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Upcycled Jewelry with Alternate Materials

3 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K00EG
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By Mïa Vollkommer

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, June 3, 2022.

If you want your jewelry-making practice to have a reduced impact on the environment, this class is for you. Learn to convert scraps destined for the trash (or recycling) bin into unique pieces of wearable art. Work with metal, fabric, and paper as you add metalsmithing, hand-sewing, and small- sculpture techniques to your jeweler’s toolbox. Projects include two pairs of aluminum earrings, a patchwork fabric and beaded necklace, and two 3-dimensional paper brooches. It’s helpful to have some previous experience working with wire to make open and closed loops, but all skill levels are welcome.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Mïa Vollkommer.
  • 3 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This online program is presented on Zoom.