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Thursday, April 25, 2013

NEWS: West Elm and Craft Lake City announce the April DIY Workshop: Glassware Charms with Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry on April 25, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY – Craft Lake City is excited to announce the April 2013 West Elm DIY Workshop, Glassware Charms with Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry.

West Elm, a home furnishings retailer known for helping customers find their personal style at home, initially teamed up with Craft Lake City last fall to celebrate the opening of their first store in Utah at City Creek Center. Through this partnership, Craft Lake City and West Elm are continuing to develop DIY workshops in the store that allow artisans affiliated with Craft Lake City to demonstrate their skills to West Elm customers. The next class will be held on April 25 and will be lead by CLC artist Stacey Rabiger of Ker-ij Jewelry.

Rabiger will be teaching workshop participants how to create a glassware charm that can be added to the stem of their champagne or wine glass. Have you ever set your wine glass down at a party, turned around and found another glass sitting next to it? Identifying which glass is yours is sometimes impossible, thus, the purpose of the glassware charm.

Participants will learn to make their own charm and leave knowing how to make many more for friends and parties.

Rabiger will guide workshop participants through each step of creating and customizing their charm. Participants will be given a glass from one of West Elm’s stemware collections to add their charm to. To help highlight West Elm’s April Color Crush, Watermelon, the workshop will conclude with a toast to spring, featuring Frida Bistro and Rico Catering’s exclusive Watermelon Juice.

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. There is a $10 materials fee, participants can pre-register on Skillshare via http://skl.sh/146zvhl.

The West Elm and Craft Lake City DIY Workshop Series takes place once a month at West Elm Salt Lake City in the City Creek Center, on 51 South Main Street. Follow Craft Lake City on Twitter (@craftlakecity), Facebook (Facebook.com/CraftLakeCity) for more details on upcoming classes.

For more information or promotional materials, please contact: Angela Brown, Festival Director: 801.487.9221, angela@craftlakecity.com; Karamea Puriri, Marketing Manager: 801.487.9221, karamea@craftlakecity.com  

About CLC: Craft Lake City is a 501-C3 charitable organization. Craft Lake City’s mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of the local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. Craft Lake City was started in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Editor and Publisher of SLUG Magazine, as a way to showcase Utah’s growing DIY community. The 2012 Craft Lake City festival welcomed over 200 vendors and 15,000 attendees at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake. The festival’s fifth year commences in 2013. Craft Lake City will expand the annual gathering into a two-day format on Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

About Ker-ij Jewelry: Ker-ij Jewelry was established in 2011. Ker-ij has participated in the Sugar House Farmers Market, Craft Sabbath and other small local craft fairs. Ker-ij has been used in multiple fashion spread shoots featured in Revolv Mag, IN this week and UGLY Mag. Local boutiques Unhinged and FRESH also carry Ker-ij Jewelry line and has also been featured in local blog cityhomeCOLLECTIVE.

Utah's DIY Organization
351 West Pierpont Ave. Ste. 4B
Salt Lake City UT 84101
(801) 487-9221

1 comment:

  1. West Elm and Craft Lake City sounds like a wonderful partnership! I once attended a workshop by a skilled chairmaker who showed participants the process of bending wood to make a bentwood chair; I had no idea it was such an art. Every community needs more opportunities to share that kind of appreciation for craftsmanship.