Friday, April 17, 2015

Mixed Media Jewelry Workshop

With summer quickly approaching, it means that the coats, beanies, and scarves come off! That also means more skin to show! Exposed wrists and necks!! Why not add a great bracelet and pair of earrings to accent that sun-kissed golden tan you will be getting soon?  

May's workshop will include instruction on how to make your very own wrap bracelet and set of earrings. You will learn the basics of jewelry making and the important tools and supplies you need and their purposes. 

I have hand chosen high quality materials to make these pieces last. Including: bamboo beads, deer hide leather and 49 strand nylon-coated beading wire. 

 All tools and supplies will be included at the workshop to make it a hassle free event for you!

Workshop Date and Details
Cost: $25.00 (click on the checkout button in the right hand column)
When: Thursday, May 14th
Time: 7:00
Where: The studio offices of October Ink and White and Gold Design located in Salt Lake City.  
                                 (Address will be given upon ticket confirmation)

All questions and inquiries can be sent to

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bird Mobile Workshop

We are happy to announce the details of our next H is for Handmade Workshop.
Come and make a simple and beautiful clay bird mobile that can be hung and enjoyed anywhere in your home. 

Date: March 10th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Provo, UT (Private Residence)
Cost: $25

*You can purchase a ticket to this workshop through the checkout button in the column on the right.  Once we have received your payment this reserves your seat in the class.  You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours with more info about the event including the address. 

We provide all the things you will need for this workshop

-Product Details:
Adjustable 3 foot mobile 
Five different shaped birds in flight made of white clay that will be baked then painted (optional)
Hung with twine on a 12" painted wooden hoop
Faux bronze paint technique applied to wooden hoop

Limited seating available so purchase your ticket quick.
We look forward to seeing you!

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Workshop - A Success!

We want to thank everyone who came out and supported us in our very first workshop! It was such a great evening and seeing everyone with their finished projects was a dream come true! We enjoyed working with each person and offering them hands on help to encourage them to try new techniques and broaden their crafting skills! There were woman of all skill levels there and it was nice to see people come, no matter how much or how little they know! We hope our next class is just as successful...and fun! 

When you come to one of our workshops, we provide all materials and tools for you to use! You just need to show up! We have them packaged pretty, include a drink and a treat to satisfy that sweet tooth! 

Everyone is hard at work! We seperated the class into 2 groups so that each person could get more 1-on-1 instruction. This group is learning a basic hand stitch and what techniques you can do to assure a straight and even stitch every time. The group at the kitchen island are learning to make a freezer paper stencil and painting their envelopes.

 It was great to see how hard everyone was working and the determination to get this thing done and done right! 

I love this collage of everyone's busy hands! Great technique ladies!

Here are some of the ladies taking a break and showing us their finished product! So proud - as they should be!  Let the Valentine celebrations begin! 

Hope to see you at our next workshop! Stay turned for details! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentine Event

We are happy to announce the details of our very first event!
Come and make this festive Valentine wall hanging to hold cards, candy and any other surprises you have in store for your loved ones!  

Date: January 27th
Time: 7:00
Where: Provo, UT (private residence)
Cost: $20.00* 

*You can purchase tickets by clicking on the checkout button in the column on the right. Once payment has been received, an email will be sent to you within 24 hrs. with more info on the event and the address. Any questions can be sent to

-Supplies will be provided

-Product Details:                  
Made of heavy canvas                                  
Measures 16"x18"
Flap opening for storage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

About Us

What is an H is for Handmade Workshop? In a nutshell, it's a craft night. A DIY venture. A make-and-take event. An opportunity to come and make something totally original, with no effort or demand on your part - all for a very modest fee to cover costs of materials, labor and instruction. The event will include all the supplies for you; we take the hassle and pain out of trying to scout the stores to find everything you need and if you even have a coupon for it! We give a full tutorial on the project and offer assistance and tips on assuring a good outcome. Aside from it being a learning experience, we also want it to be a fun evening in an intimate setting where people feel welcome and enjoy a night out!

Who are We?
We are Amy Holmes and Meg Lewis, the creators of H is for Handmade Workshops. As two friends who share a passion for working creatively with our hands, and with over 30 years of combined crafting/artistic experience, we wanted to offer something that inspired people to gain knowledge in a variety of techniques. We believe that the lessons and invaluable tips that are taught in each class will generate a sense of confidence and accomplishment for a more skilled crafter. The two of us sit down and together we design an original craft, we sketch it out, we make a prototype and we make it happen. We put a lot of thought and time into what crafts people will not only want to learn, but to also have in their home.

We are wives to superb men, we are mothers to perfectly silly children. We love treats and Netflix. We are devoted to our friends and Swig sugar cookies. We never take ourselves too seriously. We are believers of road trips and adventures. We are thrifty and resourceful. We love to share. We adore nice people. We love us some Jesus. We wear our PJ's more than one really should. We think we're pretty funny. We never have perfect nail polish. We like to stay up late. We want you to come hang out with us.

Giving Back
We feel very passionately about giving back and seeing someones life blessed and changed with a helping hand. A portion of our proceeds will be put into a savings fund to someday provide a creative space for someone in need. We know there are so many deserving and struggling artists and crafters who's potential is unlimited if given the right room, a space makeover, supplies and tools needed. There are so many people out there who work hard, struggle to make ends meet and need that one little part of their home to indulge in their talents and create handmade work. 


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