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Denver Craft Ninjas – Best Projects of 2012

Everyone counts down their favorites at the end of the year and we felt that we couldn’t let the 2012 slip by without mentioning our favorite projects! It’s even better when we share them with experts that bring their passion to the project!


Domino Pendants
One of the REAL hits of 2012! This project inspired Ninjas to grab their own alcohol inks and make a million domino pendants until the cows come home!
We love when one project spawns many Ninjas to go home and get to craftin’!

Sugar Skulls
After three years of making and sharing this sugar skull project, we’re darn near experts! And so are you! Every time you do this project, you show better and better decorating skills! Even better, we’re so thrilled to see return crafters come with their families and share this rad event!

Sew It All Felted Sweater Mittens
Sew It All Magazine is an outfit with some real deal craftin’ ladies! And we had the honor of working with them and learning from them. I’ve broken out my mittens this winter and found them to be so darn warm and cozy!

Pinterest Tested Tie Dye Tights
Before our pal Amber hightailed it to Seattle, we got to play with this really fun tie dye tights project! If you love tights, this is the project for you to brighten up your collection and add a DIY splash to your wardrobe!

Canning with Helliemae’s
We love Helliemae’s! It’s just that simple. And when Ellen opened the factory’s doors to Ninjas to learn how to can chutney and make quick pickles, we fell in love all the more! The space was perfect for cooking up a storm and everyone left with tasty stuff.

Pasties with Ooh La La Burlesque
A little risque, a little naughty – hanging out with the rad ladies of Ooh La La Burlesque is a reminder that we can all use a little risque in our lives! Not only were these super talented burlesque mamas totally hilarious, but they were great teachers too!

Upcycled Jewelry with Colorado Bead Co. 
We have several love affairs with local crafty businesses…and Anne at Colorado Bead Co. is definitely one of them! Anne let us take over the joint and provided us with all kinds of lovely beads and baubles and taught us to make some really cool upcycled necklaces with soda cans! Is there anything they can’t do over there?

Felt Wreath
This project was a tedious and, at times, frustrating stuggle. But it turned out beautifully. And that’s the reward! Beauty! After seeing the project on Dig This Chick, we realized we had to try it!

We hope that, in the new year, you’ll try something new! We hope that in the new year, you’ll join us for all kinds of crafty good times at Three Kings Tavern! We’re planning and plotting and have some really cool partners lined up for 2013!
Happy New Year, Ninjas!

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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Ooh La La Burlesque! Pasties!

We’ve done a lot of cool projects in the past – but this one could be characterized as the best!

When you combine Denver Craft Ninjas stealthy bad ass craft prowess with the lovely and entrancing glamour of Ooh La La Burlesque…good things are bound to happen! Our pasty project rocked it!

I’ll keep this short and sweet because I think the pictures really tell the story!
Glitter, sequins, nipple talk! All subjects that come up regularly at any Denver Craft Ninja meet up, but now we had a real reason to gab about them.

The lovely Kitty Crimson, Fanny Fitztightlee, and Aluka Salt came with a variety of their own lovely handmade works of art to share their personal technique of pasty making. They shared their knowledge, provided guidance, and were downright sweet, hilarious, and kind beyond measure.

Everyone learned the fundamentals of pasty making and came up with their own brilliant styles. And like I mentioned, there were a lot of jewels, glitter, and sequins being thrown around. The sign of any truly successful Ninja endeavor can be measured by the amount of sparkly detritus littered across the room.

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As you can see, the ladies had a special surprise for us in the form of a gentleman demonstrating some pasties made by the super talented Aluka Salt!
Everyone worked hard and left with at least one pair of sparkly pasties…if not more than one pair!

And it’s all thanks to Ooh La La Burlesque! We’re endlessly appreciative of their willingness to meet with us and share their skills. We encourage Denver folk to check out an Ooh La La Burlesque show and stay afoot of all the cool adventures these ladies have. Don’t forget…they have Boylesque too!

As usual, events like this don’t happen without Jim Norris and the fine people at Three Kings Tavern.
Jim’s kindness is unparalleled and we’re always treated with such care! Thanks so much, you sweeties!

Stay tuned! We’ll be posting our next project VERY soon!


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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Ooh La La Burlesque

Have you always wanted to try burlesque?

Some alluring dance? Tassel twirling?

Well, now is your chance!

 The Denver Craft Ninjas are teaming up with Ooh La La Burlesque to bring you our March project on April 1st with an afternoon pasty workshop!

That’s right! We’re learning tricks of the trade from 5 lovely ladies from the Denver based burlesque troop on April Fool’s Day. But this ain’t no joke!

Fanny Fitztightlee, Kitty Crimson, Aluka Salt, Marianna Trench, and Surlie Temple will be giving us pointers on how to make our own DIY sparkly pasties!

We’ll provide all the materials, instruction, and some direction on how to display your pasties for your own at-home burlesque show.

To clarify, this is an event for LADY Ninjas 18 and older. Also, Denver Craft Ninjas will just be making pasties and will not be expected to display their pasties. However, please be aware that we will be discussing parts of the female anatomy and Ooh La La Burlesque will be giving a brief presentation on how to use and showcase pasties.

Please establish your comfort level when RSVPing.

The cost for this event is $15.00. There is limited space in this workshop and attendance MUST be confirmed via pre-paid registration HERE!

We are so thrilled to work with the lovely and talented performers from Ooh La La Burlesque and can’t wait to share a little risqué DIY!

The event will take place at Three Kings Tavern from 1-5 PM on April 1st, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Becky at DenverCraftNinjas@gmail.com

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