Artist of the Month: Laura Grant!

Laura Grant is a phenomenal jewelry artist.  We are in LOVE with everything she does and once you get her charms on our Class Act Designs Silks, it’s like heaven on your wrist. They feel and look so amazing. Take a look on what Laura is all about!

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“My name is Laura Grant and I am the person behind Kiikers.  I live in Mission Viejo, California along with my husband, twin 13-year old girls, two dogs and two cats.  I began making jewelry 5 years ago, and became obsessed with all the different aspects of metalsmithing.  In addition to being self-taught in many aspects of jewelry making, I have been blessed to have taken classes from some of the best in the business – Sharilyn Miller, Connie Fox, Joe Silvera, Tracy Stanley, Janice Berkebile and Susan Lenart Kazmer  – these teachers have taught me how to rivet, fuse, solder, enamel, wrap and shape wire of all gauges, chase, repousse, forge, emboss, texture, and hand-stamp metal.”

” I have obsessed on learning everything I can about making jewelry over the last five years, and have taken many classes from master teachers such as Susan Lenart Kazmer, Janice Berkebile, Lisa Claxton, Lisa Niven Kelly, Connie Fox, Mary Hettmansperger, and Sharilyn Miller. My favorite methods are fusing, PMC, wire wrapping, torch work and forging raw metal into wearable pieces.”

Laura currently has an esty and home website. Find the links below to direct you.
iusb_760x100.12574044_1kz9Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kiikers?ref=pr_shop_more
Home Website: www.kiikers.com

         Doesn’t her sterling silver leaf charm look great on our Hawaiian Rainbow silk?
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Here’s some more of Laura’s work that would go great with any of our silks!

 

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You can find our gallery of hand dyed silks at http://www.classactdesigns.com
Feel free to email us at classactdesigns1@gmail.com with any questions, and or concerns you may have!

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Love Wins

Alex and Ashley met when they were 13 at a winter fast pitch workout. They were called twins, and best friends from that moment on.

Both girls played against each other at Mead and University High School. Alex was a Freshman, and Ashley was a Sophomore. Alex only knew her as the standout catcher and the girl who was dating the third basemen.
They played together on the A’s fast pitch team the summer Alex turned 16. Traveling on a trip to California and sitting next to each other on the plane, they wrote the flight attendant a song on the back of a Burger King crown and ended up singing it over the intercom to the entire plane. Alex and Ash were inseparable after that.

Playing first year of college together, Alex I tore her MCL. Ashley moved to Wright State to play and finish school. She tore her Labrum, and ended her long term relationship. Ashley moved back to Washington,  when Alex  was in Colorado having a “before 20’s” crisis helping her sister Jennie with her two babies.

After Alex’s Colorado adventure, she moved to Olympia, Washington. Both remained close friends through her move. Alex came back to Spokane devastated from her recent break up  with her girl friend. Ashley was there for Alex immediately.

They rekindled their friendship, and it didn’t take long for them to both realize they loved each other. After a year of up and downs, they decided to date and the rest was history. Alex and Ashley have a wedding date set for August of 2016 at Ashley’s parent’s lake house in Spokane!

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The Girls are sporting our Pride Rainbow Silks, available in two different colors!
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Ashley proposed to Alex December of 2015, and totally shocked her! Love this sweet moment.
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Alex and Ashley are amazing Auntie’s to all of their niece’s and nephew’s.

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Our Pride Rainbow Silks are available with Silver Metallic Edges, and Tan Edges.

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These ladies love sporting our silks, and our posing together in their new home in Spokane, Washington. Add any of your own charms or pendants to add that special touch!

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A special thank you to Joel Gillespie for capturing the ladies in our Pride Rainbow Silks! If you ever need a Photographer in Spokane, Washington he is your guy.
Also to Alex and Ashley for sharing their story with us, and all of our viewers.

Please like us on Facebook and Instagram! We love hearing from you.
To shop our 190+ colors of Hand Dyed Silks, visit our website at http://www.classactdesigns.com

 

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Spring Is In The Air!

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”- Proverb

Not only the time change is upon us but a chance to change your style! Start here with Class Act Designs. Use our hand dyed silk ribbons instead of that tired old chain or leather to hang a favorite pendant or charm. Add that special charm or semi-precious stone to your wrist wrap or headband and people will be stopping you on the streets just to ask you where these wraps are from! Spring is right around the corner and we want to help brighten your fashion. Here are some of our favorite spring silk ribbon colors:

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Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages! We love receiving your feedback and you will be able to follow our latest posts, pictures, and blogs. Check out our website at www.classactdesigns.com for more inspiration! Feel free to email Fran and Judy  at classactdesigns1@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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Happy Easter and Passover!

