DIY Blown Glass Ornament Making Coming to Wilmington

Create Your Own Keepsake Holiday Memories!

Cape Fear area residents will soon have the opportunity to make their own one-of-a-kind glass ornaments this holiday season. Adults and children over age 9* will be assisted by artist Rachel Sims of Studio Fuzzishü as they use a torch, flame, and glass to create a memorable holiday experience and keepsake.

The first event of the season will be held at the Brunswick Community College Southport Center on Friday, October 18th. Attendees can get a jump on their holiday gift planning by making two blown glass ornaments as well as beaded wire ornament hangers featuring lampwork glass beads made by Studio Fuzzishü.

Sims began offering blown glass ornament workshops out of her glass and metal studio in 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa. It grew from a small, word-of-mouth, in-studio holiday event to accommodating several hundred ornament makers at numerous events throughout the year. Sims moved to North Carolina about a year ago and this will be the inauguration of “DIY blown glass ornaments” in Wilmington.

Studio Fuzzishü will be offering the DIY blown glass ornament workshops at A Christmas Shoppe in downtown Wilmington (115 N. Front Street) from October 25th through December 30th, 2019. Each ornament is $25 and takes about 10 minutes to make and 20-30 minutes to cool. RSVP to reserve a session for you, your family, book club, boy/girl scout troop, work holiday party, etc. – 515.402.8143

* Children ages 9 – 13 will receive hands-on assistance from the artist and will solely blow the glass. Children ages 14 and over are able to do the complete process with parental permission. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accommodate children younger than 9 years of age

If you would like more information or photos about these events please contact Rachel at 515.402.8143 or studio.fuzzishu@gmail.com.

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