Nov 2, 2016

My Pixelart Workshop at DaWanda's Long Night of DIY!

Photo by Lu
The exciting day had finally come, my very first DIY Workshop! It took place on the 24th of September at the Long Night of DIY. I was one of 9 workshop hosts this day and the event lasted all day from 10am to 10pm.
Photo by Dawanda
I was really excited when I arrived at the Karstadt at Hermannplatz in Berlin early that day. Most of the helpers from Dawanda were already there preparing for the event and I got a quick introduction to the event area and my very own little crafting corner. I went right at it to prepare and decorate my table and got even more excited for the first visitors!


I asked my dear friend Sophie who designed my wonderful header if she could design my very first business cards to hand out at the event and they turned out awesome! I also printed out posters to have a litlle bit of promo for the blog and to show the hashtag of the event & my workshop. I made the business card holder out of melting beads a couple of days before the event. It says Bazooka Crafts and on the one side I attempted to make a Pixel-Bazooka.

My very first visitors! The time from 10am to 1pm was a little slow and there were a few people stopping by, but that was to be expected on a saturday. Once the clock hit 1pm we got overrun with visitors and from that time on I had a full table until the very end!

Oh deer! One of the first necklaces was this lovely stag.

Happy visitors! The young man on the right was actually my first male visitor this day and I have to share this funny story with you: He wanted to make half of a melon as a key ring pendant and so he held up the round peg board and pliers and asked whether he is supposed to cut the board in half now or after putting the melting beads on it. You know, because he only wants half of a melon! All of the ladies at the table had a good laugh about that... man logic ;)

We also had some accidents at the table. It really sucks to be almost finished with your pixelart and then you make a wrong move and the beads are everywhere! It turned out great in the end though!
My fabulous friend Lu from Luloveshandmade was hosting a workshop as well: 

Her table was never empty as she was offering a workshop on handlettering; which is extremely popular at the moment. Check out her blogpost on the event here.
Photo by Lu

Now let's see some more Pixelart creations & creators!

I also got a blogger visit from the dear Katja of Kreativrezept. She also wrote about her day at the Long Night of DIY and the other workshops she visited.


The only things I managed to make for myself were the Lumpy Space Princess and the tiny Spock. There was simply no time to sit down for more than ten minutes for most of the day.
This was such a great experience, but it was also very exhausting to host a workshop for 12 hours straight. I actually have another workshop lined up on a bit of a smaller scale at the Dawanda Snuggery. Mark your calendars for the 17th of November! I can't wait!

Thanks to all of my awesome visitors at the Long Night of DIY, I loved getting creative with you all!

In the end, all that was left were a ton of beads on the ground...
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