Monday, March 28, 2011

Make Out: March Madness

March Madness is upon us, and "Free for All" describes March's Crowntown Handmade Make Out in both spirit and price. This month you decide the craft! Bring along a portable project of your own and join
us for an evening of crafting comradery (and maybe a little booze). If you don't have something to bring, join Donna Kirby of In Ten Years in folding paper cranes. Our cranes will join others being sent to sister cities in Japan as a show of support after the tsunami.

But since it's March Madness, we're not done yet. If you have a craft project that turned out more frankenstien than fabulous, bring it in for the Craftastrophe Contest and Swap. Feel free to trade and see if one crafter's trash can become another's treasure.
Optional BYOB, $5 corking fee per container/6 pack. Sodas for sale. Patchwerk Playhaus, in the back room of Century Vintage, 1508 Central Avenue, Charlotte, 28205. Enter in the alley past Soul Gastrolounge and Snug Harbor.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Soda Can Rings!

Soda Can Rings
Here's the ring Sarah made.

We had a great turnout for Crown Town Handmade's most recent Make Out Craft night! About 25 people gathered around Elizabeth of studio-e on 2/24/11 to learn how to make flower rings out of soda cans. Elizabeth had gathered an impressive collection of cans of all colors for everyone to use. We crimped wire, cut petals out of aluminum and learned how to use pliers to get the look that we wanted. Each person's creation was 100% unique!

Soda Can Rings
Elizabeth demonstrates the best way to bend wire to form a ring.