Learning the basics of jewelry making! Work those pliers and learn different jewelry making techniques with Mikki Chua of Trinketbar!
This 3-hour class consists of a lecture followed by fun hands-on jewelry making. During the lecture, you’ll be acquainted with the tools used for jewelry design, how to distinguish parts of a jewelry piece, as well as the materials that make up the chains and beads commonly sold in the market. You’ll also learn how to assemble jewelry made of chains, beads, and faux leather.
In the hands-on part, you’ll be be using basic jewelry tools and learn how to manipulate metal chains, incorporate pendants, and add beads and locks that will make each piece unique. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to make and bring home at least two projects, get to choose from:
- A faux leather bracelet with customized charms
- A colorful summer-inspired wood bracelet connected by eyepins
- A vintage gold chain necklace with charms
The following will be discussed:
- Role of Jewelry in Fashion and Self Expression
- Introduction to the Color Wheel
- Basic Tools Used for Jewelry
- Types and Uses of Spacers, Clasps, and Findings
- Types of Beads (e.g. clay, semi-precious, plastic, wood)
- Types of Chains (e.g. bead chain, rolo chain, box chains) and Their Basic Composition (e.g. rhodium, silver, gold plated, etc.)
- Hands-on Jewelry Making
- Clasp Assembly
- Freehand designing
Session fee is PHP 2,300.00. Inclusive of a basic jewelry kit with three types of pliers, jewelry components, charms and beads together with an organizing case.
Available session date for July & August at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati:
- July 23, (Sunday) 9AM – 12NN
- August 19, (Saturday) 1PM – 4PM
About the Instructor
Mikki Chua is both an artist and an entrepreneur. As an artist, she is a self-taught accessory crafter, specializing in vintage-inspired costume jewelry. Creating accessories as early as 6th grade, she has found jewelry making as a form of self-expression and a hobby. With talented hands, she tinkers with antique metal chains, aluminum wires, beads and leather, which soon turned into her own business, Trinket Bar, that started back in her college days. Wanting to share the secrets and styles of jewelry making, she has started to teach and spread the fun of accessory making as a form of self-expression.
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