JEWELRY TRENDS, BLOG DESIGN & DIY // WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS AT CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Get Ready...


The first EVER jewelry swap at Think Outside the Store is only weeks away! On Sunday, May 20th from 1-4pm, we will be swapping jewelry like crazy! I'm so excited to finally rejuvinate my over-crowded jewelry box. When I look at some of the pieces I have, I think, "If I never wear this, why am I still holding on to it? Why not swap it with someone else...or better yet, cut it up and change it around?"

Not only will this jewelry swap give everyone a great opportunity to switch-up their jewelry collections, but I will be there with tons of easy tips on how you can alter, lengthen, shorten, or transform your finds into something completely new!

Learn how to make a pair of earrings from an old bracelet. Take apart a necklace and make a gorgeous ring. I'll also be available with tips on what to look for in your swap finds. Bring your jewelry, bring your friends and let's get swapping!

See YOU there!

Friday, April 20, 2012

On the Purple Couch

Walking down Bonifant Street, two blocks away from Downtown Silver Spring and a few doors down from Kefa Cafe, you'll find a new store waiting for you. On the Purple Couch, 'A Place to Create', is now open! They sell everything from shoes, to hand-milled soap, stylish "lightly used" clothing and my personal favorite...accessories. The shop brings Bonifant Street up a couple notches. It reminds me of a mix between Mustard Seed and Anthopologie, except when an items sells, you earn a 40% commission. Visit the owner, Bahia Akerele, and trade in your old designer digs for something new!


xoxo jamillah









UPDATE: On the Purple Couch has moved to Kensington!
Visit their new location 10513 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington MD or call 301-896-0010




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Necklaces Workshop!

This Friday, April 20th from 5-7pm I will be hosting a Necklaces Workshop at Think Outside the Store!

Beads n' Roses Necklace by Jamillah Abdullah
We will be incorporating fabric flowers, chain and beads to create beautiful mixed media pieces that will spice up your wardrobe! Use any of the scrap fabric in the studio, as well as lace & ribbon. Beads, wire and chain are included in the cost of the workshop. Ages 14+. $25 per person. See you there!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

There's Still Time!

This Friday - April 6th, we will be diving into some simple & expressive techniques for designing beautiful rings out of beads, wire, stones or found objects. Anything can be made into a ring ~ and I'll show you how! Bring your own centerpiece or choose from the materials provided. Hey, $25 per person gets you 3 gorgeous rings...that's oodles less than you would spend trying to shop for one at the mall!



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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ring Workshop

On Friday, April 6th from 5-7pm, join us at Think Outside the Store for a workshop all about rings!



Learn to make 3 different styles: bird's nest, wire wrapped & beaded. These rings are great conversation pieces sized to fit you. We will use wire, beads or found objects ~ shells, buttons, pebbles. I will be providing materials, but feel free to bring your own centerpiece.

Red seed ring

Earth "bird's nest" ring

$25 per person. Tools and materials included.
8 spots available, ages 14+.

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