I have to say how much I love this place. I have been looking forward to this night and coming back since last week. The Spiffing Jewelry Studio and Warehouse has such a great vibe and is gorgeous. It's he most perfect office I could ever imagine and I seriously want to work there. There are so many positive and pretty things I just can't even begin. Here is just a taste from the bathroom.
I stole my inspiration from this post from a custome silver cuff at Spiffing Jewelry. I love what is says and what it means. "Makers Gonna Make". It is true. It carries over to my life in other ways and boils down to "I'm Gonna Be Me". Runners gonna run. Momma's gonna mother. Pollyannas gonna be positive. It's a fun little motto to think on. I really like the cuff.
Anyways, tonight the crafters crafter. The makers made custom eye shadows and brown sugar body scrubs. I smell fantastic and I cannot wait to play with my shadows!
I made a chocolate spice fudge body polish that smells so deep and delectable. It really smells like a dark fudge. The recipe was simple and Pinterest worthy. It was not a fail at all. The recipe for the body scrub is simple. It's 2 parts brown sugar to 1 part olive oil. The sugar should be moist and a little crumbly. Mine was a smudge to oily but I like it that way because I have super dry skin. After the sugar and oil are mixed you add in essential oils or fragrances. I put in 2/3 tablespoon Ghiradeli chocolate powder, I believe it was Dutch processed, and about 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, maybe a bit more. I thought I would be done but the scent was still a little flat. I'll be honest and admit that I meant to grab the vanilla extract but had the great misfortune of dashing pumpkin spice fragrance in my scrub. I didn't even realize until it was too late. I'm glad though because it really rounded out the scent and deepened it. The scrub smells really chocolately and dark with warm notes of spice and a hint of sweet cream. I got lots of compliments on it.
We also made custom eyeshadows. The pictures here don't do it justice at all! I made a lovely coppery creamy gold that I've been looking all over to find to no avail. I think I'll call it "Penny, Penny, Penny!" It's got a bright shine to it and photographs well. The other two are beautiful in person but don't photograph as well; they are kind of subtle. The aqua I am going to call "Aquaholics Annonymous". I love this color and have it in clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc. I really am addicted. I'm not big on colors so this should be fun and the gold undertones and microfine glitter should be gorgeous. Lastly, the dusky purple is really pretty and intense but hard to film the bright fuchsia microfine mica that really set this off. I'll try to get a better picture of this one. It reminds me of a grown up version of Harold and the Purple Crayon. I think I'll call it "Harry's Purple Pen". They are all really pretty. So pretty and were a lot of fun to make.
I'm again thankful for creative outlets, sister time, and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. It's soul enriching and those opportunities can be hard to come by. If you are lucky to find them you just have to give in and go with it.