Thursday, February 28, 2013

it's coming...

it's coming...a weekend all about MAKERS! we will MAKE with our hands. we will MAKE crafty friends. we will MAKE our souls happy doing what we were MADE to do.

I'm overjoyed! This event has been in my heart for so long & it is coming to fruition. Making things is my passion – I am forever tattooed with the word CREATE because it’s such a big part of who I am & my dreams. My biggest dream is to share the magic in creativity with YOU!

I dream that creative woman can do impossible things,
that there is enough light in the world for each one of us 
to sparkle & shine.

I believe possibilities are endless
when we follow our own path
and the magic that follows when we wander our own way. 

I love the exchanging of creativity & believe it sparks new ideas and grows...changes...evolves with each persons interpretation. I'm hoping you will join me as a MAKER April 26th - 28th at our first ever MAKERS weekend. 

details coming soon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's a SIGN class

It's a SIGN class.

Take it as a SIGN that you need to learn to create rustic signs, you have seen them popping up all over Pinterest!

Firs off, have you been introduced to Sleet City Decor yet? If not you need to go check out Olivia & her sign making skillz in her Etsy shop

Even better...come meet her in person soon at Junque 2 Jewels because she is our next GUEST INSTRUCTOR! She will pass along her infinite sign creating wisdom at a March class.

Join Olivia from Sleet City Decor & the J2J Crew to learn how to make custom signs. You will learn the techniques & skills to create personalized signs with names, quotes or images at home! Imagine the creative possibilities for decor, seasonal decorating & gift making.

 Date: Thursday, March 28th
 Time: 6-8pm
Where: Junque 2 Jewels Workshop (1906 NW 3rd Street, Bentonville, AR)

Thursday, February 7, 2013


We are starting to finalize classes for March at the J2J workshop, here is a peak at what is coming up next. GARLANDS GALORE!

Garlands & Banners are a craze in the DIY world! They are great for seasonal decor, parties & more.

Join the J2J Crew to make a variety of garlands & learn techniques to create an AWE-some garland to suite every season & event!

We will create:
1 fabric scraps sewn banner
1 burlap banner
1 mixed media banner

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Junque 2 Jewels Workshop (1906 NW 3rd Street, Bentonville, AR)

Sign up.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Screen Door to Command Center

Let's be honest...I have a fascination with junk! I am forever picking up random old junk in the hopes of coming up with a creative plan to make something out of it. Not sure what my follow thru success rate is with that but at least I have ONE to brag about today...

I purchased this crappy old screen door for $15 at a garage sale.

It set outside for awhile...longer than I care to admit (see it piled among my other loved junking finds) but given the nice winter we are having here in lovely NW Arkansas, and overwhelming inspiration from Pinterest, I've been tackling lots of DIY projects! I decided to transform this old door into a message center for our hallway. Our family needs something functiontional to write family notes on, pin up school notes, and keep track of our life in general. Something functional & cute to look at was the order...and a family project was what we got!

I had my 10 year old daughter sanding away the old chipping paint to give us a good surface to work with.

Then I painted it this cheery Red color and stained it with a Mohogany Minwax stain to keep it looking aged & distressed. I also painted a chalkboard to go in the large end and stamped some burlap pieces mounted on corkboard for the smaller squares.

Then I employed the hubs to help me put it all together. He routered in each of the elements as his contribution so we now have a large chalkboard area on the left, a skinny magnetic area in the middle and 4 burlap squares on the right side which are backed with cork so we can use push pins to them. I'm also considering add a clip to two of those area to function as a clipboard perhaps.

Can't wait toget this up in the hallway and get more organized!
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