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VIRTUAL Wooden Earrings WORKSHOP (For Women & Non-binary folks comfortable with a femme centered space)

  • 13 September 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 0


  • Class fee + materials includes a kit to keep!

Registration is closed

Join us for an evening  with Sheilla Actis, a jewelry maker from Brazil! In this workshop, Sheilla will show you marquetry veneer techniques that can be applied in small objects or jewelry. You will learn how to cut veneer with a knife and glue  wood veneers to create  geometric earrings. She also share and talk about wood finishes and which ones she works with. Finishes will be discussed but not done with the class due to variety of options.  The process is quite simple and it can be made at home with small pieces of wood veneers and basic hand tools. You keep the kit!

About Sheilla in her own words:

My name is Sheilla, I am a Brazilian woodworker who fell in love with wood at a violin making workshop in Cambridge, 201O. Later I got very interested in marquetry so I took every course I could find in Brazil. 

There are so many types, styles and techniques in marquetry. They can bring different possibilities to woodworking. 

For the past years I have  been teaching how to apply these techniques in jewelry and I also have started a small business to sell my work and create new projects from wood wastes that combine marquetry techniques and my creative process. 

Cost break down for kits $21:

knife $10

clamp $3

glue $2

Sand paper $1

Veneers $5

Students provide their own: pencil, ruler, packing tape, cardboard or mat board to cut on top of,  earring fasteners, drill bit and drill for making the hole.

Pricing Transparency:

Cost breakdown for $36 class:

Instructor receives $20/student

Admin receives $10/student

Website/zoom subscription $6/student


Kits will be available for pick up 1 week before class at a location in South Minneapolis to be shared upon registration.



If you would like reparations pricing, class fee waived/just pay materials fee please email us at fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com

If you need financial assistance for the class please email us what you can pay and we will cover the rest fireweedwoodshop@gmail.com

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