This past weekend, I hosted my second DIY workshop (of 2015) at the Kent/Ravenna Goodwill.
We had an amazing turnout! The ladies had a lot of fun and learned something, too!
|The attendees at the Jewelry Workshop|
|Some of our found objects and supplies.|
|Adding a smaller chain to a larger one.|
|Deciding what to do next.|
|More beads and fixings!|
|Some of the finished products!|
|Another finished product!|
This workshop was different than the others I've lead because we were able to conduct the workshop in a community room at the store. I much prefer this setup to the free-form workshop in the store. I felt it was much easier to work with everyone as a group and then, one on one as questions arose. I hadn't really prepared a lesson plan, per se, for this workshop, but will definitely be integrating that into future workshops. Because I didn't know everyone's skill level in advance, I didn't want to stifle any creativity, hence why I didn't chose one piece of jewelry to make. In the end, a lot of the ladies chose to string beads on a piece of wire and connect to the chains we had provided (found). We also were able to make a few bracelets utilizing this tutorial as a guide. Check out Goodwill Akron on Twitter to see all of the final products!