Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Chain Gang!

Some of my examples
Today, I gave a workshop for Victoria Stampers in Rainhill Village, Merseyside, and we made key chains, (or handbag bling). Victoria Stampers is a group of people, now good friends, mostly but not all members of KCUK Yahoo group. We get together each month for a day and varied programme  of stamp related crafting and whilst it is usually members who take the workshops, we do have guest tutors for specialist subjects. Best of all it is a day of friendship and fun!
Members travel from far and wide to get together each month, Manchester, Yorkshire, Bolton Blackpool etc., which shows what a good time we have.
If anyone within reach would like to join in all this crafting fun then we do at present have a few places available, due to members moving house or changing jobs. Just email me for details.
We made embellishments, to decorate the chains, from Fragments, Stampboard, and chipboard amongst other materials.
Buttons, beads and ribbons make great additions.
Here's a selection of the great examples made and the individual take on the idea, produced by the group today.
A hand painted stamped image set behind a glass pebble
A MahJong tile and a Stampboard tile
Thanks to everyone for a special day and there are real treasures there and lots of new ideas. I hope you like your results as much as I do!

16 comments:

Glennis said...

They all look wonderful Jo - wish I could join you, but it's too far to come!!!

JoZart said...

Hi Glennis... if you hurry up you could make the Christmas Victoria Stampers... what number bus would get you here? Heh Heh!! Wouldn't it be great?
JoZarty

Paul said...

I agree, it's a fantastic group! Can't wait to see you all in December. Love these key chains. I really missed out on such a cool project. See ya Soon Jo. Pxx

Leo said...

Wow these are really lovely! Very inspiring :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, lovely stuff Jo - love that they're the same but totally different. Would love to take my day off work at your group, distance is an large object though!!

Ann B said...

Lovely to see all the work done yesterday and thanks again Jo for putting together such a great project for us.

Paul said...

Definitely coming to Xmas party at VS - wild horses won't keep me away. Missed you & everyone else too. I needed three of me yesterday - one to be in St Helen's, one in Plymouth & one in Crewe. It's like buses. Either nothing happening at the weekend or three things at once. But Dec VS takes priority!!!! Pxx

dizzy said...

what a wonderful day it was so nice to see everones work enjoyed this workshop so much and was so relaxed thanks for a fab day and project hugs jayne xxxx

olive said...

it was a fabulous day Jo, thanks so much for your inspiration and great stash you gave us in our kits... it seems that I didnt get as much done as the others, but i had a riot. Ciao

Dotpat said...

Love them Jo, they look really fab

Pat said...

Jo, those are very inspiring! I love the rich colors! Thanks for sharing.

been in a slump, but hope to get at least one of your images done next week. Will let you know.
Hugs, Pat

sandra de said...

Jo, these are so beautiful. Thanks for your sweet comment about my ginger cat.

Theresa said...

What a fabulous idea! They're wonderful! I always go for the purses with bling and now I can add even more! Thx Jo!

lisa said...

It sounds like you had a great day, Jo. These are all fabulous and all so different. I love my handbag bling you inspired me to make and lots of people have commented on it.
Hope you've not had too much rain today. It's been horrible here all day.
Hugs Lisax

sam21ski said...

Ooooh Jo I wish I could get there, your makes look stunning. Maybe I could get in the summer when it's better weather and lighter in the evenings, you never know xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning handbag bling Jo, yours are gorgeous :-)
Love your 'stanied glass' project above too
Anne xx