In the spirit of upcycling and embracing imperfections and evidence of prior use, we will spend two Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7PM on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, creating jewelry and community. Friend of Junket Erika Dodge will lead us in a jewelry breaking and remaking lab, forming something NEW out of the OLD!
On the first night, Nov. 8, we will take old/outdated/lonely jewelry, break it apart into usable pieces.
Participants should bring:
-Any unused, lonely or unworn jewelry with parts and pieces to reuse/share (Think necklaces, earrings, costume pieces, etc.)
-Junket will provide each person with a $10 store credit to gather additional jewelry bits, charms, findings, and materials.
-1 pair of (2 if possible) needle nose pliers– the smaller the better. We will have some available for use if you don’t have a set.
Additionally, Junket will provide containers for sorting, small bags to save your tiny bits, and scratch paper for notes and designing.
* You’ll be able keep your broken materials to yourself (if you want), but we will also have a share pile for helping each other brainstorm new creations. Everyone will be encouraged to share some of the materials. Obviously, you’ll want to keep certain things for yourself since pieces and parts might have sentimental meaning.
After we finish part one of the class, participants are encouraged to do additional breaking before the next week. Get motivated and go home and look for more stuff to break—you might even find that people you know have pieces to donate!
On the second night, Nov. 15, we’ll make amazing new and original pieces for you or someone you love out of our collections of broken down treasures!
For this evening, participants should bring:
– All of those baggies of broken down pieces from night one (including anything you find/break during the week between classes)
– 1 pair of (2 if possible) needle nose pliers– the smaller the better
Erika Dodge is an artist and designer, living in Southwest Minneapolis with her son, Jack. She comes from an artistic family – including painters, photographers, potters and gallery owners, and has a BFA in Studio Art and MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design from the University of Minnesota. Erika has taught classes at the U of MN School of Design, the Art Institutes International MN, and the White Bear Center for the Arts. She sells her creations throughout Minneapolis and on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/erikadodge
What: Jewelry lab for up to 10 people
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7P both nights
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found 4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Cost: $40 (includes $10 store credit) covers both sessions