Friday, January 13, 2012

Upcycling with the Brownies

Sashes, smiles, and bags of junk. That's how my first creative project of 2012 began. After school last week, I got to run an upcycled jewelry workshop for a fourth grade Brownie troop. It was a real treat to work with this spirited group of 24 gals. Each girl brought with them reusasble materials from home and also got to work with some of my supplies. 
Scrabble tiles and game pieces
bag o' possibilities
The workshop was a flurry of drilling, gluing, and wiring. Thanks to the creativity of the girls, and hands-on help from the leaders, a lot was accomplished in just one hour. 
wooden nickels, dominoes, and game piece
soda can tabs, a wooden nickel, and wine bottle foil
 spiky rubbery ball ring and Koosh ball necklace
more game piece rings
Scrabble tile and holiday wrapping necklace
a colorful collection
Now THAT'S a ring!
The junior trashionistas left with many playful pieces and they are now one step closer to earning their jewelry making badge. Their enthusiasm and whimsical designs gave me inspiration for the year ahead. What better way to start the New Year?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Twitch and Whiskers New Year Scavenger Hunt - Winner Annouced

Congratulations to Roni for winning the scavenger hunt! Her prize is a $25 Twitch and Whiskers gift certificate.

All answers were uncovered!
 Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for a new contest in February.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year - Happy Customers

There's nothing more rewarding than seeing your pieces walking around on happy customers. Here are some pics of great gals who gave, received, and treated themselves to Twitch and Whiskers jewelry this holiday season.

Alison in an upcycled vintage brooch necklace called "Harvest Glow."
Harvest Glow
Sharon in a Thimblism Necklace with silver chick.
And here she is again looking lovely in a pear Thimblism Necklace.
Lisa wearing a vintage rouge compact necklace called "Love at First Flight."
The inside of Love at First Flight
Ann (right) with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law. All these lovely ladies are wearing vintage tin and compact locket necklaces.
Let Them Have Blush
 Oh Deer Oh Deer (center)
You'll be smiling too if you enter and win the Twitch and Whiskers New Year Scavenger Hunt! Just answer some easy questions about this blog. Follow this link to enter and win a $25 gift certificate! The last day to enter is Sunday, January 8, 2012 at midnight. Good luck and Happy New Year!