What you'll do
Make your own earrings or brooch or necklace pendant out of leather and retro reflective material: a very stylish souvenir of your stay in Rotterdam. I am the designer behind the accessories label The Cyclist and during this workshop you will have the possibility to design and produce your very own fully custom made accessory, with the label's collection and concept as the starting point. We will start with an introduction about the materials, production techniques related to leather and the story behind the label The Cyclist. You will then make sketches of the accessory you would like, followed by a quick paper mock-up and then followed by the production by hand of your final piece. There will be plenty of examples to inspire you and I will help and advise you with all the steps. You will go home with one pair of earrings or one brooch or one necklace pendant. During the workshop, all materials and tools will be provided, including among others: many colours of leather, earring hooks/studs (gold plated silver, nickel free) and brooch pins (metal). The workshop is suited for all levels of skills: from beginners to crafting experts, all levels are welcome.
I am a product designer and I am passionate about materials, production techniques, beautiful objects in general and bags and other leather items in particular. I graduated as a product designer from the renowned design school ENSCI in Paris (France) and I also studied at the art academy of Helsinki (Finland) and Stuttgart (Germany). I have many years of experience in bag making and working with leather as well as product design more generally. In 2013, I launched my own label of bags and accessories for urban cyclists and commuters from my studio in Rotterdam, where the workshop will be held.
Cookies, fruits or nuts: let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free.
Tea, coffee, refreshments: feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to accommodate!
All needed tools, equipment and materials will be supplied during the workshop and are included in the price of the workshop.
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Where you'll be
The workshop will be held at my design studio, which is located in a building with many creative agencies and studios. The building is a beautiful historic monument and a former orphanage, it is located on one the very few remaining canals of Rotterdam in the truly charming old neighbourhood of Delfshaven, which is already worth a visit of its own.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The workshop is suited for all levels of skills. Feel free to contact me if you have a preference for another date / time or if the length of the workshop doesn't fit your schedule (we can for instance make the…
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The workshop's activity is not really messy but it is still hands on, please do keep this in mind when choosing your outfit. Depending on your schedule, the duration of the workshop can be adapted.
Make a designer leather jewelry piece
$35 / person
$35 / person