Jewelry & Wearable Art
Classes & Workshops

Wear your love of nature! Create beautiful wearable art inspired by the Arboretum, and using natural materials!


Japanese Braiding Technique: Kumihimo Necklace

Saturday, July 13
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry; level One Certified Art Clay Instructor

All levels
All supplies included

Explore the ancient art of Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn the traditional round braid using 8 cords. Once you learn the pattern you can add various colors, use cords made from satin or silk, or even add beads. Students will create a beautiful woven necklace using this incredibly versatile technique.

Limit 25, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

$29 member/$49 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Make a Pure Silver Necklace Using a Real Arboretum Leaf

Saturday, July 27
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sarah Bober, ReFind Design, specializing in eco-friendly jewelry; level One Certified Art Clay Instructor

No experience necessary
All supplies included ($40 value)

Use a real leaf from home or from the Arboretum to design a beautiful pendant accented with a sparkling gemstone. Each necklace will be unique and the perfect memento of your visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Pieces are made using Art Clay Silver which becomes pure silver once fired. Completed jewelry pieces will be fired after class and available for pickup at the Arboretum in one week or can be shipped for a small additional fee.

Limit 16, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Inside a Plant Lab

$89 member/$109 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


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