Statement Jewelry Making
Brooklyn jewelry designer Andrea Bocchio will teach her technique for making her amazing mixed-media statement pieces which combine chunky metal chain with simple crochet trimming in colorful yarns. You’ll learn everything you need to know to create your own designs, no previous experience in jewelry making or crochet is required. Beginners welcome! Location: 141 S.5th St. Office East Brooklyn, NY 11211 Date & Time: Sat 10/8 11:30am - 1:30pm About teacher: Brooklyn-based Peruvian designer Andrea Bocchio merges traditional knitting and crocheting with bold, cool accents to create her signature jewelry line. Bocchio’s appreciation of the handmade started at an early age, influenced by her knitter mother and grandmother. Continuing to perfect her craft, she studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at Central Saint Martins. After graduating in 2008, she joined the New York fashion industry as a print designer. Looking for an escape from the digital platform, she began making jewelry at night. The hobby she started with her mother has now expanded to a textile-based collection that includes necklaces and bracelets catering to those with a love for the unique and handcrafted.
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