For all you SCRAP jewelry fans, alt craft duo, emiko oye and Shana Astrachan of Accessorize with Toys bring back PROJECT ACCESSORIZE for another full-day workshop. Taking cues from the reality series, Project Runway, participants will have one day to design, “shop” for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized talisman pendant. Participants will choose a personal treasure, either brought from home or found at SCRAP, that will be the inspiration point and central object of focus for their talisman pendant. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to “Make it Work”, sharing techniques for working with alternative materials and local resources. The instructors will share examples of their work and of other recycled artists and lead a group critique/brainstorming session to inspire making beyond the classroom.
About emiko & Shana
emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/repurposed materials, encouraging others to experience the beauty of making and reuse. Longstanding members of the Metal Arts Guild (emiko is the President), Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Metal Art Critique Collective, their jewelry can be found in museums, galleries, and publications such as Metalsmith Magazine, SF Chronicle, American Craft, and Lark Book jewelry books. Shana’s jewelry tutorial videos are featured online at CreativeBug.com and she often writes for blog.Modcloth.com.
Accessorize with Toys workshops have served countless, enthusiastic makers-to-be since 2006, at venues such as MakerFaire, The Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio, Renegade Craft Fair, and California Academy of Sciences NightLife.