W23: Costume Jewellery Workshop

  • CATA HQ, 135 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078
  • $120

Workshop Code: W23

Date: Thursday 30th May

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Cost: $120 per workshop

Location: CATA HQ, 135 Station Street, Fairfield VIC 3078

Facilitator: Tannia Taranto


About this Workshop

Design and learn to create your own unique costume jewellery pieces. You will learn how to individually design and handcraft your necklace and pair of earrings using assorted quality beads, silver plated components and chain. You will be guided on how to use the tools of the trade, style your unique design, choose your beads and learn basic techniques using pins and jump rings. At the end of the workshop, not only will you take home your finished piece, but you will have also gained the foundation of costume jewellery making so you can continue to be inspired to create fashionable jewellery for yourself or gifts. The possibilities are endless.

Note: All components are silver plated.

What you need to bring:

Bring yourself and maybe you would like to bring a friend to share this night of creative learning. If you wear glasses for reading please don’t forget to bring them with you, as the components you work with are very small.

Care Instructions:

To maintain the quality and life of your finished costume jewellery piece, it is recommended that you not wear it while showering, and no chemical-based cleaner or sprays such as perfume/hairspray is to be applied to the surface, as this may cause discolouration.

About your facilitator:

Tannia Taranto is a multidisciplinary Artist living in Melbourne and began her creative career as a Graphic Artist and Producer in television commercial production. Whilst raising her young family, she started to make costume jewellery and later Co-founded her family run jewellery business, creating fashion and bridal jewellery sold directly to the public and retail stores throughout Melbourne. Designing bespoke necklaces, bracelets and earrings for brides and their bridal parties, attending bridal fairs, and inclusion in magazines. Since this time, Tannia has diverged her career into creating figurative artworks, and experimenting with an array of alternative mediums including resin to create her own homewares range. Her current collection of works consisting of plaster bas relief have gone on to examine the organic environment in the form of sculpted, heavily texturised contemporary pieces. More recently, these plaster relief works have been reinterpreted into a three-dimensional ceramic series, created through the utilisation of clay hand building techniques. Specialising in several mediums and disciplines, Tannia Taranto has sold her works across Australia and around the world, exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Melbourne, entry into the 2023 Archibald Prize and creative collaborations with CATA (Creative Art Therapy Australia).

Dress Code
  • Comfortable Clothing
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