December saw the annual benefit for Children of Shelters, helping underprivileged kids. For their Jingle & Mingle event, local designers create holiday wreaths, which are then auctioned off. Our friend Adam Gale got us into this three years ago. Our first “wreath” was a back-lit sheet of 3Form faux onyx, which we drilled hundreds of holes into and lit with an array of 40 LED lights.
It was super cool, and a lot of work! We thought, “Next year we’ll do something less labor-intensive.” So what did we do?
Hey There, Hot Stuff was made by gluing 5,000 matches into a base. No denying it was a great wreath, but it took MANY hours to make. We thought, “Next year we’ll do something less labor-intensive.” Clearly, we’re slow learners, but this year was slightly better.
Happy Holidaze contains 3,500 “pills.” The tough part of this one was making the clear acrylic container, which looks easy, but wasn’t. The gel caps weren't easy to get, either. This wreath obviously struck a chord with people. (I wonder why?) It was a big hit and bidding was fierce before it was quickly scooped up with a $900 “buy-it-now” option. We are now known as a top-seller at this event. We have a lot of fun with it. Stacy already has ideas for next year. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that it’s likely to have a lot parts and take a lot of time to do…