Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A crafty celebration at Lucy & Louise Atelier

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Consider this your invitation. Instead of a blog, imagine a card decorated with your choice of spring delights — along the lines of flowers or ladybugs — with the quick-and-dirty (or in this case, probably clean-cut) information to follow, maybe written in a loopy form of cursive.

We love spring things.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 10, and $10 buys you a night of crafts and Cosmos (and hors d'oeuvres) hosted by Lucy & Louise Atelier (1925 Briargate Pkwy., #615) in the Promenade Shops at Briargate. Lucy & Louise Atelier is an independent clothing, gifts and home décor boutique. Products include those made from organic materials and locally crafted jewelry.

The party is in honor of Etsy’s Craft Party 2011, sponsored by etsy.com, a site where you can buy or sell handmade arts or crafts, vintage items and supplies. For this affair, crafters all over the world gather to celebrate a wide array of creations in their communities. The idea is to band together to (literally) make positive change. Last year, more than 5,000 crafters from Barcelona to Brooklyn threw parties of their own.

You can learn more about how to throw your own party at the Etsy blog ... or just go to Lucy & Louise. The theme craft of the night will be wire wrapping, and although the example is a flower you can create anything you’d like — a frame, bird, butterfly, word or even a keychain. It’s an easy craft, so beginners need not worry about flubbing their first creative endeavors in front of seasoned crafters.

And as if shaping wire and community bonding wasn’t enough, another party-guest bonus is a 10 percent discount off of any purchase made throughout the night.

Now you just have to decide what to wear.

RSVP by e-mailing Lisa or calling 635-2077.

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