Friday, December 12, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - Make Your Own!

If you are the crafty sort it is not too late to make your own gift. There are local shops and studios where you can buy supplies or even take a class. Just Google what you are looking for in your community and you will find many options.

For folks in my area, one such place is Echo Art Works Bead Shop & Gallery on Callow Ave in Bremerton. Beth, the owner, teaches a variety of classes to get you started. And the shop has all the things you will need to create beautiful gifts. I shop there for some of my own supplies. Basic classes on beading and wire work. Fridays she offers several make-it-take-it options. All are reasonable priced.

Another fun option is Evening with Glass offered by Eastern Wind Glass, also in downtown Bremerton just off of Callow on Burwell. This month's offering is on Dec 18th. You will make a fused glass plate. Check out their Facebook page for details. Dixie, the owner, also has many supplies for glass crafting. Check out the list of classes to make ornaments and other items on their website.

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