Taught by Emilie Shapiro
Emilie Shapiro is a jewelry designer, teacher and author living in New York City. Her jewelry line, Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals is sold worldwide at galleries and museum shops such as Anthropologie, Sundance, and the American Museum of Natural History. She comes from a long line of creative entrepreneurs, inventors, and free spirits who have encouraged her to explore many different mediums throughout her artistic life. Emilie uses the ancient craft of lost wax casting which dates back to the Egyptians, wherein she carves sculptural pieces into hard wax and casts them into metal. Rough gemstones are incorporated into her work as a celebration of the beauty of natural imperfection. All production and resources are kept as local as possible, and every piece is handmade in Emilie’s studio in New York City.
Friendship bracelets are a great craft to know, and make the perfect presents!
DIY bracelets are no longer solely the territory of pre-teen girls. Finger knitting is a great simple introduction into the world of handmade jewelry. No needles or hooks required, just our fingers to make these super cute bracelets out of yarn and recycled cotton t-shirts. In addition to bracelets, finger knitting can be used to create necklaces, scarves, and belts.
We'll have some materials on hand, but everyone should also bring an old t-shirt to turn into something new and awesome.