I'm pleased to announce that we'll be offering a series of clay flower workshop classes for interested crafters who want to try their hand at CLAYCRAFT by DECO art, but who may not necessarily want to sign up for the membership classes. These are great discovery classes and will be held at the DK Designs studio in San Jose.My students, who are now instructors, Candy and Judeanna were interested in trying to grow the awareness of the art of CLAYCRAFT by DECO and want to help teach. So we have been working on some fun workshop classes to give beginners a chance to experiment with this wonderful clay medium.The first class is will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will be creating gardenias and hydrangeas and decorating a simple favor box with the flowers and ribbon. The fee for the class and materials is $48 plus tax. Class size is limited to 15 students so please contact me for details if you' d like to sign up.The second clay will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will focus on making a small vase arrangement with roses and pansies. You'll learn how to make the flowers, painting techniques and how to arrange the flowers in a small vase. The fee is also $48 plus tax and class size is limited to 15 students.Please contact email@example.com if you wish to sign up and participate. We will be adding more classes each month and will have some new and different projects each class!
Are you ready for some amazing wedding products that give you a unique and stylish look to your wedding? Well, without further ado, Estilo Weddings announced today their official reopening of their online store! This is what I have been working on for the last couple of months. Maria Ryan is an amazing woman, entrepreneur and now working mother. She took a break last year to make time for the arrival of her son. I have to imagine it must have been one of the hardest decisions to make, but I think overall, a good one. Now she's back and Estilo Weddings is better than ever!Maria contacted me in October and gave me a LONG laundry list of what she had envisioned for the new line - ring pillows, favors, hair flowers, single flower bouquets, boutonnieres, cake flowers and more. While we have launched about 85% of the product line, there will be more to come in the coming weeks and months. As some of you know, Estilo Weddings didn't make public who's clay flowers they were selling, but those of you who know me know that it was my work. This year because the line is SO extensive and crosses so many categories, Maria thought it would be the perfect time to announce the partnership since many of the designs are exclusive to Estilo Weddings. Meaning if you're looking for many of these items on my Etsy shop will not find them. You will only be able to purchase many of these items through Estilo Weddings! Below is just one of the beautiful clay flower products you'll find in her online store - single flower bouquets!2010 is proving to be a great year and although it got off to a slow start, I suspect that it's going to be crazier than ever and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. I'm very thankful for Maria believing in me and my products and seeing that clay flowers are a great eco-friendly alternative to fresh There are some amazing products so don't wait, go check out here site!
Definitely bookmark these pages and share with all the brides you know out there! Maria also has a great blog that keeps up with the latest trends and all things that inspire her that are stylish and unique! Estilo Weddings website - www.estiloweddings.com
Estilo Weddings Blog - www.estiloweddings.com/blog
I've been working on some more samples for my client, Eco-Friendly Market. It's been fun playing around with their packaging and see how great the flowers work with their various boxes, favor packaging and containers. The eco-friendly flowers and boxes are a perfect match.A lot of the larger sinamay and seagrass boxes would make great gift boxes for tea samplers, spa products, candies or cookies, etc.The pandan favor boxes are my most popular item ordered from my destination wedding brides who want a tropical look and feel. These boxes are very sturdy and durable! Even when you think sinamay, one would think maybe it will only work for tropical type flowers, but so not the case as you can see in these images.In the coming weeks there will be a few more samples to share, but for now, I need to refocus my attention on my brides and their orders!If you're interested in just the packaging itself, please visit Eco-Friendly Market's website. If you are interested in the flowers with the boxes, please feel free to contact me directly!
I've been trying to figure out what to do for Valentine's Day with my Etsy shop and I decided that I would offer free shipping to US destinations with purchases of $50 or more. So although my hair flowers don't qualify, if you bought 2 hair flowers then it would! I thought it would be nice since saving any little bit counts these days. The shop is filling up and there is a lot to choose from and more to be added in the coming days. Here are a few items that I had posted in the last week or so.
Years ago, I found Eco-Friendly Market when I was looking for sinamay envelopes. We've kept in touch over the years and we've always talked about working together, but it never quite seemed to be the right time. But now they have asked me to revisit working with them to create samples as many of their end clients have asked about the clay flowers. So for 2010, I'm working closely with Eco-Friendly Market to create clay floral artistry for their favors, gift baskets and more. They have a wonderful selection of favor type boxes, envelopes and other items perfect for brides planning a wedding and want something more unique than a little cardboard favor box. These are reusable and very beautiful. The other nice thing is that the company focuses on providing environmentally friendly alternatives to packaging and follows the fair trade practices.Until now, Eco-Friendly Market has only sold wholesale and to distributors, but if you're interested in their favor boxes, envelopes, etc for your wedding. Just let them know that DK Designs referred you and they will be able to assist you! If you're a wedding retailer or business, just let them know that DK Designs referred you for wholesale pricing
All their products are very high quality. I can see many of these being used to put spa products, jewelry or even a gift card. I know many say gift cards are kind of a cop out, but packaged in one of these beautiful boxes or purses with a clay flower makes it a little more unique!I'm continuing to build more samples for them to use on their website, but wanted to give you a sneak peek of some things I've been working on. The below purse would be great to give to your bridesmaids with lip gloss, spa products and adorn with maybe a hair flower on the outside for them to wear on your wedding day. For those who don't want to give hair flowers, you can also put a corsage in the button loop and your loved ones can wear these on that special day.Lots more to talk about in the coming weeks so stay tuned, but wanted to share with you some exciting things I've been working on over the last several weeks!
Visit Eco-Friendly Market's website to see what exciting eco-friendly packaging alternatives are out there and create a stylish look for your wedding. If you would like these packaging concepts with my clay flowers, please let me know and I'd be happy to create something beautiful and unique for your wedding day or special occasion.
I had a couple of my pink and orange English roses left and I have been working on some other projects that used cherry blossoms so I thought these two worked well together. I decided to make several cherry blossoms so that I could finish this piece today and post on Etsy.
So pink and so pretty!