31 Wishes 2016

31 Wishes Recap

By Lisa Kettell

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This year Beacon Adhesives was honored to take part in the event; “31 Wishes” held in Ft. Worth, Texas.  This fun creative event was created by the talented AnnDenise Anderson over 5 years ago. It has grown every year and held around the first or second week of October. The Theme as you might have guessed revolves around Halloween. Within this holiday theme, come sub themes such as Halloween Carnival and Gypsy Halloween which was this years vibe.  31 Wishes 2016

Every room is decorated from top to bottom. No wall is left in touched. This year attendees walked into a magical wonderland. Layers and layers of glittered stars, twinkling lights, vintage book pages and mystic décor lined every room. You could spend hours looking at the details.31 wishes event

Attendees begin arriving around 830am for a 9am start. They are greeted with a display of gourmet breakfast treats, coffee, tea, and mimosa’s hand poured by one of the volunteers at the event. After the breakfast mingle attendees head up to the creative station which was covered in twinkling lights and stars. You could feel the magic when you stepped inside the room.  31 wishes event

Once inside the creative station, attendees were lead to their assigned seats and presented with various swag bags of sponsored surprises, project kits, edible treats and sparkling water. Now the real fun begins, the projects. The first project was a Vintage Style Halloween Owl assemblage which I taught. Each attendee created the most amazing pieces using ceramic owls, papers from Hygloss, glitters, tinsel and Beacon Adhesives Mixed Media Glue and Power Tac. 31 wishes event, owl Lisa Kettell31 Wishes Owl Craft, Lisa Kettell31 Wishes Owls, Lisa Kettell

Then we broke for a little lunch, mingled and went into Project 2; Prim, Fancy and Fun Stitched Halloween Cats. This project was taught by AnnDenise Anderson and was a great learning experience. Every drew their patterns, stitched, cut, stuffed, painted and decorated their cats. No two were alike and you couldn’t pick a favorite. Beacon’s Mixed Media Glue, Fabri-Tac and Power Tac were used on these to attach seams, add embellishments and glitter.

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Dinner arrived from Babe’s Fried Chicken and a variety of other treats. Followed by more work on the cats, mingling, swap exchange and desserts. An additional project was given; Mixed Media Doll Necklace where the students could paint and assemble a doll and turn into a fun necklace. Over the course of the weekend I reconnected with old friends, made new ones and left with incredible knowledge and project.

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So glad that Beacon could be apart of this wonderful event. The new sign up usually opens in early Spring and sells outs pretty quickly. I hope we can be apart of the next one.

Hope you enjoyed the recap, see you all soon and remember; Be Creative and Be A Beacon!


2 Thoughts to 31 Wishes Recap

  1. Marfi Reply October 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    What an incredible event! Those owls and kitty dolls are adorable!
    Love Lisa, her amazing ideas and projects .
    Combining that with the awesomeness of beacon products is perfection.
    I would have loved to attend.. maybe next time!

    • Lisa Kettell Reply October 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      You rock Marfi. Thanks so much. We love your works too! Lisa :-)


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