Vintage Inspired Jewelry
Arts & DIY
The old is new again! Step back in time with One Strange Bird's newest jewelry class!
We will show you how to clean up and put together classic jewelry items and make them into a contemporary pieces. Learn basic jewelry techniques to fix your old jewelry, pull it apart to make new, or use thrift store finds to create a one-of-a-kind wearable work of art! Use your found treasure to design layered necklaces and earrings. This workshop will cover basic beading techniques, wire wrapping, cold connections, and other simple techniques to create your own unique designs!
Students must bring vintage, thrift-ed, or old jewelry pieces they want to update. Other materials and tools will be provided. There will also be some beads and trinkets for purchase.
Nicole earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. She currently maintains a studio in her Humbolt Park apartment, which she shares with her supportive boyfriend and several species of animals. Her work has been recognized by the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation in the form of two first place awards and was the recipient of the CAAP grant in 2010. Most recently, her work was exhibited at the Thomas McCormick gallery. She has also exhibited at the Contemporary Art Workshop, Next Fair at Art Chicago, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts in St. Louis, and the Sullivan Gallery. Nicole is currently teaching at Columbia College, hosting underground dinner parties, finding subversive potential for Mod Podge, and working on a new series of paintings and sculptures for upcoming exhibitions at Clutch Gallery and a group show illuminated by black light at the Hyde Park Art Center.