Upcoming Event: Accessorize for Success

I’m happing to be hosting the Vancouver Metal Arts Association’s (VMAA) semi-annual Accessorize for Success workshop this Saturday October 17th from 2-4pm at the fieldhouse.


The Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA) is a not-for-profit community organization of  jewellers, blacksmiths, sculptors, mixed-media artists, enamelists, and others who work with metal or have an interest in contemporary jewellery and adornment. I have formal training as a jeweller, and worked as a jewellery designer while in art school, I currently serve on the board of the VMAA as the vice-president, and have a curatorial interest in contemporary jewellery.


Here is the description of Accessorize for Success from their facebook page:

In this workshop we clean, sort, and replace parts on second hand jewellery. Bring your soldering, polishing and assembling skills to help restore used jewellery to a wearable condition. The work is then donated to Dress for Success which is a non- profit organization that gives an outfit to unemployed woman to attend job interviews.

Please bring a basic set of pliers. Clasps, jump rings and other findings or stringing materials you would be willing to donate.

Snacks are welcome but not necessary, some light refreshments will be provided.

We are also looking for donations of gently used silver or costume jewellery.

While the workday is oriented towards individuals with jewellery construction skills, we welcome anyone who is interested to by on Saturday October 17th from 2-4pm. If you would like to donate your used jewellery to the program feel free to drop it by the fieldhouse anytime!

For more information about the VMAA check out their facebook page.




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