I love hosting workshops! For my day job as a Permaculture Designer and Edible Landscape Designer, I am often organizing workshops on all kinds of garden-related topics, but this Leather Jewelry Workshop was a special treat.
Leather Jewelry Workshop Collaboration with Black Spruce Leather
Last month I hosted a Leather Jewelry Workshop with Hannah Grimson of Black Spruce Leather. I have been a fan of Hannah’s work for a while but I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet her yet. But when Hannah offered up the opportunity to host a jewelry workshop on her Instagram, I jumped on the opportunity to work with her.
When we finally made a date to meet up and start organizing the logistics of the workshop we really hit it off! We had so much fun prepping for the workshop and getting to know each other that we even decided to create a
Backyard Leather Workshop: Me vs. Mother Nature
Coming up to workshop day, I had huge plans for an all-white, long-table workshop out in the garden, it was going to be beautiful…. but the weather was not on my side and it rained… actually, it POURED all day. Hannah, Adam(Hannah’s partner) and I made a last-minute decision to move the workshop into my covered garage instead. It was not quite what I had envisioned, but everyone was just happy to be there and we all had a great time!
Here are a Few Highlights From the Leather Jewelry Workshop:
Hannah gave a bit of history about Black Spruce Leather and how the company came about. As well as, info on the leather they use and how it’s sourced. Hannah and Adam focus on ethical sourcing and natural tanning methods.
Hannah was so organized and the workshop was really well laid out. She had all the tools we could need and even brought leather stamps for the ladies to decorate their pieces. My friend Jene used them to stamp the initials of her 3 sons onto her earrings, what a great personal touch!
Hannah and her partner Adam did a ton of work ahead of time to cut out hundreds of leather pieces for the ladies to use to create totally custom leather jewelry. This saved so much time for the makers, all they had to do was pick through an assortment of shapes they liked until they found a combination that was perfect for them.
Here Danica is punching the holes in her pieces, the holes will hold the surgical steel earring hooks.
Everyone’s pieces were totally unique!
I made sure the ladies kept their strength up with a garden
The bread was baked fresh at the Okanagan Bake House and the fruit and cheese came from Farm Bound here in Vernon.
Everyone loved the snacks, including my friend Emma 😉
I was so pleased to share my garden with everyone!
Everyone was having so much fun that the workshop ran on as the sun went down and we found ourselves working by candlelight.
Barbara used the opportunity to work on Christmas presents for her girls. Isn’t her handmade shawl gorgeous!
Here is a Few More Pictures From the Leather Workshop:
Thank You to Everyone That Came Out to Enjoy The Workshop!
Thanks for hanging out!
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