A couple weeks ago, the Thread gals were invited to a craft party with Gild Collective, a startup founded by three beautiful and creative women. With the fun classes (calligraphy, airplants 101 and hair tricks) we’ve taken lately and the knitting and crocheting we’ve taken on in private (story for another time), a collaboration with these ladies was a no brainer. We were just a little excited for this craft party.
We arrived with the #blogsquad on the rooftop of The Reserve, and immediately fell in love with the view.
Then we drank, ate and listened to co-founders Rachel, Jessie and Kelsey share their vision for their company and our project for the evening. Karen especially loved that we share a hero – Amy Poehler!
We each found a cute little box of goodies and instructions at our seat. Given that we’re style bloggers, the Gild ladies thought it would be fun to create our very own gemstone earrings. Um, YEAH!
After listening to the instructions and watching a quick video, we got to work.
Aren’t you so jelly of this view? The weather was lovely (doesn’t happen often in Cincinnati) and the backdrop of the city as we created our own little beautiful earrings was a blogger’s dream come true.
Aside from making our earrings, the best part of the evening was getting to know the lovely ladies behind Gild. They are so warm and inviting, and make you feel like you’ve been friends for years.
[Rachel Bauer McCreary, Chief Creative Officer]
[Kelsey Pytlik, Chief Experience Officer]
[Jessie Deye, Chief Executive Officer]
You know you want to get in on the fun, too! You can pick from either a Hostess-led class (kits, instructions and video included) or an Instructor-led class (kits, instruction, and instructor included). In addition, Gild is now offering Local Artisan Parties, where artisans and creatives from the community will lead more expert-level crafts. Dates for these are more limited, but definitely worth it. Also, look out for Gild at the City Flea or Craft in the Park in September!
Because you stuck through the whole post, you get a little treat – mention us or any of the Thread gals in the “how did you hear about Gild” when signing up and receive 20% off all of the kits when you book. Remember, hostess kits are always free!
Photos by Tiernae Salley Photography