Be Crafty to Host Workshop in Tempe

Bust out the ol' glue gun and prepare to have inexplicable amounts of glitter on you for weeks. Be Crafty is coming to town.

The Minneapolis-based crafting duo of Amanda Rydell and Jessica Kesterson announced plans to bring their handmade ways to Tempe in March 2014 for a one-day-only workshop.

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Since December 2011, the duo has hosted crafting workshops for those of all skill levels (including non-existent). According to their website, "Each workshop is designed to inspire and empower you to not only bring home an amazing finished product, but also to dream bigger and continue creating long after you leave! Here you will meet new (real-life!) friends, learn new techniques, and find all the supplies you need to create something fabulous."

Their Tempe event will take place on March 23 at ASU's Old Main in Tempe and include appearances from Rydell, Lesley Zellers of Recipe for Crazy, Tempe's own Heather Hamilton of Life Made Lovely, Gilbert's Cole Franke of Colectibles, Kate Eschbach of Songs Kate Sang, and Katy Kristin of KatyGirl Designs.

Attendees will make and take two or three craft projects, get a catered lunch, and receive a swag bag. Specific projects will be announced in early January.

Tickets to the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., are $75 through Tuesday, December 31. The price goes up to $100 per ticket starting Wednesday, January 1. For more information and to register, visit

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