Whether you and your loved ones are gathering around the table to celebrate Easter or Passover, we have just what you need to bring the festive colors to your home! Planning on wrapping your cutlery in fabric napkins? Tie our silks around them to finish them off  and they will be sure to make your table pop with color! Have little ones that can’t wait to go Easter egg hunting? Try tying one, two, or several of our hand dyed silks around their basket! See strands of ribbon color that will have them even more excited to munch on their chocolates and goodies later on.

What we also love about our silks is they can be used as a fashion accessory. Tie them in your hair, wrap your wrist, hang from your neck and make a choker, use as an upper arm band. The possibilities are endless! Purchase the same one for your daughter, mother, friend, sister, etc. so you can match and share these special silks not only on this Holiday, but forever after!

We hope you have a very special day, and from all of us here at Class Act Designs, we wish you a very Happy Easter and Passover.

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 Bunny charm from: https://www.etsy.com/listing/57270243/bunny-charm-in-bronze- artisan-rabbit?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=bunny

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 If you have accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, please follow us! Getting your feedback is so important to us. Check out our website at http://www.classactdesigns.com to see many more of our available colors and sizes of our silk ribbons and scarves!

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Artist of the Month: Carla Huffman

Carla Huffman earned her BA in art at California State University Northridge where she learned silk screening, textile design, metal-smithing, print making, ceramics, and more.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychotherapist.  Her interest in art and the psyche have been at the center of her studies and her artistic adventures.
She has an online Esty shop and participates in farmers’ markets and craft fairs in Denver, Colorado where she currently lives.  She makes nature inspired and whimsical jewelry, collages, assemblages, and greeting cards.  Carla’s colorful quilt charm jewelry was featured in McCall’s Quilting magazine March/April 2015 issue. Below are some of Carla’s most recent work using our silk ribbons:

Carla has several website’s that you can find her work on. Check out these links below to direct you.
Etsy: http://myartstudio1.etsy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyArtStudio1/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-huffman-b3128aa5

 

Please follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter pages! We love to hear your feedback, and welcome any new ideas. To see our line of over 190 hand dyed silks, visit our page at http://www.classactdesigns.com

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Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day with Class Act Designs!

“Lucky is believing you’re lucky.”- Tennessee Williams
Are you having trouble finding something green to wear for St.Patrick’s Day? We don’t want any of you getting pinched, so we picked out some of our favorite festive silks for you. Layer them up, wear in your hair, or sport your favorite silk by adding charms or a special pendant you’ve been wanting to wear and wrap around your wrist. A double knot will do it.  What we love about our collection here is that you can wear them year round but still catch people’s eye wherever you go. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Class Act Designs!

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Do you want to add some holiday flair to your silks? Check out these charms! I mean, how CUTE is the little leprechaun man!? ….and who wouldn’t want a pot of gold at the end of their PRIDE RAINBOW silk?:)image

Click on each link below to see the charms above:

http://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/tiffany-charms/four-leaf-clover-charm-25842758?gclid=CJOxqr_tncsCFQYIaQod6t4D8Q&utm_content=%7cpcrid%7c87335652373%7cpdv%7cc%7cprd%7c25842758_18Y+FOUR+LEAF+CLOVER+CHM&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=PLA+-+Silver+Jewelry+Campaign#p+1-n+1000-c+-s+-r+-t+-ni+1-x+-pu+-f+-lr+-hr+-ri+-mi+-pp+

http://www.brighton.com/product/charms/36956-134001/lucky-leprechaun-charm.html

http://www.irishcelticjewels.com/Taras-Diary-Pot-Gold-Trinity-Knot-Charm-TD69.htm

View all of our original silk ribbons including the NEW Super Silk wraps on our website at classactdesigns.com We can meet the needs for your own designs and colors for total inspiration on any occasion. Please like and follow us on our blog and website! We love hearing from you.
Send us a picture of how you will use your silk wrap on St.Patrick’s day, and enter a chance to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram site! Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have. Happy Shopping!
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Valentine’s Day with Class Act Designs!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
Love is in the air with our luscious Valentines Day silks! Wrap your lover’s heart with one of these beauties….embellish with your own charms, pendants, or beads to make them your very own style. Happy Valentines Day! We hope your day is full of chocolate and tremendous love!

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Check out our dazzling Swarovski Crystal Strips! They are the perfect addition to any of our hand dyed silks and will sure sparkle up the entire room. For only $8 a piece, you won’t be able to resist! Email orders for crystal strips for larger discounts. Email us at: Classactdesigns1@gmail.com

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View all of our original silk ribbons including the NEW Super Silk wraps on our website www.classactdesigns.com  We can meet the needs for your designs with colorful inspiration for any occasion. Please like us and follow us on our blog and website! We love hearing from you. Our Instagram username is CLASSACTDESIGNSINC, so make sure to search for us! To find us on Facebook, click this link here: https://www.facebook.com/Class-Act-Designs-Inc-Hand-Dyed-Silk-Ribbons-21851000820/timeline

 

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