Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fun and Games - Upcycled Jewelry Workshop at The Toy Room

Yesterday was the annual Bethel Blooms Festival and Art Walk. Though the weather wasn't the most cooperative for an outdoor festival, it was perfect for a rainy day activity with five enthusiastic girls at The Toy Room. I brought bags and boxes full of game pieces, marker caps, scraps of paper, and other discarded treasures for an upcycled jewelry workshop. The girls got to work right away making rings, bracelets, earrings, pins, and necklaces out of items like Trivial Pursuit pieces, BINGO chips, magnetic fridge letters, and old toys. By the end of the hour and a half workshop, these trashionistas left with many one-of-a-kind accessories. Going green has never been more colorful and creative!
Why yes,those are Trivial Pursuit earrings!
Looking marvelous in marker caps.
Cousins with dozens of clever ideas.
Ahoy ladies! Uncover treasures at The Toy Room.
The Toy Room is always brimming full of new, fabulous toys. Swing by to pick up the perfect gift or like them on Facebook to find out about other great events coming up. 

I'll be back in Bethel on Tuesday, April 17th. Hot Cup o' Handmade 3 will be happenin' at Molten Java from 2-9 pm. Spread the word!
What should I make with these amoeba-like shapes? Enter April's Facebook contest to win a $20 gift certificate!
Follow Twitch and Whiskers on Facebook for updates (new contest JUST posted for April) and visit my Etsy shop for new finds.


  1. So great to see the next generation of uber-crafters coming up under your tutelage. Toot toot!