What you'll do
My jewelry workshop is fully equipped with a jewelry workbench and all the necessary tools to make jewelry. I also have a CNC cutting machine and electronic welder, to allow for all sorts of shapes to be cut out. I am able to offer jewelry workshops whereby guests can design their own jewelry and make it from start to finish. I would like to offer 2 different workshops, about 3-4 hours each. 1. Ring making workshop - guests select a specific model of ring and make it themselves, with my help. 2. Istanbul souvenir jewelry workshop - guests can draw and design their jewelry and have it cut in the CNC machine, after which they can weld, hammer and polish their pieces to their own liking - the perfect souvenir from their travels.
I was originally trained as a graphic designer in Canada and did my Masters in Humanitarian Design in the Design Academy Eindhoven - the Netherlands. I spent 10 years working as a graphic designer and Art Director for International Architecture, Industrial Design and Fashion Companies. I quit my job 3 years ago to pursue my love for jewelry making and design. I have over 400 hours of training from Armenian jewelry making masters of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and hold two certificates from the Mahreç school in the Grand bazaar for Metalsmithing and Stone Setting. Last year, I opened my jewelry atelier in Karaköy where I make custom jewelry and sell on Instagram, my website and Etsy. I also teach communication design at Kadir Has University. I grew up in Singapore, the US, and Turkey and know basic French, Malay, and Mandarin.
All Metalsmithing tools needed to design and make jewelry items from scratch, including a certain amount of silver.
Where you'll be
This workshop will take place in the Emma Krafft studio in Karaköy which is in the center of Istanbul.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
All jewelry making equipment will be provided, as well as up to 20g of sterling silver. Everything you need from welding to polishing will be provided. We will sit together to design your piece and go over the methods needed to create it.
Jewelry Making Workshop
£82 / personNew experience
£82 / person