Thursday, July 27th

Thursday, July 27th

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Abstract Explorations Watercolor Workshop, Thursday, July 27th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is a brand new class that our instructor is super excited about because it’s all about PLAY and EXPERIMENTING!! Absolutely NO experience necessary.We’ll be exploring different kinds of abstract watercolor techniques that you’ll be able to turn into frameable, colorful artwork for your home or just for fun. If you do ANYTHING for just yourself this week, sign up for this class! The Messy Painter‘s workshops are about so much more than just learning about watercolor, they’re about learning to be present, doing something for YOU, and de-stressing through art practices. No prior painting or drawing skills required! This is a great way to explore watercolors. Artist and teacher Crystina Castiglione, aka The Messy Painter, will share her techniques, plus how to use a brush and make the most of your paint.

All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage.
See some photos from a previous workshop: http://www.ameliabartlettphotography.com/watercolorworkshop

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

This workshop has been created for adults only, no children please.

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! If you’re looking for part time work (including Saturdays), click over to our application and see if you’re a good fit for the job!

Saturday, June 24th

Saturday, June 24th

Local artist DemiGod will be in the shop doing henna tattoos this Saturday from 12:30-4:30! Prices vary based on size of design. Pop in and get a fun design for summer!

 

Thursday, July 13

Thursday, July 13

Snag your seat online, in person at our store, or by calling us at 727-823-2878
Needle Felting 101: Decorative Toadstool Garland
Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 pm

$35

Learn the basics of needle felting through this fun instructive workshop. Maggie Jensen of Floating Woods Fiber Arts will be demonstrating how to make a decorative string of toadstool mushrooms. This plush, friendly garland can be used to add a cozy touch to your mantle, brighten up your office, hang on your porch, doorframe, your car ,or your Christmas-in-July Tree.

All materials will be provided and students will take home their own handmade work. Kits will be available for purchase if students wish to make the project again at home.

A word of caution. Needle felting uses VERY SHARP needles. There is a possibility of poking yourself. Concentration and sharp eyesight are a must. If you wear glasses to read you will need to wear them for this workshop.

This workshop is not suitable for young children. Creative teens 13-17 are encouraged to join accompanied by an adult.

Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. If you plan on consuming adult beverages, you’ll still want to stay sharper than the needles! Class will take place from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you 24 hours prior to the scheduled class.

Sunday, June 25th

Sunday, June 25th

Our friends from Tennessee, Hippies & Gypsies Co., are going to be in town and we’ve invited them to show their jewelry line at Strands of Sunshine!

Hippies & Gypsies are bringing their raw, natural, unique style of jewelry to Strands of Sunshine for one day only! Crystals, minerals, antique silverware, raw metals, and genuine leather are just some of the materials used in HGCO pieces. We know our Florida customers are going to love the chance to add a little bit of Tennessee charm to their jewelry collection!

RSVP and get more details on the facebook event page!

Saturday, June 17th

Saturday, June 17th

Not sure what to get dad for Father’s Day? Carnage Leathers will be joining us this Saturday with some rad gift options like leather key chains, pint sleeves, belts, and journals. They’ll even have tools on hand to do some custom engraving and belt cutting on the spot!

Visit the event page on facebook to see some more photos and gift ideas!

Thursday, June 15th

Thursday, June 15th

REGISTER ONLINE!

Grab a friend and come get crafty at Strands of Sunshine! No experience is needed to take this fun jewelry making workshop, and you’ll leave with a completed necklace or bracelet!

Learn a technique traditionally used to create high-end pearl necklaces, where the beads are strung onto a cord with a knot tied in between each bead. This protects the beads from rubbing and scratching each other. It also means that if the strand should break, only one bead will fall off and the rest of the necklace will stay in tact. Strands of Sunshine’s owner, Amy Marshall, has over 10 years of jewelry making experience, and is particularly in love with this technique and applying it to modern jewelry design. Amy will guide students through the steps of creating their own necklace or bracelet. An assortment of beads will be available to choose from, along with silk cord in a variety of colors. It’s not necessary to bring anything, but if you do have some special beads you’d like to bring for consideration, feel free to do so.

Registration is $35. All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Ages 18+ unless specifically approved by instructor.

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

Tickets HERE!

Thursday, May 27th

Thursday, May 27th

Snag your seat online, or stop by the shop to sign up!

Join maker Tiffany Hajarie of Teatime Crafty for an evening of crafting your own over-sized paper flowers. Students will learn the folding and assembly technique from Tiffany and take home at last one finished flower and the patterns to make more at home. A variety of paper colors will be available to choose from. These beauties are 3-D, BIG, and perfect for hanging on the wall to create a beautiful display for a party or any other reason!

All supplies and tools will be provided. Seating is limited and classes are intimate so that students get plenty of personal assistance! Feel free to bring a snack or beverage. Class will take place from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Cancellation Policy:
Five days’ notice is required in order to receive in-store credit or to reschedule your class.
If canceling less than five days prior to class, a refund may be given if we can fill your spot from the waiting list. A class may be canceled due to lack of sign-ups. If your class is canceled, we will notify you two days prior to the scheduled class.

This workshop has been created for adults only, no children please.

Sunday, May 7th

Sunday, May 7th

Join us for our annual Spring Shop Hop! Seven of your favorite downtown St. Pete boutiques: Misred Outfiters, Plain Jane, ZaZoo’d, Milagros, Ashe Couture Boutique, Strands of Sunshine, & Florida CraftArt!

We’ll have refreshments, specials, shopping, and door prizes! Visit all 7 stores for a chance to win one of four amazing gift baskets.

plain jane st pete – 1104 Central Ave
Milagros- Downtown St.Petersburg – 1106 Central Ave
Ashe Couture Boutique – 953 Central Ave
MISRED Outfitters – 615 Central Ave
Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave
Zazoo’d – 531Central Ave
Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Ave

RSVP on facebook and get even more details!

Saturday, May 13

Saturday, May 13

Second Saturday ArtWalk, May 13, 5-9 pm
Madeline Lundquist’s Trouble in Paradise is a relief print show that captures the pressure of staying body positive in the face of societal norms and expectations during swimsuit season, illustrated through full bodied bathing suit beauties of all shapes and sizes juxtaposed with sassy commentary. The collection will remain on display through June 3rd.
About the artist:
Madeline Lundquist is a local artist, teacher and gallery director for Davidson Fine Art. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she graduated in 2015 from University of Florida with her BFA in printmaking and moved back to St. Pete shortly after to pursue her career in art.