Accessorize with Toys w/ emiko oye and Shana Astrachan

August 28, 1-4pm             fee: $20 + materials fee

Join artists emiko oye and Shana Astrachan for an afternoon of creating jewelry from toys! During this workshop you will learn basic jewelry making techniques and how to use tools such as pliers, cutters and punches. In addition you will also learn how to connect parts using cold connection methods. The materials for this workshop are recycled toy and game parts, as well as other small plastic and metal parts found at SCRAP, jewelry findings, wire, screw eyes and glues.

This class will inspire you to see everyday objects, such as toys, as creative materials to express your individuality through jewelry and small sculpture creations. You’ll leave this workshop with charm bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, key chains and/or small sculptures! Please feel free to bring your own toys or game parts from home to incorporate into jewelry.

About Shana and emiko
Shana and emiko are returning Scrap workshop teachers. They have been doing this workshop with kids, adults, and families for 4 years, and every time it’s a new experience. They say “it’s amazing seeing people’s creativity unleashed, especially in young kids. As artists working in alternative materials, it’s a great way to introduce people to a new way of looking at common objects, even trash, and repurposing it into something personal.” Last years’ workshop filled up quickly, so reserve your space early!

You can see their work locally at these locations —
emiko’s work: San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, Palo Alto Art Center.
Shana Astrachan’s work: San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, The Candystore, RAG

Or online here–

Ben Delaney
  • Jackie Sorich
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 July

    Great bracelet, I love toys used creatively , I will take this class. Thanks JS

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