like to thank the lovely brands who sponsored us at our first Craft Party with Pulseras. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and the participants are very happy to have received such wonderful gifts!
Keychains from Paper Pliers
Hand stamped cards and rubber stamps from Kraft Kart
Kitchie Itch Sticks from The Thomas Skin Remedies
Artist Coasters and umbrellas from And Everything PH
Crocheted necklaces from The Tooth Fairy Crochets
Decorative bowls and plates from Bouqeria Lifestyle Market
Necklaces from Chunky Chewelries
Temporary tattoos and necklace from Pulseras By Kim
Thanks to The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for allowing us to hold our event at their shop.
Photos by Kayo Cosio