Etelage takes a creative, sustainable & fair trade approach to jewellery making.
Projects as seen in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. Op shop necklaces repurposed by the team at Etelage!
Thrift, revamping, reclaiming & recycling have become synonymous with craft in recent years. Reacting against the technological advances of the 21st century, ostentation is fading & bigger issues: sustainability, climate change, global poverty, & ethical trading are becoming important.
Remember: you do not have to spend a fortune nor buy pieces in mint condition, especially when you are going to cut it up, pull it apart or restring it!
Give old jewellery a fresh lease of life & bring a vintage charm to your designs through an inspired use of beads & charms. Bring your own broken treasures & create something wearable. You will also receive valuable tips in cleaning & preserving your jewellery.
- Skill Level: suitable for beginners
- When? Tues evening at the Etelage store (see workshop schedule for dates
- Cost: $25 plus materials
- Incentives: If you want to get serious with your jewellery making, tools & more luscious beads are available for purchase by all students on the day with a 10% discount.
- Bookings :
If you cannot get to a workshop we can repair your jewellery for you.
Tutor Bio: Christine Smalley – Founder & Creative Director of Etelage (est 2002), shares her passion for artisan traditions & vintage design. Drawing inspiration from 1920s deco style, 1960s jet set glamour &1970s boho chic governs her artistic expression.
Two instructional beading DVDs later & a business nomination for business innovation (Telstra Awards 2009) Christine continues to pursue excellence in her passion for all things adorned. Christine is also a regular blogger, teacher (incl TAFE, Notebook Magazine's Craftroom & schools) & loves all things vintage.
- All materials & tools are supplied for jewellery workshops unless specified.