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Jewelry Upcycling Workshop with ReCloseted

  • 510 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 0M3 Canada (map)

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Jewelry is one of those things that can be really hard to let go of! Whether it's your grandmother's antique jewelry, the earrings that perfectly match the unfortunate bridesmaid's dress you had to wear (and nothing else), the necklace you got as a gift but can't bear to look at, or the bracelet still love but just isn't you anymore - we'll help you dust off those pieces and turn them into things that you'll actually wear. Beautiful things are meant to be worn, not hidden in boxes!

In this 3-hour workshop, we'll use wire wrapping to transform old pieces into new designs. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience working with jewelry.

▹ Cost: $15 - $20 sliding scale (If you’ll be paying less than full price, please bring cash and confirm your spot via email to
▹ Bring: Old jewelry that you want to repair, repurpose, or swap. If you have needle-nose and/or flat-nose jewelry pliers, it would be great if you could bring those, too.
▹ Provided: Pliers, wire, chains, jump rings, earring hooks, earring posts, glue, beads, stones.

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This event will be held in a private meeting room and accessible by elevator. The washrooms are gendered, although it is unlikely that they will be used since the workshop is happening on a weekend. We cannot promise that this space will be scent-reduced; however, we ask that all participants refrain from applying scented products that day to make it easier for people with allergies and sensitivities.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.

Adrienne & Selina

▹ Adrienne Yeung is the designer at HEX Metals & Minerals, a handmade jewelry line on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver, BC. HEX is grounded in the belief that jewelry has no gender and can be worn and enjoyed by everyone. HEX aims to visually celebrate queer, trans, Black, and Indigenous people of colour, as well as partner with ethical, sustainable and feminist businesses. Adrienne has been making jewelry for the past ten years and is excited to share her self-taught skills with you in this workshop!

▹ Selina Ho is the founder of Recloseted, an organization dedicated to righting the harmful fashion industry. Selina educates consumers about the broken fashion industry through Recloseted’s social media channels, podcast, The Recloseted Handbook (a guide to everything fashion sustainability) and community events. She also does business consulting with sustainable fashion brands to help them grow. Ultimately, Selina believes it’s important to work with consumers and apparel brands to collectively piece together the broken fashion industry.

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